Children’s and Student Ministries Pastor/Director

Date Posted: May 7, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40+
Valley Brook Community Church
North Granby, CT, USA
Job Type: Adult Pastor,Ministry Director,Youth Director,Youth Pastor
Other Details

About Valley Brook

Valley Brook was started in the fall of 2000 to reach people who didn’t know Christ. Since then, we have reached people from all over the greater Hartford area. Valley Brook is known as a church that focuses on following Christ, offers contemporary worship, ministers to children and adults, and serves the community, both near and far.  Children are a priority at Valley Brook and early on we hired staff to serve children and students and their families. Presently, Valley Brook is one of the few churches in the area that prioritizes the next generation.

About the Community

Valley Brook is located 20 miles outside of the city of Hartford, CT. Children and their education are a priority for families located in Granby, Simsbury and East Granby and the surrounding towns that make up the northwest suburbs of Hartford. Families at Valley Brook choose to educate their children either at public schools, private schools (secular or Christian), or through home schooling. Granby is a small town with a population just over 11,000. There are several universities and hospitals in the greater Hartford area. Granby is located within a two-hour drive of Boston, New York City, the ocean and the ski slopes of northern New England.


The Children’s and Student Pastor/Director is a fulltime position that comes with benefits. This staff member will provide leadership for the children’s and student ministries. He or she will lead the ministries that serve children (newborn through Grade 5) and their families; and students (Grades 6-12) and their families; and the volunteers who serve in these ministries.


  • Mature Christian faith.
  • Two to five years of experience in teaching and leading a ministry.
  • BA in education or ministry, MA in either desired, but not required.

Children’s Ministry

  • Provide leadership and direction of Children’s Ministry (newborn through Grade 5).
  • Recruit, train, and supervise teachers and workers for Sunday morning and midweek children’s events and classes.
  • Provide care for children and their families.
  • Oversee the budget, communications, curriculum selection and the volunteer process.
  • Plan and oversee a weeklong Summer Camp program.
  • Plan special gatherings children and their families.
  • Reach out to the unchurched children and their families.

Student Ministry

  • Provide leadership and direction of Student Ministry (Grades 6-12).
  • Teach biblically based messages each week or arrange for guest speakers.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise teachers and workers for midweek student gatherings.
  • Provide care for students and their families.
  • Oversee the budget, communications, curriculum selection and the volunteer process.
  • Oversee plans and implementation for all trips and retreats.
  • Plan opportunities for outreach and mission work for students.
  • Reach out to the unchurched students and their families.


  • Plan and implement follow up communication with new families.
  • Serve on the Senior Leadership Team with all full-time staff and elders.
  • Serve and lead in other areas of Valley Brook as able.

This position is full time and comes with benefits.

How To Apply

To Apply

Email the following to Clark Pfaff, Lead Pastor, [email protected]

  • A cover letter that explains why you feel led to apply.
  • Your personal testimony of your salvation and your call to ministry.
  • A video link of you teaching/preaching.
  • Your resume with your references.