Now Hiring a Children’s Ministry Director

The CHURCH Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN., United States

Categories: Children’s Ministry

Denominations: The Missionary Church

Church Size/Church Plant: 50 to 100

Job Type: Part-Time (12-15 hours per week)

Job Description:

Job Description:  Children’s Ministry Director 
Nursery thru 5th Grade

Leading children into a dynamic relationship with Jesus and an understanding of the Bible.

Job Description
The primary responsibilities of the Children’s Ministry Director are to create an environment (primarily on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights) where Kids grow closer to Jesus Christ, have fun, and learn the Bible.

Reports to:  Senior Pastor

Hours: Part-Time Salaried position

Compensation: Negotiable with experience


Sunday Kid’s Ministry (Sunday Mornings year-round) and the development of midweek (Wednesday Nights through the school year)

  1. Create/organize curriculum for large-group as well as small groups.  
  2. Create a worship experience. 
  3. Teach large groups and recruit and equip volunteers to teach large groups. 
  4. Lead volunteer teams to minister as well through excellent planning, communication, training, and vision casting.
  5. Fill absentee volunteer positions through recruitment, background checks, assigning roles, training, creating nametags/shirts, etc.
  6. Support and equip volunteers by providing encouragement, resources, feedback, and demonstrations of appreciation.
  7. Continually assess the needs and flow of all children’s Ministry contact points and make appropriate adjustments to best serve the congregation.
  8. Oversee set up and tear down, and recruit volunteers to help. 


  1. Check and promptly respond to emails, voicemails, and mail received. 
  2. Ensure thorough and efficient communication with parents regarding updates, and curriculum details, via newsletters, emails and flyers, and social media.
  3. Maintain current records and databases for volunteer contact information, applications, and

Background Checks

  1. Purchase and prepare supplies for ministry events. 
  2. 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.
  3. Create and maintain a Children’s Ministries Manual with policies and procedures; update as needed.
  4. Purchase any ministry and office supplies as needed. 
  5. Oversee budget, recording expenditures. 

Other Responsibilities

  1. Plan and carry out events that attract new families to our church
  2. Coordinate nursery volunteers and supplies 
  3. Find volunteers to lead fun outreach playgroup events where our families can come and invite their friends
  4. Hold practices for Christmas Program 
  5. Hold classes to explain Child Dedication and its purposes 
  6. Build relationships with parents/families 
  7. Hold classes/seminars to equip parents to disciple their children 

Tech Skills Preferred

  1. Pro-presenter
  2. Planning Center
  3. Mac and Windows
  4. Google Workspace

Skills + Characteristics Required

  • Positivity
  • Problem Solver
  • Flexibility
  • Spiritual maturity
  • Strong Organizational and Leadership skills
  • Servant Hearted
  • Biblically Knowledgeable
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Engaging Teacher
  • Self-Motivated
  • A Proven Passion for Children’s Ministry

Email us for the application process: [email protected]