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New Life Christian Church

KidsLife Director

New Life Christian Church
Morton, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 07/07/2016
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

About Us:

New Life Christian Church, based in Morton, Illinois, is a multi-site church with two campuses. Our average Sunday morning attendance across both campuses regularly reaches 500. We launched our first multi-site campus in January of 2012 in Washington, Illinois. This summer they will complete a build-out of a retail space and settle into a permanent facility. Over the course of the last year New Life has grown by 20% and officially welcomed around 50 new members.


Each week at New Life we strive to engage God through modern worship and relevant messages. We love families and try to facilitate a community feel throughout all of our ministry efforts.


Job Responsibilities:

Supervisor: Senior Pastor


New Life is searching for a KidsLife Director who will work in our multi-site system to join us in reaching families for Christ. The Director will oversee both campuses’ children’s ministries, including any part time staff.


Ministry Responsibilities:

  • Cast the vision for the KidsLife ministry to parents, volunteers, staff, and the church.
  • Coordinate education direction and goals for all ages and ministry areas across KidsLife- including curriculum selection.
  • Establish safety and security policies and procedures for children and volunteers.
  • Oversight of all volunteer leaders across both sites. Meet regularly to build unity, provide encouragement, and training opportunities. Help them carry out their role.
  • Manage volunteer application/screening forms for all campuses – run background checks, manage files. Also run background checks and mange files for StudentLife.
  • Coordinate Family Blessing services and parents class.
  • Work collaboratively with StudentLife Directors from both campuses to ensure a holistic family ministry structure.
  • Establish and maintain ministry budget as a whole for both campuses.
  • Oversight of Vacation Bible School for all campuses, with assistance from part time staff.
  • Oversight of mid-week pre-teen ministry in Morton.
  • Oversight of special events (Christmas program, conferences, camps, etc.).


Weekly Ministry Responsibilities:

  • Sunday morning oversight of KidsLife in Morton.
  • Recruit schedule and train volunteers.
  • Maintain equipment, supplies, and room set up for all areas.
  • Keep regular contact with parents and volunteers- announcements, take home notes, etc.
  • Provide weekly materials and lesson plans to volunteers.
  • Execute and enforce safety and security policies and procedures.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related ministry field or equivalent experience preferred, child education degree or experience considered.
  • Evidence of a deepening relationship with God (Bible, prayer, obedience to the Holy Spirit) that inspires others.
  • High relational capabilities and able to motivate and work with adults and kids.
  • Flexibility in ministry approach with an eye for excellence.



Commensurate with experience, education, and training.


To Apply: 

Email a cover letter and resume (with references) to Jayson at