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Parkside Chapel

Children's Ministry Director

Parkside Chapel
Visalia, California, United States

Date Posted: 09/28/2017
Categories: Other
Denominations: Christian Missionary Alliance
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


(Nursery-6TH GRADE)

Parkside Chapel of the C&MA

3200 E. Walnut Avenue, Visalia, CA 93292

PH:  559-734-3775



HOURS:  40 hours a week

TO APPLY:  Send cover letter and resume to



  • To ignite in children a desire for a genuine relationship with Christ and to equip them for the spiritual battle.
  • To encourage and equip parents to develop a biblical worldview in their children. 
  • To promote Scripture memorization, prayer, personal Bible reading, and age appropriate opportunities for ministry.
  • To teach a Bible-based curriculum and encourage a Biblically-based lifestyle among the children.



  • A vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ; maintaining personal spiritual development through Bible reading, prayer, and Christian community.
  • A call to serve in children’s ministry and the ability to relate to parents and children with love and understanding.
  • Ability to teach and mentor children with patience and an accepting heart.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills; a self-starter with the ability to prioritize projects and attend to details with excellence.
  • Ability to build and lead volunteer teams
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study; minimum of 5 years of experience in Children’s Ministry preferred
  • In agreement with Christian & Missionary Alliance doctrine and mission as well as endorse and support Parkside Chapel’s Vision.


RESPONSIBLE TO the Board of Elders, working directly under the supervision of the Lead Pastor.  



  • Oversee & develop the Sunday morning ministry (nursery – 6th grade); provide leadership of additional Children’s ministries including AWANA, special events, Vacation Bible School; opportunities for 4th-6th grade children's camps and retreats.
  • Maintain safe workplace procedures and child protection policies.
  • Recruit, equip and lead an adult volunteer staff.
  • Identify and recommend Biblical teaching material for Elder approval and train the staff in the effective use of approved materials.
  • Effectively manage the ministry budget.
  • Communicate consistently with parents. 
  • Provide tools to help parents with the spiritual training of their children.
  • Demonstrate caring and concern for Parkside children and families by making hospital visits and follow-up as circumstances may require
  • Work with other pastors to coordinate areas of ministry within the larger life of the church body in pursuit of Parkside’s Vision Statement.
  • Always exhibit professionalism, demonstrated by a well-groomed appearance, a conscientious work ethic, and a willingness to work at a fast pace within a variety of settings and circumstances with composure and flexibility.
  • Always conscious of the need for confidentiality, exercising discernment and wise judgment.
  • Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families.
  • Provide and oversee childcare for church-wide events on an “as needed” basis.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor & Elders.