Children’s Ministry Coordinator

The Children’s Ministry Coordinator is tasked with creating welcoming, inclusive, and safe environments for newborns-5th graders to explore faith and make meaningful connections in the church. As Children’s Ministry Coordinator, this staff person will be given practical flexibilities in addressing the following areas:

Programs and Relationships

  • Works to develop good relationships with the children, caregivers, families, and volunteers.
  • Oversees implementation of meaningful programs including weekly Sunday School, annual Vacation Bible School, seasonal Lenten/Advent Vespers, etc.
  • Seeks to prioritize an inclusive and multiracial approach to discipleship which aligns with the mission and vision of Christ Presbyterian Church.
  • Works in collaboration with the Director of Family Ministries on handoff and joint youth & children’ programs.
  • Oversees appropriate safety and risk management policies and practices.
  • Works with other committees as appropriate to ensure safe, clean, and age-appropriate program spaces.
  • Helps to implement and emphasize identified Family Ministry Milestones in coordination with the Director of Family Ministries.

Committees and Volunteers

  • Leads the Children’s Ministry Committee in establishing vision, goals, action steps, curriculum, calendar, and metrics.
  • Works in collaboration with Youth and Adult Formation Committees in areas of ministry intersection.
  • Recruits, develops, and expresses appreciation of Children’s Ministry volunteers.
  • Oversees and implements appropriate Safe Ministry guidelines in accordance with best practices and current PCUSA policy.

Curriculum and Resources

  • Leads effort with the Children’s Formation Committee to select and evaluate curriculum. Presents to Session for approval annually.
  • Implements curriculum through program volunteers.
  • Provides resources for families to promote discipleship of children in the home.
  • Oversees inventory and purchasing of necessary supplies, materials, and equipment.


  • Supervises nursery staff & volunteers.
  • In partnership with the Personnel Committee and Director of Family Ministries, oversees the hiring of nursery workers.
  • Oversees scheduling of nursery staff for Sundays and other church events.


  • Communicates with caregivers, families, and volunteers on a regular basis.
  • Communicates with the church (announcements, Tidings articles, annual report) on a regular basis.

Staff and Administration

  • Serves as a member of the Christ Presbyterian Church staff team and attends weekly staff meetings.
  • Participates in worship at the direction of the Senior Pastor and Director of Family Ministries, including Children’s Sermon in worship services.
  • Manages Children’s Ministry budget.
  • Reports metrics on request.
  • Meets with supervisor regularly.
  • Participates in annual performance review.
  • Participates in staff development and training opportunities, as agreed upon with supervisor.


  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Minimum 2 years previous experience in children’s ministries required
  • Previous experience with PCUSA polity and structure preferred
  • Previous participation/membership in an open & affirming church preferred
  • Minimum education: high school diploma

Other Information

  • This is a part time position at 20 hours/week, $20/hour.
  • Health insurance, dental insurance, on the job training, paid time off included.
  • Some remote work available.

Resumes can be sent with a cover letter to with “Children’s Ministry Coordinator Application” in the subject line.


Organization name:
Christ Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Church USA


944 East Gorham Street


Date Posted:
September 8, 2021

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