LBC Kids serves children and their families from birth through 5th grade – approximately 700 children on Sunday and 250 children on Wednesday nights. Programming includes Sunday morning classes, Wednesday night clubs, and four to six large outreach events per year.
LBC Kids exists to teach, encourage and engage children to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word, while engaging parents in the process of becoming godly leaders and models of Jesus in the home. We desire to create a culture and environment where children and their parents experience a community of grace and truth, where they learn about Christ, grow in their love for Christ and seek to bring others to Christ.
To champion efforts to encourage, equip, and empower parents in all aspects of family living through classes, events, and small groups. This position seeks to support parents in their marriages and discipleship of kids in the home, promoting spiritually healthy families.
- A growing, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ demonstrated in character as outlined in I Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
- A humble and teachable spirit born out of security in Christ and an accurate understanding of their God-given capacity.
- Loves people and Lincoln Berean Church and regularly attends weekend services
- Supports the core beliefs of LBC
- Trustworthy, honest and considers confidentiality a priority
- Has a vision for both reaching the lost and for developing, encouraging, and discipling parents and couples to grow in their relationship with Christ, cultivate Christ-centered marriages, and raise their children in God’s truth
- Specific academic training in marriage, parenting or children’s education and/or ministry (B.A. or higher), or comparable
- Stable, Christ-centered marriage
- Proven leadership skills and outcomes
- Shepherd leadership
- Exemplifies relational discipleship
- Proven team player and team builder
- Effective communication skills (verbal, written, and social media)
- Capable teacher and small group facilitator
- Expertise in marriage and family dynamics with ability to inspire, teach, and intervene (counsel)
- Passionate promoter for the next generation and parent involvement within the church environment
Ministry Area Responsibilities
- Develop and teach classes for parents; coordinate parent resources
- Provide shepherd leadership for married couples, parents, and their children within the church including meetings, hospital visits, and follow up
- Cultivate fellowship and community among parents and families by developing and facilitating small groups
- Provide intervention and pastoral counseling; recommend professional counseling when necessary
- Collaborate with LBC Kids staff to plan and host large family events for encouragement, spiritual growth, and outreach
- Facilitate marriage mentoring program
- Assist in special projects and/or events when assigned
- Participate in annual budget planning process
- Supervision: LBC Kids Ministry Area Leader
- Inter-office Relations: LBC Kids staff
- Working relationships will also include all-church staff and lay leadership within LBC Kids
- Attend team planning meetings and retreats as determined by supervison
- Regularly participate in the overall church life at Lincoln Berean Church, cultivating an atmosphere of unity and encouragement among all ministries, staff and attendees.
- Faithfully attend and participate in all LBC staff meetings, functions and community-building opportunities.
- Fully agree to the terms of employment and other employee policies as outlined in the LBC Employee Handbook.
- Joyfully serve as an LBC ministry person in various other areas on an as-needed basis:
- Assist with hospital visitation
- Officiate weddings and funerals
- Be available for appointments and calls in the office
LBC Kids serves children from birth through 5th grade – approximately 700 children on Sunday and 250 children on Wednesday nights. Programming includes Sunday morning classes, Wednesday night clubs, and four to six large
outreach events per year.
LBC Kids exists to teach, encourage and engage children to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word, while engaging
parents in the process of becoming godly leaders and models of Jesus in the home. We desire to create a culture and
environment where children and their parents experience a community of grace and truth, where they learn about
Christ, grow in their love for Christ and seek to bring others to Christ.
To oversee the ministry’s regular programming, large events and service team while making meaningful connections
with children and parents. We expect a strong emphasis on grounding children in the foundational doctrines of the
Christian faith and what it means to live out those beliefs in practical ways. In addition, this position will seek to
engage and equip parents in discipleship of their children in the home. Our desire is that both Christian and non-
Christian parents would find LBC Kids attractive for equipping children to live responsibly in a confusing and
increasingly dangerous culture.
▪ A growing relationship with Jesus Christ demonstrated in character as outlined in I Timothy 3 and Titus 1
▪ A humble and teachable spirit born out of personal security in Christ and an understanding of his/her
▪ A life dependent on the Holy Spirit and faith as demonstrated by an active prayer life
▪ Loves people and Lincoln Berean Church and regularly attends weekend services
▪ Supports the core beliefs of LBC
▪ Trustworthy, honest and considers confidentiality a priority
▪ Has a vision for reaching the lost and for developing, encouraging, discipling and inspiring children to
grow in their relationship with Christ
▪ Views parents as partners in the process of relational discipleship
▪ Proven leadership experience leading children’s ministry with an emphasis on both children and parents
▪ Specific academic training in children’s education and/or ministry (B.A. or higher), or comparable
▪ Proven leadership skills and outcomes
▪ Visionary/creative in leadership; proven implementer
▪ Proven team player and team builder; motivational and inspiring
▪ Pastoral abilities; shepherd leadership
▪ Strong organizational skills
▪ Effective teaching skills for children and adults
▪ Effective communication skills (verbal, written and social media)
▪ Exemplifies relational discipleship
▪ Educational understanding of curriculum
▪ Understanding of family dynamics with ability to inspire, tech and intervene (counsel
▪ Passionate promoter for the next generation parent involvement within the church environment
Ministry Area Responsibilities:
▪ Provide direction and support to the vision and mission of LBC Kids
▪ Oversee, direct, and assess the effectiveness of all children’s programs, events, and service teams
▪ Communicate, connect and engage with kids and parents
▪ Create an environment in which staff can flourish, be inspired and feel valued
▪ Collaborate and build up areas, programs and positions of LBC Kids; create a unified ministry
▪ Provide direction to maintain a healthy environment for service in collaboration with the Service Team
▪ Recruit, train and develop service team members; implement and assess effectiveness of training
▪ Provide direction and input regarding curriculum; monitor its fidelity
▪ Provide modeling and training for:
o effective teaching
o effective small group interaction
o relational discipleship for kids and parents
▪ Teach parenting classes for adults
▪ Provide shepherd/pastoral leadership and care for service team members, staff, kids, parents and
▪ Provide support and assistance for Preschool and Elementary Directors
▪ Provide administrative leadership for office, staff and ministry
▪ Participate in annual budget planning process
▪ Assist in special projects and/or events when assigned
Accountability / Relationships:
▪ Supervision: LBC Kids Ministry Area Leader
▪ Attend team planning meetings and retreats as determined by supervisor
▪ Inter-office Relations: LBC Kids staff
▪ Working relationships will also include all-church staff and lay leadership within LBC Kids
▪ Regularly participate in the overall church life at Lincoln Berean Church, cultivating an atmosphere of
unity and encouragement among all ministries, staff and attendees.
▪ Faithfully attend and participate in all LBC staff meetings, functions and community-building
▪ Fully agree to the terms of employment and other employee policies as outline in the LBC Employee
▪ Joyfully serve as an LBC ministry person in various other areas on an as-needed basis:
o Assist with hospital visitation
o Officiate weddings and funerals
o Be available for appointments and calls in the office
Title: Children’s Ministry Director
Status: Full Time 40+ hrs. per week
Reports to: Directional Leader
Compensation: Salary + Benefits
The Children’s ministry director will work with the children’s ministry team of staff and volunteers in the development and implementation of ministry to children aged 0-4th grade. The Director is responsible for inspiring, engaging, and equipping members of New Heights Bentonville to make disciples of children who love God passionately and love people tangibly.
We ask that our employees embrace our staff core values:
Our Staff Core Values are:
Soul Care – If your heart is sick your ministry will be sick. Abide in Christ!
Question: How am I caring for my own soul and the souls of my coworkers?
Pray about everything – We accomplish more when we go with God.
Question: Have I taken time to stop, pray, and listen?
Take Risks – When we wait for something to be perfect, we fail. Do something!
Question: What God sized dreams am I sticking my neck out for?
Replace Ourselves – Great leaders help people grow and move up.
Question: Who am I empowering and releasing?
Make it Personal – Own your zone and contribute to the whole.
Question: How am I personally invested, inside and outside of my job description, in working here?
Growth Mindset – We can grow, adapt, change, and get better.
Questions: How I am growing personally? How can my ministry grow?
Develop a mission and vision for Children’s ministry that aligns with the mission and vision of NHB
Clarify, cast, a promote the vision of children’s ministry to families and volunteers.
Develop and implement a clear strategy with appropriate programing and curriculum to minister to children and families.
Develop and implement policies and procedures to make sure children’s ministry is safe and secure.
Lead the children’s ministry team to teach Biblical truth to transform lives and make disciples to children and volunteers
Manage and develop children’s ministry team of staff and volunteers
Shepherd the children’s ministry staff and volunteer team.
Manage all aspects of volunteerism within children’s ministry (Recruiting, Training, Administration/scheduling)
Oversee pastoral care for families within the children’s ministry span of care.
Drives accountability/ results
Heart for kids
A bachelor’s degree with a preferred 5 years of ministry experience working with children.
To apply please email your resume to email@example.com
First United Methodist Church of Decatur, Alabama is seeking a part-time Director of Children’s Ministries (DCM). As part of our church’s ministry team the DCM will plan, manage, and execute the Children’s Ministry Program for children in the nursery through 5th grade. The DCM must have the ability to develop and lead programs that bring and assimilate new families with children into the church.
As the leader of children’s ministries, the DCM will provide spiritual guidance and care for the children who participate in our programs, for their parents, volunteer workers, and guests. The DCM will coordinate plans for children’s ministries that support the goals and objectives of the church and will work collaboratively with other staff members and ministry teams to accomplish these goals and objectives. The DCM must be able to work as part of a team, delegate, mentor, and grow church volunteers.
- Proven experience in building relationships grounded in Christ’s love.
- Experience leading children using creative ideas to strengthen their faith.
- Experience building and working with a team.
- Four-year college degree, graduate, or professional studies in Children’s Ministries.
- Experience in a variety of communication platforms including social media, print, and public speaking.
- Experience in a variety of computer applications including, but not limited to Microsoft Office Software, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
In addition, applicants must be eligible to work in the United States, have a valid driver’s license, and an acceptable driving record. Before being hired applicants will be required to complete a drug screen, background, and credit check. Please include a cover letter with a resume and professional references when you apply. Application materials may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Current information about Children’s Ministries at Decatur First United Methodist Church.
Missouri United Methodist Church, a growing and faithful congregation in downtown Columbia, MO is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry to lead and give direction for ministries to children from birth through 5th grade, as well as their families.
The Director is responsible for the leadership and direction of a well-rounded, relational program for children, birth through fifth grade, and their families. The goal of the ministry is to share with children in the church and community the gospel of Christ by teaching them they are loved by God, disciples of Christ, and called by God to have the heart and hands of a servant. The Director of Children’s Ministry position supports parents and guardians in their role as spiritual mentors in the home.
ABOUT MISSOURI UMC
With an average worship attendance of around 600 people, Missouri is a dynamic congregation located in Columbia’s District. This downtown church is across the street from the University of Missouri-Columbia and in walking distance to two other colleges. Our mission is to “connect all people to Jesus Christ.”
In addition to a continuing tradition of outstanding worship, Missouri has many other exciting ministries seeking to meet the needs of a diverse college town, young families, growing community of families with children who have exceptional needs, new modern worship, and an expanding ability to connect and communicate digitally and through social media.
The ideal candidate will:
Exemplify a contagious enthusiasm for Christ and children.
Be mission minded
Embrace a commitment for long-term planning and implementation of Missouri’s children’s ministry.
Function with creative problem solving and community building as part of a team in the wider circle of ministry (staff and servant leaders both paid and unpaid).
Coordinate and mentor volunteers to implement all aspects of the ministry.
Be dedicated to supporting families by providing high-quality care and safety for children.
Have a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in working with children.
Responsibilities and Duties
Provide leadership and oversight of the spiritual formation of children so that their faith is part of their daily lives.
Plan, implement and evaluate ministry areas including Sunday School, Children’s Worship, Vacation Bible School, Camp and other seasonal activities.
Use creativity to improve and/or create new ministry areas
Equip lay leadership, including parents and servant leaders.
The Children’s Director is part of the Discipleship Team, which also includes the Youth Director and College Age Director and is led by the Pastor of Discipleship. This is a non-clergy position with full benefits.
We are replacing a full-time children’s director position. Depending on candidates, we will either be replacing it with another full-time person or multiple part-time people with the right skills in the right areas to work well as a team. When you apply, please indicate in the cover letter whether you are interested in full-time and/or part-time.
We have a number of ministries outside of Sundays that we want to continue to improve and add more outreach and service opportunities to for children and their families.
VBS/Camp that has been a solid outreach to unchurched for us
Various age group parties and fun events for people to invite their unchurched friends and families to so as to build friendships that will be redemptive
Parent empowerment classes and events (that can be done in concert with our Thrive Counseling and Coaching Center, a professional community counseling center that is an extension ministry of the church).
We are looking for someone who can
Motivate, train and manage our large team of volunteers (in excess of 100 volunteers for some events) and 2 part-time assistants
Be the face of Sunday mornings for families and children including being a dynamic large group presenter and good mentor of children’s small group leaders
Recruit adults, youth and older children and empower them effectively as volunteers for Sundays and various events throughout the year multiplying workers and leaders
Administrate the ministry through effectively supplying fantastic digital and in person support and focus for volunteer workers, leaders, teams, parents and social media marketing to the community
Execute on and regularly refine a fantastic assimilation plan for children of all ages and their families
Continue to encourage and develop the children’s teams: Prayer team, worship team, welcome team.