Children’s Ministry Director

Gateway Church of Blue Springs

Job Description

About the Role:

The Children's Ministry Director helps Gateway Church glorify God by providing development, coordination, and oversight of all Children's Ministry programs, activities, and events. The Children's Ministry Director recruits, directs, develops, equips, and supports the leaders and workers who assist with the Children's Ministry functions. The ministry team invests in, loves on, and participates in the spiritual growth and development of children from birth through the fifth grade.


  • Proclaims and holds to God's Word
  • Active listener
  • Bears burdens of others
  • Faithful servant
  • Full of the Spirit and wisdom
  • Intentional in the development of disciples
  • Practices the disciplines of the faith
  • Uses spiritual gifts to strengthen the Church
  • Holds to the beliefs of Gateway Church


  • Strong level of spiritual maturity
  • Demonstrated servant leadership abilities
  • Minimum of two years of experience in children's ministry, preferably in a leadership role
  • Strong relational skills that will foster connections with ministry leaders and workers
  • Experience with curriculum and activity development, selection, and implementation
  • Experience in the identification and implementation of metrics to help determine ministry growth and development
  • Ability to communicate effectively with groups and individuals including, but not limited to, children, parents and guardians, volunteers, church staff, other ministry team leaders, and the congregation
  • Strong computer and organizational skills
  • Ability to protect sensitive and confidential information

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Cast the vision and set the goals for the Children's Ministry, in accordance with the vision, mission, and strategy of Gateway Church
  • Develop relationships with children, parents, and teams in a way that reflects Christ's likeness
  • Lead Program development for all age groups that facilitates learning and spiritual growth
  • Selection and preparation of curriculum for each age group
  • Identify, recruit, equip, train, and support ministry leaders and workers, including a strategy to develop replacements as the need arises
  • Plan, schedule, manage, and execute all Children's Ministry special events
  • Assist in the development and administration of applicable budget items
  • Ensure necessary administrative support for the Children's Ministry

Other Details:

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), salaried exempt position. Benefits include, but are not limited to, health insurance, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and retirement plan contributions. The salary range is $37,000 to $45,000, depending on qualifications.


About Gateway Church of Blue Springs

Gateway Church, located in Blue Springs, Missouri, is a non-denominational congregation committed to glorifying God by enjoying the journey of knowing Jesus Christ and making Him known through the power of the Holy Spirit. Gateway was founded to pursue a church that would be based on God's design as described in Acts 2:42-47. The strategy of Gateway Church is centered on the principles of Sabbath, Disciple, and Send.

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Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
High school diploma

Date Posted
3 months ago
Blue Springs, Missouri


Church Size
250-350 people

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