First Christian Church of Palo Alto

Children's Ministry Director

First Christian Church of Palo Alto
Palo Alto, California, United States

Date Posted: 03/07/2018
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Children’s Ministry Director Job Description


Purpose: To cultivate and lead children, from birth through 5th grade, into a personal, Spirit-filled relationship with Jesus and equip others to do the same.




  • A relationship with and commitment to Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
  • A lifestyle of spending quality time with God outside of public ministry.
  • Experience in children’s ministry with nursery, preschool, and elementary ages.
  • Degree in Ministry or Child Development preferred but not required.


General Responsibilities & Tasks:


  • Developing/planning, implementing/teaching, and evaluating the children’s ministry on Sundays and throughout the week.
  • Leading and organizing effective children’s programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, spiritual gifts, as well as ministry and mission opportunities.
  • Recruiting, training and shepherding volunteer children’s team with diverse gifts and personalities.
  • Investing in friendships with children on an individual basis.
  • Keeping parents and children updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.
  • Supporting parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with pastoral staff.
  • Assisting in the development and oversight of the children’s ministry budget; also manage fees for events and trips in a timely fashion.
  • Seeking to integrate the children’s ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries.
  • Participating in the evaluation and development of the overall church ministry through weekly staff meetings.


Additional Skills Desired:

  • Experience with digital check-in systems
  • Ability to create lessons and crafts
  • Mindful of Holy Spirit



The Children’s Ministry Director will report to and be overseen by Pastor Dan McClure.


This part-time position is expected to be 15 hours per week:

  • Tuesday – 5 hours (10:30am-3:30pm)
  • Wednesday – 5 hours (4:00pm-9:00pm)
  • Sunday – 5 hours (8:30am-1:30pm)




  • $20 - $25 per hour DOE
Please realize this is a part time job (15 hours a week) in one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Ideally, we are looking for candidates who already live in the Santa Clara or San Mateo counties.
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