JKids Pastor

Journey Church

Job Description


The JKids Pastor develops and implements Journey’s JKids ministry, which serves families with children from birth through 5th grade. This position leads a team of volunteers and paid staff as they create growing wonder and curiosity about Jesus in children through hospitality, care, and learning experiences.


We aren’t just looking for someone to run a children's ministry. Your gifts, faith, and friendship will help to form the lives of all of us in the Journey community. You’ll join a family of people who love to laugh, truly enjoy one another, and take Jesus seriously.


  • Develop, communicate and implement a vision for JKids that reflects the culture of Journey Church, where all are valued, loved, and welcome at the table
  • Lead part-time staff in developing a hospitality strategy for children and their parents while sharing the high-value Journey Church places on God-given wonder into the JKids experience
  • Develop and lead teams to execute all aspects of kids’ ministry for weekend gatherings
  • Create a culture where children are valued at their stages of development, individual personalities, temperaments, needs, and family experiences
  • Recruit, develop, and train high-quality volunteers to teach, lead and care for children and ensure that these volunteers are pastored and nurtured
  • Provide oversight, pastoral care, and formation for children, as well as communication and support for their families
  • Develop a system of care, compassion, and support for children with special needs and their families
  • Develop (or source) and implement curriculum, creative arts, and communication tools for the weekend classes that reflect the teaching of Journey Church
  • Oversee special event planning, including Christmas, Easter, Trunk or Treat, TAK Pack Days, etc.
  • Manage JKids' budget, including approval of JKids expenditures.
  • Develop and maintain volunteer protocols to ensure security and safety
  • Participate in the pastoral care responsibilities of Journey Church as needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • Education, training, and experience in areas of children’s ministry, Christian education, child development
  • Familiarity with best practices for special needs populations, inclusion models, accommodations, and appropriate levels of support for kids, families, and volunteers
  • Highly organized and efficient in building systems that work while prioritizing relationships and people while remaining flexible 
  • Comfortable with current technology and communication tools, including social media
  • Agreement with Journey’s Essential Beliefs
  • Ability to relate well to adults and children
  • Desire to engage and work with the entire Journey Staff


Sunday Gathering teams - Together, we create hospitable and collaborative environments

Heart Academy - Collaborate on space and resource usage


This position reports to the Executive Pastor of Ministries

This position directly oversees: JKids Coordinator, JKids Lead Teacher

About Journey Church

We are a church where everyone is welcome at the table. We hope to be a people who embrace the way of Jesus by listening first and speaking, second. Loving freely and giving generously. 

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
4 weeks ago
Brentwood, Tennessee


Church Size
500-750 people people

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