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Trinity Lutheran Church

Children's Ministry Leader

Trinity Lutheran Church
Joppa, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 07/01/2015
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Teacher - Church Staff
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Children’s Ministry Leader

Part-Time, 22 hours per week

(This position partners with a 10 hour per week Children’s Ministry Administrative Assistant)


Job Purpose


The Children’s Ministry Leader is to provide the necessary guidance, nurturing, leadership and motivation for the Christian spiritual overseeing of the Children’s Ministry.  The Leader will be under the direction of the Family Life Director and the Children’s Ministry Leadership Team.  The Children’s Ministry Leader is assumed to be a committed Christian, called by God to accept the challenges of this position as defined under the following job description.




  1. The Children’s Ministry Leader will function under the guidance and supervision of the Family Life Director with resource support being provided by the Church staff and Children’s Ministry Leadership Team.


  1. The position requires this person to      have a strong Christian background rooted in the person of Jesus      Christ.  They are to exemplify the      Church’s Christian ethics through Word and daily living, and set a      positive example in the way they act, talk and dress both at work and in      the community.


  1. The Children’s Ministry Leader      devotional life should be enhanced by spending some time each day in      personal reading of the scriptures.


  1. This person is to be      involved in daily prayer for the elementary ministry at Trinity and for      the elementary children and their families.


  1. The primary Team      contacts for the Children’s Ministry Leader will be the Leaders and      Coordinators of the Children’s Ministry Leadership Team. The Children’s      Ministry Leader may be asked to attend other Team meetings as necessary      and prudent.


  1. Weekly this person will be required to attend,      Tuesday from 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. the Ministry Staff meeting and from      11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. a General Staff meeting.


  1. On the 2nd Monday of each month this      person will be required to attend the Children’s Ministry Team Meeting.


  1. On the 4th Monday of each month this      person will be required to attend the Parish Planning Council (PPC) Team      Meeting.



Administration Functions


1. Registration for Program Attendance – Annual registration with photo release for those attending program events – emergency contact info & allergy/medical concerns and alerts

2. Attendance & Recordkeeping – maintain, log and track ministry event results within ACS (weekend program, Holiday and special events rosters) – any families note housed within ACS are then loaded

3. Assimilation – We Miss You Cards, Get Well Cards, Thank You For Joining Us – track absences (We Miss You Cards) , first-time guests (Thank you for joining us), those out sick (Get Well Cards) - all generated labels and info from ACS

4. Program Evaluation – parent & teacher/volunteer survey regarding program, curriculum, events & activities – track responses, compile, discuss and communicate results & outcome (Changes, staying the course, etc.)

5. Supply Ordering – ensure that all items for classroom experience, events and activities are readily available and on-hand for volunteers; based on budgetary designation

6. Safety/Emergency Plan – collaborate, establish and implement (after reviewing with Management) designated Emergency Plans – document for posting and review and incorporate in volunteer/Leadership training for consistency.



Minimum requirements:


  • Preferably, Bachelors’ degree in education
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience with children
  • Experience in developing children’s programs, preferably in children’s ministry
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Must have excellent organizational and administrative skills


Competitive salary



To apply: Forward your resume to Debbie Charbonneau at or call 410-679-4000 ext. 117.  


Closing date: Monday, August 3, 2015