Children’s Minister at MinistryHub
Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641

Job description

The Children’s Minister at Faith Christian Outreach Church will lead with vision all ministry serving newborns-6th grade across all Faith Christian Outreach Church campuses.

Title: Children’s Minister

Reports To: Senior Pastor

Hours: Full-Time (40+)

Summary: The Children’s Minister will lead with vision, creativity and excellence all ministry serving newborns-6th grade. This will require a gifted leader who is able to plan strategically, recruit and inspire volunteers across two campuses, and innovate ways to engage and serve the families and children of FCOC.


Prioritize a walk with Christ that fosters a strong faith and models Godliness, character and integrity in all areas
Coordinate all the details of Sunday ministry for Nursery-6th grade across two campuses. This includes organizing curriculum, planning activities, scheduling volunteers, etc.
Nursery / Toddlers / Agape Land (4-5 year olds) / World Wide Kids (4th grade) / Cross 56 (5-6th grade)
Lead the Wednesday evening AWANA program at the Mount Pleasant campus
Plan and manage the Children’s Ministry budget and annual camp budget.
Recruit volunteers by building relationships with congregants and casting an engaging and compelling children’s ministry vision
Train and shepherd all children’s ministry volunteers
Support families through occasional pastoral counseling, caring for sick children and families, handling discipline issues, etc.
Strategically grow Wednesday night and Sunday engagement back to pre-Covid attendance (about 60 children on Wednesday evenings and 70 on Sunday mornings)
Creatively identify fun and engaging worship experiences, Bible lessons, games, crafts, and more to ensure students are learning and growing spiritually and excited to attend
Partner with local churches for annual summer camp serving about 150 kids
Assess current curriculum to ensure its effectiveness
Attend weekly staff meeting and meetings with Pastor Monte as required
Observe, assess and improve existing ministry. Contribute innovation and enthusiasm to the current programming
Partner with Student Ministries leadership to ensure a smooth transition occurs between 6th grade (Children’s Ministry) and 7th grade (Student Ministry)
Required Skills:

Humble and teachable
Creative and resourceful
Able to cast vision and lead others
Organized and able to manage details. Capable of ensuring programming is clear and executable by volunteers at other campus locations
Highly relational
Enthusiastic and dynamic. Able to energetically lead children and build contagious energy within the ministry
“Get it done” personality. Able to self-manage responsibilities and move the mission forward without being micromanaged
Genuine love for children and a desire to reach a generation for Jesus
Desired Experience:

Biblical education (Bible school / Seminary / Biblical studies major)
Past ministry experience preferred, particularly relating to designing ministry plans and leading volunteer teams
Licensed / Ordained (if not currently licensed, FCOC would license for ministry)

Competitive Salary / Housing Allowance
401k (Employer match provided)
Health Insurance (100% of premium covered for employees)
Medical Cost Reimbursement
Sick & Personal Days
Reimbursement Of Ministry Expenses

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Church Description
Average Sunday Attendance: 420 (580 before Covid)

Campuses: 3

Mount Pleasant (Main campus / Location of offices)
Worship Music Style: Contemporary (Hillsong, Bethel, Elevation, etc)

Leadership Structure: Pastor led with a 6 person board providing accountability


1302 E Washington St
Mt Pleasant, Iowa 52641


Jordan Whilden


Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
28-40,000 depending on experience
Ordained position
Exempt status
Working with Children
Church Ministry