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Christ Church

Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor
United Methodist
Church Size:
751 to 1000
Job Type:
Christ Church
Job Description:

Job Description



Director of Kids Ministries

FLSA Status:

Full Time Salary Exempt


Director of Family Ministries


February 2014



  • Responsible for ministry to all kids (birth-6th grade) within Christ Church and beyond:
  • Develop age appropriate ministries to reach all the kids in the church.
  • Select curriculum and implement Christ-centered resources for Kids Ministries.
  • Ensure that the opportunities for spiritual growth and building relationships are safe, fun, active, interactive, memorable, God-honoring, character-building and visitor-friendly.
  • Equip, recruit, train, and lead adult volunteers to facilitate programming and assist in reaching kids for Christ.
  • Develop and promote vital small group experience within the kids program
  • Coordinate and/or lead programming for Sunday Worship in the following areas:
  • Nursery
  • Discovery (preschool programming)
  • Kid City (elementary programming)
  • Charge56 (tween programming)
  • Coordinate and/or lead programming for Wednesday night kids classes to include:
  • Nursery
  • Launch Station (preschool)
  • Rocket Station (lower elementary)
  • Explore Station (upper elementary)
      • Research and assess the desires, needs and problems that confront kids in the local area and establish an effective ministry structure to meet such needs.
      • Ensure that all volunteers comply with the Child Protection Policy, including: screening, background checks, safety training, etc.


  • Develop opportunities to serve.
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate mission trips, retreats, activities, outings, and other fitting events
  • Create and implement a cohesive plan for service and mission in the local community, nation and world
    • Communicate the overall vision, goals and strategy of the Kids Ministries to the parents and church.
      • Partner with parents to help them realize God's dream for their kids with the goal to produce kids who are learning to trust Jesus as their Savior and friend
      • Serve as the liaison with people, organizations and resources both within and outside the church that relate to kids.
      • Partner with other ministry departments to help build synergy in promoting, marketing, and communication for Kids programming
    • Establish personal and supportive relationships with parents and kids
    • Organize coverage when absence is required.
    • Assist the Senior Pastor in the implementation of the vision and goals for the ministry of Christ Church.


  • Administrative Requirements:
    • Prepare quarterly reports describing the status of Christ Church’s Kids Ministries for the Church Council meetings and the Annual Charge Conference (held in the fall).
    • Prepare an annual budget for Kids Ministries, to be approved by the Church Council
    • Attend monthly department meetings, weekly staff meetings, and weekly supervisory meetings
    • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Family Ministries


  • Personal Expectations:
    • Maintain active and open communication with the staff.
    • Report weekly to supervisor and/or designee for staff meetings.
    • Seek to be renewed and refocused by attending leadership development conferences, workshops and/or training seminars (continuing education funding available).
    • Must meet the minimum membership requirements by completing Membership Class 101 within one year of hire.
    • Adhere to the Christ Church Staff Statement of Ethics in the Employee Handbook and the Staff Covenant Core Values


  • Requisite Qualifications and Skills:
    • A personal experience of conversion and commitment to Jesus Christ as demonstrated through a vibrant and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • A desire to lead Christ Church’s kids to accept Jesus and live a Christian life, along with an authentic love for, patience with, and good understanding of kids.
    • Ability to relate to and connect with kids of all age groups
    • Inspiring and engaging facilitation style
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • At least 3 years of professional experience leading a Kids ministry with an average attendance of 50 Kids per week.
    • Excellent computer, written and verbal communication skills with those associated with Kids Ministries
    • Maturity in emotional/spiritual judgment and demeanor in the conduct of duties.
    • Maintenance of the highest Christian standards in personal and professional life.
    • Compassionate, patient, outgoing and nurturing personality.
    • Organized, ability to practice confidentiality, be self-motivated and a team player.



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About the Church

Christ Church

Christ Church exists to build followers of Christ. We believe that as we come together to WORSHIP God, CONNECT with each other in small groups, and SERVE the Lord and others in mission and ministry, we will be transformed into looking more like Jesus.

We are a dynamic, growing United Methodist church located in Fairfax Station, Virginia. We have approximately 700 people in average weekly attendance and enjoy a relevant, contemporary worship style. 

Our hiring goal is to recruit people who are excellent at what they do an More...