Children's Ministry Update

Below is a video from our interim Children's Minister, Gena Killen, 

and Office Manager, Sara Landes, explaining Cross Point's new

team approach to leading our Children's Ministry.


Cross Point is actively seeking someone for the position of Part-time Children's Minister - Connections & Events. This person will work along with our team of other Part-time Children's Ministry staff.

The qualities we are looking for in an individual to fill the position of full-time Children’s Minister are as follows:
- The best candidate for Cross Point
- A passion for children and their families
- Experience leading children spiritually
- A Bible teacher, grounded in the Word
- Available to be "All-In" for Cross Point
- Charisma that appeals to children and their families



  • Responsible for lining up teachers/substitutes for Pre-K through 6th grade classes, and Kids’ Worship
  • Supervise class-time drop-offs and pickups in Children’s Center hallway, along with other Children’s Minister and Preschool Coordinator
  • Greet visitors to Children’s Center, help with check-in and orientation
  • Responsible for lining up security workers, greeters, and other needed volunteers
  • Attend weekly staff meetings (Tuesdays at 10 AM)
  • Check upcoming activities/events and do necessary planning
  • Visitor follow-up
  • Attending children’s school/extracurricular activities, when possible
  • Communicate with our students and/or parents if a student is absent
  • Maintaining your spiritual health


  • Secure and train teachers/assistants, coordinating with other Children’s Minister and Preschool Coordinator
  • Check in with each family
  • At least one activity outside of church times (fun, service, training, Bible study, etc.)
  • Meeting with executive and pulpit ministers for prayer, encouragement, and assessment


  • Take lead on annual teacher training to go over curriculum, volunteer responsibilities, etc.
  • Evaluate last year's events
  • Plan out and schedule major events for the year

As Needed:

  • Take lead on planning and communicating events for all age levels, pulling in other team members as needed
  • Communicate plans and events for approval through the ROC office for scheduling purposes
  • Keep the shepherds up-to-date of any spiritual needs of a student/family in their shepherding group
  • Attend and support church wide events and activities
  • Involve children, when possible, in our church wide activities
  • Keep track of and welcome new families to the ministry and walk them through our children’s routines
  • Work in conjunction with Chosen Ministry about foster and adoptive children
  • Keep track of allergies, special needs, emotional needs, family situations
  • Step up and teach
  • For questions about the day-to-day operations of Cross Point or specific questions that may arise daily in your ministry consult with the Executive Minister, Mark Killen. 

Basic Info

Part-time position; average of 15 hours per week

Office hours to be worked out with Executive Minister and Office Manager

We expect Children’s Ministry team to work in supporting roles for one another


  •          We currently have 10 classes (birth-6th grade) during 9:45 Sunday Bible class (20-22 teachers/assistants)
  •          Nursery staffed in both services with 2-3 in each
  •          Wigglers staffed in 10:30 service with 2-3
  •          Kids’ Worship staffed in both services with 2 in each, plus tween/teen helpers in 10:30
  •          Hallway monitors/check-in station helpers 3-4
  •          Security person during both services and Bible class (typically 3 different people)



  •       Multiple Bible classes staffed with volunteers


Current Major Events:

  •          Father/Daughter date, Mother/Son date, Easter Egg Hunt, Mission Florence/VBS, Camp Glow, various summer activities, Back-to-School Bash, Child Dedication Day, Fall Festival/Trunk-or-Treat, Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Program, 5th/6th Grade activities

Interested parties should submit a resume to Mark Killen, Executive Minister, at If you have any questions, contact Mark at 256.764.4073 or 256.648.9737.