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Director of Journey Kids

Job type: Full-time

Category: Children's Ministry

Location: St. Louis, MO Post Date: September 28, 2017


The Journey is one church with six locations in the St. Louis Metro area that desires to Love God, Connect People, and Transform the World through growing disciples and starting churches. Currently, we are looking to hire a Director of Journey Kids to oversee our kids ministry at our West County church location, located in the western suburbs of St. Louis.

The Director of Journey Kids is responsible for oversight and leadership of the Journey Kids ministry at West County. The Director's aim is to cultivate the gospel in the next generation and engage families through age appropriate, gospel-centered worship, equipping and empowering parents as the primary spiritual influence in their children's spiritual development. This role will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to fulfill and lead the Journey Kids weekend service classrooms, overseeing appropriate curriculum selection and implementation, and developing strategies to grow the Journey Kids program at West County. Some day-to-day responsibilities may include:



  • Create and implement an over-arching discipleship pathway for children; as well as a scope and sequence for the equipping of parents
  • Develop and implement ministry vision and goals for Journey Kids at West County
  • Implement the Core Principles and Practices of Journey Family Ministries
  • Plan and execute weekend Journey Kids classes for West County
  • Evaluate and recommend creation of new classes and classrooms
  • Create a team leadership structure to effectively carry out ministry vision and goals
  • Recruit, train, lead, coordinate, and care for the Journey Kids staff and volunteer teams
  • Organize and lead training as needed for volunteers across Journey Kids
  • Collaborate with Journey Kids Global Network and Global Journey Kids Director (when filled)
  • Collaborate with the WC Spiritual Formation Team to ensure alignment of mission and vision, as well as overall preparedness of children transitioning from Journey Kids to Journey Youth
  • Communicate ministry needs with parents, the church, and leadership
  • Work with WC Spiritual Formation Team to address any family crisis care needs
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Fulfills the Journey's membership requirements as outlined in the membership covenant
  • Fulfills the character qualifications and duties of deacons as taught in Scripture (1 Tim 3:8-13)
  • Ability to teach children about God and His ways in an age-appropriate fashion
  • Ability to equip/counsel parents to train their children to be disciples of Jesus
  • Ability to train and lead volunteer teachers and classroom assistants
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt

HOURS: 40-45 hours/wk

BENEFITS: Health insurance, cell phone reimbursement, 403b, life insurance, LTD, vacation, sick and personal leave

How to apply

To apply, please visit to complete an application that includes a resume, cover letter and references. For questions about the opportunity, please contact Melissa Weseloh at You can also learn more about our church by visiting our website: