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Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

Children's Ministry Director

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
Mountain View, California, United States

Date Posted: 04/17/2015
Categories: Children's Pastor - Family Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) is seeking a passionate and energetic leader with a desire to see kids and their families know and love Jesus better. This person will lead a strong team of volunteers in shepherding the lives of kids at the MPPC Mountain View Campus. This position will manage the Children’s Ministry volunteers that minister to kids on the weekends and during strategic events and programs throughout the year as well as lead volunteer teams that minister to parents.

About You

You are deeply passionate about ministry and volunteerism and hold a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a profound knowledge of Scripture, and possess a mature faith. You have a thorough understanding of child development and are capable of leading children and families to a deeper understanding of the Gospel message of Christ’s love. You thrive in a collaborative environment and love building and managing dynamic teams.

In this position, you will:

  • Lead and inspire a team staff and volunteers to deliver meaningful, intentional and powerful experiences for young children to know the love of Jesus
  • Maintain strong interpersonal skills bent toward cooperative, collaborative team leadership style
  • Advocate for children’s ministry across departments and groups at MPPC
  • Collaborate with Children’s Central Ministry Leader and the Children’s Directors’ at all campuses to execute common ministry strategy and to influence the whole church to be family-friendly
  • Develop strategies and methods that grow the ministry and those involved and manage resources effectively
  • Team with partner ministry areas (middle school, high school, missions, worship, etc.) to make MPPC a cohesive community that cares for children and families
  • Design special events to spiritually form children and families, such as annual Vacation Bible School and Trunk or Treat Outreach as well as Seasonal Events; i.e. Christmas and Easter
  • Manage Children’s Ministry for three services each weekend
  • Build a culture where volunteers and volunteerism thrives
  • Develop and oversee the ministry strategy (e.g. Sunday morning, special needs ministry, events)
  • Develop systems to recruit, train and retain 90+ volunteers for the weekend ministry to kids
  • Offer regular communication to volunteers that express appreciation, inspires and informs them

 Additional Gifts/Skills

  • Previous leadership experience working in children’s ministry in a large church setting
  • Strong presence teaching to large audiences of children and adults
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Christian Education or related field
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications


  • We offer a competitive salary (based on experience) and a merit based rewards and recognition program
  • Monthly budget to reward your colleagues
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance w/ healthy company contributions
  • 100% free basic life and short term and long term disability insurance
  • 403(b) program with employer contribution and match
  • Fast-paced, collaboration-focused culture

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