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Grace Church: Grace Kids Elementary Director


8500 W. 159th Street
66223 Overland Park , KS

The Grace Kids Elementary Director is responsible for helping to lead our growing ministry for children (approximately 500 +) from 1st through 5th grade.  This person provides a framework for communication and teamwork among division leaders, volunteers, parents and children.  This person ensures continued development of a high quality, dynamic, fun, Christ-glorifying and Bible-centered Grace Kids environment.  The position requires strong leadership abilities, excellent management skills, and the ability to effectively communicate the heart of Grace Kids.

Department / Ministry Area:

Family Ministries Department / Grace Kids

Reports To:

Grace Kids Campus Director

Position Classification:

Ministry Director

Time Commitment:

Full-time minimum of 40 hours, exempt

Campus Schedule:

Tuesday-Friday and Weekend Services


Enthusiastically committed to drawing children in the church and the community to Jesus Christ
Partner with parents to help them develop their kids into outward focused followers of Jesus
Ensure that communication to volunteers and parents is occurring and effective
Oversee recruiting, training, evaluating, and recognizing of all those serving in elementary classrooms, worship and events
Oversee staffing and implementation of Grace Kids Worship
Maintain database records and paperwork on volunteers for Grace Kids elementary classrooms
Shepherd kids and families through the kids Baptism process at the Overland Park Campus
Attend staff wide meetings and training
Help develop and implement a comprehensive vision and direction for a vibrant and growing Grace Kids classroom and worship environment
Be available if required to assist in teaching in classrooms and kids worship room
Manage Grace Kids projects as assigned, to successful completion
Manage annual Ministry Plan and budget, and track classroom and kids worship budget for elementary ministry
Assist multi-site campuses with the implementation of policies and procedures of the elementary ministry
Manage policies and practices that ensure the safety of children in our care
Help coordinate seamless transition of children from Grace Kids to Grace Students
Oversight and volunteer empowerment of the opening program and classrooms of Summer Break Out
Oversight of implementation of curriculum, crafts, and other supplies for the elementary ministry
Provide vision, leadership, and implementation of Grace Group model in the elementary ministry


Bachelor’s degree preferred
Minimum of 2 years ministry experience
Effectively lead children; direct or indirect
Great relational skills: full of faith, friendly, calm, and professional
Outstanding communication, organizational and teambuilding skills
Successfully managed projects to completion


Demonstrates a great love for God and his people and for our children, parents and volunteers
Accept and support the Grace Vision, Mission, Beliefs and Values as listed on the church website
Exhibit a servant’s heart and willingness to get the job done well and on time
Ensure good stewardship of ministry funds and resources
Act as a positive representative of Grace Church at all times
Maintain complete confidentiality with all sensitive pieces of information
Communicate and present information to others in a clear, complete and concise way, leading with ease
Have a good sense of humor and ability to have fun while working hard as part of a team
Anticipate needs by understanding the expectations, previous history and potential outcomes
Proficient in developing and maintaining effective relationships
Demonstrate flexibility, dependability, and high morale in difficult and stressful circumstances
Exhibit a heart of passion, humility, integrity
Click here to apply for this position:  Grace Church Employment Application