At the Chapel, we emphasize that life is all about relationships. Our staff is made up of teams that work together--and that have a lot of fun together too!
We see ministry at the Chapel as a calling rather than a job—a calling to equip others, giving ministry away so that the diverse gifts of the Chapel family can be leveraged to make disciples. If you want to explore whether God may be calling you to vocational ministry at the Chapel, we encourage you to review our open positions and submit an application.
For more information about Williamsburg Community Chapel, please read our Statement of Faith and Employee Covenant, which all employees are required to sign.
Current Employment Opportunities
Children's Ministry Director
The Children’s Ministry Director/Pastor provides overall direction and guidance for ministries targeting children and their parents from birth-fifth grade. He or she develops and executes a comprehensive program of discipleship, service, and training for children and their families. Specific responsibilities include:
- Recruiting and providing leadership , mentoring, training, and supervision to Children's Ministry volunteers and staff.
- Working with other staff members to ensure successful transitions from one stage of life to another, into and out of Children's Ministry.
- Leading the Children's Ministry team to develop, communicate, and implement a growing, creative, and comprehensive vision for Children's Ministry.
- Leading the Children's Ministry team to determine curriculum, materials, and general programming parameters for all Children's Ministry programs with the goal of discipleship.
- Overseeing Children's Ministry by leading by example, participating, observing, problem-solving, and being available to children, their parents, and volunteers.
- Developing relationships with families, overseeing communication to parents and the development of resources for parenting that will assist them in training their children spiritually in the home.
- Conducting pastoral counseling with parents seeking guidance.
- Serving as the first point of contact for parents and children in crisis, coordinating with the Pastoral Care team as needed.
- Taking responsibility for the orientation of all new volunteers and staff on matters of safety and child protection, including annual training regarding the Chapel's child protection policy.
- Developing and executing a plan for reaching non-believing children and their families within our community.
- Developing and maintaining a system for assessing the effectiveness of Children's Ministry programming and making changes to improve or eliminate ineffective programming.
- Communicating ministry opportunities to other teams within the church.
- Spending time in personal development and prayer, staying on the cutting edge of Children's Ministry by attending at least one continuing education conference or workshop annually to enhance professional development and ministry effectiveness.
- Upholding the Chapel’s Governing and Squaring the Church documents.
- Living a life that is consistent with the Chapel’s employee covenant.
- Serving in other duties as assigned.
The qualified candidate will profess and live a life that reflects a personal faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission of the Williamsburg Community Chapel. He or she should have a passion for preparing, challenging, and inspiring children and their families to a life of Christian discipleship.
The successful candidate will have proven experience leading, training, and developing volunteers in a large-church environment. Demonstrated success in developing and executing ministry programming is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. The successful candidate must have the ability to faithfully and creatively communicate the Gospel through large group preaching and small group facilitation. The qualified candidate will have experience relating to and counseling both believing and non-believing children and their parents. The successful candidate will possess an understanding of the needs of children and parents in today’s culture. A Bachelor’s Degree and three or more years of vocational experience in a ministry environment are required. A seminary degree, particularly a Masters of Divinity or Masters of Christian Education, is highly preferred.
The successful candidate will possess a moderate to high level of computer literacy, particularly in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel. He or she will have the ability to quickly learn and manage job-specific database and event management systems.
This is a full-time position averaging 40 hours per week, Sunday, Tuesday-Friday, with occasional evening events. Benefits include group health insurance and dental and vision insurance with an employer contribution; employer provided life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance; vacation, inclement weather leave, volunteer leave, and paid holidays; and a 403b plan with employer match. To apply for this position, please click the button below.
Applications are received and employees are hired without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, physical or mental handicap, veteran status, or citizenship status. Williamsburg Community Chapel does reserve the right to employ persons who have a Christian background and a philosophy of ministry and who, in the opinion of the Chapel, live a life that is consistent with our Employee Covenant.
We will confirm that we've received your application and will update you on the status of your application during the hiring process.