Job Description

Sherwood Baptist Church is making a lasting difference around the world by leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. We are a ministry that exist to Honor God; Unify Communities; and Build People. At Sherwood Baptist Church (SBC), ministry is at the heart of who we are and what we do. Fulfilling Gods great commission through a spirit of excellence allows us to be a place where all people can connect and grow. Ministry happens beyond the walls of the church every day.

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the Children’s Ministry Director (CMD) is to disciple children (grade K to grade 6), SBC Kids Ministry team members and empower families to cultivate the Next Generation with their relationship with Christ.

Experience and Knowledge Required:

· BA/BS with minimum of 2 years of ministry serving experience

· Strong execution focus and attention to detail

· Strong work ethic, proactive and able to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously

· Strong Organizational and time management skills

· Highly developed communication skills; articulate verbally and in writing

· Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications

· Works well with others and within a team

· Creative and innovative

· Leadership background and experience serving with children and families

· Project management experience

· Experience could be considered in lieu of education

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

SBC Kids Ministry

· Plan, develop, implement and execute all aspects of SBC Kids ministry in the areas of spiritual development, worship, discipleship (for children and SBC Kids Ministry Team Members), growth, mission, and outreach.

· Disciple children in developing their spiritual, and leadership skills.

· Be a liaison between SBC and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to SBC Kids and other ministries.

· Maintain, manage and monitor all Kids programing

· Create, manage, monitor and maintain the SBC Kids budget.

· Oversee all aspects of department administration to include: budget forecasting, purchasing, and departmental account tracking.

· Make yourself available to children in a variety of ways with supervision (i.e. lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)

· Ongoing contact with students, staff, parents and leaders.

· Ongoing contact with SBC Pastors and staff members.

· Be an advocate for children and educate our constituents about the hopes, concerns and needs of children at SBC and our community.

· Oversee special event planning to include but not limited to annual Vacation Bible School (VBS), SBC Kids seasonal events, & SBC Kids Ministry Team appreciation events.

SBC Kids Ministry Team

· Mentor, manage and disciple SBC Kids Ministry Team Members.

· Recruit and train Team members who work with children in all aspects of the ministry and ensure adequate support and adult to children ratios.

· Create quarterly goals for SBC Kids and Ministry Teamers.

· Lead and build teams to execute all aspects of children’s ministry for weekend services.

SBC Kids Curriculum

· Create resources for SBC Kids programming

· Develop, research, and provide curriculum for children that reflects the teaching of SBC.

· Create and participate with small group curriculum

SBC Kids Leadership & Development

· Participate in continuing education, events and training opportunities.

· Conduct research of other churches regarding their approach to ministry

· Communicate in a timely manner (24-48 hour) and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.

· Create and prepare monthly communications for SBC Kids Ministry Team members.

· Create and prepare monthly communications for SBC Kids parents.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

· All other duties as assigned

· Full commitment to the ministry

· Position requires ongoing development

· Position requires hours outside normal business hours

· Position may require extended work hours

· Position may require travel

· A background check will be required


· Professing Baptist Christian

· Willing to join SBC

· Positive attitude

· Possess a humble, cooperative, and willing attitude.

· Heart of a servant

· Fun/enjoyable

· Loyal

· Share the vision of SBC to fulfill the Great Commission with integrity and passion.

· High-capacity multi-task individual comfortable working independently without constant supervision

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Highly self-motivated and directed

· Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Physical Demands:

· The ability and willingness to drive their personal vehicle or a SBC vehicle

· The ability to lift large/heavy objects (50 lbs.)

Experience Required
1 – 5 years
Education Required
Bachelor’s degree
Job Type

Huntsville, Alabama
Baptist: SBC
Church Size