General Job Description

The Children’s Ministry Director (CMD) will work with the church Staff, Board, Nursery Coordinator, volunteers and families to coordinate all children’s programs ranging from 4 years of age (“pre-school”) to fifth grade. While the CMD must be able and eager to work with children directly, the majority of this position (~80%) consists of recruiting, scheduling, maintaining, and training adult volunteers. The primary functions will be to build a developmentally appropriate Christian program where the love of Christ is presented through Scripture, worship, and personal example.

Goal of Children’s Ministry at Antrim: To teach and equip children and their families to know God in an intimate way, to love Him as a Father and Savior, to serve Him as they are called, to worship Him in all they do, and to grow with Him in a lifelong relationship.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, ideally in Early Childhood Development, Education or Christian Education.
  • Teaching Experience in Christian Education at the local church level.


  • Must be a Christian who demonstrates his/her Christian faith through their actions and lifestyle.
  • Must complete duties and any future planning in support of the ABIC mission and vision statements.
  • Must love and relate well to children.
  • Must be an encourager to parents with children ages birth through 5th
  • Possess a strong knowledge of scripture.
  • Possess an understanding of a child’s faith development process, with a goal to prepare all children to receive Christ.
  • An understanding of children’s educational and developmental learning stages.
  • Comfortable and experienced in dealing with behavioral issues/disruptions of children in all areas of responsibility.
  • Experience having crucial conversations with parents regarding behavioral issues and opportunities related to their child. Demonstrates the ability to seek positive outcomes for the family and to maintain avenues for mentoring.
  • Flexible to a variety of changing events, schedules and priorities.
  • Able to recruit, train, inspire, and encourage teachers and volunteers.
  • Able to lead a class at any grade level when necessary.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills using various mediums.
  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving and conflict resolving skills.
  • Possess strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • The CMD is expected to become a member of the Antrim congregation within a year of hire if not one already.

Duties & Responsibilities

Program & Events

  • Direct Sunday School for children 4 years of age through 5th
  • Direct Wednesday evening activities for children 4 years of age through 5th
  • Schedule, prepare, and present Children’s Chats during services as needed. Arrange for other presenters as needed.
  • Facilitate programs/events between the children, congregation, and the community.
  • Coordinate the provision of childcare for church ministries on additional weeknights as needed.
  • Direct all other Children’s Ministries programs/ events, including, but not limited to: Vacation Bible School, Missions Projects, Welcome Center, Child Dedications (in partnership with the Nursery Coordinator), Children’s Church, and Family Events
  • Coordinate a smooth transition for students from 5th grade into Youth Group with the Youth Director.
  • This is a currently a part-time position, 20-30 hours per week. There is the possibility of it becoming a full-time salaried position with benefits requiring 45–50 hours per week. Remuneration will take prior experience into consideration.
  • Ministry hours will consist of leading CM activities on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings as well as mid-week preparation, meetings, and communication with staff and volunteers as needed.

Administrative Tasks

  • Recruit, coordinate, and supervise volunteers as needed.
  • Budget responsibilities: work with the Administrative Pastor and Church Treasurer to manage and report CM expenses.
  • Assist in the development of church policies.
  • Develop and initiate new and innovative approaches for children and families within our church and community.
  • Communicate efficiently with the staff, parents, and children about upcoming events: weekly staff meetings, monthly newsletters/calendars to families, updated information on website, and weekly information for e-blast
  • Reminder, birthday, and miss you cards, etc.
  • Coordinate scheduling on church calendar with other staff.
  • Serve on Preschool Advisory Board for Growing Tree Preschool; this will involve: attending meetings, encouraging GTP teachers, supporting their needs during the academic year, building relationships with the GTP families who attend Antrim
  • Maintain a list of active volunteers and assist Office Administrator in obtaining necessary information from volunteers for security clearance applications.

Other Areas of Ministry

  • Coordinate child/family dedications in conjunction with other staff.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings.
  • All required paper work to support ministry (forms, expenditures, etc.).
  • Coordinate all your functions with church calendar and Facility Manager for set-up.
  • Attend Board Meetings per invitation to offer reports and insight.
  • Cooperate (as needed) with all other church ministry departments.
  • Be visible and available at scheduled all-church public functions.
  • Attend both Sunday morning services and be available to pray and counsel with those choosing to respond to the Holy Spirit.
  • Be visible and available for “meet and greet” prior to and after all Sunday services.
  • Be willing to write references for Antrim people.

Accountability & Structure

  • Reports to: lead pastor
  • Direct reports: nursery coordinator, volunteers