Director of Children and Youth Ministry at The Vine
Austin, TX 78705

The Vine – Austin, TX
This is a part-time non-exempt position / 20-30 hours per week.


Partnering with parents to shepherd, lead and encourage children & youth to follow Jesus through real relationships, sacred experiences and generous compassion.


  • Ensure personal spiritual formation to remain healthy, rooted, and connected to Jesus
  • Plan, implement, and supervise children’s programs on Sunday morning
  • Recruit, train, and consistently develop a volunteer base (including junior volunteers) as well as paid childcare support so that volunteers feel equipped, confident, valued, and heard
  •  Create or adapt packaged curriculum for each age group for Sunday morning including ordering and preparing supplies, as well as communicating lesson plans to volunteers
  • Attend weekly staff meeting
  • Plan and execute special events like holiday activities for kids, date nights, parent seminars, family service projects, etc., as well as “smaller” gatherings like play-dates
  • Follow up with visiting families and absent families when appropriate
  • Ensure parents experience excellent service, communication and are provided with opportunities to be involved in the spiritual development of their children
  • Oversee the volunteer background checks and ensure adherence to The Vine’s Child/Student Protection policy
  •  Build and grow a Student ministry to serve our middle school and eventually high school youth
  • Recruit, encourage and oversee Student Ministry volunteer team with leadership, oversight, and refinement of program
  • Other duties as may be assigned consistent with the rationale for this position

Characteristics and Qualification

  • A person of deep Christian faith and a passionate love for Jesus
  • A person with gifts and passion for children’s spiritual formation
  •  Experience growing a kids & youth ministry in a church context
  • Ability to work collaboratively with volunteers and other ministry leaders to integrate the mission of the church into the life of our families
  • Ability and desire to provide care and encouragement to children, youth,and their families
  • Evidence of service-oriented leadership, strong initiative and clear administrative ability
  • A solid working knowledge of Scripture and the ability to teach Biblically-based curriculum
  • Experienced and gifted teacher, positive and energetic leader, with a strong sense of creativity and imagination
  • Skilled in recruiting, leading, supporting and supervising volunteers
  • Comfortable with technology, e.g., MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel


  • Reports to Lead Pastor
  • Works in collaboration with staff, VineKids Ministry Team, and volunteers

Compensation and Benefits

  • The position is set to work 20-30 hours a week including Sundays and must be available on Easter and Christmas Eve.
  • The hourly wage of this position will be commensurate with education and experience.


  • Performance review will be given annually.

Our staff gathering in-person or virtually once a week in standing with state and local requirements. Our Sunday morning gatherings also abide by state and local recommendations and include social distancing, masks, and routine cleaning.


The Vine
5424 W Hwy 290 Suite 210
Austin, Texas 78735


Mark Charbonneau
(512) 588-3020


Austin, TX 78705
Job type
Part Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
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