Thursday, March 16, 2006

Meet our new Senior Administrator (part 2)

In yesterday’s blog, I announced a new administrative position that we are calling our Senior Administrator that will now have oversight over all of our educational ministries. I would summarize the main objectives of this new position to focus on the following:

  • Giving attention to the future vision and development of our entire educational ministry in order to pursue a greater level of excellence in every area of pursuit
  • Leading our educational ministries (Morningstar Daycare and Lititz Christian School) into a more unified partnership so that we function as one committed team in accomplishing our stated purposes from daycare all the way through Grade 12.
  • Working with the Senior Pastor to more effectively connect our educational ministries with the overall ministry of Grace Church.

A more detailed look at what this position would be responsible for includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Being the visionary for our educational ministries
  • Being the motivator for our educational ministries
  • Being a person who maintains a high level of Christian standards
  • Having direct supervision of all administrators and managers
  • Having a knowledge of the school’s scope and sequence
  • Being responsible for initiating staff development
  • Holding employees accountable for lifestyle standards
  • Leading the educational ministries toward goal development in all areas
  • Being the face of our educational ministries to the public
  • Exciting growth
  • Promoting our educational ministries for their excellence
  • Working closely with the Senior Pastor/Business Manager/Board of Education

The way our constitution is set up, the Board of Education recommends and the Senior Pastor hires all administrative staff. It was very evident to me from the time that we began to talk about this new position who the person for the job would be. I had several conversations with this individual and was delighted to find out that God had already been working on his heart in regards to being back in full-time ministry in the church. This position seemed to be a perfect fit for him and he seemed to be a perfect fit for this position. As a result, I asked our Board of Education to interview this person which they did through two stages, the first being an interview with the Education Committee of the Board and the second being a recommendation from the full Board of Education. I then informed our Elder Executive Committee and our full Elder Board here at Grace Church that I would be offering the position to this person to be sure that they saw no “red flags.” In tomorrow’s blog I will give you the background of the person we have hired.

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