Elementary Kids Pastor/Director (Church)

Job Summary: build, care for and lead the volunteer team by example how to disciple elementary-aged children into a thriving relationship with Christ
Reports to: Family Pastor
Oversees: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Time requirements:  40 hours/week, Weekends are required

Primary Responsibilities:

1.    BUILD TEAM: recruit, woo, and train adults and teens to be excellent leaders of children

2.    CARE FOR TEAM: help volunteers feel known and valued by building relationships with them, setting up systems of care, and creating community amongst volunteer leaders

3.    LEAD BY EXAMPLE: show volunteers what is expected of them by doing it first such as teaching children from the stage, coaching volunteers, interacting with parents, being present in halls, etc.


  • Personally oversee the quality and effectiveness of all weekly large group gatherings (story telling and worship)
  • Personally dig into weekly curriculum, ensuring theological accuracy and ease of implementation for volunteers
  • Be present in kids ministry hallways for 2 out of 3 worship services every weekend, while attending one yourself
  • Leverage all resources provided by the Rethink Group including parent resources, kids resources, and social media strategies
  • Contribute to all church pastoral opportunities like baptisms, baby dedications, walk in coverage, and all staff functions like Christmas and Easter
  • Collaborate with full Next Gen team to ensure smooth handoff and strategy between kids and student ministries
  • Attendance of weekly staff meetings, weekly department meetings, weekly team meetings
  • Oversee Kids Ministry budget


  • at least a bachelor’s degree in Bible or education (some seminary education preferred)
  • well versed in the Orange kids ministry strategy
  • above average people skills with adults
  • excellent ability to communicate both in person and electronically
  • proven track record of building healthy teams
  • high confidence in managing complexity
  • at least 2 years of leading a children’s ministry in a church of 1000+