Children’s Director

Children’s Ministry Director

Full-time. Position available immediately.

Heartland is a growing diverse church in Mississauga. We are prayerfully looking for a candidate who has a passion to cultivate a positive working relationship with the staff, congregation, and our surrounding community. This individual will also be a representative of the Lead Pastor to the congregation and community. This will require grace under pressure, the ability to manage multiple tasks and the willingness to joyfully embrace the vision and values of the greater church. A positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills are required. This individual will report to the Lead Pastor or their designate. The Lead Pastor may add or subtract from this responsibility description based on the needs of the church.

A. General Responsibilities of all Staff

  • To honour Christ in word and deed and model a theologically, spiritually and missionally vital lifestyle
  • To maintain and model a servant attitude
  • To approach ministry with a teachable spirit and a collaborative mindset
  • To attend and contribute to weekly staff meetings
  • Any other responsibilities the Lead Pastor delegates

B. Role Summary

  • To provide leadership and vision to the Children’s Ministry of Heartland, A Church Connected
  • To develop a philosophy of ministry that is consistent & compatible with the vision and values of HACC
  • To shepherd the children of HACC by feeding, leading, guiding, equipping and protecting them
  • To work with the Lead Pastor in creating strategic initiatives
  • To partner with families in the nurture and development of their children
  • To regularly communicate with parents regarding events, themes and important dates via our newsletter
  • To build and invest in a team of mature volunteers in meaningful ways

C. Sunday Morning Children’s Ministry

  • To build and work with a mature core lead team of coordinators (nursery, pre-school)
  • To responsibly build a stable, long-lasting and healthy Sunday morning Children’s Ministry
  • Weekly responsibilities including, but not limited to, scheduling, curriculum planning, distribution and prep
  • Work with staff and volunteers to incorporate children into special services 1-2 times a year
  • To regularly communicate with parents via Planning Centre
  • To support and resource parents in their desire to disciple their children
  • To find creative ways to engage children outside Sunday morning such as birthday post cards

D. Community Engagement

  • To work with our Community Engagement Director to find creative ways our young families and their children can be a part of Heartland’s outreach initiatives
  • To find ways to use our church building to bless our families and families in our community
  • Partner with our Youth Director/Pastor to organize March Break and summer outreach Day Camps

Other Responsibilities

  • Partner with our Youth Director/Pastor for Plan to Protect training and implementation
  • To ensure our records on Planning Centre stay up-to-date
  • To ensure nursery, pre-school, children’s storage and ministry areas are tidy, organized and stocked.
  • Work with staff to plan and prepare for a midweek children’s program alongside a core team of volunteers
  • Work with staff in planning yearly Volunteer Appreciation events
  • Any other children and young family related ministry and/or opportunities that align with our vision

Please forward resumes to

Only candidates with whom we seek an interview will be contacted.