Director of Childrens and Youth Ministries

Primary Responsibilities:

Under the guidance and direction of the Pastor/Sr. Pastor, Session, and elder responsible for Christian Education, the Youth and Children’s Ministry Director will:

• Personally lead and guide our church's middle and high school students

• Manage our children’s ministry program through church volunteers


Youth Ministry Responsibilities:

• Encouraging students interested in the knowledge of God and His word and supporting them to develop their love for Him and others

• Organizing and leading weekly youth group meetings consisting of Bible based teaching, discussion, prayer, fun activities, etc. during the school year

• Attending student functions at schools

• Planning and leading an annual youth mission trip

• Growing relationships with the education community

• Providing students and their families with biblical counselling

• Growing and executing the church's youth ministry

• Designing, overseeing, and examining curriculums for all programs, events, and classes

• Leading middle and high school students to encourage their spiritual growth

• Interacting with students during Sunday services

• Developing positive relationships with students and their parents

• Sharing program plans through social media

• Displaying a Christ-like approach and lifestyle and praying regularly for young people in the church and community

• Incorporating youth into various church ministries for His use

• Attending and participating in staff meetings


Children’s Ministry Responsibilities:

• Developing a children’s ministry program

• Recruiting church volunteers and parents to lead the children activity during worship

• Ensuring that Children’s Sunday School is properly staffed on all Sundays

• Partnering with the church office to ensure all volunteer background checks are current

• Managing the Vacation Bible School program including: (Selecting the annual VBS theme, Developing an annual VBS plan and obtaining the necessary approvals for the plan in a timely fashion, Recruiting Volunteers, Obtaining the necessary material o Advertising the event multiple times in multiple types of media and social networks to maximize attendance.)

Youth and Children’s Ministry Director Requirements:

• Evident relationship with Jesus Christ

• Affirmation of the statement of the EPC Essentials of the Faith

• A commitment to Reformed Theology

• Bachelor's degree in theology, biblical studies, or youth ministry

• Previous youth ministry experience is a plus

• Proficient understanding of challenges and needs of young people

• Excellent computer skills, and proficiency with social media

• Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written

• Excellent organizational skills

• Affinity for young people

• Ability to lead by example

• Available to work extended hours, evenings, over weekends, public holidays, and on short notice when necessary


To be successful in this position, the Youth and Children’s Ministry Director needs to:

• Provide students with a place to belong that gives them the courage to be different and resilient to unhealthy peer pressure.

• Have a proficient understanding of the challenges young people face and be compassionate

• Be hands-on, directly involved in all activities related to youth

• Be organized

• Able to recruit volunteers

• Able to manage a group of children’s ministry volunteers

• Be a self-starter and creative thinker

For information or to apply, send resume to