General Information

Job Title:

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Job Description:

The Children’s Ministry Coordinator will provide relational, spiritual, and logistical leadership to Grace Meridian Hill’s children’s ministry while fostering a joyful, grace-filled environment for kids, parents, and member volunteers. In addition, the coordinator will provide oversight and a welcoming presence to our Sunday ministry programming in accordance with the development of our children and families.

Sunday Programming

  • Provide organizational direction and relational care as the primary point person on Sundays
  • Prepare and be ready with the day’s line-up of volunteers, lessons, etc
  • Manage the set-up of tables and classrooms along with other staff and volunteers
  • Promote a sense of readiness, teamwork, and accountability by checking-in teachers, assistants, nursery volunteers, large group leader, paid childcare workers and leading the Morning Huddle
  • Facilitate the parent check-in process, serving as “front face” of ministry
  • Support the weekly Sunday volunteer supervisor and serve as “on call” for major decisions/trouble-shooting

Teacher Training and Administrative Duties

  • Provide care for our members, fostering a joyful serving environment and providing them with gospel-centered confidence (encouragement) and competence (training) to instruct our children
  • Prepare weekly lessons and materials for teachers
  • Encourage and inform teachers, assistants, and leaders on a weekly basis; provide encouragement and accountability to teachers and volunteers
  • Equip and empower teachers, members, and volunteers through yearly trainings and weekly huddles, etc.
  • Ensure that basic administrative systems are orderly and effective: lesson supplies, classroom set-up details, class rosters, etc.

Parent Care

  • Provide care for parents, primarily by keeping them engaged and informed and promoting a spirit of encouragement and parental involvement
  • Keep parents informed/engaged through regular communication and interpersonal contact
  • Send weekly parents’ email re: Sunday preview/follow-up, lesson/activities, etc.
  • Set up and lead at least one (1) parents’ meeting per year
  • Walk with parents regarding child-/parent-specific needs, triaging to Children’s Committee members or Pastor as needed
  • Occasionally provide “tips” or resources on how parents can support their children’s spiritual growth at church or at home

Ministry Development

  • Provide leadership for specific areas of ministry improvement and development, collaborating with pastor and members of the Children’s Committee
  • Meet with Children’s Ministry Committee for feedback, collaboration, and program implementation
  • Collaborate with Pastor on developing an approach to confirming, improve training and support systems for our members
  • Help implement new policy via communication, training, and enforcement
  • Additional Projects: as determined by Coordinator, Pastor, and Children’s Ministry Committee

Special Events and Activities

  • Help lead and organize children’s ministry events and childcare support
  • Spearhead special opportunities for children in main service: Christmas/Advent, Holy Week/Easter, Summer Events and the like
  • Plan and implement childcare/activities for special ministries and events: Fall Retreat, Annual Member/Parent meetings, etc.

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong relational skills; personable demeanor/style; able to set an encouraging/joyful “tone”
  • Organized and detail-oriented; strong administrative skills
  • Strong leadership skills; problem-solver; able to make decisions confidently/independently
  • Able to communicate vision and logistics clearly and compellingly in verbal and written form
  • Prior experience with children and local church children’s ministries
  • Flexible, able to adapt quickly within a growing/changing church environment
  • Background check required; experience in infant/child CPR certification preferred

Application Process: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to We are looking to hire someone and have someone start as early as May 24, 2021.

Application Deadline

Job Type:

Part Time

Salary Range:


General Information

Church/Organization Name

Grace Meridian Hill

Contact Name & Contact Info

(404) 455-9557




Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

City, State

Washington, DC, DC

Description of Organization

Our church desires to build a gospel community that is intentionally “spiritually diverse,” cross-cultural and neighborhood-centered for the good of our neighbors and the glory of Jesus Christ in Northwest Washington, DC.

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