Associate Kids Minister

Essential Church

Associate Kids Minister
Job Description


The Essential Church Associate Kids Minister is for an individual who is positive, energetic, relates well to children and adults of all ages, and has a heart for discipleship and evangelism in order to help our children learn and grow in the way of the Lord.  Reporting to the Kids Minister and Executive Pastor, this position is responsible for the basic administrative needs of the kids ministry; leading, training, communicating, and recruiting Difference Makers (DMs); as well as the organization and oversight of the Saturday evening service at Essential Church.  This position will work 15 hours per week with 5 dedicated hours to the oversight of the Saturday service and 10 hours for administrative duties.


Discovering the Love of God, Exploring the Bible, Building Friendships, Having Fun


Oversee the administration of Saturday evening services:
Leadership presence by fully engaging with Difference Makers, parents and kids
Build relationships with parents and kids
Recruit, train, schedule, and provide ongoing support to DMs
Build lessons from approved curriculum
Prepare all materials, classrooms, and Check In Stations
Cover Sunday morning services in Kids Minister’s absence

Oversee the following:
Scheduling and communication with DMs for Sunday services using Planning Center
Inventory and ordering of supplies as needed
Weekly tasks to reset from and prepare for weekend services
Creating and updating graphics for the lobby and social media posts
Scheduling and maintaining social media posts
Preparation and distribution of weekly curriculum materials
Coordinating childcare for special meetings/events

Assist with:
Onboarding new DMs
Following up with new families
Recruiting DMs for Sunday Morning
Calendar/event planning for kids ministry
Training for DMs
Planning and executing special events
DM appreciation

Other duties to be assigned


Education & Experience

Required 2+ Years of working or serving in kids ministry
Required – Must pass a background check
Preferred 2+ Years of office administrative experience
Preferred 2+ Years of teaching children
Preferred experience working with social media platforms

Core Competencies for This Position 

Excellent communication and leadership skills with
 all ages

Ability to teach 
Heart for discipleship
Relates well to children of all ages
Evangelism minded
Effective writing skills
Competent with computers
Effective recruiter
Warm, charismatic, and positive personality
Detail oriented and organized
High Emotional Intelligence
Highly relational with staff, team members, and congregation 

Spiritual Maturity

Can describe the experience of coming to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Spends time reading the Bible daily. 
Treasures and prioritizes weekly corporate worship.
Is active in a small group within a local church. 
Serves within the local church. 
Trusts God with financial giving and practices tithing (giving the first 10% of their income to the local church they are part of)
Can describe experiences when they have recently invited others to follow Jesus with them. 

Personal Values

Motivated by Jesus
Loves People
Thinks & Acts Wisely
Committed Learner
Competent & Skillful 
Develops Others
At Peace with the Past, Present & Future 

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