Journey Kids Director-Hanley Road

Job Summary

This position aims to cultivate the gospel in the next generation and engage families through age-appropriate, gospel-centered worship. The goal is to equip and empower parents as the primary spiritual influence in their children’s spiritual development. Additionally, this position will equip volunteers and train teachers to accomplish the goal above.

Core Competencies & Qualifications

The individual in this position must possess the following skills, abilities, and attitudes in order to perform this position:

Core Competencies:

  • Planning and organizing
  • Leading and supervising
  • Creating and innovating
  • Presenting and communicating information
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Following instructions and procedures


  • Fulfills The Journey’s membership requirements as outlined in the membership covenant
  • Fulfills the character qualifications and duties of deacon as taught in Scriptures (1 Tim 3:8-13)
  • Ability to teach children about God and His ways in an age-appropriate fashion
  • Ability to equip/counsel parents to train their children to be disciples of Jesus
  • Ability to train and lead volunteer teachers and classroom assistants
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 2+ years of working with children in an organizational setting
  • Desire and ability to create a culture of multiplication for both kids and volunteers

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implement ministry vision, mission, values, and goals for Journey Kids at Hanley Road
  • Plan and execute weekend Journey Kids
  • Maintain a team leadership structure to effectively lead specific areas of Journey Kids
  • Recruit, train, lead, coordinate, and care for the Journey Kids teachers and volunteers
  • Train Journey Kids volunteers for their roles
  • Collaborate with other Journey Kids directors to select age-appropriate curriculum
  • Ensure preparedness of children transitioning from Journey Kids to Journey Students
  • Communicate ministry needs with parents, the church, and leadership
  • Collaborate with pastors, elders, or deacons to address any family crisis care needs
  • Attend weekly Hanley Road staff/prayer meetings and monthly all-staff meetings
  • Develop and equip leadership teams for annual family focused special events
  • Serve occasionally at church-wide special events
  • All other duties as assigned

Status: Part-time, non-exempt
Schedule: Flexible
Hours: 25-29 hours/week
Benefits: 403b, cell phone reimbursement, accrued vacation and sick leave
Reports to: Hanley Road Pastor of Spiritual Formation
Authored by: Bryce Van Deraa, Lisa Haase, and Melissa Stephan
Date: August 2020