Northbrook Baptist Church

Children's Minister



Why I Love This Opportunity

Mike Haight


Northbrook is in a healthy growth pattern and has recently established a more clearly defined vision and mission for the future. The people here are excited! They are adding new members regularly, and new mission partnerships are forming. They have also established a clear pathway for discipleship and are developing new leaders in their faith. This is an excellent opportunity for a visionary and relational leader to continue building a healthy children’s ministry while working alongside an exceptional team.

About This Organization

Northbrook’s mission is “equipping the religiously saturated to become kingdom investors.” This church is strategically positioning itself as an equipping church in a region saturated by cultural Christianity. Their vision for the next six years is to redesign Northbrook as a regional compass where people from every stage in life are cultivating their personal calling to achieve maximum impact for God’s kingdom. Since the beginning, Northbrook’s doors have been open to people of every background and place in their spiritual journey. Still, in this new season, they intentionally focus on creatively inspiring, faithfully equipping, and generously investing in a pipeline of next-generation leaders to see them redeemed, developed, and deployed for the kingdom.

Northbrook has a very relaxed and casual environment; about 500 people gather here each weekend. The worship services are contemporary in style, gospel-centered in content, and Bible-saturated in the programming approach. They value authenticity and truth over attraction and atmosphere. The church offers Life Groups for adults, students (7-12th grade), preteens (5-6th grade), and kids of all ages (birth-4th grade) beginning at 9:00 am each Sunday. Following Life Groups, children attend a worship service designed for kids at 10:30 am. On Wednesday nights, Northbrook offers a church-wide dinner followed by activities and classes for people of all ages. Programming for kids includes a fun gathering while teaching kids more about being a disciple of Jesus.

Position Description

The Children’s Minister is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to the spiritual needs of children and their families. This person should be highly relational and have a strong team mentality, leading volunteers and others and providing spiritual development for children and parents through regular, ongoing programming and special events. This leader is expected to contribute to the staff’s team spirit through fellowship, dedication, cooperation, encouragement, and prayer support as they serve Christ together.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain safe and welcoming environments for all guests, children, and their families.
  • Cast vision and develop strategic plans consistent and aligned with NBC under the direction of the Discipleship Pastor.
  • Implement and coordinate plans to achieve ministry objectives resulting in spiritual transformation.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of weekly programs, including curriculum selection and implementation, lesson planning, and volunteer scheduling.
  • Identify, recruit, train, deploy, motivate, evaluate, and oversee all levels of leadership within the Children’s Ministry, including volunteers, parents, and interns.
  • Manage assigned budget within the appropriate processes and accountability expectations.
  • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the Children’s Ministry, making adjustments as needed to ensure it is meeting the spiritual and developmental needs of children/families.
  • Develop a strategy that engages parents in the first steps of their ongoing responsibility to share the Gospel with and disciple their children.
  • Continually evaluate trends in the Children’s Ministry, implementing the best quality program for children while evaluating sustainability with volunteer teams.
  • Intentionally build relationships with children and their families.
  • Oversee the provision of childcare needs for church-wide events.


What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • This person should be highly relational with kids and parents.
  • Must be a natural and conventional leader, able to cast vision and inspire others toward that vision.
  • Should be evangelistic and outreach-oriented, creating onramps for outsiders to engage.
  • Possesses a passion for discipling kids and equipping parents.
  • Able to think outside the box and challenge the status quo.
  • Previous children’s ministry leadership, internship, or residency experience is preferred.
  • Should have a track record of success in recruiting, developing, and leading volunteers and teams.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.

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