Director of Children’s Ministry – Full time


Second Presbyterian Church

3511 Belmont Blvd. 615-292-3343

Nashville, TN  37215

Second Presbyterian Church, a dynamic, progressive community of faith serving neighborhoods all over Nashville, is seeking a person to lead our children who is both passionate, energetic and lighthearted about Christian education for children of all ages.  This person will be in charge of our Peaceable Kingdom Sunday program for kindergarten through 6th graders, housed in a delightfully creative and thoughtfully designed space, assisted by strong volunteers recruited and trained by the DCM, and using an adapted rotation model curriculum. The Director will also be in charge of staffing the Nursery and planning Pre-Kindergarten/Preschool Sunday School classes, as well as coordinating the planning and execution of weekly children’s sermons and Godly Play during children’s worship. Our  program includes various special events throughout the year including an Advent Family Workshop, children’s Christmas pageant, family Christmas Eve service and Easter egg hunt.

We are blessed with a strong Children’s Ministry Committee led by a member of the Session and devoted to walking alongside the Director to assist and lead in many ways.

Additional areas of responsibility include:

Coordinating fellowship evenings for fifth through seventh graders in homes

Planning and producing regular electronic newsletters

Coordinating occasional summer enrichment activities

Planning and executing “Genesis Sunday,” our back-to-school Sunday in September when we welcome children for a new year and seek volunteers for children’s ministry

Planning and running a children’s program for the annual all-church fall retreat

Planning and leading family Christmas Eve service

Planning and facilitating informal smaller family groups at various times during the year to encourage community building and to foster intergenerational relationships

Helping parents learn spiritual formation practices and encouraging them to be spiritual mentors for their children

Qualities desired:

A deep interest in the spiritual development of children honed in a church environment with leadership experience, along with a faith life marked by curiosity, creativity and willingness to keep learning about the spiritual formation of families and children of all ages. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with desire for M.Div. or equivalent, as our congregation tends to be theologically open and educated. Familiarity with PC(USA) or similar theological values (United Methodist, Disciples of Christ, Episcopalian) is also needed.

Send inquiries and resumes to: Children’s Ministry Search Coordinator, Second Presbyterian Church, 3511 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN  37215

E-mail inquiries can be sent to: [email protected]

Second Presbyterian Church is a joyful community of faith called to

Proclaim the Christian gospel in worship and education

To love one another

To witness to Jesus Christ through prayer, compassion and justice in our broken fearful world.

Second welcomes you to join us in our journey of faith regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, economic or family status, ethnic background, mental or physical abilities.