Name: Matt Johnson
Ministry Profile: Ministry Snapshot Dedicated to partner with parents in laying a spiritual foundation so that their children will grow into an authentic follower of Jesus Christ. • Committed to providing children a ministry experience that incites WONDER, provokes DISCOVERY and fuels PASSION! • Devoted to laying a spiritual foundation that equips children to SEEK God, KNOW God, LOVE God and FOLLOW after His Son. • Focused on providing a safe, welcoming and fun environment for spiritual development. • Passionate about equipping volunteers to be spiritual mentors to children. • Eager to encourage intentional family moments. Ministry Experience Experience in both traditional and contemporary churches. The past 13 years have provided me with a wealth of practice and skill. • Experienced in overseeing and leading dynamic and interactive Children’s Ministry programs from 150 – 400 kids (birth - 6th grade). • Developed and taught several spiritual milestone classes, for children and their parents, including: Baptism, Home Blessing, How to Read the Bible, and Family Blessing. • Skilled in leading and equipping volunteer teams of 40 - 100+ volunteers. • Experienced in leading a paid staff. • Successfully created and facilitated an enthusiastic and dynamic large group teaching and worship experience for Pre-K, Early Elementary and Pre-Teens. • Prepared and hosted Harvest Parties for over 2,500 people. • Written interactive curriculums and large group productions that encourage children’s curiosity through investigation & exploration leading children to meaningful discoveries about the character of God. • Created several successful VBS programs varying from a Bible Times theme to “MOVE” a rocking worship theme with over 300 kids and 100 volunteers! • Overseer and champion of the weekday Preschool/Mommy Day Out and childcare programs. • Created large scale kid friendly environments and themes. Think Disney. Professional Skills • Ability to design and create professional quality digital and print publications. • Proficient in PC and Mac computer skills including all Microsoft programs. • Creative designer for multi-media presentations including the use of ProPresenter4, sound and lighting equipment, and various video displays. • Avid reader of leadership, communication and Children’s Ministry books. • Great at encouraging and equipping of volunteers and parents. • Successfully designed and supervised the building of a new Children’s Ministry Wing while leading a thriving and growing Children’s Ministry, twice! Employment Children’s Minister • Golf Course Road Church of Christ, September 2010 to December 2011- Midland, TX 79705 Children’s Minister • Heritage Church of Christ, May 2006 to September 2010 - Fort Worth, TX 76244 Children’s Minister • Crossroad Grace Community Church, May 2004 to May 2006 - Manteca, CA 76244 Children’s Church Director • Whittier Area Community Church, August 2002 to January 2004 - Whittier, CA 90605 Christian Summer Camp Indian Guide (Elementary) • Indian Village at Forest Home, Summer 2002 - Forest Falls, CA 92339 Children’s Ministry Intern and Volunteer • Inland Hills Community Church, January 1998 to August 2001 - Chino, CA 91710 Professional Affiliations Christian Education Association www.christianeducator.org Random Acts • Climbed the tallest mountain in Texas with a one-year-old strapped to his back. • Pretty decent storyteller. • Can strum a few worship songs on the guitar that have A, D or C chords. • Ability to talk “Bakugan” and “Phineas & Ferb” with a 7 year for a solid hour. • Hiked up the tallest waterfall in North America. • P90X Graduate. • High School Offensive Football Player of the Year 1997, CIF Div II. • Played the role of George Washington in his 1st Grade recital.