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Children's Ministry Director

Job type: Full-time

Category: Children's Ministry

Location: Visalia, CA Post Date: September 22, 2017


HOURS: 40 hours a week

  • To ignite in children a desire for a genuine relationship with Christ and to equipthem for the spiritual battle.
  • To encourage and equip parents to develop a biblical worldview in their children.
  • To promote Scripture memorization, prayer, personal Bible reading, and age appropriate opportunitiesfor ministry.
  • To teach a Bible-based curriculum and encourage a Biblically-based lifestyle among the children.


  • A vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ; maintaining personal spiritual development through Bible reading, prayer, and Christian community.
  • A call to serve in children's ministry and the ability to relate to parents and children with love and understanding.
  • Ability to teach and mentor children with patience and an accepting heart.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills; a self-starter with the ability to prioritize projects and attend to details with excellence.
  • Ability to build and lead volunteer teams
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study; minimum of 5 years of experience in Children's Ministry preferred
  • In agreement with Christian & Missionary Alliance doctrine and mission as well as endorse andsupport Parkside Chapel's Vision.


  • Oversee & develop the Sunday morning ministry (nursery – 6th grade); provide leadership of additional Children's ministries including AWANA, special events, Vacation Bible School; opportunities for 4th-6th grade children's camps and retreats.
  • Maintain safe workplace procedures and child protection policies.
  • Recruit, equip and lead an adult volunteer staff.
  • Identify and recommend Biblical teaching material for Elder approval and train the staff inthe effective use of approved materials.
  • Effectively manage the ministry budget.
  • Communicate consistently with parents.
  • Provide tools to help parents with the spiritual training of their children.
  • Demonstrate caring and concern for Parkside children and families by making hospital visitsand follow-up as circumstances may require
  • Work with other pastors to coordinate areas of ministry within the larger life of the church body in pursuit of Parkside's Vision Statement.
  • Always exhibit professionalism, demonstrated by a well-groomed appearance, a conscientious work ethic, and a willingness to work at a fast pace within a variety of settings and circumstances with composure and flexibility.
  • Always conscious of the need for confidentiality, exercising discernment and wise judgment.
  • Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families.
  • Provide and oversee childcare for church-wide events on an "as needed" basis.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor & Elders.
  • Responsible to the Board of Elders,working directly under the supervision of the Lead Pastor.

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