Children's Ministry Director

About this role

Children's Ministry Director

Summary: Provide relational, spiritual, and logistical leadership to New Life Fullerton's children's ministry (ages nursery-6th grade).

Job Type: half time, 20 hours/week



  • Create a grace-filled, enthusiastic learning environment
  • Serve as a welcoming presence for regular and new parents and their children
  • Work with Pastor and session to form practical strategies based on New Life Fullerton's vision and philosophy of ministry
Weekly Responsibilities
  • Prepare and present a short devotional for children's service
  • Coordinate logistics of children's ministry service and Sunday school (including songs, slide presentations, substitute teachers, etc.)
Administration and Communication
  • Schedule Sunday volunteers each quarter
  • Order and distribute curriculum materials each quarter
  • Facilitate weekly communication with parents regarding lesson/activities
  • Serve as communication "hub" between Pastor/session, Parents, and Members
  • Maintain and re-order basic teacher/lesson related supplies
  • Maintain class rosters and updated directory
  • Review and implement child protection policies/practices
  • Participate in staff meetings as necessary
Supervision, Teaching, and Training
  • Provide oversight of all class teachers/assistants
  • Perform periodic review of curriculum effectiveness with input from teachers and parents
  • Create systems for traffic/flow, ensuring that ministry space is safe, organized, effective; direct support staff and volunteers in setting up of rooms
  • Prepare/teach lesson as a substitute when needed
  • Lead adult training/equipping meetings; routinely encourage teachers and members/volunteers
Parent/Family Liaison
  • Develop supportive, collaborative relationships with parents of children
  • Coordinate with pastor and session when parent support, child development, and discipline needs arise
  • Provide necessary support to families to assist in the spiritual nurture of children at home

Special Events

  • Plan and implement childcare/activities for church-wide events as needed
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement special events for Children's ministry (e.g.,holiday events, VBS, etc.)


  • Prior experience with local church children's ministries required
  • Degree from a Reformed Seminary with strong convictions for reformed theology and ministry
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills with adults and children; personable demeanor and relational style
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Flexible, able to adapt quickly within a growing (i.e. changing) church environment
  • Embraces and is able to articulate New Life Fullerton's vision, particularly as it relates to children's ministry
  • Background check required; experience in infant/child CPR certification preferred
  • Hours: 20 hours/week
  • Pay: Available upon request
  • Start date: Immediate

How to apply

Email resume to [email protected]

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