Children's Ministry Director Salary
The average pay for a Children's Ministry Director is $31,111 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||$19,078 - $46,883|
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|$19,954 - $45,444|
|Hourly Rate||$9.96 - $19.87|
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Job Description for Children's Ministry Director
Children’s ministry directors usually work in a church environment to oversee the ministry for children from nursery through elementary school. These ministries may also contain older children through the high school age, and the director must establish goals for programs and maintain a safe environment for children to learn and grow spiritually.Read More...
In some cases, children's ministry directors develop lesson plans and sermons to be presented to children, and they often have purchasing duties to obtain the necessary materials for programs. They may have a budget to meet, allocate, and disburse, and budgets should always be maintained in a careful manner and costs should be kept low. In some churches, they are also personally responsible for teaching Bible studies, services, and classes for children.
These directors periodically set up special outreach events, such as for Easter and Christmas, and some may manage other teachers, assistants, and volunteers. Recruiting and training staff members is often part of the job, so strong verbal and written communication skills are important in this position, as is the ability to multitask. Policies and procedures must also be developed with the approval of management.
Children's ministry directors are generally expected to actively follow the faith of the church which employs them, and a bachelor's degree or higher in theology and/or prior experience working with children may be required for some positions.
Children's Ministry Director Tasks
- Provide administrative leadership and direction.
- Develop and direct programming in line with ministry's overarching goals.
- Develop and implement community outreach.
- Recruit and train volunteers.
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Pay by Experience Level for Children's Ministry Director
Pay by Experience for a Children's Ministry Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Children's Ministry Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 179 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Children's Ministry Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Children's Ministry Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 109 salaries. A Children's Ministry Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 36 salaries.
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