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Clarkston Community Church

Elementary Director

Clarkston Community Church
Clarkston, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 11/11/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Church of God -- Anderson
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


To lead an integrated and dynamic ministry within an Orange Strategy with the goal of kids affirmed with a heart that belongs, a mind that responds and a life that is discovering Jesus.


Personal Characteristics:

  1. Contagious spiritual life
  2. Positive attitude
  3. Solid Integrity
  4. Team-first mentality
  5. Self-leadership
  6. High Performance



Overall Responsibilities

  1. Work with the Children’s Ministry Staff to create and execute weekly programming for Children Kindergarten through 5th grade.
  2. Work with the Children’s Ministry Staff and Children’s Ministry volunteers to organize and plan separate ministry events throughout the school year (Harvest Trunk or Treat, Movie Night, S Africa Night, Dodgeball, VBS, etc…)
  3. Key communicator for all large group experiences within Children’s Ministry.
  4. Help create K-5th grade environments that churched, unchurched and never churched kids will love and want to invite friends to (Wednesday Programming).
  5. Work with the Children’s Ministry Staff in preparing our Small Group Leaders with curriculum and materials to leverage their potential and influence with our Kids (Sundays and Wednesdays).
  6. Develop and achieve yearly goals for Children’s Ministry with the support and approval of the Next Gen Pastor.
  7. Work with Next Gen Team on Transitions from Pre-School to Kindergarten and 5th grade to Middle School.
  8. Maintain orderly/clean/safe rooms in Children’s Wing.
  9. Order Supplies as necessary (work with Children’s Ministry Administrator).
  10. Maintain signage and props for each program throughout the week. 




The Elementary Director must:

  • Have a love and passion for kids and Children’s Ministry, have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and be gifted and equipped for Children’s Ministry.  
  • Be theologically compatible with the Church of God.
  • Have achieved or be in process of achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Ministry or Biblical Studies.
  • Demonstrate effective children’s ministry level speaking and teaching abilities.  
  • Exemplify 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, Galatians 2:22-23, and 1Timothy 3:8-11 characteristics and have a true willingness to support the Senior Pastor’s vision for the church. 


Working Relationships

  1. Reports Next Gen Pastor
  2. Meets regularly with Next Gen team, for planning, training, and team building.
  3. Attends Staff Meetings


In addition, the Elementary Director should have at least three to five years of experience as a Elementary Director, preferably within children’s ministry of 100+ kids, where he/she has demonstrated the ability to oversee multiple volunteers.