Children’s Ministry Director

Date Posted: September 22, 2022
Hours Per Week: 15-20
City on a Hill Church Somerville
Somerville, MA, USA
Job Type: Children’s Pastor,Ministry Director,Support Position
Other Details

Church Snapshot:

  • We are a baptistic, non-denominational church where the vision is to help religious and irreligious people become gospel people.
  • Our core values are sound doctrine, gospel culture, and multi-ethnicity.
  • We are about 4 years old, with a growing body with 61 members, averaging about 80-90 in worship each week.
  • We have 36 total kids regularly involved in our ministry, averaging about 15-20 each week in three classrooms – Nursery, Preschool, and Elementary.

Role Snapshot:

  • We are hiring a part-time Kids Director for 10-20 hours a week. Flexible weekly schedule.
  • Starting anytime between now & May.
  • The vision for our kids ministry is to help our kids to be “gospel people” through teaching the gospel on Sundays in a safe and fun environment and by partnering with parents to equip them to teach the gospel at home.
  • The ideal candidate loves God, his Word, and children. He or she is administratively gifted and enjoys developing teachers and leaders to more effectively teach Gods word. This person is a man or woman of prayer and feels a calling to serve the Lord in this ministry.
  • The kids director understands how policies and proper scheduling contributes to the success of the ministry.


  • Member (or willing to be a member) of City on a Hill Church.
  • Commitment to vision of City on a Hill and CoaH Kids.
  • Demonstrate the character of a deacon(ness) as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-12.
  • Experience in developing and training adult leaders.
  • Experience in leading and working with children.
  • Completed background check, W-4, & direct deposit form.


Volunteer Development

  • Recruit, interview, and train volunteers
  • Handle the CoaH Kids volunteer onboarding process via Planning Center (background checks, checking references, conducting Social Media check etc.).
  • Regularly debrief with volunteers through feedback form and in-person check-in.
  • Care about volunteers’ souls, not merely the work they get done.
  • Plan for semi-annual volunteer training and encouragement sessions specific to the age group they are serving.
  • Lead team huddles every Sunday at 9am or arrange for a lead teacher to do so.

Create attractional environments to welcome children/families into.

  • Ensure that CoaH Kids environments at the campus are safe, kid-focused, and inviting.
  • Ensure that classrooms & small groups reflect the following leader to child ratios: Nursery, 1:3;
    Preschool (ages 4-5), 1:5; Elementary, 1:10.
  • Train hospitality team members to welcome and build relationships with kids and families.
  • Work with other church leaders to make CoaH events family-friendly and inviting for kids.
  • Ensure Sundays run smooth and troubleshoot any needs.

Connect children/families to community and to Christ.

  • Schedule volunteers using Planning Center.
  • Look for a replacement in case a volunteer has to cancel less than 24 hours before scheduled to serve.
  • Work with teachers to prepare weekly lesson materials and craft supplies for Sunday classrooms. Have these materials set up in classrooms and ready for use before Sunday services.
  • Organize supplies and curriculum to ensure that your team is equipped with everything needed to execute excellent children’s ministry.
  • Ensure family-equipping materials are well-stocked and available for parents weekly.
  • Schedule weekly newsletters to parents using MailChimp.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Meet as needed with Lead Pastor, probably bi-weekly.
  • Request and manage budget line.
  • Run all background checks for CoaH Somerville via Checkr on Planning Center.
  • Run your own background check every two years and show result to the lead pastor.
  • Arrange for annual Caring Well Team (CWT) meeting to review policies and discuss any RSO (Registered Sex Offenders) incidents.
  • If a registered sex offender attends CoaH Somerville, to run a background check and assist the pastor and PPC in cooperation with the individual’s probation officer in developing a shepherding plan and/or conditional attendance agreement (both when the individual discloses themself that they are a RSO,, or when finding through other ways)
  • Report suspected abuse to the Department of Children and Families (DCF)- mandated reporter!
  • Ensure the cleaning checklist for the kids facilities is being followed.
  • Complete any other objectives set by the lead pastor.
  • Report kids numbers & testimonies to lead pastor.
  • Serve during the service no more than once or twice a month. The other weeks should be run by volunteers under your supervision while you attend the worship gathering.
  • Plan for and carry out annual KSA week in cooperation with the Kids Directors of the other CoaH churches.
  • Help arrange for childcare for church events occasionally.


  • Hourly pay is commensurate with education and experience. Starting at no less than $20/hr.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send the following information to [email protected].

  • Resume
  • Two references, preferably from past employers or spiritual leaders
  • A brief answer to the following questions: “As you look into this position and City on a Hill Church, what is especially appealing to you? What is that most connects with you that leads you to desire to apply for this position?”