Job Description – Bus & Van Ministry Director
United Pentecostal Church – 1989
To administer and motivate the Bus Ministry
Department in a manner that will result in both children and adults being saved. The major focus will be upon:
1) keeping the buses filled to a safe capacity and,
2) reaching the Parents of the children with Home Bible Studies. By doing this, you will assist in accomplishing the main task of the Church: to win souls to Jesus Christ.
1. Must be filled with the Holy Ghost.
2. Must meet the qualifications for church membership.
3. Must be loyal to the Pastor.
4. Must be willing to work in harmony with others.
5. Must carry a burden for the Bus Ministry.
6. Must be able to instill enthusiasm and excitement in Bus Workers.
7. Must be able to lead and motivate department staff.
8. Must be a lover of children and their parents.
9. Must be faithful and dependable in accomplishing duties.
10. Must have a knowledge of the operation/functions of the Bus Ministry.
** Shall oversee and supervise all operations of the Bus Ministry Department under the direction of the Pastor. Shall seek to implement all duties with tact, zeal and love.
** Shall work diligently to include as many as you need in the Bus Ministry work so as to have the bus(es) adequately staffed.
** Shall hold a Saturday morning Bus Route visitation rally with all bus captains. Suggested Schedule:
a) 9:00 – 9:30 prayer
9:00 – 9:45 pep talk and instructions (note: keep pep talk SHORT and on a POSITIVE note. Never verbally reprimand.)
10:00 -1:00 visit parents.
b) The purpose of Saturday visitation is NOT to visit the children, as much as it is to visit the PARENTS.
** Shall use the “Parentreach” concept of Bus Ministry:
a) No captain shall pick up children from more than 10 to 12 homes. (Three or more captains can share one bus on Sunday morning).
b) All captains are placed on a four month schedule. The first two months the Bus Captains should strive to become friends of the family. Get involved with their needs. Be on the look-out for any
hospitalization, death or crisis in family. All such needs should be followed-up on immediately.
c) The second two months the captain should strongly push to get a Home Bible Study in the home.
d) As coordinator, you should continually stress the importance of getting Home Bible Studies with the parents. Use the H.B.S. prospect slips on Saturday visitation. Make is the HIGHEST
PRIORITY of the visit.
e) At the end of four months, each captain will line up ten new homes.Having a good bus ministry contest or promotion helps in this area.
f) Captain will continue to pick up children from previous homes as long as they will come, but the previous homes are not visited each week.
g) All bus children’s parents should be placed on church mailing list.
f) Each Bus Captain is required to turn in a weekly report on Sunday Morning detailing their Saturday visit results and total picked- up that Sunday morning.
** Shall coordinate the Sunday morning pick-up of bus riders.
a) Each bus MUST be safety inspected before departing.
b) Each bus should include captains, driver, secretary and runner.
c) The Bus Ministry Director should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.
d) All buses should depart in sufficient time to run their routes and be back by 9:40. Sunday School begins at 9:45.
e) Work with each bus captain to insure that every route has an up- to-date route book and rider attendance record (very important).
f) The names and addresses of any new riders must be turned into the S.S. office.
** The Bus Director shall be responsible for insuring that buses are kept clean inside and out. Inside is to be cleaned weekly. Buses are to be washed bi-monthly. Exterior paint and church name should be in good condition.
** Shall be responsible for keeping all buses serviced, repaired and in good running order. Report all mechanical problems to the Pastor immediately.
** Shall work with the Sunday School Superintendent to coordinate three major attendance thrusts each year. Small attendance promotions and contest may be held monthly to keep excitement and attendance up IF NEEDED.
** Shall work with the Pastor to select an assistant so that someone will be familiar with all procedures in the event you are unable to be on duty or sick.
** Shall be an example to the church in faithfulness by attending all church services and functions.
** Shall be an example to the church in soulwinning by being continually involved in the Home Bible Study Ministry, or some other form of outreach ministry.
** Shall endeaver to not schedule any departmental activities on Monday night. Monday will be known as “Family Night” and all church members are encouraged to stay home with their families on this night.
** Shall be an example to the church in spiritual growth by coming at least one-half hour before each service to pray.
** Shall give to the Pastor, when vacancies occur in your staff, a list of recommendations for replacement.
** Shall attend all annual and monthly departmental planning sessions. If unable to attend, shall inform the Pastor in advance and endeavor to have a substitute (your assistant) attend in your place.
** Shall hand in an official monthly report at the Monthly Staff Council.
** Shall perform additional duties as required.
The Bus Ministry Director is responsible directly to the Pastor. Each year, the Pastor and Bus Ministry Director will review this Job Description, update and improve to make more applicable to the position. Accountability shall consist of a monthly report of all Bus Ministry activities and upcoming events. The Bus Ministry Director is responsible for all bus staff and personnel. Evaluation of performance of this position shall be performed by the Pastor on an annual basis. The term of this office shall be for one year.
Training and Development
** Read “All About Bus Ministry” & “Keeping the Bus Ministry Rolling” by Dr. Walter Beebe (Beebe Publications, Stockbridge, GA)
** Read “Bus Ministry – The Real Bring” by John & Brenda Stancil (Sword of the Lord Pub.)
** Read “Let My People Grow” By Tim Massengale (Revival Research)
** Read & Train Bus Workers using the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” By Dale Carnage (Bantam Books)
** Read additional book(s) provided by the Pastor
** Attend district Sunday School Convention if possible
Job Goals For The Year Of 1989
** Start Saturday morning prayer meeting and pep session.
** Start “Parentreach” concept of Bus Ministry
** Set a goal for at least 2 Home Bible Studies each month of Bus Ministry.
** Develop Job Descriptions for all interdepartmental positions.