Children’s Ministry Assistant

Date Posted: January 15, 2024
Hours Per Week: 10-15
Valley Hope Church
Swannanoa, NC, USA
Job Type: Support Position
Other Details

About Valley Hope Church:

The vision of Valley Hope Church is to see the kingdom of Jesus transform the Swannanoa Valley. The vision expresses itself through our core values of: Gospel, Discipleship, Mission, and Community. We do this as a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church through a variety of ministries to children, students, adults, and missions to the schools, neighborhoods, and people of need in our midst.

Primary Function:

The goal of the ministry assistant is to help the director implement the vision and mission of the church to create life-long followers of Jesus by the use of age-appropriate and developmentally-appropriate Gospel-centered curriculum, events, and training for children (Birth-5th grade) along with their parents and guardians.


Organizing and Preparation

  • Organize Sunday School classrooms after use.
  • Prepare classrooms for services and set out items required for lessons and class time.
  • Keep a general inventory of all items in the classroom and supply closets, report needs to Director.
  • Assist in setting up and preparing for ministry events.
  • Assist in organizing and attending special events or projects (VBS, Christmas Program, Upper School Hangouts).

Administrative assistance for the Children’s Ministry

  • Meet with director weekly to discuss needs, events, ideas.
  • Create and maintain volunteer schedules.
  • Upkeep with name volunteer tags and labels.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Sunday Mornings: The assistant will have set up the classrooms before Sunday morning. The assistant will alternate with the Children’s Director to run Sunday School check-in and welcome families. The assistant will alternate with the director facilitating Children’s Worship time (this will ensure both director and assistant can attend a church service).

Wednesday Nights: The assistant will be available for occasional help facilitating Kids Club OR assist the director EOW if schedule allows.


  • Proven commitment to know and follow Jesus Christ inwardly and outwardly.
  • Committed to the personal study of Scripture, prayer, and worship.
  • Walks as an Ambassador for Jesus Christ at all times and in all places – understanding that children are very observant, both in church gatherings and in public places.
  • Experienced in ministering to children, demonstrating a heartfelt love for children, a desire for them to grasp and live the gospel of Jesus.
  • Administratively- gifted in completing tasks and staying organized.


  • Supervised by the Director of Children’s Ministry and the Session of Valley Hope.
  • Participates in annual evaluation with the Director of Children’s Ministries.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Part-time salaried position.
  • Target is 10-15 hours a week depending on applicant availability.
  • Pay is subject to agreed upon hours.
  • Flexible schedule.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume with a cover letter to [email protected] with copy to [email protected].