Associate Director of Children's Ministry

Position Summary:

  • To stir up a desire for a genuine relationship with Christ in the hearts of the children, make disciples and equip them with the Word of God to impact their world.
  • Promote personal bible reading and prayer, scripture memorization, and provide opportunities for community and mission field outreaches.
  • To teach a Bible based curriculum and encourage a Christian life style among the children.
  • Encourage and equip parents to develop a biblical worldview in their children.


Duties & Responsibilities are, but not limited to:

  • Oversees all programming and ministry for children ages birth – 5th grade, including
  • Sunday mornings, Friday nights, Summer programs, Special events, etc…
  • Works closely with the Senior Pastor to review, select and prepare curriculum for each age level to transform children into followers of Christ.
  • Oversees the implementation of all curriculum for the Large Group/Small Group teaching environments.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of programming for the spiritual formation of children and equipping parents to fulfill their calling as the primary spiritual leaders of their children.
  • Creates environments, activities and programming for each age group that will facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth.
  • Recruits, trains, supports, schedules and leads teams of volunteers.
  • Plans and oversees special events such as VBS, Right of Passage, Fall Festival, etc…
  • Develops and maintains a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families.
  • Provides vision, strategies, & development of all Children’s Ministry environments (birth – 5th grade).
  • Responsible for check-in procedures and tracking weekly attendance to ensure efficiency and security.
  • Assists in the performance evaluations of the Children’s Ministry volunteers.
  • Assists in developing the budget for the Children’s Ministry to ensure good stewardship and the proper allocation of financial resources.
  • Maintains scheduled office hours as directed by the Executive Director of
  • Administration and the Senior Pastor for accessibility to, parents, staff and the congregation.
  • Meets weekly with the Senior Pastor to discuss ministry strategies and effectiveness.
  • Oversees provision of childcare for Family Ministry seminars, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Easter, Church Anniversaries and all other church events as directed.   
  • Manages the distribution and allocation of curriculum and supplies.
  • Attendance at weekly staff meetings required.
  • Communicates Children’s Ministry activities to the church through periodic reports.
    Schedules and coordinates placement of volunteers and communicates with leaders as needed.
  • Encourages and supports all volunteers including planning and fellowship.
  • Builds team spirit.
  • Creates, develops, revises, evaluates and implement Children’s Ministry policies and procedures, teachers and parent handbooks and application.
  • Enforces a safe environment for children by following emergency action procedures.
  • Develops, maintains, and communicates the purpose and values as to why the ministry exists that parallels the purpose and core values of the church.

Bethel Competencies and Expectations:

  • Fully embraces the mission, vision and values of Bethel World Outreach Church – City of Hope.
  • Be reliable, take initiative and be self-motivated.
  • Embrace and adapt to growth, change, innovation and creativity.
  • Use appropriate judgment in the areas of discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • Have a cooperative, healthy and motivating relationship with Senior Pastor, co-workers and volunteers.
  • Solve and resolve problems in a resourceful, Christ-like manner.
  • Communicate openly and honestly with Senior Pastor and staff about needs, problems, and ideas for improvement.
  • Be punctual and attend all required events and activities.
  • Should give extreme attention to details with an eye for excellence.

General Expectations:

  • Active and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ, evidenced by attitude and behavior.Demonstrates ability to understand and relate to children and their families and a passion to see families grow in their faith together.
  • Previous experience with administration of a large church Children’s Ministry in recruiting, motivating, equipping and scheduling volunteer’s leaders to minister to children and families.
  • Experience in designing and developing Children’s Ministry programs.
  • Effective communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal).
  • Competency with basic computer software (Excel, Word, Publisher), and the capacity to learn new software.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to make changes, corrections and solve problems quickly under pressure.
  • Clearance of criminal background check.
  • Maintain personal spiritual development through bible reading, prayer and regular church attendance.
  • Regularly make contact with Children’s Ministry staff by phone or other forms of communication for prayer and fellowship.                
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.


  • Previous experience directing a large children’s ministry, including leadership of ministry staff (paid or volunteer staff members and/or a large volunteer team of 25+ volunteers).
  • AA required; BA or BS desirable

Reports To:
Senior Pastor

To apply, send resume to, or call (301) 588-8099.