Director of Children and Youth Ministry at Southminster Presbyterian Church
Dayton, Ohio

Director of Children and Youth Ministry


Dayton, OH



Job Summary

The Director of Children and Youth Ministry position is a full-time position with responsibility for providing enthusiastic leadership, development and outreach to children and youth. This person will demonstrate an authentic and passionate love of Christ and desire to positively influence the Christian education and spiritual formation of children and youth. Working with our Pastors, volunteers, and families, this position will be responsible for creatively and innovatively overseeing all aspects of this ministry.




·        Exhibits a strong commitment to Christ, and an authentic enthusiasm for the Christian education and spiritual formation of children and youth.


·        Demonstrates the ability to work harmoniously and compassionately with all members of the congregation while building relationships with children, youth and their families.


·        Shows strength in organizing, teaching and mentoring children, youth and volunteers.


·        Appreciates diversity and fosters inclusivity in the church and community.


·        Possesses a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education, experience in program creation, and development or previous related work experience.


·        Commits to being present on Sunday mornings and able to actively support worship and other special services related to the church calendar, and other occasions when children or youth programming is offered.


·        Possesses computer literacy and technology skills.




·        Full time, 30 hours per week, Sunday mornings and some evenings are required.


·        Plan and implement educational, fellowship, and service ministry opportunities for children and youth which will lead to spiritual growth. This will include Sunday school, children’s worship program, confirmation classes, youth group activities, and special events such as Vacation Bible School and community outreach.


·        Build relationships with children and youth, serving as a role model with the goal of demonstrating a faithful relationship with God.


·        Support and nurture parents in the spiritual formation of their children or youth.


·        Partner with the Christian Education Team to select curriculum for children and youth that is consistent with the congregation’s and denomination’s Reformed theology.


·        Ensure compliance with the Children and Youth Protection Policy.


·        Maintain relationships with staff and families of Great Start Preschool operating within Southminster Presbyterian Church.


·        Oversee the nursery and supervise child care staff.


·        Participate in the connectional nature of the Presbyterian Church USA, particularly with the Presbytery in matters of children and youth ministries.





·        Salary $32,000 or above, depending on candidates experience and qualifications.

·        Health Insurance

·        Paid vacation and study leave











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Southminster Presbyterian Church
7001 Far Hills Ave
Dayton, Ohio 45459


Southminster Presbyterian Church
(937) 433-1810
[email protected]



Dayton, Ohio
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
$32,000 per year
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Church Ministry