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Children's Director

Public Church

Cleveland, TN

Part-Time Ministry Position
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Southern Baptist



Within the Families Ministry, the Children's Director will serve Sprouts (Birth - Pre-K) and Roots (K-5th Grade) by leading children and volunteers to Worship, Connect, and Serve on and off campus.


  • 100% Buy-in to the Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategy
    • Pray…Critically Consider it…Ask Questions…Buy-in
  • Committed to the Word of God (studying and applying)
  • Live out the Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategy
    • Evaluations will drive towards these.
    • e.g. Behavioral Value of Relational means:
      • You should be able to answer these two questions:
        • Who are you pouring your life into?
        • Who is pouring his or her life into you?
  • 100% Buy-in to the Statement of Faith
  • Committed to a Community Group
  • Support existing marriages through words and actions while also working to value single people to live out 1 Corinthians 7
  • High Standard of Excellence (Relational and Professional)
    • Colossians 3:23 / Titus 2:7-8


  • Overall hours: 15 per week
    • Most of these hours should be gained during Public Church business hours and on Sundays
  • Attend monthly All-Team Meetings
  • Attend weekly Families Staff Meetings
  • Sunday Role
    • Create an environment that children love to be in!
    • Lead the implementation of all Sprouts and Roots activities.
    • The key is delegation through solid replication systems and processes that empower volunteers.
    • “Float” most Sundays to ensure all Sprouts and Roots activities are operating smoothly
    • Continue to implement strategies as determined by the Families Pastor
  • Orchestration
    • Lead the creation and implementation of systems and processes that bring the overall vision to life and lead to measurable wins.
  • Coordinate all Sprouts and Roots Volunteers
    • Ensure every age group is appropriately staffed every Sunday
    • Make sure every volunteer is trained and prepared
    • Ensure that every room and volunteer are properly resourced
    • Guard Sprouts volunteers from burnout by making sure they have time to attend Gatherings, are plugged into a Community Group, and are not being asked to serve too much
  • Recruit new volunteers regularly and as needed
    • Ensure every new volunteer candidate receives a background check
  • On-board new volunteers regularly and as needed
    • Implement the volunteer training process and make sure every new volunteer completes it
    • Simplify and clarify the process from signing up to serving simple Coordinate all childcare for Public Church events as needed
    • Be proactive in looking at the calendar and seeing if there are events that may need childcare
    • Schedule enough volunteers for the number of children expected for the event, and for proper age divisions
    • Schedule volunteers for this well in advance of the event
    • Remind the volunteers one week before and one day before the event


  • Make Sprouts and Roots easy for parents
    • Parents are the primary disciple-makers for their children, we supplement them
    • They should feel that Sprouts is safe, fun, and important
    • Measurable Wins
      • Kids attend
      • New kids connect
      • Parents partner with us
  • Make volunteering easier
    • Communicate well and a lot with volunteers to make sure they know what is expected of them
    • Measurable Wins
      • Have plans and curriculum available to volunteers early
      • Always have enough volunteers so that one is not having to do the work of many
      • Volunteers are retained
  • Create ways for children in Sprouts to Connect, Worship, and Serve
    • If something you are doing does not foster one of these, can it?
    • This is vital! Children need opportunities in each of these areas for their own spiritual growth
    • Measurable Wins
      • Worship: Provide regular opportunities for children to worship through music.
      • Connect: every child has at least one volunteer or leader who knows his or her name and story.
      • Serve: Provide a regular event for children to serve in an age-appropriate way.




Ben Calhoun
850 17th Street NW
Cleveland, TN 37311
[email protected]

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