Children’s Ministry Director
Children’s Ministry Director
Lead Pastor (Eric Roseberry)
|May 1, 2021|
In order to apply, send your resume to by March 12.
The Children’s Ministry Director will lead and direct the Children’s Ministries of City of God Church, developing and overseeing programs that help kids grow into healthy followers of Jesus. This includes developing effective systems, compelling programs, and equipping volunteers to provide a safe environment for our children. Additionally, the Children’s Director will be a primary voice and advocate for the needs of kids at COG. The Children’s Director will provide direct leadership to the Children’s Ministry (Birth-4th grade), which currently averages 50 kids per Sunday.
Additionally, the Children’s Director will work alongside the Elders and other ministry team leaders and volunteers to build programs and systems designed to support healthy families. The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for and experience with leading an ever-growing, ever-changing children’s ministry. He/She would possess qualities necessary for this position such as spiritual maturity, flexibility, strong organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to lead and assemble a team of volunteers. The candidate should hold to City of God’s mission statement (City of God exists to make disciples who love Jesus, love others, and advance the Gospel) and have a desire to instill this mission into the youth of COG. There will also be an opportunity to begin to work with City of God’s volunteer-led Student Ministry. City of God has also started actively working with special needs children in our congregation. The right candidate will help facilitate plans and conversations to increase this work.
City of God is an Acts 29/SBC church.
Roles and Responsibilities
Role #1 – Sunday Morning Experience
- Work with and oversee teachers and volunteers to implement lessons, activities, and supervision for all classes during Sunday services
- Ensure a timely and accurate check-in process for parents and children
- Assist with Planning Center registration for visitors and new parents
- Ensure all classrooms are equipped with supplies and procedures prior to the start of class
- Oversee set up and tear down, and recruit volunteers to help
- Create and share resources to help families worship at home
Role #2 – Leadership and Volunteer Development
- Recruit and equip volunteers to teach/serve in the COG Children’s ministry
- Lead volunteer teams to minister through excellent planning, communication, training, and vision casting
- Fill absentee volunteer positions through recruitment, background checks, assigning roles, training, creating name tags, etc.
- Support volunteers by providing encouragement, resources, feedback, and demonstrations of appreciation
- Continually assess needs and flow of all points of Children’s Ministry contact and make adjustments where appropriate to best serve the congregation
- Coordinate with parents and volunteers to provide support and accommodations for numerous children with special needs
- Attend weekly COG staff meetings
- Receptively listen to suggestions and concerns from parents and volunteers
- Lead quarterly volunteer leadership team and parent advisory board meetings
Role #3 – Administrative
- Create/organize our Gospel Project curriculum for Sunday classes
- Develop and implement classroom procedures for all classes
- Check and promptly respond to emails, voicemails, and mail received
- Ensure thorough and efficient communication with parents regarding updates and curriculum details via newsletters, emails, and social media
- Maintain current records and databases for volunteer contact information, applications, and background checks through Planning Center
- Create and maintain a file for events with event information, a detailed timeline, notes suggesting enhancements and things that went well so that the event can be easily planned again, changed, or duplicated for the next year
- Create and maintain a Children's Ministry Manual with policies and procedures; update annually
- Purchase any ministry supplies as needed
- Oversee Children’s Ministry budget, recording expenditures, and filing requests annually
- Create and coordinate events for families and children (Parables in the Park, Family Fort Fellowship, etc.)
- Assist other church staff as needed
In order to apply, send your resume to . We will accept resumes through March 12.