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Children's Ministry Director

Job type: Full-time

Category: Children's Ministry

Location: Carol Stream, IL Post Date: June 01, 2017


Children's Ministry Director May 2017 The Position: Under the leadership of the family pastor, the director of children's ministry will lead and shepherd a growing team of committed volunteer staff that educate the children of Crossroads Community Church to know, love and serve Jesus.


Church, Position & Person Profile

Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinating the Saturday night and Sunday morning educational program/worship for children by:
  • Recruiting, equipping and shepherding a volunteer team of service coordinators, teachers, and assistants responsible for providing excellent biblical teaching and room management in age- leveled classrooms
  • Training, overseeing and evaluating teachers and assistants during all services
  • Putting in place a recruitment plan for teachers and assistants that leads to full room staffing
  • Making sure that the service coordinators have staffed rooms appropriately each Sunday
  • Previewing and selecting teaching material content that is biblically based, developmentally appropriate, and delivered with excellence by teachers
  • Working toward growth in children's ministry in alignment with our church's purpose to make, baptize, and teach disciples
  • Developing an outreach ministry that shares the gospel with children and their families in our local communities. Crossroads should become known in the community as a church that is boldly proclaims the gospel and strongly advocates for children.
  • Partner with AWANA Commander to achieve a well-run AWANA program
  • Coordinating summer events (VBS, 5-day clubs, etc.)
  • Providing occasional activities where families can worship, interact, and play together
  • Working as part of the overall leadership team at Crossroads by:
  • Joining a staff that is highly relational, goal oriented, optimistic, unafraid of thoughtful change
  • Attending weekly staff meetings (Tuesday mornings)
  • Working towards growth in your personal walk with Christ and professional development
  • Balancing the demands of family, work, and rest
  • Supporting the overall vision of Crossroads as it pertains to children's ministry
  • Helping families new to the church learn about the children's ministry opportunities at Crossroads
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in Christian Education or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience as a ministry leader
  • Relates well to children – children are drawn to them as a loving, caring, mentor and leader.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Displays confidence, maturity, and qualified experience in spiritual and family issues as a support to parents.
  • A special concern for evangelism and discipleship of children and parents.
  • Superior people skills across many demographics.
  • Leadership experience in overseeing, mentoring, recruiting and developing a large volunteer network
  • Proficient in the use of technology systems and development of reports
  • Ministry must be the overflow of a daily, vibrant walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • A mature and tested faith in Jesus Christ with a strong knowledge of the Bible.
  • Uphold the philosophy, values, and doctrine of the church.
  • This person will have a clear call to Christian ministry.
  • Energized by love for Jesus Christ expressed in a warm love for the people of God.
  • Consistently demonstrate mature judgment, high integrity, and well-developed leadership skills.
  • Commitment to being a team player who takes interest in the personal and spiritual growth of staff and volunteers.

How to apply

Send your resume to [email protected]