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Youth and Children's Ministry

Kids Ministry Director

Cross Road Church
Posted: 07/09/2024
Wichita, KS

Job Summary:

Cross Road Church in Wichita, KS is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to serve as our Full-Time Kids Ministry Director. The ideal candidate will have a heart for kids’ ministry, a vision for engaging young minds with the gospel, and a desire to foster a fun, safe, Jesus-loving environment for children birth through 5th grade.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Program Development: Enhance/create and implement age-appropriate programs, activities, and curriculum that engages kids in learning the Bible and develops their faith in Jesus.
  • Worship Services: Plan and oversee kids worship services and special events, ensuring they are age appropriate, engaging, fun, and biblically accurate.
  • Volunteer Coordination: Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, ensuring they are equipped and empowered to serve in kids ministry.
  • Family Engagement: Partner with parents/guardians to support their role in their kid’s spiritual growth, providing resources and opportunities for family involvement.
  • Safety and Compliance: Ensure a safe environment for all kids, adhering to church policies and best practices for child safety.
  • Communication: Maintain clear and consistent communication with church leadership, volunteers, parents, and the church regarding kids ministry programs and needs.
  • Budget Management: Manage the kids ministry budget, ensuring responsible use of resources.


  • Faith: A committed believer in Jesus with a strong personal faith and alignment with Cross Road’s beliefs and values.
  • Education: College degree in ministry, education, or a related field preferred but not required.
  • Experience: 3-5 years leadership experience in kid’s ministry or a related field. Experience in a church of 500+ is ideal.
  • Skills: Excellent organizational, leadership, and communication skills. Ability to relate to kids, parents, and volunteers of all ages. Creative and energetic approach to ministry.
  • Clearances: Background check and child abuse clearances required.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Brief answers (150 – 200 words max) to the following questions:
    1. What does your ideal kids ministry look/feel like?
    2. What’s the best and worst part of kids ministry?
    3. What’s the most significant success you’ve experienced in kids ministry?

Submit Application To:

Pastor Mark Cress

By Email:

Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in joining our ministry team.


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