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Director of Children’s Ministry


Church of Christ at Manor Woods
Director of Children’s Ministry
Job Description

Position Summary:

The Director of Children’s Ministry provides leadership and management for the Children’s Ministry at the Church of Christ at Manor Woods (infants through 5th grade). CCMW offers full programming on Sundays (averaging 40 children/week), Vacation Bible School, and other special events. The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for oversight and coordination of all areas of children’s ministry. The key skills for this position are training church members to minister to children, coordinating volunteers, biblically sound teaching, and equipping parents to guide the spiritual development of their children.


The Director of Children’s Ministry reports directly to the Senior Minister and is overseen by, and responsible to, the elders of the congregation.


Children’s Ministry:
1) Recruit and supervise volunteer personnel for the children in Sunday School,
Children’s Worship and Evening Activities (all ages) and any related Christian
Education areas as necessary:

● Help determine and implement curriculum;
● Develop and train volunteers and workers;
● Be a visible presence and point of contact for families;
● Assist in setting calendar of events and scheduling of volunteers;
● Promote key events through special mailings, social media, and church bulletin;
● Assist with some opening, greeting, and set-up of ministries;
● Lead training meetings each year with this team for prayer, encouragement, and planning;
● Maintain database with children’s information;
● Develop and maintain a “Teacher Approval List.”

2) Coordinate Sunday School classes for children.
3) Plan special outreach events at key times such as Christmas and/or Easter.
4) Lead summer outreach ministry.
5) Work to build morale among the volunteer teachers: listening, being available to
talk when needed.
6) Ensure each volunteer has a copy of the Child Care Guidelines and understands
them. Also ensures all children’s ministries operate according to approved
policies and procedures.
7) Help children be enthusiastic and engaged at church: attractive classrooms, being
available to welcome children on Sunday mornings, special events, etc.

1) Care for families of the church.
2) Attend the weekly staff meeting and provide regular updates to elders/leadership.
3) Make himself/herself available for meetings with church families as necessary.


● A love of children with a passion for them to learn about, love, and accept Jesus as their personal Savior.
● A clear Christian testimony, along with a desire to grow in grace.
● Alignment with the church’s vision, mission, and core values.
● Willingness to lead others under the leadership of the Senior Minister.
● Strong communication and coordination skills.
● Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Education or Children’s Ministry).


● The Director of Children’s Ministry is a full-time position, with allowance for telework approval from the Senior Minister.


Physical Address:
Church of Christ at Manor Woods
5300 Norbeck Road,
Rockville, MD 20853

David Chia