Children’s Ministry Director Job Description

Children’s Ministry Director Job Description

Inspired by a posting over at Ministry to Children, I thought I’d post my newly written job description for those who are still working on their own.  It’s a new thing we’re doing at our church, and a great idea for anyone who is structuring their ministry for growth!

Here it is in Word or PDF if you’d like to download it!

Children’s Ministry Director

HOURS:  15 hours a week.


  1. Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  2. Be a member in good standing.
  3. A desire to teach and mentor children with patience and an accepting heart.
  4. Preferably have an educational background in Christian Ministries, Biblical Studies, or a related field.


To ignite a desire for a genuine relationship with Christ and to equip the kids for the spiritual battle they are in. Encourage and equip parents to develop a biblical worldview in their children.  Promote Scripture memorizing, prayer, and personal Bible reading as well as provide opportunities for ministry leadership, outreach to the community, and connection to mission field. To teach a Bible based curriculum and encourage a Biblical based life style among the children.


Responsible to the Board of Ministries, working directly under the supervision of the Senior Pastor.  The position will be evaluated every 6 months.


  1. Responsibility for the oversight and leadership of the Children’s ministries that include:  Wednesday Night Ministries, Children’s Church, Special Events, Vacation Bible School.
  2. Recruit, train, pray for, and involve new children’s ministry volunteers.
  3. Create and effectively manage the ministry’s budget.
  4. Maintain ministry’s section on website.
  5. Communicate consistently with parents as well as provide the tools they need for spiritual leadership


  • Should always exhibit professionalism, demonstrated by:  a well-groomed appearance, conscientious work ethic, be willing and able to work at a fast pace within a variety of settings and circumstances, with composure and flexibility.
  • Should be ever conscious of the need for confidentiality.
  • Should exercise discernment and wise judgment.
  • Should be a person who gives extreme attention to details with an eye for excellence.
  • Should be a self-starter, good at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects.
  • Endorse and support the local church and her mission as well as the ministries of the worldwide work of the C&MA.
  • Maintain personal spiritual development through Bible reading, prayer, and Christian community
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  1. Thanks for this. Can you tell me how this is done? Is there more than one person on staff in the Children’s Dept? As the current Children’s Director (pd 20 hours a week), I literally can’t get all that I have to do done. I am just wondering how on earth someone could do it in 15! What size of church? What size of kid’s department? Do they have anything to do with the 0-5 hallway? I manage all, but am wondering if we should restructure some things. Any help or feedback would be appreciated.

  2. Hey Jos,

    There’s just one person on “staff” in our Children’s Department, but I’ve got a super volunteer team (5 on Wednesdays and 5 rotating on Sundays). I think with all Kidmin people, you never “get it all done”, but I do the best I can. Our church is probably smaller since we don’t have a 0-5 “hallway”! Our Sunday morning attendance (everyone) is around 250 and I have 30 kids on Wednesday night and 25 on Sunday mornings. I don’t do anything with the younger kids (below age 4) besides meet with the nursery director for our monthly Christian Education meetings. What kind of things are you having trouble getting done? Jim Wideman has a lot of good resources on time management.
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  3. Baily Bondman says:

    I tweeted this post! Thanks : )

  4. I’ve recently been asked to write out a detailed job description for what I do at my church, and you can’t believe how excited and grateful I am to have stumbled upon your job description! I’ll only have to tweak a few things here and there to fit your description to my position. Thank you so much!

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  7. This was a great outline. I’m wondering how this person got it all done as well? Is there more staff? I am in the same position and am paid for 32 hours a week and I certainly work 40. Parent/volunteer ministry is a huge part of this job as well. I also am wondering about the structure of staffing. Thank you for your input!


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