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Director of Children's Ministry

Berea Baptist Church

Rockville, Virginia

Full-Time Ministry Position




The role of the Director of Children’s Ministries is to provide care and age-appropriate instruction for infants through fifth grade at each service and other activities and events planned throughout the year. It is the role of this director to ensure an environment of excellence in all children’s ministry programs. The director also needs to make sure parents feel safe about leaving their children. The role of the director is to provide a place where children will want to come so they will learn skills necessary to succeed scholastically and interpersonally, as well as to grow and develop in their faith. To achieve this goal, the director must be a well-educated, creative visionary, with strong relational skills, and the ability to teach, lead, encourage and motivate students and parents.


Basic Qualifications

  • A member of Berea Baptist Church.
  • A strong calling to children’s ministries.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate exceptionally well to children and their parents or guardians.
  • An understanding of and commitment to Berea Baptist Church and its mission.
  • Weekly attendance at worship is expected, attending at least one adult service per month.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and experience in a related field is preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

Instruction and Program Development

  • Provide care and age-appropriate instruction for infants through fifth grade at each service.
  • Implement the lessons for the Children’s Ministry.
  • Continually evaluate the quality of programming being provided (creativity, material, content, leaders, space, equipment, etc.).
  • Provide and communicate short-term and long-range planning that will develop structure and a system that will allow for future growth.
  • Manage budget for the Children’s Ministry and oversee the purchase of all necessary items/materials for each program.
  • Strategically plan, set goals, and budget finances for each calendar year.
  • Consistent attendance of staff, Church Council, and other administrative and/or committee meetings as required.
  • Network with Church groups/members to support recruiting efforts for Church Children’s Ministries.

Health and Safety

  • Ensure/advocate for/implement appropriate requirements for safety and excellence in all aspects of children’s ministry. This includes but is not limited to access to the children as well as equipment for their use during school hours. Parents should feel safe about leaving their children while attending church services.
  • Assure implementation of safe sanctuary policies and procedures to keep all children and the adults who work with them safe. Monitor the physical environment of the children’s area for safety.
  • Maintain updated information of all children in ministry (and visitors) including but not limited to allergies, contact information, and special needs.
  • Supervision and People Development
  • Supervise and manage the nursery coordinator and volunteers involved in children’s ministries.
  • Coordinate recruitment, enlistment, and training for volunteers and small group leaders.
  • Schedule all volunteers for all events and Sunday services with assistance from the nursery coordinator.
  • Provide teaching and encouragement for all volunteers.
  • Participate in ongoing personal development such as podcasts, online webinars, seminars, and conferences.

Relationships and Communication

  • Maintain good communication and work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, deacons, and other church ministries to ensure the use of appropriate curriculum and resources.
  • Working closely with the staff, administration, and committees for posting, promoting and sharing information regarding children’s ministry on the website, social media, email, and written collateral.
  • Create and maintain a children’s ministry calendar of all events and activities.
  • Work with pastors and church leadership to evaluate, adjust, innovate, and grow the children’s ministry, implementing new strategies for growth in keeping with the church’s mission, vision, and strategic planning. Provide reports and updates on milestones and goal achievements.
  • Coordinate all scheduling, calendaring, and communication of ministry activities with appropriate staff.
  • Maintain consistent and regular communication with parents as well as provide the tools they need for spiritual leadership for their families.
  • Meet with children who desire baptism.

Competencies, Working Skills, and Attributes

  • A strong walk with God through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ as evidenced by actions, attitudes, and relationships
  • A personal commitment to the spiritual disciplines of Bible reading, prayer, and worship.
  • A passion for children and their families to come to know Jesus Christ.
  • A teachable spirit, with a desire to grow in faith and abilities.
  • Understanding of and alignment with Christian beliefs.
  • An aptitude for leading, training, and equipping parents to become the primary teacher for their children in Christian discipleship.
  • Competency in communication and basic listening skills and appropriate counseling for children and their parents/guardians.
  • Sufficient knowledge of child development.
  • Excellent relational, verbal, written, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, lead, recruit volunteers, and lead all ministry related activities.
  • Understanding of spiritual formation.
  • Computer, social media, internet proficiency.
  • Willing team player.
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and creative.

Work Schedule

The incumbent is expected to be at Church services and during scheduled Church activities. A typical work week includes five 8-hour days, with two days off, typically Saturday and one other day during the week. In those situations where events are planned for a Saturday, another day off during the week will be given. While office hours at the church are expected, not all hours have to be worked at the church. This position is about being where children and their parents/guardians are, building relationships and connecting with them, and growing this ministry in a way that is meaningful and appropriate.


55k salary ($550 health insurance stipend per month)


March 12, 2023


Laura Boone