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Children and Family Ministry Director

New Hope Presbyterian Church
Castle Rock, Colorado, United States

Date Posted: 01/05/2018
Categories: Christian Teacher - Church/Ministry
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Director of Children & Family Ministries


Position Description:

New Hope Presbyterian Church is seeking a full-time (32 hours/week) Director of Children & Family Ministries. This person will lead a team of part-time staff as well as volunteers to promote and nurture the faith formation in our children (Birth- 6th Grade) and families.


Duties: The Director of Children & Family Ministries will lead the way in creating and sustaining a place where…

  • Children experience the love of God
  • Learning environment is safe, inviting and effective
  • Parents are nurtured and equipped for the task of parenting in a household of faith
  • Volunteers are recruited, trained and celebrated
  • The congregation is informed and engaged in our common ministry with children and families.
  • People collaborate and work as partners in the ministry of the whole church.
  • The community recognizes our ministry with children and families.


Responsibilities: In the administration of the above duties, the Director of Children & Family Ministries can expect to…

  • Administer and supervise core programs and events (Sunday School, VBS, etc.)
  • Evaluate, determine and augment curriculum and resources as necessary.
  • Lead the Discovery Time in worship.
  • Recruit, train and lead team of part-time staff and volunteers in our ministries with children and families
  • Create and administer necessary budgets, supplies and resources
  • Communicate the work of the children and family ministries throughout the congregation and community
  • Create and lead ways to involve our community in the ministries of New Hope
  • Participate in Staff Meetings and work collegially for the health of the entire congregation. 
  • Develop and supervise work of part-time staff: Sunday School Assistant and Nursery Coordinator


Qualifications: The person we are looking to hire for this position will…

  • Have a vibrant and growing commitment to Jesus Christ and can communicate that faith effectively to others.
  • Exhibit an enthusiasm for ministry with children and families, and the role the congregation can play in the development of both. 
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Early Childhood or Elementary Education, Theology or other ministry-related field.
  • Have five or more years (preferred) of experience in leadership role in Children and/or Family Ministries 
  • Be knowledgeable and supportive with reformed theology and the Presbyterian Church (USA).
  • Exhibit strong organizational, management and leadership skills.
  • Communicate effectively with individuals as well as with large groups of all ages. 
  • Work well with teams.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with social media platforms to enhance ministry.  
  • Thrive in the ever-changing needs and environment of a growing and vibrant congregation. 


Compensation: In the first year of employment, the Director of Children and Family Ministries will receive…

  • $35,000 annual salary
  • 2 weeks vacation
  • 1 week of continuing education and enrichment