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Children’s Minister

Title: Children’s Minister

Reports To: Senior Pastor

Hours: Full-Time (40+)

Summary: The Children’s Minister will lead with vision, creativity and excellence all ministry serving newborns-6th grade. This will require a gifted leader who is able to plan strategically, recruit and inspire volunteers across two campuses, and innovate ways to engage and serve the families and children of FCOC.


  • Prioritize a walk with Christ that fosters a strong faith and models Godliness, character and integrity in all areas
  • Coordinate all the details of Sunday ministry for Nursery-6th grade across two campuses. This includes organizing curriculum, planning activities, scheduling volunteers, etc.
  • Nursery / Toddlers / Agape Land (4-5 year olds) / World Wide Kids (4th grade) / Cross 56 (5-6th grade)
  • Lead the Wednesday evening AWANA program at the Mount Pleasant campus
  • Plan and manage the Children’s Ministry budget and annual camp budget.
  • Recruit volunteers by building relationships with congregants and casting an engaging and compelling children’s ministry vision
  • Train and shepherd all children’s ministry volunteers
  • Support families through occasional pastoral counseling, caring for sick children and families, handling discipline issues, etc.
  • Strategically grow Wednesday night and Sunday engagement back to pre-Covid attendance (about 60 children on Wednesday evenings and 70 on Sunday mornings)
  • Creatively identify fun and engaging worship experiences, Bible lessons, games, crafts, and more to ensure students are learning and growing spiritually and excited to attend
  • Partner with local churches for annual summer camp serving about 150 kids
  • Assess current curriculum to ensure its effectiveness
  • Attend weekly staff meeting and meetings with Pastor Monte as required
  • Observe, assess and improve existing ministry. Contribute innovation and enthusiasm to the current programming
  • Partner with Student Ministries leadership to ensure a smooth transition occurs between 6th grade (Children’s Ministry) and 7th grade (Student Ministry)

Required Skills:

  • Humble and teachable
  • Creative and resourceful
  • Able to cast vision and lead others
  • Organized and able to manage details. Capable of ensuring programming is clear and executable by volunteers at other campus locations
  • Highly relational
  • Enthusiastic and dynamic. Able to energetically lead children and build contagious energy within the ministry
  • “Get it done” personality. Able to self-manage responsibilities and move the mission forward without being micromanaged
  • Genuine love for children and a desire to reach a generation for Jesus

Desired Experience:

  • Biblical education (Bible school / Seminary / Biblical studies major)
  • Past ministry experience preferred, particularly relating to designing ministry plans and leading volunteer teams
  • Licensed / Ordained (if not currently licensed, FCOC would license for ministry)


  • Competitive Salary / Housing Allowance
  • 401k (Employer match provided)
  • Health Insurance (100% of premium covered for employees)
  • Medical Cost Reimbursement
  • Vacation
  • Sick & Personal Days
  • Reimbursement Of Ministry Expenses


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Physical Address

1302 E Washington St,

Mt Pleasant, IA 52641


Jordan Whilden



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