Employment (Churches)

Director of Children's Ministry

Bethel Church, Fargo, North Dakota

Full-time director position responsible to give overall leadership to children’s ministries.

Ministry description

This is a full-time director position responsible to give overall leadership to children’s ministries. The position is responsible to train and equip staff, volunteers and parents as disciplemakers. This position will work collaboratively with the pastor of student ministries developing and implementing a comprehensive spiritual growth pathway for children, students and the families of Bethel Church.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a larger church environment
  • Must function well within a team setting and be highly collaborative and humble in approach
  • Must have proven skills of participating in or leading a large staff and a history of visionary leadership
  • Must be a humble and gifted communicator



  • Enthusiastically participate on the ministry leadership team, collaborating with other ministries in order to establish a comprehensive and unified mission for Bethel Church
  • Work with and through the assigned department level staff to achieve the mission of Bethel Church and its children’s ministry
  • Provide oversight and development of children’s ministry leadership teams
  • Provide ministry oversight, development and direction in order to disciple and evangelize families and their children
  • Oversee Sunday and weekday ministry programming, newborn to sixth grade
  • Select, review and evaluate curriculum materials and educational tools
  • Oversee the recruiting, equipping and coaching of the volunteer team
  • Ensure that biblical and relevant teaching is provided throughout the children’s ministries
  • Ensure excellence in assimilating families and individuals new to Bethel
  • Keep current with ministry trends through reading, seminars, discussions and conferences
  • Be personally involved networking with other ministries/organizations in meeting the needs of people in our community
  • Continue personal and professional growth through mentoring/coaching relationships

Leadership development

  • Develop and integrate on-going training opportunities for leadership staff and lay volunteers
  • Establish regular leadership meetings with the lay leadership teams
  • Encourage and oversee the professional and personal development of assigned staff
  • Partner with parents to facilitate the spiritual growth of children
  • Provide shepherding and spiritual encouragement to ministry leaders
  • Develop a team approach to ministry within each area of responsibility


  • Oversee the budget and financial decisions for the ministry
  • Supervise ministry administrative staff
  • Ensure the child/volunteer protection process is operating within current safety guidelines
  • Develop and maintain healthy team relationships with pastors, directors, church staff and ministry leaders through relationship building, attendance at regular staff meetings
  • Ensure excellence in communication by working collaboratively with the Communications Team

How to apply

Please go to https://www.bethelfc.com/jobs for the full job description and application. Please submit a completed application and resume to Bethel Church c/o Kristine Winston:

Bethel Church
Kristine Winston
2702 30th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103

Please contact Kristine Winston at kristinewinston@bethelfc.com if you have any questions.

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