Position Summary:

The Children’s Ministry Director is a position that is focused on the spiritual formation and development of children ages 0-14, both those who are active in the life of New Life Community Church and the wider community. The director embodies and cultivates New Life’s mission of a Family, Redeemed in Christ, Centered in His Word, and Sent in His mission, both in their own life and for those who participate in the Kid Zone. This position shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ and understands the importance of its impact on the next generation of leaders.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage Kidz Zone on Sundays- building relationships with kids, parents, and volunteers; classroom preparation and setup; incidents in the Kidz Zone; etc.

  • Cultivate the vision and mission of being a Family, Redeemed in Christ, Centered in His Word, and Sent in His mission in the Kidz Zone

  • Order supplies, resources, curriculum, and ministry preparations

  • Attend weekly staff meetings

  • Recruit Kidz Zone volunteers for Teaching, Support, and Administrative roles for ages 0-14

  • Encourage and support Kidz Zone volunteers

  • Quarterly Kidz Zone Volunteer meetings that cast vision, provide training, and coordinate upcoming lessons and events

  • Communicate with families- connecting Weekly Sunday experience to home life and partnering with parents in the discipleship process

  • Equip parents with encouraging words, tips, tools to support them in shepherding their kids

  • Keeping Kidz Zone web platforms (web-site, Facebook, email, etc.) current in all aspects that communicate our kids ministry to parents, the church, and the local community

  • Coordinate and plan Christmas and Easter program in conjunction with Lead Pastor and Worship Director

  • Participate in the communities of Norton Shores-Fruitport-Spring Lake

  • Other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates a heart and life of following Jesus

    • Has knowledge of a life changed by Jesus

    • Lives in a way that demonstrates a life changed by Jesus

    • Shares the Gospel of Jesus with others

  • Passion for sharing the Gospel, especially with children and helping them know Jesus

  • Relationship and community builder

  • Ability to act and work independently, sense of personal responsibility and accountability

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated skills in organization and preparation

  • Dedicated collaborator and team player

  • Willingness to think creatively, to approach problems in new ways and embrace change

  • Associate’s Degree in Teaching, Child Care, Spiritual Formation, or related field; or 3 years of equivalent experience

  • Currently active in a leadership role in a church community

  • Belief in the doctrine of both New Life Community Church and the Reformed Church of America


    Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume with employment and character references via email at  We look forward to engaging with you to see if you are the one we are looking for!