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Director of Children's Ministry

First Presbyterian Church

Boone, NC

Category: Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry

Posted on: March 11, 2019


Job Description:

Children's Ministry Director Position Description
First Presbyterian Church, Boone, NC

Hours: 40/week
Primary Purpose: To serve Jesus Christ and His church by developing, implementing and managing a vibrant children's ministry for children brith through 5th grade.

Major Responsibilities:

Be called by God to love and work with children, helping them experience God's love for them and developing that love for themselves and others.

Focus all activities around building a personal relationship with God, building relationships within the church family, and serving others.

Have a passion for teaching children.

Develop a vision for the Children's Ministry in consultation with the Children's Ministry Planning Team.

Work with the Children's Ministry Planning Team (CMPT) to develop a year long plan that aligns with the vision of the children's ministry, and implementing a strategy to achieve this plan.

Communicate/share the vision of the Children's Ministry at FPC with families and the larger church through the newsletter, events, etc...

Meet regularly with the CMPT to review the implementation of the ministry plan and any concerns involving the children.

Meet regularly with parents/families to build relationships and help children and their families grow spiritually.

Send personal notes to first time visiting families. Send personal notes to children once a year to make them feel we_noemaile.

Screen all Children's Ministry volunteers and paid workers in accordance with the church's Safe Sanctuaries guidelines.

Work with the CMPT to call/recruit and provide training for large and small group leaders, teachers, and other group leaders.

Decide on and order curriculum for, and prepare materials for:
Sunday school (toddlers - 5th grade)
Children's church
Reach Wednesday
Vacation Bible School

Organize, plan, and recruit volunteers for all areas of VBS.

Work with CMPT to develop and submit an annual ministry budget.

Be present on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings to:
We_noemaile visitors/new members with children. Inform them of children's programs.
Ensure all supplies/props/curriculum is in place for Sunday school and Children's church.
Provide support and teach Sunday school, nursery and Children's church when needed.
Lead Children's church each Sunday during one of our worship services and finding a volunteer to lead the other service.

Lead First Morning Out Chapel as needed.

Recruit, screen, and train nursery workers using our Safe Sanctuary policy.

Manage childcare workers, including scheduling and payroll.

Attend all required church/staff meetings including the Christian Education Committee to provide a report.

Report to the pastor on a regular basis concerning the Children's Ministry.

Coordinate miscellaneous church programs, projects, or activities as requested. Not limited to, but to include: activities for students outside of Sunday morning and Wednesday night in conjunction with the CMPT (on a monthly basis).

Coordinate a volunteer "thank you" twice a year.

Coordinate with FMO for expendable supplies and order what is needed.

Attending Continuing Education opportunities when necessary to bring new teaching strategies to FPC.


About First Presbyterian Church:

FPC Boone is a vibrant 300+ member congregation with a heart to serve Jesus Christ. Our family of faith is comprised of a diverse group of folks who love and and serve one another. We are a very welcoming congregation in the Presbyterian Church (USA) with a missional emphasis both locally and globally. Our church is located in the mountains of western North Carolina, just a few miles from Appalachian State University. To learn more, visit our website at: www.firstpresboone.org  


Profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. A Bachelor's Degree at an accredited college or university (preference in Christian Education). Ministry experience is preferred but not required. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Children's Ministry
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry
30,000 - 40,000
Organization Type:
Presbyterian - PCUSA
Worship Style:
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
First Presbyterian Church
Contact Name:
Donna Warmuth
131 Big Valley St.
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