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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Lifeway Church - Children's Director

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Celina, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 04/03/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



About the Organization:

Lifeway Church is the vision God gave Craig Walker when he and his wife Debbie moved to Celina in August 2006. The seeds for the new church were planted in the hearts of fifteen people meeting in a living room and grew rapidly into a launch team. The first preview service was held on September 2007 at Celina High School with eighty-three attending. Thereafter, preview services were held once a month for the next five months and the launch team grew to over 100. The church officially began on February 10, 2008 with the vision of reaching those who have given up on church but who have not given up on God.

Today, Lifeway Church is thriving and growing with an average of 250 in weekend attendance. It is poised for exponential growth, and they wait for a Children’s Director who is passionate, gifted and motivational. With those ingredients, Lifeway looks forward to leading the charge in growing the next generation of the church through an increased volunteer base, increased relational development within the team, and increased growth in both numbers and in depth across its weekend services.


  • Weekly Attendance: 250
  • Location: Celina, TX
  • Denomination & Affiliations: Willow Creek Association

About the Position:

The primary purpose of the Children’s Director of Lifeway Church is to provide the leadership, vision, and direction necessary to make a lasting impact in the lives of children, through safe and fun environments that compel them to follow Christ. The successful candidate must have a strong passion to disciple both children and families, and can do so in a rapidly growing ministry environment that thrives on authentic connectivity and leadership development. They will join a staff who is known for sustaining a strong work ethic, and lead 60+ children in birth-5th grade while facilitating instruction under the Orange Curriculum.

Key performance measurements of the role:

  • Recruiting and equipping new leaders.
  • Team members love serving in this ministry.
  • Children are taking next steps in discipleship

What We Are Searching For:

The candidate will have had experience working as an effective leader of ministry teams, with the responsibility of providing vision for volunteers, and the ability to develop and monitor a vibrant, creative, and attractive Children’s Ministry that is equally focused on the overarching goals of the church.

  • Identifying, attracting and recruiting new leaders.
  • Empowering people and leading teams of staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Successful leadership experience in vision setting.
  • Administer organize budgets, events and ministry communications.


A bachelor’s degree, at minimum.

The successful candidate must be one who has demonstrated several years of development and administrative oversight in full-time children’s ministry, preferably as a Children's Pastor in a small to medium size church, or a Coordinator/Director of a Children's Ministry in a large-scale church.


About the Location:

Celina, TX is a growing community with a population of just over 10,000. Located minutes from the Dallas North Tollway, residents of Celina can easily get to big city amenities, yet, be miles away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. With an emphasis on family, community and sports, life in this small town is both relaxed and family oriented. Celina sits on the far northern end of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex with all its amenities, including the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, world-renowned art museums, symphonies and performing arts organizations.

Both the Celina Independent School District and Prosper Independent School District are known for ongoing excellence in athletics and academics. The city is just minutes away from many colleges and universities in Collin, Grayson, Denton and Dallas Counties. From community colleges to top-ranked universities, the North Texas area features secondary education opportunities for everyone. Local restaurants and small stores are the backbone of Celina’s retail, with major upscale shopping and elite dining located only a few miles south or east in Frisco, McKinney and Plano.

With an excellent interstate road system, many city families have made the move to Celina, where the temperatures are three to six degrees cooler than the metroplex. The home prices are comparable to the DFW area and the variety of home and property styles – equestrian properties, ranchettes, expansive multi-acreage properties, estate lots and master-planned neighborhoods appeal to homeowners of all types.