me

Hi, I’m Charles Massey.

Savannah, GA

Phone Number

(478) 918-3142

Email

[email protected]

Experience

Wrens Baptist Church
Director of Child Development
Center

Education

Valdosta State
B.S. in Business Administration / Finance
Louisiana Tech
M.A. in Counseling
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminar
Currently Enrolled

Church Affiliation

Non-Denominational

Years In Ministry

20+ years

Personality

INNOVATOR

Skills

Teaching, discipleship, children, family, counseling, seniors, small groups, administration, missions

Tools & Software

Church Community Builder, Microsoft Office Suite

Personal

Wife: Lisa, married for 15 years
Ordained to Ministry

Top 3 Strengths

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Family Pastor Questionnaire Responses
Personal Info
Please share briefly how you became a Christian.
After a boy scout camping trip – scout master was also Sunday School teacher – asked Jesus into my heart
How would you describe yourself?
  • Fun
  • Motivational
  • Inspirational
  • Loving
  • Organized
Personality Type
INNOVATOR
Tell me about some people (i.e. authors, mentors, and ministry leaders) that have had a big impact on you.
Dr. Jeremiah/Adrian Rogers/Gary McIntosh/Eric Geiger/Heney Blackaby/Warren Wiersbe
Parents/Volunteers
How do you plan to engage and inform parents or guardians about your ministry objectives and progress?
Open floor meetings with slides and questions and answers sessions. Soliciting volunteers and training them in the ministry One on one sessions with families if needed Web page with our vision, mission statement, and goals that tie into the churches vision and mission.
Tell me about a time when you developed a new team of volunteers into a strong working group. What did you do?
Built a Child Development Center back from the ashes after an unfortunate incident. Held open house, called all families that were still there and those that had left. Made sure the understood what management would do and that their child would get the best care plus develop physically, socially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Hired group of fine teachers to assist the parents in raising their children. Met the parent in the morning at drop off and in the evening at pick up. Our whole ministry was to allow the children to hear about Jesus and develop so they could thrive in the world today. This was also used in the church children program to continue the ministry of the CDC and continue the growth and nurturing of the children.
How would you alleviate the confusion when you are communicating with volunteers and it becomes apparent that they don’t understand what you’re saying or vice versa?
Always have an open floor!!! Always take question and make sure we re all understanding what is being said. Always have meeting notes with action items to make sure we are in one accord.
Spiritual Growth
Once you lead a student/child to Christ, how do you communicate their decision to their parents? Once a child accepts Christ as their Savior, how do you begin discipling them?
Call a parent/child conference. Talk to the parent about the decision and ask the child if they truly understnd their choice. Teach then from a product that is age appropriate from Discipleland
As the spiritual leader of the children’s ministry, how are you going to help volunteers grow in their faith?
Offer discipleship training using a Dlife workbook. Quarterly meeting and training sessions.
Ministry Growth
What is your philosophy of ministry?
View all teaching through the lens of the Bible.
What was the most creative idea you introduced in your last ministry role? What steps did you take to implement that idea with leadership, volunteers, and families if applicable?
An off site Easter egg hunt. Moved to a community park to welcome the community as many typically will not come to the church grounds. Had a normal Easter egg hunt with many additional activities.
How would you evaluate systems and structures to see if there could be improvement?
Sit down with the team to see what works and what does not. All efforts must contribute to the overall grow the family.
Share with me what you would do to deal with a fast-paced, always changing environment. Have you had this experience in a previous position?
Take a deep breath and manage the situation as it occurs. Yes asked to take over a dying CDC and revive it.
What goals have you set in the past for your ministry area. Did you accomplish them and if so, how did you accomplish them?
At the CDC set up instruction books with goals for the teachers to teach Jesus as part of the curriculum, which resulted in eighteen month old children quoting Bible verses and three and four year olds singing Christian songs.
What would it take to grow a kid’s ministry program?
A church and a pastor that places a major emphasis on this ministry.
Your members/guests and their families come to church with specialized needs, different learning styles, and family stresses. Do you have a strategy to provide significant ministry to meet these needs?
The church must be willing to provide for the needs of students with special needs. In the past I offered one on one teachers and utilized community and state resources to meet these needs.
Describe the diversity of some of the ministries with which you’ve worked. How did you go about learning and educating yourself in order to effectively reach your community?
The CDC was opened to all students no matter their background. I did a community assessment to see the diversity within the community and hired teachers to mirror the diversity. stayed abreast of all requirements from the state and local community.
Is there a process that you go through when choosing a platform for screening volunteers, curriculum choices?
I do background checks for volunteers. For curriculum, I ordered various curriculums for the team to review.
What have you done in the past to ensure your church has a safe environment, including emergency procedures.
All teachers had to be first aid and CPR qualified. Installed cameras in all classrooms, hallways, lunch room, playground and front entry. Teachers were required to monitor the restrooms. Trained teachers on state safety guidelines. Offered fire training for all the children and staff. Required a fire drill every three months.
How would you describe the ideal relationship between senior/lead pastor and kids pastor?
They have to be as one.

References

Wallace McAbee || (770) 251-6963 || [email protected]
Dr. Paul Cowles || (478) 953-9509 || [email protected]
Bob Austin || (478) 550-1586 || [email protected]
Steve Fannon || (478) 972-7054 || [email protected]

Favorite Bible Story

Paul and Silas in prison

Favorite Scripture

Matthew 28: 18-20