Director of Children's Ministry

Christ Community Church

Job Description


To help families and children follow Jesus in a life-defining way, and to equip and release parents to be the primary disciple-making influence in the home.


Team Members:

Lead Pastor, Pastor of Discipleship, Associate Children’s Director, and other part time CM staff.



45-50 hours per week



TBD, proportionate with experience, education, and capabilities.




·      A growing believer with a vibrant, consistent dependency on Jesus Christ.

·      A reputation of expressing Biblically-defined, ethical standards.



·      BA or BS undergraduate degree or proportionate ministry experience.

·      Agreement/alignment with EFCA doctrinal statement, and CCC’s philosophy of ministry and by-laws.


Skill Sets

·      One who loves and relates well to children and adults.

·      Someone possessing strong organizational skills and effective speaking skills.

·      One who enjoys teamwork and can lead teams, but who also takes personal initiative.

·      A person who is proven in the area of equipping others for ministry.

·      Able to handle the Scriptures effectively in a ministry setting.

·      Proven ministry experience in working with children.

·      Ability to minister to a culturally diverse group of children.


Position Values:

·      Disciple-making: We exist to connect people into a life-definign relationship with Jesus. This is our highest value.

·      Equipping and Releasing: We value the raising up (equipping) and releasing the body to do the work of the ministry.

·      Grace: Ministry can be exciting and fulfilling. It can also be challenging. We want to lead with gracious hearts and attitudes for staff and volunteer leaders.


Primary Responsibilities

1.    Discipleship: Work with the Pastor Discipleship in providing training and coaching to parents so as to foster healthy family relationships that prioritize discipleship.

2.    Programming: Successfully identify, deploy, and sustain strategic children’s ministry programming (centralized & decentralized) throughout the ministry seasons of a year, while tracking results and metrics.

3.    Leaders: Identify, empower, and shepherd children’s ministry staff and volunteer leadership in ministry to children and their families.


Secondary Responsibilities

4.    Sharpen - Evaluate the various aspects of the ministry on a regular basis and recommend changes for improvement.

5.    Budget - Develop an annual budget and oversee expenditures that advance the ministry.

6.    Family Resource - Serve as a support and resource for parents as they seek to disciple their MS & HS students.

7.    Be actively involved in a Connect Group and the Life of the body at CCC.

8.    Pursue and become a member of the Christ Community Church and credentialing in the EFCA in a timely manner.


Responsible for:

This person should eagerly and humbly learn ministry skills. Responsibilities will increase as he proves his competence in each ministry skill. He should be initially responsible for:

·      Maintaining a personal walk with God.

·      Developing positive relationships with students and their parents.

·      Fulfilling weekly, monthly, and yearly ministry tasks.

·      Learning the church/ family culture and working in alignment with the mission and direction of CCC.


Responsible to:

1.    Director of Discipleship

2.    Executive Pastor

3.    Lead Pastor

Experience Required
6 – 10 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
3 years ago
Ames, Iowa

Evangelical Free

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