Job Opening: Children's Ministry


Job Opening: Children's Ministry

Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church
Contract Director of Children Ministry (DCM)
Job Description
30hours /week

Position Description

The Contract DCM is a short-term (12 – 18 mos.) position that provides primarily administrative leadership for ministry serving approximately 35-40 children on a weekly basis. This person will be supervised by the senior pastor.

Position Responsibilities

The general responsibility of the Director of Children’s Ministry is to maintain a comprehensive ministry to children from birth through the 5th grade, and to support families with children as they shepherd their children in faith and life. 


  • Collaborate with the Children’s Ministry Support Team (MST) in shaping ministry
    that promotes the spiritual formation of children
  • Develop plans for ministry according to the church year and special events
  • Identify and support:
            - volunteer staff who teach and assist in the children’s ministry
             - volunteer and paid workers who staff the nursery during church events
  • Maintain and employ safety policies relative to children’s ministry
  • Plan and implement special children’s ministry events such as VBS or similar


  • Create the weekly schedule for
          -  Children’s ministry workers 
         -   Nursery staff
  • Order curriculum for Children’s Sunday School and other program materials
  • Communicate regularly with church families 
  • With MST, prepare annual budget
  • Maintain attendance records for children’s events
  • Maintain and update contact records for church families with children
  • Teach as desired, or required
  • Attend staff meetings (weekly), Children’s MST meetings (monthly)


  • Be an active Christ follower
  • Have a passion for children and their faith formation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred (Christian Education, leadership)
  • Experience working with children

 Note: This is a part-time temporary position with benefits.  Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful conclusion of a background investigation through state and federal authorities.  Personal and professional references are required and will be contacted as part of the candidate process.


To Apply: Send Resume to Sandi Keuss:

 Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church
17440 Brookside Blvd NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

 Position Updated 10/3/2018