Minister of Children & Family Life

Maple Grove, Minnesota //

About Maple Ridge Church

MapleRidge Church is a biblically-based  church with the goal of developing fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Job description


The Minister of Children and Family Life is a full-time position that will oversee the ministry to children birth through 5th grade and supporting their families. Responsibilities include Sundays, midweek programming, and special events.


The spiritual formation of children and families is a priority at MapleRidge Church. This will be reflected in programming that intentionally creates spaces for moments of awe and wonder in the presence of God that leads to life transformation in community with other followers of Jesus through practices of Scripture, silence, solitude, and service. 



  1. Shall work with and directly under the supervision of the Senior Pastor.
    1. Shall lead committee meetings. 
    2. Shall supervise assigned ministry staff.
    3. Shall assist in pastoral care.
    4. Shall minister as a team member of the Deacon Board, casting vision for children’s ministry, yet understanding the whole ministry of the church.



    1. To recruit, train, develop and support gifted volunteer leaders who will be equipped to minister to children.
    2. To create age-appropriate children’s programs that minister to children at their various levels of spiritual interest and encourages children to take the next step in their spiritual development.
    3. To collaborate with Children’s Ministry volunteers in selecting and evaluating curricula.
    4. To conduct and securely file risk assessments of all volunteers who work with minors.
    5. To develop the Children’s Ministry budget and monitor expenditures.
    6. Spend the necessary time in lesson planning and personal preparation for all meetings.
    7. To cooperate with other ministries in the church to foster a program of discipleship for the children of the church and of the community.
    8. Promote summer camp and recruit families to send their children.
    1. Encourage the presence of and involvement of children in Sunday morning gathered worship.
    2. To equip parents through involvement in classes, support groups, and resources that nurture the spiritual formation of their child’s life.
    3. To continually assess needs and create new opportunities along with parents.



    1. Be a growing Christian, committed to Jesus Christ, and confident of God’s call to serve as a children’s minster in the local church.
    2. A passion and love for our children and families; to see them grow in their faith together.
    3. Be spiritually qualified according to the biblical standard of leadership (I Timothy 3:1-13; II Timothy 2; Titus 1-2).
    4. Become a member of MapleRidge Church in agreement with our doctrinal statement, and committed to our mission statement, vision statement and core values.
    5. Have the necessary training and proven competence in their area of responsibility.
    6. A spiritual leader who is relational, mature, a clear communicator, and able to connect with children and adults.
    7. Must submit to a criminal record background check.


    Apply for this job by visiting our Web site under "jobs."  Follow the directions and submit a cover page and resumé as directed.