• A passionate personal relationship with Jesus Christ

  • Has a burning desire to share the life of Jesus with children and see them begin and grow in Christian faith

  • Committed to vision, values, and beliefs of the church

  • Supportive of other church staff and volunteers

  • Demonstrates evidence of a Christ-like attitude in words and actions

  • Team-oriented, able to work with a large team of volunteers

  • Has a heart and passion for children

  • Loves children and demonstrates patience in dealing with them

  • Self-starting, able to work independently

  • Able to work with a wide variety of “constituents”: pastoral staff, volunteer workers, parents, grandparents, children

  • Ability to deal with difficult people and situations in a loving and gracious manner

  • Ability to keep conversations and issues with staff, volunteers, students, and parents confidential

  • Willingness to quickly make church staff or elders aware of any issues or concerns

  • Complies with a background check

Ideal qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years children’s ministry experience desired—other ministry and/or education experience will be considered

  • Outgoing personality

  • Organized

  • Excellent communication skills

Purpose: To partner with Anchor parents in making disciples of their children for the glory of God

The Director of Children’s Ministry is the servant leader responsible for all ministry activities related to K-5th grade children. The DCM must be a professing follower of Jesus Christ with a strong testimony of faithfulness and currently in good standing with consistent attendance of a local church.

The DCM must be a gifted servant leader with a passion for implementing the overall of vision of Anchor Church, often referred to as “making disciples who make disciples,” under the guidance of the elders and supervision of designated church staff.

Because no leader is fully capable of fulfilling all responsibilities within an area of ministry alone, one of the leader’s primary objectives is recruiting, equipping, training, and developing church volunteers to scale the effectiveness of the ministry. The ability to “give things away” is key to freeing yourself up to lead and communicate well.

In addition to leadership development, success for this role is defined by:

  • Building a core Children’s ministry advisory team

  • Teaching children in large or small groups when necessary

  • Engaging and equipping parents to lead discipleship efforts in their homes

  • Designing and maintaining a safe and secure environment

  • Developing relational environments where discipleship takes place (includes Sunday morning, Wednesday nights, and other strategic times)

  • Integrating missions into teaching and children’s participation strategy

  • Producing strategic events for internal relationship building and outreach

  • Properly communicating with parents and other church members as necessary

Regular responsibilities and tasks include:

  • Identifying curriculum and collaborating with proper teams to discern biblical accuracy and usefulness by volunteer teachers

  • Scheduling regular meetings for training, encouragement, and recruitment of volunteers

  • Advising in the use of program materials, room scheduling, equipment, and supplies by children’s groups in church events

  • Responsible for setup of all Children’s Ministries activities

  • Acquiring and organizing of supplies

  • Coordinating and directing teams for special children projects, activities, and programs (i.e., annual June summer kids camp @ Anchor, August/September back-to-school kickoff event, November Operation Christmas Child packing event)

  • Participation in weekly staff meetings (in person or virtually)

Applicants should email resumes and cover letters stating interest in the role to