Director of Children and Family Ministries


  • A Christian. (Someone who confesses Jesus Christ as his/her personal Lord and Savior).
  • Loves and relates well to children and their families. (Ability to minister holistically: mind, body, spirit, socially, and emotionally.)
  • A love of Urban Ministry and its unique setting.
  • Possess excellent communication skills using appropriate mediums such as email, telephone, correspondence, and face-to-face conversation.
  • Effective relational skills.
  • A self-starter with strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Computer literate (A knowledge of the Internet and Microsoft Office preferred).
  • Have the flexibility to meet changing events, schedules, and priorities.
  • Able to recruit, train, and encourage teachers, volunteers, and parents.
  • A self-starter.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid Connecticut driver’s license with an “A” endorsement.

The Director of Children and Family Ministry is responsible for:

  • Personal spiritual growth. (Prayer, Bible study, conferences, retreats, etc.)
  • Creating programs, activities, and events that include opportunities for children and families to worship, fellowship with each other, learn Biblical truths and apply them to their lives.
  • Manage your ministry budget.
  • Lead a Vacation Bible School (VBS) and any other special events.
  • Recruit and train volunteers.
  • Attend weekly church staff meetings.
  • Partner with para-church organizations.

Work schedule:

This is a forty-hour a week position. Sunday is a critical workday, and the Director of Children and Family Ministry is expected to be available. The rest of the workweek (Monday thru Friday) includes Saturday off as well as another day during the week. This job requires schedule flexibility to be available for retreats, summer camp, and other church events.


  • Salary commensurate with education and prior experience.
  • Vacation. Sick leave. Personal days. Holidays.
  • Pension vested after five years of employment.
Years of Experience: 2-5 years
Education Level: High school diploma/GED
Ministry Size: 101-250
Church Affiliation: Christian Church
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About South Church

We are a historic urban church founded in 1670. Our membership is very diverse, reflecting our community. Over the past ten years, South Church has been going through a transition. Along with having two worship services now - one traditional and one contemporary - we have refocused on serving our co...

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