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Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Director of Children's & Family Ministry

Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Marietta, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 09/19/2017
Categories: Other
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Director of Ministry for Children and Families is a full-time position responsible for the oversight and development of children’s ministry from birth through fifth grade, for growing Christ-centered mentoring relationships among volunteers, and for equipping and encouraging families in discipleship.



Personal Qualifications

  • Possesses a strong commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and exhibits obedience and reverence for His Word; candidate is a mature believer able to clearly communicate faith.
  • Commits to, and is doctrinally aligned with the visions, belief, and values of Eastminster Presbyterian Church ( and ECO as reflected in the Essential Tenants (
  • Has a joyful spirit, a passionate heart for children, and feels called to express eternal truths and love of Christ to children of all ages.
  • Is able to discern the needs and opportunities to effectively connect and minister to families and volunteers within the church and in the surrounding community.
  • Thinks creatively and strategically to initiate change as led by the Spirit and affirmed by ministry leadership.
  • Evinces gifts for leadership, administration, encouragement, shepherding, and teaching.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees and develops a ministry vision for the next season of ministry to children and their families, including creation of a Wednesday Night program and other opportunities to encourage family discipleship.
  • Provides support in developing and nurturing Children’s Ministry leadership, including recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers.
  • Remains current on Children’s Ministry and educational resources.
  • Reviews, selects, and recommends to the Discipleship Team materials for Christian Life Training classes for preschool through fifth grade.
  • Provides leadership for VBS.
  • Works with Preschool Director to coordinate shared use of classrooms, leads preschool chapel, and connects with preschool families.
  • Maintains accurate records on volunteers to comply with EPC Policies.
  • Provides administrative leadership for long-range planning, budgeting, calendar coordination, and facility use.
  • Delivers Children’s Message in both church worship services.
  • Leads, develops curriculum, and coordinates volunteers for Children’s Church during both services.
  • Staffs and manages childcare for infants and toddlers on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, and other church events.
  • Meets weekly with staff and leads Children’s Ministry Team.
  • Serves as ex officio on Discipleship Team and Preschool Board.
  • Responds in a timely manner to ministry leadership, volunteers, and families.

Professional Qualifications and Skills

  • Has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university and/or has acquired extensive experience in children’s ministry.
  • Demonstrates technological competence with computers and social media, verbal and written communication skills, and listening skills.
  • Is able to initiate and work independently, as well as collaborate as a team member.

Compensation Package

  • Total compensation is negotiable based on experience and education.