Children’s DirectorPart-time (approximately 20 hr/wk)

Emmaus Baptist Church is seeking a Children’s Director for ebcKids, (birth – 5th grade).  See the website

Duties and responsibilities specific to the Children’s Director position include planning, developing and managing the Children’s Ministry as a member of the Emmaus Baptist staff.  The Children’s Director reports to the Senior Pastor.  

Communication/Relationship Building

  • Recruit, develop and lead volunteers in Nursery and Children’s Ministry
  • Connect with volunteers, students and parents through relational building, phone calls, emails, visits, etc.
  • Regularly attend staff meetings on Tuesday mornings

Preparation for Sunday Mornings

  • Be in prayer for children’s ministry
  • Study lessons, as well as maintain your own personal quiet time.
  • Develop lessons for Sunday School elementary and preschool classes and Children’s Church
  • Download curricula items and videos to children’s computer and train volunteers to utilize
  • Oversee preparation of printed lesson materials and crafts; gather extra items, as needed
  • Distribute lessons electronically to teachers and volunteers, send reminders, and send informative and encouraging volunteer and parent emails
  • Purchase and organize supplies and snacks for the Nursery – 5th grade classrooms

Sunday Mornings.

  • Ensure rooms are prepped with all needed materials and technology is up and running
  • Welcome volunteers, kids, and parents to Emmaus Baptist Church
  • Ensure kids have a secure, friendly, and warm environment in which they can grow to know and love Jesus as Lord and Savior.
  • Help volunteers grow in their ability to lead in children’s ministry
  • Effectively respond to issues that occur within the children’s area

Events and Family Bible Study

  • Plan and lead children’s events that meet the spiritual needs of our families and reach out to the community
  • Support families participating in church bible study by providing opportunities for children

Sports Camp, VBS, and/or Children’s Ministry Camp

  • Every summer, children’s ministry will host a local children’s camp, whether in the form of VBS, Sports, or other. Requires up to 30 hours that week.


  • Love children and passionate about seeing them learn, grow and come to personally know Jesus.
  • Baptized believer
  • Pass a background check
  • Actively attending, volunteering and/or working in children’s ministry.
  • Agree to Emmaus Baptist church’s condensed statement of faith.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective communication through social media, email, phone calls, text message, and other ministry resources.
  • Demonstrate an active growing faith
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate the gospel
  • Possess a valid and satisfactory Virginia driver’s license at inception of position
  • Demonstrate skill with office computer software, church software and digital curriculum resources
  • Ability to accurately track expenditures and successfully manage a defined budget
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working and church-member relationships
  • Ability to function independently, analyzing issues and making recommendations for appropriate changes as circumstances require

Valid Virginia Driver’s license and satisfactory background check required.

Application Process: Submit a resume and cover letter to: Chairman, Personnel Committee c/o Emmaus Baptist Church, 814 Yorktown Road, Poquoson, VA 23662. Applications are also accepted by email to: Review of applications will begin immediately. This position is open until filled.