This full-time ministry position exists to: 1) oversee the discipleship and care of children
(nursery through fourth grade), 2) plan and carry out outreach strategies for families within
our community, and 3) coordinate special events for the church and community. This
position reports directly to the Senior Minister.
This position is 75% administration (think principal not teacher); leading roughly 100
children’s ministry partners who care for approximately 150 children through various
ministries. He/she will also be the “face” of this ministry to the children and parents.
§ Ministry Partner Equipping and Oversight Responsibilities:
o Recruiting, equipping, and retaining high quality children’s ministry partners
o Sponsor regular volunteer development and provide the clear communication
needed to build a strong ministry team
o Quarterly scheduling and weekly coordination of: teachers/helpers, lessons, supplies,
and volunteer leaders for all Children’s Ministry activities
§ Discipleship and Care of Children (Nursery – 4th Grade) Responsibilities:
o Ensure that all programming works to bring children closer to Christ and prepare
them for a lifetime of commitment to his church. The main venues for this
discipleship ministry are:
§ Sunday morning – Sunday school classes & Children’s church
§ Sunday night – AWANA clubs
§ Wednesday night – Children’s choir (Fall/Winter)
§ Regularly planned special events throughout the year
o Advocate for children and families during our regular planning of church events.
o Regularly evaluate and select appropriate curriculum in conjunction with the Senior
Minister and Youth Minister
o Pastoral care and visitation as needed
§ Plan and Carryout Outreach Strategies for Families Within our Community
o Carry out evangelism ministry to families with children primarily through...
§ Special activities to engage the community at large and within the
§ Follow up on Kids’ Place visitors in a timely manner (done in collaboration with
the Connections Coordinator)
o Carry out compassion/service ministries with the children as appropriate
§ Coordinate Special Events
o In conjunction with the above goals the Children’s Minister will assist with the
planning and execution of church-wide and/or community special events
o He/she will then serve as point person for church family events with assistance from
the Connections Coordinator or other ministry staff as needed
Job Description Revised: 1/27/16
These are regular tasks, which will be required of the Children’s Minister in the course of
carrying out their duties. It is not all-inclusive and serves only as a guide.
§ Program Specific Tasks
o On Sunday morning the Children’s Minister will...
§ Ensure check-in and security operations are operating properly
§ Ensure that the Sunday school lessons and volunteers are in place and serve
as a greeter/floater during this hour
§ Welcome families (members and visitors) during the transition times
§ Regularly lead elementary Children’s Church (at least monthly)
o On Sunday night, serve as a leader and as a resource to the AWANA Coordinator
o On Wednesday night, serve as a resource person to the choir team
§ Children’s Ministry Tasks
o Schedule volunteers out a quarter at a time and publish the confirmed schedule at
least two Sundays before it takes effect
o Create and maintain a regular children’s activity calendar
o Organize and chaperone trips for our children, including, but not limited to camps
o Generate attendance reports every Monday
o Oversee Kids’ Place environments, including weekly clean up and decorations
o Form a VBS leadership team by December
o Form a Children’s Choir leadership team by May
§ General Ministry Tasks
o Oversee supplies management for children’s ministry and the church
o Participate in weekly staff meetings to assist in church-wide planning
o Visitation as needed
o Staff the office with the other ministry staff to ensure regular office hours
o Help foster an environment where “every member is a minister” encouraging all to
participate in the work of ministry
o Assist in any other area deemed necessary for the good of the church
§ Contract Terms
o This salaried position will take an average of 40 hours to successfully execute
o Annual performance review coordinated with the Senior Minister
o Additional benefits will be given in accordance with the employee handbook
§ Personal Development
We are called by Christ to love God with all our heart, soul mind and strength. This
should particularly apply to those who are called to lead others in their relationship with
Christ. Therefore this minister should take care to:
o Take necessary personal time devoted to spiritual growth (quiet times, retreats, etc.)
o Take necessary time devoted to intellectual growth (reading, conferences, etc.)
o Take necessary time to have healthy relationships, particularly with their family
o Take necessary time to care for their physical well-being
o Be a graduate of a “Restoration Movement” school or equivalent experience
o A passion for children, ministry along with gifts of organization, teaching and
administration are strongly suggested
o Be able to pass a background check and have solid character references
o A teachable spirit and a desire to grow personally and professionally.
For more information, contact:
1912 Smallhouse Road
Capital City Christian Church
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
751 to 1000
Children’s Minister Job Description
Capital City Christian Church, Frankfort, KY
Contact: Steve Pattison (Senior Minister) or Jon Sutphin (Executive Minister)
Church Phone: 502-695-1188; Website: www.capitalcitychristian.org
About Capital City Christian Church
Capital City is a church with an average worship attendance of just about 800. We are located in Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, a town of about 25,000 (though the town feels larger because so many state services are headquartered here). Although our church is over 50 years old, we are deeply committed to a “missional” approach to ministry. We believe the message must never change, but the methods must be constantly tweaked to stay effectively on mission. Our worship style is contemporary, though we are serious about being multi-generational.
We recognize the extraordinary importance of our children’s and student ministries. We also recognize the serious issues most churches have keeping their students. We don’t want to be one of those places where as students graduate from high school they also graduate from church. So our goal is to connect our kids, not just with our children’s and student ministries, but with God and his church. We believe some of the pieces that will help include building strong families, connecting our students with multiple Christian adults, and engaging them in service.
We also recognize that at our size we will need our children’s minister to be more than a kid magnet. They will need to understand both how to connect kids with Jesus and start them on a path of spiritual health, and how to build a team committed to growing young Jesus followers. They will also need to embrace our vision, mission, and core values so our children’s programs will fit seamlessly into the big picture.
- Capital City is a place where God is building Christ-Driven, 24/7 Christians
- Capital City is growing people who follow Jesus by (1) Worshiping God; (2) Seeking the Lost; (3) Pursuing Spiritual Growth; (4) Building Community; and (5) Showing Compassion
- We often simplify this by emphasizing the discipleship essentials of (1) worship, (2) serve, and (3) grow.
Our Core Values:
- Empowered by God’s Spirit: (1) The Bible is Our Final Authority; (2) We Are Captivated by Grace; (3) We Are a Holy People; (4) We Are Culturally Relevant; (5) We Pursue Excellence in All Things
Final notes: We take our mission and core values very seriously. We program by, budget by, and to some degree hire by mission. Under our Mission, Worshiping and Seeking the Lost are ranked first and second intentionally. We attempt to make our worship multi-sensory and participatory, engaging those with varied “sacred pathways.” We attempt to be innovative in our programming. We value grandparents and grandkids alike in our church family, though we tend to annoy grandparents more often as we try to be effective with grandkids.
About the position
The Children’s Minister will work with Staff and the Children’s Ministry team to design and implement a vibrant and cutting edge children’s ministry for children birth to 5th grade that involves worship, evangelism, discipleship, community, and service. Since the vast majority of Christians make their decision to follow Jesus before they finish elementary school, a powerfully effective children’s ministry is an extremely high priority for Capital City Christian Church.
We also believe that Children’s Ministry can only be strong if it is engaging parents in the process of leading their kids to Jesus and helping them mature as Christians. We would expect that an effective children’s ministry will be working to engage and nurture a partnership with families whenever possible.
The Children’s Minister will work under the direct supervision of both the Senior and Executive Pastors (depending on the issue). They will also work closely with our Student Pastor to ensure a smooth transition into the student ministries and foster intentional spiritual development from birth through graduation.
Required Qualifications: All applicants must...
- have a growing relationship with Christ
- have a strong family life (if married)
- have a deep love for children
- have an engaging personality, effective upfront leading a ministry
- be excellent at recruiting and training leaders within the ministry (both student and adult volunteers)
- have a love for Scripture and be able to communicate the truths of God's word clearly and effectively
- have a passion for reaching students who are doing life without Christ
- be a constant learner and always seeking to grow as a leader
- be a strategic thinker, looking for ways to increase the effectiveness our student ministries
- possess experience in children’s ministry, with an understanding of how a children’s ministry needs to be shaped in a church nearing 1000
- be able to communicate effectively with parents
- be tech savvy, and competent with relevant social media
- be a leader and a self-starter, able to plan and execute events and programs with little oversight
- be teachable and able to work in a team environment
- be able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment that is always changing
- be organized and have administrative skills
- have at least a bachelor’s degree
Desired Qualifications: We prefer that applicants...
- have skills in graphic design
- have skills in video production
Responsibilities: The Children’s Minister will oversee all elements of our children’s ministries, including...
- planning children’s ministry worship, educational, service, and recreational experiences
- teaching in large group settings
- developing curriculum and/or resourcing leaders with curriculum
- planning and executing retreats, camps and mission trips
- facilitating effective small groups
- recruiting and developing small group leaders
- working with parents
- keeping social media portals active and continually engaging children and families
- discipling children, especially looking for ways to engage our students in service
- overseeing ministry teams within the children’s ministry
- working with interns during the summer
- preparing and managing the children’s ministry budget
- developing and overseeing policies and procedures for an effective children’s ministry
- providing counseling to children and their families
- other duties as assigned
This person will also be involved with other ministries as the children’s ministry is part of the larger body. These include attending certain staff meetings and helping to plan and participate in church-wide events.
For more information, contact:
15 Locust Drive
New Hope Christian Church, Manassas, VA
To lead and further develop a Christian’s ministry to children in the church through programming and
teaching, and working 20 hours’ p/wk.
Requirements: A love for children and a passion for their spiritual well-being in the Christian faith
through activities, teaching, and overseeing volunteers who would assist.
Minimum 2 years’ experience leading a children’s ministry program, including managing a team of
Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing programs/projects.
Minimum of 2 years’ education in the area of elementary education or similar desired.
Effective oral and written communication and time management skills; self-disciplined.
Proficient with Microsoft Office.
1. Teach in our Sunday Morning Kid’s Church at least twice a month.
2. Be willing to place membership and attend Sunday worship services at New Hope Christian Church.
3. Recruit and train volunteers for all Sunday morning programs for 0 years old-5th grade on including
Sunday School, Wee-Worship, Kids Church, and the Nursery.
4. Recruit and organize volunteers for Vacation Bible School or any other summer activities that involve
0 years old-5th grade.
5. Be creative in working to grow God’s kingdom in the community through the children’s ministry.
6. Develop an annual budget proposal and manage this budget with good stewardship.
7. Develop relationships with the parents of the children, when possible, that participate in New Hope’s
0 years old-5th grade programs.
8. Select effective curriculum or develop curriculum that meets the needs of each program that involves
0 years old-5th graders.
9. Attend monthly staff meetings with the Senior Minister and the Associate Minister.
10. Ensure programs and activities are in line with the vision of New Hope Christian Church.
Coordinate with fellow staff.
11. Submit a monthly calendar of activities for New Hope Christian Church’s monthly newsletter.
12. Be willing to be a servant and help out with other activities in the church as needed.
13. Work at least 20 hours a week. After onboarding, telework hours can be set with the Ministerial
Submit resumes to:
New Hope Christian Church
8310 Plantation Lane
Manassas, VA 20110
Submit inquiries to: email@example.com
New Hope Christian Church website: www.newhope316.org
For more information, contact:
8310 Plantation Lane