Elementary Service Assistant – South Campus


Job Summary

Assist in executing the operations and ministry responsibilities related to Elementary Sunday and Wednesday services. Responsible for building relationships with dream teamers through prayer, encouragement, and assistance as needed to ensure the physical and spiritual wellbeing of the children in our care. Will work closely with the Elementary team on special projects; must have a passion for team building and support the vision of the church



  • Sundays 7:00 am-1:30 pm (6 ½ hours)
  • Wednesday 5:30 pm-9:00 pm (3 ½ hours)
  • As weekday hours allow assistance with room setup (2 hours flex)

Essential Responsibilities & Duties


Volunteers (Elementary Dream Team):

  • Elementary Service Assistants must show excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate vision and inspiration to their team.
  • Elementary Service Assistant supports team building within the Elementary Dream Teams by creating opportunities as needed by connecting and building relationships with the Dream Teamers.
  • Follow up with leaders that did not come on a Sunday and Wednesday.
  • Send birthday cards and get-well cards to leaders (when applicable).


Sunday & Wednesday Ministry Responsibilities:

  • The Service Assistant role’s primary responsibility involves helping the Elementary Venue Coordinator and Elementary Campus Lead in managing Sunday and Wednesday services and Dream Team.
  • Assist with set-up of Elementary classrooms for service.
  • Re-stock classroom supplies.
  • Collect Salvation cards.
  • Record Salvation count on master excel spreadsheet.
  • Turn in a report to the office for communicating Salvations to kids.
  • Ensure all venue preparation is complete for each service.
  • Conduct a huddle per the direction of the Venue Coordinator with leaders during each service, provide the necessary information, and pray with leaders for the service.
  • Prepare to receive and interact with first-time guests (VIPs):
  • Greet parents, help them find rooms, and check-in kids if necessary.
  • Ensure all VIP systems are thoroughly followed up on (postcard, information entered).
  • Ensure the area is clean and specific ministry items for that service have been removed including shutting down screens and sound systems.
  • Ensure all Elementary policies and procedures are being always observed.


Parent Interaction/ Child Discipline:

  • Actively engage parents and families in the life of the church.
  • Follow up with kids and families who may be in need. 
  • Follow up with all disciplinary actions involving kids.
  • Responsible to cultivate a culture that carries out James River Church Core Value of creating an atmosphere of encouragement with families, kids, and leaders.


Stage Ministry/ Large Group Responsibilities:

While this role does not have specific responsibilities to the stage ministry aspects the Elementary Service Assistant will do the following:

  • Be familiar with the plan and flow of ministry taking place within the Large Group setting
  • Effectively communicate the vision of each series to the room leaders.
  • Be able to encourage and model active participation by all leaders in worship, prayer, offering, and overall engagement
  • Provide and lead the team in providing effective discipline during the large group experience
  • Organize and lead teams when the large group plan calls for specific details and responses needed from small group leaders
  • Not required but prefer that the Elementary Service Assistant could lead and teach from the stage should a need arise.


Special Events:

  • Elementary Service Assistant will play an active role with October 31st Party, Easter Egg Hunt and Services, Christmas Services, Christmas family engagement, Kids Camp, Volunteer training events, Designed Sisterhood events requiring childcare, and additional all-church events as needed.

Job Requirements

  • The job requires a moderate level of activity including but not limited to moving to the floor and back up, actively participating in songs, games, activities, standing, and/or walking for an extended period (often 6 -8 hours).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have a heart for kids.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with volunteers and parents. 
  • Must be a “team player” with those within the office and church. 
  • Must be detailed but also able to carry out the vision for the department. 
  • Must be able to lead with enthusiasm and positivity.


James River Church Elementary Employee Childcare Policy:

  • Elementary employees must have childcare arrangements made for all children aged 6 months through 6th grade.
  • Children cannot be with an Elementary employee during service times. Children must be with spouses or checked into the assigned classroom.
  • Sick kids are not allowed at any time.



  • In the event of absences or vacations, responsibilities must be covered
  • Absentees are not to exceed four Sundays a year 

Code of Conduct & Character


James River Church is Pastor-led, and staff driven with board oversight. James River Church staff are expected and considered to share in the responsibility of practicing and propagating the Christian gospel message and upholding the doctrine of the Church (the employer), as stated on our website and in our Bylaws.  As leaders and ministers of the gospel, staff therefore agree to the following:

  1. Develop and maintain a close personal walk with the Lord including:
    • Daily devotional time with Lord.
    • Daily dependence on the empowerment of the Spirit.
  2. Develop a strong marriage and family life. This includes:
    • Communicating and sharing with your spouse.
    • Spending time together on days off and when extra time is available.
  3. Keep personal finances in order with no delinquencies.
  4. Attend all regularly scheduled services in the church. Special services and functions will be required as deemed necessary by the Lead Pastor.
  5. Maintain a high level of personal integrity, honesty and confidentiality in dealing both with the staff and congregation.
  6. Maintain a Christian outlook and attitude at all times.
  7. Maintain loyalty to the staff and church, actively promoting unity within the church.

Heart Behind All We Do


Smile at EVERYONE you encounter!
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Phil 4:4 (NIV)
“In your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Ps 16:11 (ESV)

Be enthusiastic about your role, about the church, & about what God is doing in your life and in the church.
“Zeal for your house has consumed me…” Ps 69:9 (ESV)
“I was overjoyed when they said, ‘Let’s go up to the house of the Lord.’” Ps 122:1 (TPT)

Be encouraging with your countenance, with your words, and with your actions to the team and to everyone you connect with as you serve!
“So encourage each other and build each other up…” 1 Thess 5:11 (NLT)
“…Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.” 1 Thess 5:15 (MSG)

Show compassion & represent the love of Jesus!
“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7 (NLT)
“Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” Jn 13:34 (NLT)

How can we help you with what you need? If needed, connect the individual to someone who can help.
“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1 Pt 4:10 (NLT)
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mt 20:28 (NLT)
“…Through love serve and seek the best for one another.” Ga 5:13 (AMP)

Commitment to Ministry


By submitting my application for this position, I confirm I have read and accept the above Job Description/Code of Conduct and believe God has called me to serve in this capacity.

Have Questions? Contact Human Resources at humanresources@jamesriver.church