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Real Life Christian Church

Children's Director

Real Life Christian Church
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 05/07/2015
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Christian Church
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Description: Children’s Ministry Director

Real Life Christian Church


The role of the Children’s Ministry Director (CMD) is to increase the love of Jesus and build a solid faith foundation within the children and families of Real Life Christian Church (RLCC).  The CMD will lead all aspects of children nursery – 5th grade by producing engaging and dynamic environments and events that will reach and equip those currently attending as well as those within our community.  This will require a full grasp of beliefs, values and strategy of RLCC and the ability to align with its mission, vision and values. 

  1. This individual must demonstrate an ability to shepherd people as they will lead a large, high level volunteer team with a genuine sense of care.
  2. The CMD must possess a deep passion to see children, families and volunteers grow closer to Jesus.  

Personal Responsibilities:

This individual must demonstrate a shepherd’s heart for people and model biblical priorities by being committed to:

  • Spending daily time in God’s Word.
  • Leading/being a part of a Life Group.
  • Developing personal evangelism and service opportunities within and outside the church ensuring our church is effectively engaging our community.
  • Faithfully supporting the ministry of RLCC by committing to give at least 10% tithe.



  1. Lead all aspects pertaining to Children’s Ministry (Nursery – 5th Grade)
  2. Create and maintain an excellent facility for children.
  3. Ensure all current attendees and guests have an excellent service experience by feeling cared for, welcomed and informed as to what to expect. 
  4. Ensure every area regarding safety including check-in, pick up, and every other area is of the highest child safety protocol.
  5. Develop and grow additional children’s worker volunteer base.
  6. Create, plan and evaluate a summer offering (VBS) that would reach children and parents within our community and within our church.
  7. Create summer activities that will engage children and parents in community at RLCC.
  8. Plan, lead and motivate children to attend Spring/Summer camp(s) where the children of RLCC will be challenged to grow spiritually.
  9. Create or locate the most age appropriate curriculum for each group Nursery – 5th grade. 
  10. Demonstrate ability to evaluate effectiveness of plans and events to determine whether they should be done again, modified or canceled.
  11. Demonstrate intentional plans to grow new and existing volunteers in the areas of leadership development, personal/spiritual growth and with general children’s ministry practices. 
  12. Care for volunteers by sending notes of encouragement and hosting an event(s) or conducting some act of individual appreciation to express gratitude for their efforts.


  1. Bachelor’s degree required 
  2. Teachable and team-oriented spirit
  3. Must possess a shepherds heart
  4. Needs to be a self-starter
  5. Strong pulse on current Children’s Ministry offerings/ideas
  6. Gift of motivating people in order to raise up, train and encourage new leaders
  7. Energetic, creative and able to demonstrate ability to follow through on responsibilities
  8. Passionate about Jesus.  Shares what God is revealing to him.
  9. Likable and highly relational
  10. 2-3 years previous ministry experience a plus


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