Employment (Churches)

Director of Kids Ministries

Elim Evangelical Free Church, Puyallup, Washington

Part-time role programming infant through fifth grade children's ministry to see them nurtured as passionare followers of Jesus.

Ministry description

Responsible to develop and execute a plan to promote, recruit, equip and coach a thriving team of volunteers so that Elim’s kids ministries and its volunteers will be healthy and the best they can be. This is motivated by a fervent love for kids and a heart to see them nurtured as passionate followers of Jesus. Areas of responsibility include programming from infant through 5th grade and will take between 20-25 hours/week, depending on time of year.


  • Demonstrates the value and competencies for developing leadership
  • Demonstrated proficiency on a lead instrument (guitar and/or keyboard)
  • Willing to become a member of Elim and agree with Elim’s doctrinal statement
  • Moral and spiritual qualifications of those who would serve as elder (1 Tim 3:1-7; Titus 1:5 9)
  • Enthusiastic alignment with Elim’s statement of faith, mission and core values


Core competencies

  • Build and steward a healthy ministry budget
  • Recruit, manage and coach team members towards priority goals
  • Lead meetings that lead to results
  • Cast a vision that motivates your team
  • Manage and nurture one’s personal emotional health and then lead and shepherd others towards health


  • Sunday morning ministries
  • Midweek ministries
  • Family events
  • Summer ministries
  • Special programs (Christmas/Easter programs)
  • Work with staff and church leadership to help Elim accomplish its mission, vision and process

How to apply

Hiring Process

  • Please send a one-page resume and cover letter to bsharpe@elimefc.org
  • Search team interview
  • Body Life Assessment (personality and gifts assessment tool used at Elim)
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