Gilroy Presbyterian Church

Children's Ministry Director

Gilroy Presbyterian Church
Gilroy, California, United States

Date Posted: 11/07/2017
Categories: Christian Education
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

I.          JOB SUMMARY:


To prepare God’s people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up (Ephesians 4:12), with emphasis in planning, coordinating, directing, leading weekly children’s ministry.  The Children’s Ministry Director will oversee the life and direction of the elementary ministry operations, teaching and volunteer care.



  • Coordinate and maintain excellent elementary ministry operations, including Sunday mornings, mid-week programs and special events/ projects.
  • Develops weekly thematic plans and selects appropriate focus and activities for

elementary students (grade K-5) with participatory emphasis

  • Communicates plans to staff, volunteer teams and church in a timely manner
  • Supervises and facilitates children’s activities: games, small groups, music, spiritual formation
  • Recruits and trains volunteers to assistant with children’s activities
  • Schedules and directs special events, i.e., Day Camp, TNT, family game night, movie night
  • Facilitates student recruitment and markets community outreach, i.e., Kid’s Club with local schools
  • Participates in staff and ministry leadership meetings
  • Manages and structures budget in collaboration with Christian Education  Committee and/or Session
  • Maintain professional standards and attends job appropriate professional development with approval of Session, Christian Education or Personnel Committees 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Pastor, Christian Education and/or Personnel Committees


III.  Required Personal Attributes

Applicant possesses physical, mental, interpersonal and creative qualities that enable him/her to effectively execute all duties that are typically encountered and reasonably expected while serving in the role of children’s ministry leader.


IV.  Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience leading
  • Ability to lead and mentor volunteer team(s) that will be proficient in
  • Strong organizational and people skills
  • Possess positive attitude and ability to motivate and praise others
  • Strong Christian commitment to serving as a disciple of Christ (highly desirable)


V.   Compensation

  • *$42,000 (negotiable and commensurate w/ education level and/or experiences)
  • Health Benefits
  • Professional growth per approval


VI.       DEADLINE TO APPLY:  December 1,  2017 or Until Filled


VII.     Beginning Date:  Per recommendation of Personnel Committee and Approval by



VII.     Application Procedure:

 Submit Gilroy Presbyterian Church Application (printable on GPC website: About  

 Us), Letter of Intent which can be emailed to, Resume and three  

 (3) current letters of reference to:

      Gene Sakahara, Ruling Elder, Personnel

      Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020

      Phone: (408) 842-3000


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