Children's Ministry Director


Bethany Church


Canby, OR


Job Title: Children's Ministry Director

Employer: Bethany Church

Contact Information: Pastor Jeff Jennings at 503-266-9307 or

Address: 450 S. Ivy St, Canby, OR 97013

Web Site:

Job Location: Canby, OR

Salary/Wages: $16,000- $20,000/ year

Job Type: Part-time

Application Materials Needed:

  • Resume
  • Other

Specified Other Application Material: Cover Letter 

Job Description:

  • We are searching for a Children’s Ministries Director to minister to the children and congregation at Bethany Church and to work alongside our lead pastor to advance the gospel in our community.
  • Our church is located just 20 minutes south of Portland in Canby, Oregon.
  • We are a growing fellowship of believers who want to see Christ exalted and the gospel proclaimed in our community.
  • We believe our children are an important part of our church body and want to see them grow in their love and knowledge of our Lord.
  • Our new Children’s Director will be a spiritual and organizational leader who, along with the Lead Pastor, develops an overall direction and philosophy for Children’s Ministry that reflects the vision, doctrine and Gospel-centered ministry philosophy of Bethany Church and the stated mission of Bethany Church: Helping People Follow Jesus.
  • This is a part-time position with flexible working hours of 16-20 hours per week.
  • Salary dependent on weekly hour commitment and experience.
  • Denomination: Evangelical Free Church
  • Church Size: 175- 250


  • Work to maintain open and honest communication with all staff through attendance at regularly scheduled Tuesday staff meetings and special meetings as necessary.
  • Meet weekly with Lead Pastor for ministry development and communication.
  • Participate in other all-church events and other ministry events and functions as necessary.
  • Organize and oversee our Sunday Morning Children’s Program by working with our Nursery Director to ensure a safe, clean, and nurturing environment for our littlest ones.
  • Support our Sunday School teachers and aides through training and encouragement as they teach through our Gospel-Centered Curriculum
  • Select, evaluate and maintain Gospel-centered curriculum, in line with
  • Bethany Church doctrine and direction for all ages and classes.
  • Work with Ministry Staff Team to develop a growing spirit and commitment to “Integrated multi-generational Family Worship” here at Bethany.
  • Lead, administrate, develop, and promote an array of Children’s Ministry Special Events (VBS, Parenting Simulcast Conference, etc)
  • Additional Administrative and Financial duties as outlined by the Lead Pastor


  • A growing relationship and dependence on the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • A passion for children and their spiritual growth.
  • A love for people and the desire to see people grow to their full potential.
  • Desire, ability and experience in working with children of all ages and their families.
  • Ability to administrate and oversee a multi-dimensional ministry program that requires calendar planning, recruiting and training teams of volunteers, and juggling multiple projects at one time.
  • A willingness to learn from and work together with others in a multi-staff team environment.
  • A commitment to the doctrine and overall direction of Bethany Church