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Children’s Minister


Children’s Minister Job Description 

To provide the chief visionary leadership and oversight of the Children’s Ministry (Birth-5th Grade) 

Reports to: Senior Minister 


  1. Develop a clearly defined vision and strategy for discipleship and outreach within the Children’s Ministry that works in conjunction with the overall mission, vision, and values of FCC DC. 
  2. Build and develop the Children’s Ministry Volunteer Team, which consists of committed, gifted, and willing volunteers.
  3. Lead, recruit, train, and develop volunteers for the Children’s Ministry. 
  4. In cooperation with the Student Minister, develop and implement strategy for whole-family discipleship; working with families to equip and empower parents/families to disciple their children. 
  5. Provide oversight and planning for all areas of Children’s Ministry programming including: 
  6. Sunday School 
  7. Kidzone (Sunday Morning Worship) 
  8. FCC Kids Midweek (Wednesday Night Program) 
  9. Outreach Events 
  10. Family events 
  11. Summer Camp 
  12. VBS 
  13. Curriculum decisions
  14. Provide oversight of Children’s Ministry budget (AFN) and planning for the following year(s). 
  15. Provide oversight of and involvement with Birth-2 (Early Childhood Ministry) as well as the Special Needs Ministry.
  16. Serve as a direct report to Early Childhood Coordinator 

Other Expectations: 

  1. Work as a team player with the rest of the ministerial team (leadership, staff, and volunteers). Work and serve in a manner that aligns with being an Ideal Team Player (hungry, humble, people smart.)
  2. Participate in regularly scheduled meetings, activities, and events. 
  3. Actively participate in an FCC Life Group 
  4. Share in other ministerial responsibilities, including, but not limited to: 
  5. Pastoral care (hospital/home visits) 
  6. Teaching 
  7. Leadership 

Skill Requirements:

  1. Leadership 
  2. Organization 
  3. Communication (clear and constant) 
  4. Teaching 
  5. Creativity 
  6. Hunger (constantly seeking growth in all areas) 
  7. Humble 
  8. People Smart (people skills, tact) 

Physical Address:
First Christian Church
711 5th Ave,
Dodge City, KS 67801


Dusty Cookson (Senior Minister)
Phone: 620-227-8686


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