The Grove Church

Kids' Ministry Pastor/Director

The Grove Church
Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States

Date Posted: 03/07/2018
Categories: Church/Ministry
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Grove Kids' Ministry Director


Reports to: Executive Pastor 

Works with:  Ministry Staff, Support Staff


Direct Reports: Early Childhood Associates (2), Volunteer Leaders and Workers

Status: Full-Time, Exempt



The Grove Kids Ministry Director oversees and coordinates all ministries from birth through grade 5 in support and assistance to the parents.


Children Ministries Planning, Implementation, and Promotion (50%)

  • Develop a philosophy of children’s ministry that fosters spiritual growth in children.
  • Create, plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive children’s ministry, maintaining an appropriate array of children’s programs and activities fitting the church’s vision with consent from the Executive Pastor before adding or subtracting from the menu of ministries.
  • Promote children’s ministries to the congregation and the community.
  • Evaluate and choose or write curriculum as needed and/or desired.
  • Administer the physical and equipment needs.

Recruit and Develop Leaders (20%)


  • Recruit, qualify, equip and encourage leadership for all children’s ministry programs.


Parent Leadership (20%)

  • Act as a special resource to parents, developing parent programs and activities necessary to augment children’s programming and ministering to families.

  Administrative Duties (10%)

  • Participate in regular staff meetings
  • Regularly meet with other staff members to coordinate ministries
  • Prepare budget, ministry plan and goals.

  General Qualifications

Spiritual Qualifications

  • Must have a personal relationship and be a committed follower of Jesus Christ
  • Must agree with the doctrinal statement of The Grove Church
  • Must regard the Bible as the authoritative guide for life and faith


Job Skills & Requirements

  • Love for children and their families expressed through a servanthood style of ministry.
  • Understanding of the development of children and how they learn.
  • Proficient level of skill in evangelizing, making disciples and teaching children.
  • Ability to creatively develop and lead ministries to children.
  • Ability to recruit, motivate and equip children’s workers.
  • Team spirit in working with other ministries in the church
  • Teachable.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.


If after reading this description you have some interest in the Kid's Pastor/Director position at The Grove Church and you feel you meet the qualifications for the role, you are invited to submit the following information for consideration:


1. Your resume or CV (in Word doc format only)


2. Results of any personality or strengths assessments you have taken in the past three years (StrengthsFinder, DiSC, Myers-Briggs, etc.)


3. A current headshot photo of yourself, a current photo of your family, and family bio (in Word doc format only)


4. Five references, including: One supervisor or overseer (could be a board member), two or three staff associates, with at least one from someone you have supervised, and one or two personal. NOTE: These references will be contacted later in the process and only with your prior approval.

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