Children’s Ministries Director
Ward Church

Northville, Michigan

Ward Church is simply an amazing church that blends tradition with modern church like no other. There are tons of resources and space for ministry and a staff that is driven and hungry for more. There is a great foundation for children and family ministry with a lot of growth left and mountains to climb. For the right leader, this could be the church where you fulfill the ministry dreams God has given you!

Church Description
Ward Church is both steeped in tradition and at the cutting edge of the progressive church. With over 2,000 people experiencing God in three venues through two distinct styles of ministry, they are driven by the desire to see people transformed through community to serve the world around them.

There is an energy in the air at Ward Church that can’t be described or duplicated. The halls are filled with people and families excited about church and experiencing God. There is a unique blend of a traditional reverence and modern creativity expressed as you walk through the halls. You are met at every turn with a visual expression of the vision of Ward Church and their heart for the mission of the gospel both foreign and domestic.

Ward has a deep and rich heritage as a 60-year-old congregation. They are a part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and are conservative in their views and beliefs, with a strong emphasis on discipleship and outreach. Ward focuses on development and growth through small group communities for all ages.

Position Description 
Ward Kids is the exciting children’s ministry of Ward Church. Several new families check it out every Sunday! It reaches 400 kids each week through its weekend programming. Through worship, Bible teaching, small groups, and a variety of fun activities, kids of all ages can discover and develop a relationship with Jesus, peers, and caring leaders. The engaging, age-targeted space is inviting and spacious—with separate wings designated for Nursery, preschool, and elementary.

With several direct reports, it is vital that the Children’s Ministries Director be a developer of leaders who is investing in raising people up to help them reach their greatest potential. The leader in this role must have the ability to develop a team approach to ministry and create an atmosphere of challenge and support for all of the Children’s Ministry teams.

Ward Church is seeking out a strong, visionary leader who has the ability to develop staff, cast vision and develop strategies that will promote growth within the families at Ward Church. The staff and volunteer teams need a new sense of purpose and direction in this very busy season of ministry at Ward Church.

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