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242 Community Church

Campus Children's Ministry Director

242 Community Church
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 04/14/2016
Categories: Children's Pastor - Family Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 5001 to 7500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Ann Arbor Kid Community Lead (Newborns – 5th grade)


Position Summary:


The Ann Arbor Kid Community Lead is called to facilitate a meaningful, consistent, dynamic Children’s Ministry that recognizes and promotes the understanding that 2|42’s Ministry to children is a discipline of the kingdom of God into which our children are welcomed as full participants.  This person will coordinate the children’s department staff, leaders and volunteers from birth through fourth grade.  This person will be responsible for overall curriculum development for weekend classes, Small group lessons, Organize summer Camps and events as well as lead a staff of campus nursery, preschool and elementary directors.  This person should also be able to execute the curriculum at either campus with excellence.


What To Expect From Us:

  • Awesomeness!

  • Coaching and support for your God-given ministry.

  • Clear expectations.

  • A leadership team committed to being lead by God and committed to impacting our communities.

  • A leadership team that trusts you.

  • 3-4 Jokes per week.

  • A work environment that will challenge and inspire you to be the best follower of Christ, spouse and parent you can be (Jesus first, then spouse, then family, then ministry).

  • A church that encourages your gifts.

What We Expect From You:


Personal Characteristics

  • Commitment to Jesus Christ (personal faith and devotional life).

  • A passionate love for the church and a healthy understanding of its history.

  • Solid commitment to the authority of Scripture and a well-developed personal theology.

  • Warm, encouraging personality that connects well with children.

  • Clear personal and professional vision.

  • God recruiter and trainer of others.

  • A team player-able both to follow and lead.

  • Sets example and serves as role model in personal life.

  • A Christ honoring lifestyle marked by servant hood, generosity, joy, a love for bible study and prayer.

  • A growing passion to shepherd others in their walk with God and to work effectively with many key leaders is necessary.

  • Integrity in finances, relationships and time management are expected.





  • Significant experience in working recruiting, training, developing and coaching volunteers as well as leading paid staff.

Special Skills:

  • Brings vision, creativity, and innovation into all areas of children’s ministry.  

  • Must have the ability to teach others in both traditional and nontraditional methods.  

  • Must be a good organizer and planner.  

  • Ability to recruit volunteers to supervise departments and volunteers to teach classes.

  • Ability to equip volunteers with lessons, materials, supplies and training for various positions.

  • Must be familiar with setting a scope and sequence for Bible lessons applicable to children from birth through fifth grade.

  • An appropriate knowledge of the Bible.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Master’s degree in appropriate discipline is desirable.

  • A commitment to continuing education is desired.



Vision Caster

  • The Ann Arbor Kid Community Lead is primarily responsible for executing a theological orientation for 2|42 Community Church’s Children’s Ministry as defined by the Executive Team at 2|42 Community Church through the Family Ministries Pastor and Campus Pastor. This involves continually articulating the Vision, Values and Standards (VVS) of the ministry.

  • Promote and maintain overall vision for the Ministry with consistent goals and vision.

  • Develop and maintain a children’s learning environment that builds a strong foundation of Bible knowledge and Bible stories in an environment that is fun, exciting and energetic.

  • Foster the formation of a community that is committed to communicating to our children that they are valued, providing them with instruction from God’s word, nurturing them in love, modeling our faith and encouraging their participation in the life of the church.

  • Ensure meaningful recognition and integration of children into the life of the church.

  • Assists in the Development of a yearly budget for approval by the Executive Team.

  • Create and Maintain calendar of events.  Strategically consider the seasons of ministry as events are conceptualized and executed.

  • Create and coordinate service opportunities.

  • Participates in workshops, seminars and conferences.

  • Coaching conversations with to ensure excellence in large group presentation, emergency procedure training and policy training.

  • Effective communicate to adults of all ages, able to connect multi-generationally.



  • Assist KidCo Directors in recruiting and training of volunteers.

  • Ensure that Ann Arbor KidCo Directors are equipped with up-to-date curriculum, supplies, materials, etc. for teachers and other volunteers.

  • Train Campus KidCo Directors on an ongoing basis for policies, procedures and safety classes.

  • Hiring and supervising of future Ann Arbor KidCo Directors, assistants and other staff Ministry needs.

  • Coordinate bridge and move-up events from Kid Community to Student Community.

  • Develop and maintain security and first impressions (physically, emotionally and spiritually) systems for children.  This includes background checks for all workers, recommend facility improvements to ensure security, and create and enforce necessary rules for safety and security.

  • Database updates with new families weekly including the mailing out of new family post cards.

  • Supply all KidCo Campus Directors with flyers, promo cards and other advertisement materials.


Curriculum Development

  • Birth through fifth grade curriculum will periodically need to be evaluated as to whether it is Biblically based, scripturally, accurate, and reflects the needs of the current culture.

  • As a member of the ministry staff, the Ann Arbor Kid Community Lead will be expected to support the vision of the church and integrate the vision through the entire children’s area.

  • Numerous church activities require childcare and/or support from the Kid Community Lead.  This position will be expected to help supply and support for these events.

  • Serve where needed, fill in the gaps and teach occasionally in KidCo.

  • Serves as a resource to parents for the spiritual development of their children and parenting.


First Impressions

  • Serves as the KidCo First Impressions, Registration and Security Director for Ann Arbor Kid Community, which include leading volunteers and leaders.

  • Oversees the registration process and database entries of new families.

  • Creates and executes New Family Welcome packets and tours

Sacerdotal Duties:

The Kid Community Lead will report to the Campus Pastor and will become a member of our Campus Leadership Team. As such, this staff position will act in pastoral roles, such as, teaching, baptism, funerals, communion, baby dedications, worship services, spiritual counseling, and administrative affairs of the church.



The successful candidate will have a deep and growing relationship with God, active involvement in the leadership of a church, and a commitment to maintaining healthy accountable relationships. A Christ honoring lifestyle marked by, servant hood, generosity, joy, a love for bible study and prayer. A growing passion to shepherd others in their walk with God and to work effectively with many key leaders is necessary. Integrity in finances, relationships, and time management is expected.



Outside of the expectations listed above, other leadership competencies are required: team building, vision-casting and training leaders for ministry; ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment; excellent working knowledge of the Bible; tactical thinker with proven ability to equip leaders and organize functional structures; transformational leader of leaders; effective communicator to adults of all ages; proven effectiveness in a multi-staff setting; able to connect multi-generationally.



All Ministry positions at 2|42 work in a team.  You will need to work well with existing team members and align to decisions that are made even if you don’t agree with them.  A good team member has open and honest conversations, allows tensions to exist within the team but always supports the team's decisions and directions outside of the team meetings.  Relational intelligence will be a key component to insuring chemistry with the ministry teams.



Are you called by God into this Ministry position?