The Family Minister at Christ Church Deer Park will work with parishioners and staff in a
collaborative and creative manner to ensure the efficient administration and implementation of
programs for our families. This position reports to the Associate Priest with input from the
Rector and will involve regular meetings both with the supervisor and the larger ministry team
on a weekly basis.
Christ Church Deer Park strives to be a missional and inclusive community, and the Family
Minister will be a critical leader in our parish to offer vibrant family programming that brings
the love of God to all generations of our parish. We are looking for a candidate who can bring
joy and laughter to the position, while cultivating a love of Christ.
Purposes of the Position:
• Primarily: to facilitate and lead children & youth ministry during Sunday morning services and
weeknight gatherings, and to bring the love of God and community to our youngest members.
• Secondarily: To grow our program in authentic and missional ways engaging with those in our
congregation, and those in the wider community
Qualities of a Successful Applicant:
Faith in God and a desire to contribute to the ministry of the church.
A love of working with children, a genuine desire to relate to young people, and interest in
planning family events
Ability to see a project through from start to finish
A willingness to create a safe and affirming ministry environment
Theological Education not required. Possible transferrable work experience includes:
Summer Camp Staff, Early Child Education, Teaching, Drama, Scouting
Direct Sunday morning programing for children and youth at both our 9:15 and 10:30
Provide intergenerational family programming at our parish events such as the Christmas
Bazaar, Fall BBQ, Halloween party, and Pancake Supper.
Plan occasional social events/programs to bring families in the parish together such as:
games nights, confirmation classes, and the annual Christmas pageant.
Maintain an ongoing relationship with volunteers, parents, and caregivers
Ensure that we offer safe and organized nursery care for babies and toddlers when needed.
• Attend weekly staff meetings, and regular one-on-one meetings with supervisor
• Organize the roster of teachers and volunteers
• Organize and maintain Children’s Ministry supplies and curriculum.
• Manage the budget and work within it
• Maintain email list of existing parents and children
• Track and review patterns of attendance
• Recruit, train, resource and mentor new volunteers.
• Implement the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Policy in all parts of the ministry
• Promote CCDP’s Children & Youth Ministry in ways that encourages growth
Terms of work/service:
• 15 hours per week.
• $24 per hour, plus CPP & EI
• Maintain regular office hours on CCDP premises. While Sunday mornings are mandatory,
there is flexibility in establishing office hours to work around other commitments such as other
jobs, school, etc.
• 2 weeks’ vacation available, but need to plan well ahead for coverage while absent.
Christmas, Easter, and Vestry are intense periods of work for this position, and therefore not
available for vacation.
• The employee will have a police check through the Diocese of Toronto and participate in a
diocesan-approved Sexual Misconduct Policy workshop.
Our magnificent three manual, tracker-action organ was installed in the chancel of the church in the spring of 1982 and dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of those who died in the First World War and the Second World War.
The organ, built by the Karl Wilhelm Company of Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, has a classical continental design. The case is made of white oak and the pipe shades are of carved butternut. Voiced in the classic French style, its 36 stops and 50 ranks are capable of interpreting a wide variety of organ literature.
Installation required considerable changes to the chancel including moving the altar forward and arranging choir seating to either side. These renovations prompted the design and production of our award-winning Benedicite Kneelers, done in needlepoint by a dedicated group of church members.