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Hillside Covenant Church

Walnut Creek, California, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor
Church Size:
501 to 750
Job Type:
Hillside Covenant Church
Job Description:

Position:  Director of Children’s Ministry


Primary Function:  The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible to steward the holistic spiritual growth of the children in its care (5th grade and under) by partnering with parents in the Christian spiritual formation of their children.  The Director will cast vision (with clear goals) operating out of a philosophy that spiritual growth is centered in the family.  The Director will oversee a smoothly operating, safe, and effective supplemental church-wide program. The Director will recruit and train leaders.  The Director will shape programmatic elements consistent with the vision.  Trusting in the Holy Spirit, the Director, in collaboration with others, will work toward laying a life-long foundation for children to become whole-hearted followers of Jesus Christ.


Position Educational and Experience Requirements:


  • Passion for children’s ministry; strong sense of mission
  • Proven leadership and management skills including the recruiting of volunteer staff
  • Work experience in the education field
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience


Ministry Responsibilities:


1)      Work in coordination with family ministries to address children as part of a family system;

2)      Work with the Pastoral Staff to ensure Children’s Ministry fits with overall church direction;

3)      Work in partnership with parents by providing them with guidance and resources to assist them in nurturing their child’s spiritual formation;

4)      Oversee and coordination all aspects of the multi-faceted ministry program: Nursery – 5th;

5)      Recruit, screen, equip, supervise, and care for all volunteer staff;

6)      Collaboratively lead the Children’s Ministry Leadership Team;

7)      Oversee all beyond-Sunday children programs and events (seasonal, VBS, other);

8)      Research, choose, and acquire curriculum for all appropriate programs;

9)      Help plan and support regular intergenerational worship services;

10)   Initiate and develop service opportunities for children, including projects to promote global awareness;

11)   Develop the yearly calendar and prepare annual budget;

12)   Oversee the Bi-annual All Church Retreat children’s program;

13)   Continue strong focus on children with special needs.




  • Weekly: Pastoral Staff
  • Bi-weekly: All Staff
  • Monthly: Children’s Leadership Team
  • Quarterly: Teacher Training



Email a letter of interest with a statement of faith and a resume in care of Michele Miller (michele@hillsidecovenant.org)

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Hillside Covenant Church

We believe God’s kingdom turns upside down the goals, values, priorities, and methods of the world. Our revolutionary language is nothing other than the words.  Jesus taught us to pray when He said, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”  We believe this miracle comes about when Jesus’ followers submit and commit to living life after the manner of Jesus, and in so doing, becoming His hands and feet extended to a world in need.  We help each other toward t More...