Director of Children's Ministry

Christ Community Church | Ames, Iowa
Job Description


To help families and children follow Jesus in a life-defining way, and to equip and release parents to be the primary disciple-making influence in the home.

Team Members:

Lead Pastor, Pastor of Discipleship, Associate Children’s Director, and other part time CM staff.


45-50 hours per week


TBD, proportionate with experience, education, and capabilities.



· A growing believer with a vibrant, consistent dependency on Jesus Christ.

· A reputation of expressing Biblically-defined, ethical standards.


· BA or BS undergraduate degree or proportionate ministry experience.

· Agreement/alignment with EFCA doctrinal statement, and CCC’s philosophy of ministry and by-laws.

Skill Sets

· One who loves and relates well to children and adults.

· Someone possessing strong organizational skills and effective speaking skills.

· One who enjoys teamwork and can lead teams, but who also takes personal initiative.

· A person who is proven in the area of equipping others for ministry.

· Able to handle the Scriptures effectively in a ministry setting.

· Proven ministry experience in working with children.

· Ability to minister to a culturally diverse group of children.

Position Values:

· Disciple-making: We exist to connect people into a life-definign relationship with Jesus. This is our highest value.

· Equipping and Releasing: We value the raising up (equipping) and releasing the body to do the work of the ministry.

· Grace: Ministry can be exciting and fulfilling. It can also be challenging. We want to lead with gracious hearts and attitudes for staff and volunteer leaders.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Discipleship: Work with the Pastor Discipleship in providing training and coaching to parents so as to foster healthy family relationships that prioritize discipleship.

2. Programming: Successfully identify, deploy, and sustain strategic children’s ministry programming (centralized & decentralized) throughout the ministry seasons of a year, while tracking results and metrics.

3. Leaders: Identify, empower, and shepherd children’s ministry staff and volunteer leadership in ministry to children and their families.

Secondary Responsibilities

4. Sharpen - Evaluate the various aspects of the ministry on a regular basis and recommend changes for improvement.

5. Budget - Develop an annual budget and oversee expenditures that advance the ministry.

6. Family Resource - Serve as a support and resource for parents as they seek to disciple their MS & HS students.

7. Be actively involved in a Connect Group and the Life of the body at CCC.

8. Pursue and become a member of the Christ Community Church and credentialing in the EFCA in a timely manner.

Responsible for:

This person should eagerly and humbly learn ministry skills. Responsibilities will increase as he proves his competence in each ministry skill. He should be initially responsible for:

· Maintaining a personal walk with God.

· Developing positive relationships with students and their parents.

· Fulfilling weekly, monthly, and yearly ministry tasks.

· Learning the church/ family culture and working in alignment with the mission and direction of CCC.

Responsible to:

1. Director of Discipleship

2. Executive Pastor

3. Lead Pastor

Experience Required
6 – 10 years
Education Required
Bachelor’s degree
Job Type

Ames, Iowa
Evangelical Free
Church Size