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Youth and Children's Ministry

Director of Children’s Ministries

River City Church
Posted: 03/30/2022
Salary/Range: Negotiable based on qualifications and experience
Jacksonville, FL


The Director of Children’s Ministries is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of ministries provided for children ages newborn through 5th grade and equipping healthy families around them.

Job Description

To ensure that all children’s ministry services are engaging, of high quality, and safe. This position is supported by and falls under the organizational leadership of the Associate Pastor.

Responsibilities & Duties

Sunday Morning

  • Organize and prayerfully prepare curriculum and teaching for each Sunday

  • Disciple and equip leaders to teach lessons for each Sunday for small and large groups

  • Recruit volunteers and teach volunteer trainings

  • Support and equip volunteers with resources, encouragement, feedback, and individual training if needed

  • Continually assess needs of all children’s ministry environments

  • Vision plan 3-6 months in advance for future children’s ministry needs, growth and discipleship

  • Prepare children’s environments on a weekly basis with volunteer assistance

  • Weekly staff planning and collaboration

  • Family care: crisis or equipping parents as they disciple their kids


  • Check and promptly respond to emails, voicemails, and mail received.

  • Ensure thorough and efficient communication with parents regarding updates, and curriculum details, via newsletters, emails and flyers, and social media.

  • Maintain current records and databases for volunteer contact information, applications, and background checks.

  • Purchase and prepare supplies for ministry events.

  • Create and maintain a file for events with event information, a detailed timeline, notes suggesting enhancements, and things that went well so that the event can be easily planned again, changed, or duplicated for the next year.

  • Create and maintain a Children’s Ministries Manual with policies and procedures; update as needed.

  • Purchase any ministry and office supplies as needed.

  • Oversee budget, recording expenditures.

Desired Skills and Personal Characteristics

  • Sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit, grounded in God’s Word, and connected and devoted fully to Jesus.

  • Has a clear sense of calling to and a proven passion for children’s ministry.

  • Exhibits strong personal character: honesty, integrity, humility, and is a good steward of time, resources, and self.

  • Demonstrates confidence in dealing with the challenges of being a leader and doing hard things.

  • Exhibits healthy relational skills and an ability to relate with a diversity of people inside and outside the church.

  • Leads with a collaborative spirit: a team player.

  • Gifted as a communicator, teacher, and counselor, with an ability to apply Biblical truths and employ the power of the Holy Spirit within those contexts.

  • Enthusiastically embraces the values, beliefs, and vision of River City Church.

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