Associate Children's Ministry Director

Central Church
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

Date Posted: 05/10/2018
Categories: Church Staff
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Central Church

Associate Children's ministry Director 



Central believes that a healthy, thriving children’s ministry is important to reaching and growing children for Christ. It is also important for encouraging/equipping parents to pastor their own children. The Children’s Ministry Coordinator (CMC) will serve as part of the Children’s Ministry staff.


Time Commitment and Relationship:

This is a full-time position that qualifies for benefits. The CMC will report to the Children’s Ministry Director and will work under the supervision of the Next Gen Lead.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Children’s Ministry Director, the CMC provides strategy, oversight and organization of volunteers in children’s ministry (birth – 5th grade).

  • Assists in creating a welcoming and engaging environment for children and families.

  • Assists in recruiting, growing, and sustaining a large volunteer base for weekend/special programming and events.

  • Assists in recruiting and organizing a creative team of volunteers for large group programming.

  • Helps plan/lead special events such as camps, summer events, holiday events and community outreach.

  • Assist with curriculum development.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Personal faith in Jesus Christ and agreement with Central’s Statement of Faith.

  • Passion for reaching/growing children in Christ and equipping/encouraging parents and caregivers to do the same.

  • Degree in Children’s Ministry, Education or other relevant degree preferred.

  • Experience working with children and their parents in a Children’s Ministry, camp ministries,  or educational setting.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with children and their parents as well as both student and adult volunteers.


  • Willingness to serve with a positive attitude. Has a cooperative, healthy, and motivating relationship with co-workers, volunteers, parents and children.

  • Excellence in written/verbal communication skills.

  • A high level of initiative and ability to work independently; ability to perform duties with minimal direction and supervision to complete a task within assigned deadlines.

  • Ability to anticipate needs, be highly organized, pay attention to detail, multi-task, and be an efficient time manager.

  • Ability to teach in large group settings, as needed.

  • Ability to recruit, equip, encourage volunteers.

  • Member, or willing to become a member, of Central Church.

  • Ability to embrace and embody the mission, vision and distinctives of Central.

  • Attendance during weekend service, meetings, and other events determined by the Children’s Ministry Director and Next Gen Lead.  

  • Maintain regular weekday office hours.

  • Competence in all related church software and database systems.


To apply:

Please email the following to Becky Jaspring (Director of Children’s Ministry) at Please attach each as a separate file or page.

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Personal testimony (no more than one page)

  • Philosophy of Children’s Ministry  (no more than one page)

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