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Kids Minister

Grace City Church
Jackson, MS
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Grace City Church is a young church in Jackson, Mississippi striving to love our neighbors and love God in a way that brings the heart of the Kingdom into a beautifully broken city. You may have heard or read about Jackson's issues with prejudice, crime and an awful water system. The truth is that beneath the surface lies a beautiful community desperate for the hope and healing that only Jesus offers. We are committed to this city, our community and God's movement in the lives of our neighbors and one another.

Over the past 18 months, we have seen a healthy transition in leadership as the world around us recovers from a pandemic and learns to live and engage with one another in our new post-COVID reality. The church is full of genuine people who welcome the outsider and love one another. We could not be more excited about the future of our church and the challenges we face in becoming the people God has called us to be.


We are looking to hire a full-time Children’s Minister to continue building on a strong foundation laid by the amazing previous leader and bring fresh ideas, energy and commitment to this critical ministry at Grace City. The ministry has done a great job over the past 5 years of being a place where kids and families from all over the city can find belonging and the relationships and teaching necessary to find and build a strong faith in Christ.

We reach families and kids from every pocket of the Metro Jackson area, and have a strong desire to improve our reach with the students who live closest to our church. We are located next to Boyd Elementary School with over 500 students, and we share a building with a charter school that educates 200 more elementary students every day. Proximity isn't the issue!

This is a full-time position that comes with a generous salary + benefits package.


We are looking for a candidate with experience (at least 2 years), education, and high character. We value relational gifts and the commitment of our staff to be present in the lives of our church members and in the community.

Finally, it is imperative that our next Children’s Minister be someone who shares our church's desire for our congregation to better reach and reflect the community around us. Plainly stated, we're a predominantly white church in a mostly black neighborhood. We are committed to becoming more diverse and recognize the decisions and steps it will take for us to get there.


Check out our website ( and the job description below. Peruse our social media. Listen to a few sermons on our podcast or YouTube. Research Jackson and the community we sit in. If you feel like you'd be a good fit for our church and this unique opportunity, send your resume with a brief bio and any media links you might have to our Executive Pastor, Matt Briggs -






  • Work with staff and elders to cast vision for the ministry as it follows the mission of the church
  • Plan and implement Sunday morning Children's Ministry activities for birth-5th grade
  • Use Orange curriculum as a baseline to help create positive leaming environments for kids
  • Maintain and obtain the supplies needed for weekly ministry activities
  • Maintain kids classrooms and venues, keeping them tidy and organized
  • Recruit, train, and utilize adults and college students as volunteers in all areas
  • Mentor and empower both paid/unpaid interns when applicable
  • Be active in relationships with parents and kids outside of Sunday mornings
  • Take an active role in equipping parents to better disciple their children at home
  • Plan and execute events that build up relationships between kids and their parents
  • Develop and oversee the children's ministry budget
  • Be available to give announcements or host in Sunday worship services when asked



  • Bachelor's Degree OR Equivalent Experience
  • A desire to come alongside families in discipling their children
  • A demonstrated calling to children's ministry
    Strong ability to lead people of varying ethnicities, socio- economic levels, and generations
  • A commitment to the mission of the church
  • A lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders


*Please send all resumes to:

Grace City Church


Jackson, MS
39206 USA