Kid's Ministry Director

New Heights Church

Job Description

Kids Ministry Director 

Hours: Full Time - 40+ Hours per Week 

Reports to: Community Director  

Compensation: Commensurate with experience 

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The Kids Ministry Director performs a vital function to ensure that children in our Kid's Ministry (birth-4th grade) have a safe, engaging, and transformative experience. Together with the Kids Ministry Staff & Lay Leaders you will oversee programming that equips members of New Heights Bentonville to teach God's Word and model an abiding life with Jesus to children. Your responsibilities will include recruiting, caring for, and training volunteers to ensure that both early childhood and elementary ministries are fully staffed to meet the needs of families. You will lead the charge in creating and executing strategic events and training that help disciple children and their families. In short, you will be responsible for helping to create an environment where children can grow in their faith and develop a lifelong relationship with Jesus. 

Responsibilities (including but not limited to) 

  • Oversee all weekly programming for children in our Kid's Ministry (birth–4th grade). 
  • Develop and implement a strategic vision for our Kid's Ministry that aligns with the mission and values of New Heights Bentonville. 
  • Attend, contribute, & occasionally lead weekly staff meetings and ministry alignment meetings to innovate in equipping the volunteers and families of New Heights Bentonville. 
  • Be present for both services on Sunday mornings to inspire & lead volunteers, respond to needs, engage & include guests 
  • Recruit, care for, and train volunteers to ensure that both early childhood and elementary ministries are fully staffed to meet the needs of families. 
  • Meet and communicate with volunteers weekly (training, feedback, coaching, care) 
  • Oversee the planning and execution of weekly programs, including curriculum selection and implementation, lesson planning, and volunteer scheduling. 
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of children.
  • Ensure that safety procedures and policies are followed (bathroom policy, two adult rule, positive redirection/communication with parents for discipline, check-in/out). 
  • Assist in the creation and execution of strategic events and training that help to disciple children and their families.
  • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of our Kid's Ministry and make adjustments as needed to ensure that they are meeting the spiritual and developmental needs of children / families. 
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest research, trends, and best practices in children's ministry to ensure our programs are relevant and effective. 


  • Called by God to serve kids and families 
  • Passionate 
  • Authentic 
  • Leadership 
  • Organized 
  • Self-starter 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 
  • Motivate/Vision Cast 
  • Administrative 
  • Goal-oriented 
  • People Gatherer                   
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving 
  • Delegation 
  • Team Player
  • Proficient navigating technology

NHB Workplace Unifiers

  1. We abide in Christ and pray continually 
  2. We always assume the best of each other 
  3. We need Jesus in front of others 
  4. We fight for unity 
  5. We protect one another with our words 
  6. We over-communicate 
  7. We work hard because The Kingdom matters 
  8. We take risks 
  9. We are teachable 
  10. We own the vision together 

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About New Heights Church

New Heights Church

Bentonville, Arkansas - United States

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Church Size: 501 to 750

Phone: 4798561223

Email: Contact Us



Who we are:

Our Ultimate Objective: to glorify God.

Our Mission: to make disciples of Jesus that love God passionately and love people tangibly.

Our Vision: Every soul, every street, every square inch of NWA transformed by Jesus for the sake of the world. 

Core Beliefs:

  • We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the final authority in life and doctrine.
  • We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • We believe in the full deity and humanity of Jesus
  • We believe in the substitutionary and atoning death of Jesus
  • We believe in salvation by grace alone through faith in Jesus
  • We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, his sinless life, his miracles, his visible and bodily resurrection, his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His visible and bodily return.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who indwells believers and empowers them to live
  • a godly life
  • We believe the Church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to make disciples of Jesus.
  • We believe in the priesthood of all believers (every member ministry).

Core Values:

  • We value The Gospel - It’s all about Jesus, all for Jesus, and Jesus gets all of the credit.
  • We value Prayer – Prayer fuels our relationship with Jesus and changes things in our world.
  • We value Community – We develop authentic and committed relationships centered on Jesus.,
  • We value People - People matter to Jesus and so they matter to us. We are a healing community
  • We value Mission – Our mandate is to reach our city and world with the life giving news of Jesus.
  • We value Worship – Intimate and passionate worship sensitizes us to Jesus’ power and presence,
  • it’s our highest calling.
  • We value Spiritual Growth – We train and release spiritual leaders who follow Jesus and teach
  • others to follow Jesus,

Ministry Philosophy:

  • Driven by the Word and Spirit
  • Unity in the essentials, Liberty in the non-essentials, in all things Love
  • Celebration/Cell Structure
  • Biblical teaching emphasizing life application
  • Team ministry
  • Multiple teachers & worship leaders
  • Relational discipleship
  • Redemptive Entrepreneurship
  • Love those Jesus loved
  • Kids discipleship, not childcare
  • Cultural engagement and Biblical orthodoxy

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
2 months ago
Bentonville, Arkansas


Church Size
750-1,000 people

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