Southminster Presbyterian Church, located in Arlington Heights, IL, is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry to join our team in the fall.  Working with children from infants through fifth grade, the Director’s goal is to facilitate Christian Biblical learning with fun and exciting programs that help children grow in their faith.


• Provide vision and leadership for children’s ministry program

• Work with Children’s Ministry Team to provide a biblically sound and vibrant children’s program

• Recruit, equip, train, and inspire volunteers

• Maintain program growth through promotion, inviting, and personal conversations

• Utilize the spiritual gifts of the congregation  

• Grow and enhance the program as needed

• Attend Children’s ministry conferences on an annual basis

• Background check and educate all adults on protocol when working with children

Church School/Worship

• Direct Sunday school programs during the school year

• Direct the annual Vacation Bible School

• Plan and execute children’s chapel time/children in worship

• Organize the Christmas play/choir for the chosen Christmas service

• Evaluate new curriculum as needed

Faith Development/Fellowship Events/Mission Opportunities

• Direct family nights and the other special events (i.e. Seder dinner, church picnic etc.)

• Oversee the Kid’s Christian library

• Plan communion class

• Encourage, develop and coordinate mission projects (Operation Christmas Child, Feed my Starving

        Children, etc)

• Direct and plan Easter Children’s activity


• Reformed theological grounding

• Organizational skills (self-starter, detail-oriented, multi-tasking, and can delegate)

• Ability to use Microsoft Word, create PowerPoint presentations, manage an Excel worksheet, use a

        digital camera, and scan pictures, etc.

• Good inter-personal skills with both children and adults

• High energy, enthusiasm, and creativity

• Warm, caring and demonstrates a willingness to know and love the families at Southminster

• A great passion for God’s children

Time Commitment: Approximately 20 hours/week

Number of hours varies by the scheduled events and time of year.

Benefits:  Two-weeks/per year paid vacation equivalent to work week. (three weeks after five years).  Job allows for three Sundays off during school year.  Additional time off, without pay, is negotiable.

To apply, send resume to [email protected]

Sandy Ushev,

Personnel Ministry Team

Sandy Ushev,

Personnel Ministry Team