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East Valley Chuch

Children's Ministry Director

East Valley Chuch
San Jose, California, United States

Date Posted: 08/02/2016
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Children’s Ministry Director
Department: Children’s Ministry
Reports to: Senior Pastor
25 hours per week


The role of the Children’s Ministry Director is to provide leadership, development, direction and training for the Children’s Ministry and Children’s Ministry team as it pertains to the vision, mission and strategy of East Valley Church.

EVC currently offers the following ongoing ministries for children:


  • Children’s church during worship service on Sunday mornings (approx. 15-20 kids)
  • Children’s Sunday School following worship service when adult classes offered (approx. 8-10 kids)
  • Kid’s Club (Thursdays after-school outreach at Cedar Grove) 1st-6th grade
  • Big House (mid-week Tuesday night program for 1st-6th graders)


EVC currently offers the following annual events for children:


  • Vacation Bible School (1 week in summer / approx. 100 kids)
  • Sport’s Camp (1 week in summer / approx. 100 kids)
  • Fall Festival (1 evening in fall)




  • Born again Christ-follower who loves Jesus, His church and children
  • Fully embrace the vision, mission and core values of EVC
  • Possess a passion for Children’s Ministry and to see families grow in their faith together
  • Willing to become (with spouse if applicable) a member of EVC
  • Previous experience directing a children’s ministry, including leadership of ministry staff
  • BA or BS degree preferred
  • Reliable, takes initiative and is self-motivated
  • Embrace and adapt to growth, change, innovation and creativity
  • Effective communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal)
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and relate to children and their families
  • Ability to reach out and connect with families involved with East Valley Church’s Children’s Ministry
  • Competency with basic computer software (Excel, Word, Publisher), and the capacity to learn new software (Proclaim, Planning Center etc.).



  • Review (with Senior Pastor), purchase and oversee the implementation of all curriculums for the teaching component of the ministry
  • Recruit and oversee workers providing leadership, training, encouragement and appreciation
  • Seek to design and improve existing children’s ministries and events to accomplish the vision and mission
  • Be prepared to teach occasionally as needed
  • Oversight of Nursery & Nursery Coordinator in addition to training, ensuring effective functioning, safety
  • Fine tune policies and check in/out procedures, create brochures, ensure background checks completed, track attendance 
  • Use appropriate judgment in the areas of discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality
  • Maintain a cooperative, healthy and motivating relationship with pastoral staff, coworkers, parents and children
  • Develop and maintain safe, clean, aesthetic environments
  • Coordinate childcare for occasional all-church events
  • Meets regularly with the Senior and Youth Pastor to discuss ministry strategy and effectiveness


If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume, along with a cover letter, to



Our Vision: East Valley Church exists to glorify God by making disciples who will impact every area of the world for Jesus Christ

Our Mission: To make disciples that make disciples

Core Values: Faithful prayer; Spiritual Growth; Selfless Service; Loving Outreach