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Children's Ministry Director

Job type: Full-time

Category: Children's Ministry

Location: Washington DC, DC Post Date: April 24, 2017


Provide relational, spiritual, and logistical leadership to Grace Meridian Hill's children's ministry.



  1. Create a grace filled, enthusiastic learning environment
  2. Serve as a welcoming presence for regular and new parents and their children
  3. Work with Assistant Pastor to form practical strategies based on Grace Meridian Hill's philosophy of ministry

Administration & Communication

  1. Schedule Sunday volunteers each quarter
  2. Print/distribute lessons, notes, plans to adult leaders/teachers as needed
  3. Communicate with parents weekly regarding lesson/activities, home follow up, songs, etc.
  4. Serve as communication "hub" between Pastor, Ministry Administrator, Parents, and Members
  5. Maintain and reorder basic teacher/lesson related supplies; maintain class rosters
  6. Review and implement child protection policies/practices

Supervision & Training

  1. Provide oversight of all class teachers/assistants
  2. Select and implement curriculum, under supervision of Assistant Pastor, with input from Parent Committee/Teachers
  3. Create systems for traffic/flow, ensuring that ministry space is safe, organized, effective; direct support staff and volunteers in setting up of rooms
  4. Prepare/teach lesson as a substitute when needed
  5. Lead adult training/equipping meetings; routinely encourage teachers and members/volunteers
  6. Hire and manage paid caregivers

Parents/Family Liaison

  1. Develop supportive, collaborative relationships with parents of children
  2. Coordinate with Parent Committee (and Assistant Pastor, as needed) when parent support, child development, and discipline needs arise
  3. Support integration of families and baptism of children (scheduling, gifts, certificates, etc.).

Special Events

  1. Plan special worship opportunities for children in main service
  2. Plan and implement childcare/activities for special events (e.g., Fall Retreat, Parent Meetings, etc.) and family encouraged ministries (e.g., Moms Group, Engine Room prayer, etc.)
  • As a member of the Grace Meridian Hill staff team, the Children's Ministry Director is required to participate in all weekly Staff Meetings (Tuesdays, 1:30pm 3:00pm). Apart from these requirements, along with participation in Sunday worship service, the Children's Ministry Director is free to work at various times and in various locations.


  • Prior experience with local church children's ministries
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills with adults and children; personable demeanor and relational style
  • Strong administrative skills; organized; problem solver
  • Flexible, able to adapt quickly within a growing (i.e., changing) church environment
  • Embraces, and able to articular, Grace Meridian Hill's vision, especially as it relates to children
  • Prior experience working with youth in an urban community strongly preferred
  • Background check required; experience in infant/child CPR certification preferred

Hours: 30 hours/week

Pay: Available upon request

Eligible for Benefits: Yes

Start date: Immediately (negotiable)

How to apply

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