Kid's Ministry Pastor/Director

First MB Church
Wichita, Kansas, United States

Date Posted: 04/26/2018
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The Kid's Ministry Pastor/Director is responsible for visioning, planning, and implementing the comprehensive ministry for children (age’s birth through 5th grade), and ministry to their parents.  He/she will work in concert with the Pastoral staff and be available for “pitching in with the team” as needed for greater impact of the entire church.


Functional Responsibilities:

  • Strategize/implement a plan that engages kids in our mission and values.
  • Equip/Lead the KMT (Kid’s Ministry Team).
  • Develop and maintain a resource center for volunteer teachers, parents, and staff, as well as overseeing the curriculum research and decisions.
  • Create training opportunities for parents to disciple children in the home, encouraging parents to mentor their children on their spiritual journey.
  • Help to facilitate and/or participate in caregiving, counseling, and referral.
  • Develop and implement communication processes to kids and parents.
  • Recruit, equip, and evaluate volunteer teams.
  • Oversee Sunday morning and Wednesday night AWANA programming.



  • Solid Visionary Leadership: Have a demonstrated track record of successful equipping of leaders.  Be a visionary who grasps where we must go, and a strategizer/leader able to transform a vision into reality while being a team player, “bringing others along”.
  • Missional:  A balanced commitment to both evangelism and discipleship.
  • People Person: Have strong relational skills, with all age levels of ministry area with an ability to draw kids and parents, as well as a, being a magnet for potential leaders.  Have a love of children, teaching, and leading.  Have a desire and background to equip parents for raising their kids to follow Jesus and strengthen their marriage.  Have a kids/family mentality.  Carry the ability to raise up and develop teams to “give away” effective ministry.
  • Systems Developer: Have the ability to not just be visionary but able to develop strategy and systems to accomplish the vision.  


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire and evaluate paid nursery staff and summer interns.
  • Supervise Kid’s Administrative Assistant, Nursery Coordinator, and Kid’s Event Coordinator.


Staff Expectations:

We expect all staff to commit to the following “Leadership DNA”:

  • Character counts. The most important thing in leadership is personal integrity.
  • Be spiritually strong. In order for leaders to withstand the temptations and trials of life, there must be a daily commitment to prayer, personal Bible reading, and accountability to other Christians.
  • Start with a “yes”. Organizations move ahead most freely when people have a positive attitude and extend, as much as possible, a “yes” posture to requests and new strategic ideas for ministry that line up within our mission and anchor points.
  • Be nice. People usually want to follow humble, gracious, and encouraging leaders.  So be that kind of leader.
  • A commitment to evangelism and discipleship. Leaders must model and teach a balanced commitment to both evangelism and discipleship.  For evangelism, leaders must model the 3 steps of 1) prayer for the lost, 2) cultivation of relationships, and 3) a verbal witness.
  • A commitment to excellence. While God uses us even in our weakness, the Gospel demands we give our very best and seek excellence in every area of our ministry.
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