- June 23, 2015
February 27, 2015
Organization: Gumboots & Daffodils Child Care
Job Title: Day-care Teacher (Level 2, full time 40 hrs. per week)
Deadline for Application: March 6th, 2015
Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full Time
Wages: Based on Training and Experience
Start Date: March 30th, 2015
Location: Westpointe Community Church, Grande Prairie, Alberta
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
- In a committed and growing relationship with Jesus
- Able to work well with other staff to ensure a developmentally appropriate and safe program in which all legislation, policies and procedures are adhered to.
- Knowledge and ability in facilitating each child's spiritual, physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth.
- Strong child supervisory skills. Proficient in helping children resolve conflicts, set limits and express needs in appropriate ways.
- Pleasant demeanour and willingness to support and encourage a family friendly environment.
- Willingness to actively participate in orientation and staff training meetings.
- Able to work well under the direction of others.
- Desire to serve and minister to young children in accordance to the Westpointe Community Church statement of faith.
- Must have a level 2 Child Development Worker Certification or better.
- Current First Aid and CPR certification (to be renewed annually).
Experience: All child care experience will be considered and asset.
Children's Ages: 19 months – Kindergarten
Early Childhood Educator Assistant Tasks: Maintain daily routines, Set up room daily, Maintain learning environment(cleaning toys, repairing books, organizing materials, keeping classroom neat and tidy), Manage transition times, Manage observation and documentation of each child’s development, Prepare and administer snack, Assume toiletry duties.
Security and Safety: Child Welfare Check, Criminal Records Check (Vulnerable Sector Search must be included)
Other Information: This is not merely a job, but also a ministry opportunity.
How to Apply:
Submit the following documentation
- Reference letter from pastor (known for 3 years or more)
- Reference letter from former employer
Contact Name: Chelsea Elford
By Fax: (780) 532-2641
By E-mail: email@example.com
Drop Off: Westpointe Community Church
Daycare Profile: Gumboots & Daffodils Daycare is a non-profit, Christian child care facility - set up as both a service and ministry to the Westpointe community and greater Grande Prairie area. It is located in the Westpointe Community Church at 11305 Pinnacle Blvd., Grande Prairie, Alberta.
September 07, 2014
We are excited to have members of the Compassion Team with us on Sunday Sept 7,2014! Come out and hear what Compassion is doing around the world and celebrate with them. You will also have the opportunity to sign up a sponsor child, should you wish to.
See you there!
July 29, 2014
Herald Article for August 1st/14
Faith in Action or “Orange T-shirts”
Wow, wow, a little over a month ago there was a sea of orange in the Hillside community!!!
Matthew 5:16 (ESV) “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
In the book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul encouraged the believers to recognize that they were God’s workmanship and that as His new creation they were created to do good works. Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
Imagine over 200 people dressed in orange t-shirts representing six different churches in our city working together, side by side, picking up garbage, mowing lawns, scraping paint, pulling weeds and loving the time spent together. It was an incredible day “together” and with over 200 volunteers working “together” and mountain of work was completed, it would be fair and safe to say that the whole community of Hillside was different when these orange t-shirts left.
We had one dear lady from Hillside community that showed up and worked alongside of us because she saw the difference that it made in her community and she wanted to be part of it.
With over 200 orange t-shirts working throughout the community, it was nearly impossible to drive, bike or walk through the community without seeing one, two, three or more people in orange hard at work doing good work for the heavenly Father in a practical way.
We had a surprise visit from one of our wonderful Peace Officers inquiring what was going on; he came to visit us at our headquarters at Army and Navy and left us with a ticket. Left us with a ticket!!!! Yes. Unbelievable – a ticket for doing good. Really, it was a ticket for just that, he was thankful for those who wanted to make a difference in our city and awarded us good tickets.
911 received multiple calls wondering who these people that were dressed in orange t-shirts were; they saw that them going about the community doing something good and helping out their neighbors but who were they? Jesus asked a question to an individual in the gospels, “Who is my neighbor”? And afterward he told a story that we now refer to as the “Story of the Good Samaritan” the conclusion is that every human being is our neighbor! He or she is not a neighbor just because they live alongside of you or because they work with you or are related to you but they are our neighbors because they are part of the family of man created in the image of God.
How did such a thing happen? How did this sea of orange begin? Who had this wise master plan? The best answer is, God, but on a human level: Pastor Doug Webb, the pastor at North Country Community Church carried this idea with him from Calgary and presented it at a ministerial meeting wondering if any other church would be willing to join North Country. He brought the thoughts, ideas and vision and now that we have completed the second year of Faith in Action momentum seems to be building.
The first year that we attempted Faith In Action, North Country and Westpointe joined hand in hand and with over 100 orange t-shirts we entered Hillside to make a difference. This year six different churches were represented, although not all canceled their Sunday morning service or joined us for the evening celebration, they blessed us by their people. We had a youth group from Believer’s Fellowship who caught the vision and joined in. Quorum Deo, formerly known as Ivy Lake Baptist Church arrived with some of our good brothers and sisters from down South to touch homes and hearts in Hillside.
It has stretched our church to cancel our regular worship service on that Sunday morning and go out into the community to do good work. But as one of our elders instructed us, “Don’t go to church; be the church!” Be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus in a community! Jesus told His disciples that they were the light of the world and to let that light shine forth, and I find it interesting that He did not tell them to create light but that they were light and that because they were light their task was to let that light shine. Light shining out through orange t-shirts on a hot June Sunday in the midst of Hillside seems to be just what the one who declared, “I am the Light of the World” has ordered for His followers, “Let your light so shine so that the world may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”
Orange T-shirts what a way to shine forth the light of Christ in our city!
June 25, 2013
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