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Westwinds Church

Kids' Journey Designer

Westwinds Church
Jackson, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 01/08/2013
Categories: Church/Ministry
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Job Description

This is a full-time job overseeing the children’s ministry (birth-6th grade) of Westwinds Church, a wildly vibrant community in Jackson, Michigan.


Westwinds Mission:

 we are here to shadow God,

build the church, and

heal the world


WW Kids’ Mission:

providing Jackson with multisensory experiences

that help children encounter God’s story

through fun, new ways

that “rhyme” with The Cue (our weekend worship service).


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 years of experience; preferably in a church with 500 in attendance
  • planning children’s events and programs on the weekends and for special occasions (such as Christmas Eve and Halloween)
  • developing programs and opportunities for ministering to families
  • evaluation and implementation of curriculum
  • training, education and development of volunteers
  • training and organizing mission trips and/or outreach teams
  • managing dedicated children’s studios and inventing new environments and interactive elements within those spaces
  • participation in our Beyond 1000 initiative, which resources each department of the church to get off-site (1000 Robinson Road) and invest in the community
  • creating in-roads with local schools and communities through ongoing investments and opportunities for interaction with our neighbors (e.g. after school programs, summer activities, camps, special events, etc.)


Ministry Expectations

  • value celebration—we want it to be fun!
  • model liberation—we want the experience to be fresh, new, and different
  • cultivate expectation—we want kids to get excited about coming back
  • communicate affirmation—we want our kids to know they’re loved
  • facilitate restoration—we want our families to grow, heal, and thrive together


Personal Expectations

  • deep commitment to Jesus Christ and his church
  • a desire to grow spiritually by shadowing God
  • personal attendance at all staff events and church functions
  • healthy relationships on staff and with volunteers



Commensurate with experience.