Children's Pastor/Director

West Hill Baptist Church

Job Description


“Hill Kids” Children’s Ministries




West Hill Baptist Church was founded in 1966. We have a rich legacy of being a Jesus-focused church that stands firmly on the truth of God’s Word and boldly proclaims the Gospel to all men. We are located in the city of Wooster, Ohio with a population of approximately 27,000 people. Wooster is located in Wayne county, which has a population over 110,000. We are located 1 hour south of Cleveland and an hour and a half north of Columbus. Several mid-size cities surround us that offer a wide variety of activities.

We are a church of 600 to 700 with a warm spirit and a heart for Jesus, each other, the community, and the world.



Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.



Our strategy is to cultivate a church life where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with those inside the church, and influence with people outside the church. 



Weekend Services: Bible teaching, worship, serving, fellowship

In-Home Adult Small Groups: Spiritual growth, community, outreach

Kids/Students/Adult Ministries: Birth thru senior adults

Outreach: Personal evangelism, community events, The One Campaign

Missions: Financial, physical, and prayer support



Core Values have a great impact on the health of a church. They are the fuel for our mission and strategy, and they permeate everything we do.


BELONG: We belong to Christ by faith in Him alone.

GROW: We grow in Christ by knowing and following God’s Word.

CONNECT: We join with Christ by living in community with those in the Body.

GIVE: We prioritize Christ by giving our time and resources toward His purpose.

SERVE: We reflect Christ by serving inside and outside the Church.

TRAIN: We imitate Christ by equipping others to be disciples.

SEND: We share Christ by proclaiming the gospel to the world around us.


Videos from our services and a full list of our leadership and staff can be found at


We are looking for a full-time Children’s Director/Pastor to take us to the next level of growth. This person must have a heart for Jesus, the church, children, and their parents. Our children’s pastor must be committed to the Word and must place a high priority on developing community within the ministry. The Children’s Director/Pastor must have a deep love for parents/families and must be passionate about partnering with parents, as they are the primary spiritual influence in a child’s spiritual life.


POSITION TITLE: Children’s Director/Pastor                  

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

POSITION STATUS: Full-time Employee

POSITION SUMMARY:  Develop, manage, and direct all aspects of children’s ministry (birth through Fifth Grade) which includes Sunday morning classes, seasonal/special Events, VBS, potential childcare for church functions, Special Needs/Respite Care

MINISTRY SIZE: 100-150 kids, 50+ volunteers

PAY: TBD/Based on experience

MAJOR MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE + HSA: Available, if desired (no vision or dental available)

RETIREMENT: Available after 1 year of employment through Guidestone Financial Services (up to 3% employer match)

OTHER BENEFITS: 3 weeks paid vacation, unlimited PTO, flexible work schedule, MacBook provided

Moving expenses (truck/fuel) will be covered



•     A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a life surrendered to Him

•     Desire to work in children’s ministry as a way to serve God and advance His kingdom

•      Must agree to abide by and teach in light of doctrinal tenets of the church (We are not Reformed or Arminian)

•     Clearance of criminal background check



•     3+ years of experience in church/children’s ministry and/or management of children’s programs

•     Previous experience with (or willingness to become familiar with) the Orange strategy & curriculum



·      Servant-attitude towards God, leaders, other team members, the church body, and guests

·      Ability to work with children, volunteers, staff, and parents to coordinate children’s ministry

•      Ability to make changes, corrections, and solve problems quickly under pressure

•      Self-motivated, organizational skills, and leadership ability

•      Time management skills and punctuality

•     Embrace the Orange strategy of partnering with parents and making disciples

•     A desire and ability to work as a team and cooperate with others to meet stated goals

•      Communicate openly and honestly with Senior Pastor and staff about needs, problems, and ideas for improvement

•     Follow directions and leadership of supervisor, Senior Pastor

•     Solve problems resourcefully

•      Resolve conflict in a Christ-like manner

·      Continue to implement and carry out the established mission/vision for children’s ministry at WHBC

•      Recruit, schedule, oversee, train and equip volunteers to serve in the children’s ministry

•      Plan and execute all children’s Sunday morning gatherings

•     Plan and execute children's seasonal/special events

•     Plan and execute VBS

•      Lovingly manage the Special Needs/Respite Care element of the ministry

•      Follow-up with visitors

•      Develop consistent communication with parents

•      Parent counseling, if needed

•     Develop, maintain, and stay within the children’s ministry budget

•     Manage the Hill Kids Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages

•     Coordinate volunteer background checks, making sure they are complete and current

•     Participate in church staff meetings

•     Participate in main services, when possible

•     Be involved with baptisms, as needed

Position Filled
Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
High school diploma

Date Posted
1 year ago
Wooster, Ohio


Church Size
500-750 people

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