Children's Director

Des Moines, IA, USA

Job Type

Full Time/Part Time

Position Overview

The Children’s Ministry Pastor/Director is passionate about seeing families come to know Jesus, grow in Him, and serve Him. They will be a proactive leader who will set vision, recruit and equip leaders, and grow our children’s ministry.

The Children's Director would be responsible for creating a balanced ministry through developing a variety of environments for children (Birth through 18 years) to come to know Jesus, grow in Him, and serve Him. They will need to develop and implement strategies, budgets, and goals for growing the ministry and expand the children’s ministry through recruiting and equipping new leaders. The Children's Director should maintain good relationships with volunteer leaders and provide continual motivation,
feedback, and training, while leading the children’s ministry by casting vision, creating goals, and equipping them to lead in their individual areas of influence. The Children's Director would also be responsible for choosing curriculum (we currently use GROW for Pre-k through Elementary) for weekly large and small group meetings and communicating with leaders on how to incorporate it into their groups. They would be responsible for developing relationships with parents through regular communication, parent meetings, and individual conversations. Other responsibilities would include planning and managing fun events, youth conferences and church camps throughout the year for all ages, and participating in other ministry duties as determined by the lead pastor

Staff Expectations

At Direction Church, all staff members are church planters. Therefore, we expect every

staff member to be effective and perhaps proficient in all of the following areas:

  • Evangelism: Each staff person is expected to actively build relationships with lost people and be able to share the gospel with them.

  • Discipleship: Each staff person is expected to equip believers to multiply themselves by reaching lost people and walking with them in the direction of Jesus.

  • Connection: Each staff person is expected to actively build relationships with those attending Direction in order to help get them connected into the life of the church body.

  • Service: Each staff person is expected to help plan, execute, and attend all outreach and community service events the church either creates or takes part.

  • Leadership: Each staff person is expected to be a leader of leaders. If a staff member is unable to delegate authority, assign tasks, and equip others for the work of ministry, they will not be an effective member of the team.

About Direction Church

Direction Church is a new church with a big vision for the Des Moines area of central Iowa, which has a rapidly growing population and unique Midwest culture. We exist to walk with people in the direction of Jesus. We worship like there is no other God, pray like it all depends on God, give like it all belongs to God, and love like every heart matters to God.