Job Opportunities

Children's Ministry Director

Religious | Presbyterian Church in America

Atlanta Westside Presbyterian Church
1255 Collier Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318



Posted: Jun 3, 2024

Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2024


Overview of the Role 

In collaboration with the Family Ministry Pastor, the Westside Kids Director will develop and implement clear vision and mission that builds a lasting children’s ministry that embodies grace, service, and community and is supported by adult leadership.  


Job Responsibilities 

  • Meet regularly with the Family Ministry Pastor for: 
  • Prayer, mentoring, accountability, and communication in the Family Ministry vision, mission, policies, and procedures. 
  • Collaborating with Family Ministry staff to create a unified discipleship plan from infancy to 12th grade and promote a positive team culture. 
  • Creating, updating, and publishing a 12-to-18-month ministry calendar. 
  • Work with the Family Ministry Pastor to develop and lead the Westside Kids Ministry Team (paid and volunteer): 
  • Recruit, train, and manage Westside Kids paid staff. 
  • Provide regular opportunities for team prayer, exchange of ideas, mutual encouragement, and regular staff development. 
  • Promoting Westside Kids, recruiting, directing, and developing adult volunteers from within the church membership. 
  • Administrative, including: 
  • Directing and supervising all Westside Kids ministry needs (Sundays, midweek, church-wide events, special events, VBS, etc.). 
  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and events. 
  • Delegating tasks, where appropriate, and maintaining volunteer accountability. 
  • Organizing regular teaching schedules.  
  • Oversight of Westside Kids ministry budget and resource procurement in consultation with the Family Ministry Pastor. 
  • Ensure equipment cleaning and replacement is maintained. 
  • Fully implement AWPC’s Safe Church policy with all staff and volunteers.  
  • Oversite for Westside Kids social media pages.  
  • Ensure timely communication to parents and leaders about upcoming events and needs. 

Salary: $60K-$89K



  • Specialized training in children's ministry or child development. 
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in children's programming preferred. 
  • Previous leadership experience such as directing or managing beneficial but not mandatory. 
  • A strong call from God to a church-based ministry to children, with an ability to: 
  • Shepherd adults to disciple children so they may know the love of Jesus. 
  • Develop a program that is relevant, doctrinally sound, maintaining clear Biblical teaching 
  • Articulate a relationship with Christ to children. 
  • Foster an environment that is welcoming and safe for children, encouraging them to appreciate diversity and overcome racial, social, and cultural divides. 
  • Understand the physical, social, moral, and spiritual development of children. 
  • Share the Christian faith with both churched and un-churched children. 
  • A commitment to the Church and to the Reformed faith as summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith, including: 
  • Agreement with Westside’s core values and philosophy of ministry.  
  • Church membership. 
  • Deep conviction of the primacy and authority of God’s Word in faith and life. 
  • Convinced of and demonstrates the absolute necessity of an abiding, intimate walk with Jesus that is anchored in the grace of God.   
  • A Christlikeness that loves and includes all the diverse parts of the body of Christ, and models servant leadership with a positive attitude. 
  • Respected by colleagues who support and encourage personal and ministry growth. 
  • Being above reproach; has a teachable spirit; willing to submit to leadership; transparent, vulnerable, and accountable in all relationships. 
  • A commitment to excellence, demonstrated by self-motivated preparation, organization, punctuality, creativity, and solid time management skills. 

How to Apply

Westside Overview 

Westside is a 16-year-old church with 700 members located in the westside of Atlanta. Our purpose is to embody and preview the Kingdom of God from Buckhead to Bankhead.  Our Core Values are 

  1. Prize the Heart: Jesus changes us from the inside out, so we seek heart change that leads to life change.  
  2. Embody Grace: The way we live together in community is a critical part of how we communicate and experience the Gospel.  
  3. Aim for Restoration: We work to break down every barrier that divides people, especially along the lines of race, class and culture.  
  4. Cultivate Place: As much as possible, we strive to live, work, play and serve our neighbors on the Westside of Atlanta.  
  5. Embrace Limitations: God gives us limits for our good, so we don’t try to do more than he has equipped us for, as individuals and as a church. 


Interested candidates should submit a resume. Additionally, candidates should provide a one-page cover letter including a statement of faith and explaining their interest and experience relevant to the position (i.e. previous directing roles, work with children, ministry training, etc.). Please send your resume and cover letter to by June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EST.  

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