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Director of Children Ministries Full Time

Canaan Baptist Church

St. Louis, MO



Description: The Pastor/Director of Children’s Ministries is responsible for all aspects of ensuring the spiritual growth and development of children ages birth through 5th grade. This includes curriculum selection, volunteer recruitment and development, volunteer scheduling, classroom management, and operational and financial management necessary to ensure successful and constantly improving weekend children’s services and periodic special events. He/She is expected to contribute to the team spirit of the staff through fellowship, encouragement, cooperation, prayer support, and other appropriate ways as he/she serves the Lord Jesus Christ, the church, the Elders, and the Senior Pastor. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12 ESV)


·       FAITH: Must be a born again, baptized follower of Jesus, member of Canaan Baptist Church and demonstrates experience in ministry.

·       LEADERSHIP: Must be a leader, big-picture planner, ministry partner, coach and motivator.  Lead and train other staff and volunteers to implement children’s ministry vision and processes.  Provide leadership and management in the area of all Children’s Ministry pursuits.

·       COACHING / TRAINING: Must be a coach who can train all volunteers and necessary staff in teaching, leading, discipling, evangelizing and mobilizing kids in the Gospel.  Must also be able to assist families in training and equipping parents to disciple their kids in the home.

·       CREATIVITY: Must be proactive in continually looking for ways to communicate God’s love to children in real and tangible ways through teaching, décor, curriculum, etc.

·       ORGANIZATIONAL / PLANNING: Must be able to oversee and enact recruitment, plan and develop training, organize schedules for volunteers, and manage all volunteers in Children’s Ministry.

·       RELATIONAL/HOSPITABLE: Must be able to serve as the “face” of our children’s ministry. Must be able to lovingly and relationally connect with kids and parents to make them feel “at home.”

·       COMMUNICATION: Must be proficient in their ability to communicate orally and in written/digital forms to convey vision, philosophy and instructions to volunteers and families. Please forward all resumes to [email protected]

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Will include the benefits of healthcare, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement contributions and beginning with three weeks of Personal Time Off (PTO).

To apply for this job email your details to dcarr@canaanstl.org

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