Kid's Ministry Director-Full Time

$30,000 - $35,000 yearly
  • Living Water Church
  • Dalton, OH, USA
  • Apr 09, 2019
Full time Children's Pastor/Director Preschool Pastor/Director Orange Church

Job Description

LW Kids Ministry Vision

As a church we have chosen to be intentionally prejudiced for the next generation.   LW Kids ministry is a collaborative effort of parents, volunteers and church leaders to help kids discover God’s truth and develop a forever friendship with Jesus.  We craft age-appropriate environments infused with fun, creativity, meaningful relationships and spiritual discovery.

LW Staff expectations

  • Live in step with Living Water’s values
  • Work in team – do nothing solo, but in conjunction with others
  • Function in biblical community by listening, learning and speaking the truth from our individual perspectives
  • Serve with all your heart always working toward the overall benefit of the church
  • This position is accountable to the Next Gen Pastor and works under the vision of the Next Gen ministry at Living Water


Job Qualifications

  • Must be a team builder, ready and able to equip others to carry out effective ministry.
  • Must have the ability to implement the disciple-making strategies of LW Kids.
  • Passionate about children, and families and able to communicate with passion and vision
  • Evaluate current ministry programs and establish action plans for future initiatives
  • Able to manage volunteers in LW Kids Elementary and Preschool with the goal of growth.



The primary role of this position is to oversee and develop effective Children’s Ministry at the Dalton Campus. The position reports to the Next Gen Pastor. The expectation is to:


  • Recruit, train and build the LW Kids Volunteer Team
    • Identify and recruit volunteer workers
    • Provide volunteer workers with resources, skills and coaching to succeed – ministry descriptions, weekly materials, training opportunities
    • Build unity and excitement throughout the entire LW Kids Ministry team.
    • Utilize LW Kids Core Leader team to gather feedback and set vision


  • Oversee Dalton campus weekly programs and events
    • Regularly schedule all volunteers to fulfill ministry needs and objectives
    • Ensure that weekly programs display appropriate preparation and excellence
    • Organize and manage ministry budget that reflects the Ministry Action Plan
    • Maintain clear and consistent communication and event promotion with parents and kids through various communication platforms


  • Work together with staff
    • This position will require communication and cooperation across the Next Gen department at both campuses in order to be effective and efficient
    • Various staff and department meetings on a regular basis – see details in hourly breakdown



  • Manage LW Kids Elementary and Preschool (32 hours)
    • Communication to volunteers during the week
    • Scheduling of volunteers / Training teams
    • Ensuring all LW Kids environments have the resources and set up needed each week
    • Coordinating events, day camps, etc. that extend ministry beyond our church walls
    • Investigating emerging ideas and ministry philosophies from “experts” in the field
    • Recruiting new leaders


  • Weekly planning / programming (6-8 hours)
    • Sunday mornings 8:30-11 (overseeing Sunday Morning Program)
    • Wed nights 6:30-8:30 (overseeing Splash Program)
    • Staff Meetings
      • All Staff Meeting
      • Next Generation Department Meeting
    • One on One with Next Generation Pastor
    • Special events as scheduled
    • Other duties as assigned