Director of Children's Ministry - Elementary K - 5th Grade

First Presbyterian Church

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Director of Children’s Ministry—Elementary K-5th Grade

REPORTS TO: Associate Pastor of Discipleship

FLSA STATUS: Part-Time Up to 29 hours a week (protentional for FT)

BASIC FUNCTION: The Associate for Children’s Ministry—Elementary leads the vital area of ministry to

children from kindergarten through fifth grade. This position demands excellent

communication skills, organizational skills, creativity, and a personal relationship with

Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In addition to relating well to children, this position

requires that the individual also be skilled in relating to parents and volunteers as partners

in ministry. It requires working on Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings during our

main programming. This position has overall responsibility to plan, organize, execute, and oversee all

elementary children’s ministry needs and programs and to work collegially with other

members of the Children’s ministry team and to support and implement the overall vision

of the Church.


  • Source or develop curriculum for appropriate elementary aged programs including the

recruitment, training, mentoring, and equipping of volunteers and teachers for the

following programs:

  • Elementary Sunday school K-5th
  • Kid Connection (Wednesday)
  • Children’s Church
  • Vacation Bible School and 5th Grade Missions
  • Fall Fellowship Retreat (Elementary programming)
  • Special Events
  • 5th Grade Ambassadors (leadership)
  • Formulate and monitor overall budget for Children’s Ministry, with Preschool


  • Collaborate with colleagues in developing special children’s activities
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by supervisor
  • Support and advise other ministry areas as requested
  • Participate in maintaining child safety procedures and training
  • Reporting Relationships
  • Report to the Associate Pastor of Discipleship or other designee of the Senior Pastor
  • Supervisory responsibility for part-time administrative assistant assigned to

Children’s ministries with Associate for Nursery and Preschool Ministries

  • Oversight of lay ministers serving in elementary children’s ministry


  • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and heart for children’s ministry.
  • Ability to creatively and effectively communicate and work with elementary age

children and their parents

  • Be able to manage staff, volunteers and projects; work independently and in a team;

provide leadership and communication

  • Carry out project planning and workflow management in a multi-tasking environment
  • Possess knowledge and creativity related to elementary children’s ministry
  • Computer skills in Microsoft suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook),
  • Database, internet, etc.


God has called us to be His church, His body. Although we may be different, with varying gifts, backgrounds, experiences, and needs, our collective ministries are to unify us under the lordship of Jesus Christ, that He might be glorified. The Apostle Paul writes, “For just as the body is one and has

many members, and all the members of the Body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body…” (I Cor. 12:12&13). When all the parts of the body are working together in accordance with their gifts, the Church is unleashed to be an incomparable force in the world

About First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church is located in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We’re a community of Christians who are reliant on God’s grace and the promise of His Word. In our church you’ll find a blend of contemporary and traditional, current and historical, looking within and reaching outward. 

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Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
2 years ago
Winston Salem, North Carolina


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