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Director of Family Ministries Position

Director of Family Ministries

Position overview:

The Director of Family Ministries (DFM) will provide innovative and hands-on leadership of Christ Presbyterian Church’s ministry with families. S/he will build on existing dynamic programs and experiences that will spiritually enrich the lives of all involved, including children (infants through 5th grade), parents, and volunteer leaders.

Who we are:

Christ Presbyterian Church is a vibrant, welcoming, healthy church of over 300 members. We are an intergenerational community of believers who seek to grow spiritually through worship, fellowship, and mission to our neighbors, locally and around the world. We understand the importance of nurturing children and families in a creative, supportive, and loving environment. Our view of educational ministry is wholistic in the sense that it is an integral part of all the church is doing. Check us out on Facebook.

Whom we seek:

We are looking for an imaginative leader with a passion for working with children and their families. S/he will bring creative ideas to our children's program, adding vital new components to the current elements that are meaningful to our families. We seek a person who is warm and welcoming to all, building relationships and inspiring spiritual growth. We believe our new DFM will thrive as part of a team of committed, faithful members and staff who walk with one another through the seasons of life.

S/he will possess the following abilities and qualities:

  • Christ-centered and Biblically grounded
  • Experience in planning and implementing programs for children and/or families
  • Skill in recruiting, training and sustaining a volunteer team
  • Skill in organization and administration
  • Experience in outreach and communication, including social media
  • Collaborative, energetic, creative, friendly to all… and fun!
  • Enjoys meeting new people and creating welcoming opportunities
  • Enjoys working in a team environment
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge in human development
  • Experience working/volunteering in a church culture
  • Enthusiastic about the faith and tradition of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Comfortable expressing her/his faith and committed to personal spiritual growth


We are a good church, not a perfect one

Seeking a good person, not a flawless one

To partner with us in the joy and privilege of sharing the grace of God

with the children whom God has entrusted to our care


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Lead a ministry with children and families providing varied opportunities for worship, discipleship, fellowship, service and fun
  2. Lead a ministry which empowers parents to become the primary spiritual mentors for their children
  3. Recruit, train and spiritually nurture volunteer leadership for the following:
      • A warm, inviting, safe nursery care ministry
      • A fully-staffed year-round Sunday morning children’s program-nursery through 5th grade
      • Vacation Bible School
      • A fellowship group for older elementary
      • Intergenerational events and activities
  4. Provide regular, reliable communication with parents
  5. Nurture relationships with the community and the church preschool that provide opportunities for outreach (i.e. Rockin’ Toddlers, Parents Night Out, etc)
  6. Plan annual learning event (in conjunction with pastors) on the issues of the Sacraments (Baptism and Lord’s Supper)
  7. Serve as staff to the Family Ministries Committee
  8. Attend church staff meetings and functions
  9. Support church activities by being a presence at events and advertising them to church families (i.e. Block Parties)
  10. Attend Session at least once per year with a report on your ministry
  11. Meet biweekly with the Pastor
  12. Attend worship services weekly


Hours: 20 hours per week; Sunday mornings, other hours flexible

Anticipated start date: February 1, 2020


Please email cover letter and resume to:

Christ Presbyterian Church

7807 Centella Street

Carlsbad CA 92009