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Church Background

Anthem Church is a thriving church located in the Chicagoland area of Hammond, IN. Our vision is to see cities transformed by the Kingdom of God. Our mission is to Lead People to Know Christ and to Make Him Known.

General Description

The Iglesia Anthem Kids Director part-time position and is responsible for all aspects of

ensuring the spiritual growth and development of children ages birth through 5th grade for Iglesia Anthem. This includes curriculum selection, volunteer recruitment and development, classroom management, and operational management necessary to ensure successful and constantly improving weekend children’s services and periodic special events. This positions reports directly to the Iglesia Anthem Spanish Pastor.

Essential Job Functions

1. Lead a team of volunteers in the operation of a children’s ministry, including weekend services and periodic special events. 2. Create and manage a kid’s ministry calendar that will drive all the activities and teaching of the ministry. 3. Regularly select and/or develop curriculum for a children’s Christian education program that is part of the church’s weekend service schedule. 4. Implement children’s registration, classroom management, and security policies/practices in support of weekend services and periodic special events. 5. Direct the recruitment, training, and development of volunteers as needed to staff children’s ministry classrooms and special events. 6. Design and plan periodic child dedication services as required, meeting the needs and expectations of families attending the church. 7. Design, plan, and conduct periodic parent meetings in order to meet the needs and expectations of families attending the church. 8. Lead the creative use and proactive upkeep of children’s ministry facilities and grounds. 9. Assist in the development of an annual budget for children’s ministries and manage spending to budget. 10. Handle the pastoral needs of families (children and their parents). 11. Develop a process and system to support parents in discipling their students. 12. Function as a member of the church’s pastoral staff performing baptism services, weddings, funerals, etc. as part of a rotation schedule. 13. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

This position requires experience as a staff member/volunteer in a children’s ministry leadership capacity. Possession of a teaching or related degree is required. (Extensive ministry experience, in some cases, can be substituted.) The successful individual will need to be fluent in Spanish and English language to best serve Iglesia Anthem. This person will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic, possess a passion for teaching children about God, and have the ability to administrate as a department head. A working knowledge of creative programming related to children’s classes and special events is a real plus.


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