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Children's Ministry Director

Church on the Rock
Jamestown, New York, United States

Date Posted: 01/11/2018
Categories: Children's Ministry - Christian Education - Christian Teacher
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

About Us

Church on the Rock of Chautauqua County is a growing church of about 350 regular attenders who meet in a local theater complex each Sunday morning. 

We are one team with one mission: seeing every person believing in Jesus, belonging in God's family, becoming a disciple of Jesus, and building God's Kingdom.  We’re all working together to accomplish this mission. 



  • To ignite a desire in our children for a genuine relationship with Christ, and to equip them with a basic understanding of Christian principles & beliefs. 
  • Encourage and equip parents to develop a biblical worldview in their children. 
  • Promote Scripture memorization, prayer, and personal Bible reading.
  • Provide opportunities for ministry leadership, outreach to the community, and connection to the church’s mission. 
  • To ensure the effective use of Bible-based curriculum that encourages a biblically-based lifestyle among the children.


  • This is a part-time salaried position that requires 25 hours a week, including 4 hours on Sunday morning.  



  • A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Is actively attending (and ideally, serving in) a church.
  • Possesses a desire to teach and mentor children with patience and an accepting heart.
  • Has experience working with groups of children, or is currently active in, or leading, a children’s ministry.
  • Preferably has an educational background in Christian Ministries, Elementary Education, or a related field (but not required).
  • Has the spiritual gifts and/or abilities of leadership, teaching, and administration. 
  • Has a working knowledge of Widows/Mac operating systems and programs, or experience in general word processing and/or spreadsheets.
  • Should be a self-starter, good at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects.



  • The Children’s Ministry Director works directly under the supervision of the Senior Pastor. Performance reviews will be completed annually.



  • Responsibility for the oversight and leadership of the Kids on the Rock Ministry that includes Nursery (infant - 2 y.o.), Preschool (2-4 y.o.), Kids on the Rock (Kinder-3rd grade), and Tweenagers (4-6 grade). 
  • Schedule & coordinate placement of volunteer leaders and communicate with leaders as needed.
  • Plan & oversee special events, Vacation Bible School, and kids outreach events.
  • Recruit, train, pray for, and integrate new children’s ministry and special event volunteers.
  • Obtain, edit, and distribute curriculum/craft/supplies for volunteers
  • Participate in teaching Bible-based curriculum that is interactive and age-appropriate.
  • Work with COTR Staff and Board to create and effectively manage the KOTR budget.
  • Plan and support Children’s ministry special events including marketing efforts - website, social media, print materials, emails, etc.
  • Communicate consistently with parents as well as provide the tools they need for spiritual leadership in their home.
  • Communicate children’s ministry activities to the church through periodic emails, reports & newsletters.
  • Ensure all volunteers complete the online background check prior to serving.  
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.



• Should always exhibit professionalism, demonstrated by: a well-groomed appearance, conscientious work ethic, be willing and able to work within a variety of settings and circumstances, with composure and flexibility.

• Should be ever conscious of the need for confidentiality.

• Should exercise discernment and wise judgment.

• Should be a person who gives extreme attention to details with an eye for excellence.

• Endorse and support COTR’s mission, vision, and ministries.

• Maintain personal spiritual development through Bible reading, prayer, and community service.



Compensation is commensurate with experience and education.



  • Resumes, along with a cover letter, are to be submitted to the Staff Hire Committee. 
    • Mail: Church on the Rock, Attn: Staff Hire Committee, 567 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701.
    • Email: and put “Staff Hire Committee” in the subject line. 
  • Please include a cover letter with your resume.
  • We will need at least 3 references, none of which can be a family member. We would prefer a personal, professional, and a ministry reference.
  • No phone calls please.  
  • Within 10 days of receiving a resume:
    • A response will be sent via email to each applicant who doesn’t fit the job opportunity profile. 
    • A phone call will be made to those applicants who do fit the job opportunity profile to schedule an initial interview.