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Gathering Kids Director


Reports to the Executive Director of Ministries


The Gathering is a fast-growing multi-site church with three locations in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  We are seeking a dynamic, strategic individual to oversee the implementation of a vision for Kids Ministry across present and future sites of The Gathering.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for introducing kids to Jesus, heart for reaching new people, and a commitment to equipping others for ministry. A Bachelor’s degree and knowledge of foundational Biblical stories and principles is required.  Please see our general qualifications and expectations here.  


  • The ability to cast a vision for kids ministry and develop an effective strategy for its implementation
  • The ability to successfully recruit, develop, and support teams of volunteers to lead and serve within Gathering Kids
  • The ability to clearly communicate and connect with individuals both young and old in an authentic and meaningful way
  • The ability to think strategically about goals, outcomes, benchmarks, and best practices for ministry
  • The ability to stay focused on the big picture while managing the details of a weekly ministry


  • Builds teams: accurately assesses the what is required to provide excellent kids ministry, and recruits the necessary staff and lay leaders to fulfill those requirements
  • Develops leaders:  identifies individuals with unique skills and capacity, and equips them to be effective leaders in ministry. Guides team toward the effective teaching of age-level benchmarks
  • Connects: follows up in a timely manner on inquiries from both new and committed families, as well as interested leaders and volunteers; promptly answers email and phone messages
  • Supports: works to align sites with the overall vision of kids ministry; respects decisions made centrally and executes ministry in line with those decisions; collaborates with the Kids Ministry Team to execute large events, including volunteer training
  • Schedules: determines staffing needs for our weekend worship experience and schedules adequate leaders and volunteers to prepare materials, organize supplies, arrange classrooms, and teach lessons
  • Prepares:  Implements systems for familiarizing team members with weekly curriculum and acquiring all needed resources for its effective execution each week. Ensures all Gathering Kids spaces are safe and ready to receive children by overseeing volunteers assigned to clean, organize, and prepare spaces and materials
  • Protects: Develops and implements systems for ensuring the safety of our children


  • Demonstrates a growing faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to The Gathering’s Five Shared Practices of Worship, Learning in CoreGroups, Prayer, Service, and Giving
  • Exhibits the following cultural values: proactivity, positivity, adaptability, innovative thinking, invitational excitement, and a passion for equipping others for ministry
  • Ability to work with adults and children; excited about developing teams and on-going recruitment of volunteers; committed to train and empower leaders; excellent communication skills and writing skills; strong computer literacy
  • Spiritual calling to Kid’s Ministry

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to