Children's Ministry Assistant

ORLAND PARK, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 02/09/2018
Categories: Christian Education - Other
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

KidsLife Ministries Assistant

Part-Time (25 hours a week)

This position will help provide assistance and supportive leadership in all areas of KidsLife Ministries, following the church’s vision. 


Qualifications –

A personal commitment and relationship to Jesus Christ.

A mature faith with reliance on the authority of Scripture and prayer.

A sense of calling to serve children and their families and ‘equip the saints.’

Ability to adapt teaching curriculum, and teach when needed.

Excellent interpersonal skills with both children and adults.

Great administrative, organizational and research skills (proficient in typing, email, internet and Microsoft Word programs).

Experience working with children and families. 

Team player.



Key Responsibilities –


  • Supervising Sunday LOFT elementary in rotation with the KidsLife Director (See schedule below)
  • Planning and preparation for Sunday mornings for LOFT elementary program.
  • Recording and reporting attendance for Sunday morning elementary. 
  • Recruiting all necessary volunteers and coordinating schedules for Sunday morning elementary.
  • Providing support, communication, and training to these volunteers.



  • Planning and preparation of lessons, supplies, and age-appropriate activities for our weekday programs (Wednesday Coffee Break, Friday Momtourage; A MOPS Community).
  • Supervising the weekday ministries. 
  • Recruiting all necessary volunteers and coordinating schedules for the weekday ministries.
  • Maintaining needed supplies, cleanliness, and safety for our weekday ministries.
  • Providing support, communication, and training to these volunteers.



  • Assisting the KidsLife Director in weekly administrative work when necessary.
  • Assisting the KidsLife Director in the planning and implementation of Parents’ Night Out, VBS and family/community outreach events.
  • Assisting with holiday and special events where childcare is needed.      
  • Participating in monthly KidsLife staff meetings.   


Time Commitment –

  • 25 hours per week
  • Sunday Schedule: Off a Sunday, On a full Sunday, Share service sessions 2x a month
  • 2 Week Schedule Example (times can be adapted) -Every Wednesday morning is a must for Coffee Break childcare. Two Friday mornings a month is a must for Momtourage childcare.  Monday-Thursday, 8:00-1:00, Sunday Full 8-12 or Tuesday-Friday, 8:00-1:30, Sunday Share Service Times (8-10 or 10-12).


Accountability –

  • Accountable to the Executive Administrator, KidsLife Director and the Elder Board for the effective implementation of the position description and any other duties as developed.
  • Accountable to the Biblical standards of behavior and decorum of those involved in church leadership.


Terms –

  • Hours per week as defined under “Time Commitment”
  • The compensation package is available through the Executive Administrator.
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