Children’s Minister at Church of the Resurrection
New Orleans, LA 70130
About the job
Summary of Role
At Church of the Resurrection, the faith and spiritual formation of our children is one of our highest priorities. We firmly believe that our youngest members should not merely be supervised, but rather should receive the full service, care, and attention afforded to all those in the community of faith. As a church family, we take this to be a serious and joyful responsibility, striving to create an environment that is Gospel-centered, theologically-rich, a whole lot of fun, and always safe. The position of Children’s Minister serves as the critical leadership role to this end, equipping children (and their parents) to become and to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
-Develop philosophy of Children’s Ministry with Staff & Session; communicate philosophy of Children’s Ministry to children, parents, and congregation as a whole.
-Prepare engaging and doctrinally-sound Sunday morning curriculum for various age groups, including confirmation classes for older children.
-Gather resources to educate parents on parenting, teaching, and understanding children.
•Event/Program Planning & Oversight
-Direct the planning and implementation of all Children’s Ministry programs and events.
-Serve as primary greeter welcoming parents and children downstairs (9:30–10:00).
-Oversee Children’s Ministry volunteers and paid workers:
- Communicate lesson plan & schedule on weekly basis.
- Preserve appropriate adult/child ratios.
- Maintain schedule and substitutions.
- Identify and train new volunteers and workers.
- Facilitate check-in, background checks, and safety measures.
-Coordinate set-up, tear-down, and storage.
-Oversee organization and cleanliness of all Children’s Ministry operations.
- Creatively develop branding and signage, at church and online.
- Maintain supply levels.
- Substitute teach as needed.
- Organize Children’s Church for special events (similar responsibilities to those listed above).
-Consistently interact with children and parents, getting to know them and assessing needs to provide relevant ministries.
-Establish connection with new visiting parents.
-Develop strategy for reaching new families in neighborhoods, schools, teams, etc.
-Plan ways for children and parents to serve surrounding community.
-Send out monthly newsletter outlining ministry calendar, curriculum, and opportunities.
-Develop ‘Advisory Board’ of parents to collaborate on direction and operations of the Children’s Ministry.
-Construct a ‘Welcome Package’ given to new attending families.
-Create summer opportunities (e.g., VBS) with staff and congregation.
-Review and implement changes to policies and procedures.
-Periodically give updates during announcements.
First and foremost, this position must be held by someone with an enduring love of Christ and His Church, expressed through an active, practicing faith.
-A strong call to disciple families towards life-long relationships with Jesus.
-An abiding love for children.
-A degree in Childhood Education or 3+ years experience in children or youth discipleship.
-Church membership, including agreement with Resurrection’s values and core beliefs. -Faithful attendance in Sunday morning worship and church-wide events.
-Attend weekly staff-meetings.
Pay & Benefits
Salary Range: $55,000 – $70,000
+ Health Insurance & Reimbursable Professional Expenses
+ Year-end Bonus
Time Off: 4 weeks vacation
*A less-than-full time position may be negotiated.
*Work from home is welcome, but personal office will be provided if desired.
Church of the Resurrection
1220 Felicity Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130