Employment Opportunities

Young Meadows Presbyterian Church (PCA)

Position Description

Director of Children’s Discipleship

The Director of Children’s Discipleship is the primary staff member (25 hrs/week) responsible for evangelizing and discipling children, pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade, and coming alongside of parents in the Christian rearing of their Covenant Children.

General responsibilities of the Director of Children’s Discipleship will include:

  • Being a co-laborer with the Session and entire pastoral staff, especially in areas of church-wide, family, and children’s ministry activities.
  • Providing staff leadership focused on Children’s Ministries on the Family Ministries Team.
  • Ensuring that God’s Word and a Christian worldview is taught to instill a desire in the children to come to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ, and to live for His glory.

Specific responsibilities of the Director of Children’s Discipleship may include:

  • Planning, training, and supervising missional activities that encourage children and families to engage in service and evangelism.
  • Serving as a liaison regularly between a local elementary school and Young Meadows.
  • Creating and implementing new endeavors for children’s discipleship and evangelism.
  • Overseeing and participating in MOPS partnership in order to encourage, disciple, and evangelize mothers.
  • Welcoming and offering hospitality to children and families upon their arrival.
  • Nurturing relationships with all children and their parents, while occasionally visiting classrooms or substituting for teachers.
  • Spiritually parenting and/or overseeing the spiritual parenting of children of broken families.
  • Shepherding Sunday School, Wednesday night, and Children’s Church teachers, discussing goals, expectations, and frustrations.
  • Recruiting, training and involving volunteers of all ages in aspects of Children’s Ministries: VBS, Sunday School, Stepping Stones Memory Work, Children’s Church, Nursery Volunteers.
  • Shepherding parents on issues related to their children.
  • Coordinating and overseeing children’s discipleship, including Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.
  • Developing and implementing plans to encourage catechism and scripture memorization.
  • Training children and teachers on important topics such as personal Bible study, worldview training, evangelism, etc.
  • Planning and supervising Vacation Bible School and Easter Egg Hunt, or other Special Events related to children’s ministry.
  • Leading administratively, including event scheduling, assisting the organization of classrooms, stocking supplies, providing class roster, compiling list of substitute teachers etc.
  • Monthly scheduling of paid nursery staff and overseeing volunteer nursery rotation.
  • Attending children’s conferences or other continuing education programs regularly.

MINISTRY HEART & ATTITUDE:  Do assigned tasks with a God-given desire and passion.  Maintain character above reproach and exemplary lifestyle modeling grace-given godliness.  Connect with the children with godly compassion. In addition to being excited about such a ministry, be teachable, humble, and faithful.

Send resume to Jay Joye at jjoye@ympca.org.