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Colonial Church

Director of Children's Ministry

Colonial Church
Edina, Minnesota, United States

Date Posted: 12/10/2013
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Church Staff
Denominations: Congregational
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Director of Children’s Ministry


Colonial Church seeks a Director of Children’s Ministry responsible for programming Christian education and care for children from birth to fifth grade. The Director of Children’s Ministry will work cooperatively with other Children’s Ministry staff, the Colonial Church staff, parents and volunteers. The Director of Children’s Ministry plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and is personally involved in ministry to children from birth to fifth grade, along with their families, to initiate and nurture lifelong relationships with Jesus.



  1. In line with Colonial Church’s vision, theology and needs, design Children’s Ministry programming that aligns with the vision of nurturing lifelong relationships with Jesus. Make consistent decisions based on the values declared by Colonial Church and Children’s Ministry.
  2. Supervise and lead, along with ministry team, Sunday morning and Wednesday night programming for children birth to fifth grade. Oversee, and provide assistance, when needed, to care in nursery.   
  3. Plan summer ministry opportunities and camp for children. (One week “Camp Pyro.”)
  4. Provide leadership for volunteer development. Develop opportunities to grow volunteer base. Lead volunteer training efforts in concert with Children’s Ministry team
  5. Assist pastors in Milestone events and other family ministry efforts.
  6. Work with Supervisor in budget planning, communication, and space allocation. Participate in staff meetings as member of Pastoral Staff.
  7. Commit to intentional spiritual, professional, and personal growth. 


Essential Skills and Experience:

  1. Commitment to a Christian way of life and a desire to serve the Body of Christ by ministering to children and their families.
  2. At least a Bachelors degree, preferably in education, children’s ministry, or related field; advanced degrees are welcome and recognized.
  3. 2 years of applicable experience working directly with children and families, including, preferably, skills in ministry supervision, administration, volunteer recruitment and training.
  4. Has demonstrated gifts of leadership, teaching, communication, organization, and administration within the context of ministering to children and adults.
  5. Is joyful, enthusiastic, and dependable; relates well with children, their parents and ministry volunteers.
  6. Supports the theology of the Reformed tradition and its expressions within Congregationalism and endorses the covenant of Colonial Church.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary commensurate with education and experience, benchmarked according to

National Association of Church Business Administration data.

Benefits include health, dental, life, 403b retirement, disability.