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Children's Ministry Catalyzer

Children's Ministry Catalyzer

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The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) is seeking to hire a part-time (8-15 hrs/wk) Children’s Ministry Catalyzer. This position will develop and maintain support systems for congregational children’s ministry in the CRCNA and will network with congregational leaders and classis leadership teams to provide the strongest possible supports for congregational children’s ministry.

Visit for a complete description or to apply complete an online application attaching a current resume and cover letter by October 25, 2017.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following:

  1. Develop and maintain strong, supportive coaching relationships with congregational CRC children’s ministry leaders.
  2. With FFM’s Resource Team, support the local church in casting a vision for the faith formation of children.
  3. Create supportive resources for children's ministry leaders as needed (for example a coordinator e-newsletter)
  4. Develop and lead training workshops on children’s ministry topics.
  5. Work in tandem with Ministry Support Services’ Marketing and Customer Service teams to support Faith Alive children’s ministry curricula.
  6. Encourage and equip CRC children's ministry leaders to nurture the faith of children using resources that align with Reformed theology and providing support to leaders regardless of the curriculum they choose.
  7. Work with FFM’s resource team to seek, develop, and share excellent children’s resources.
  8. Serve on other FFM teams as mutually decided. 

Supervisory Responsibilities



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


  1. Membership in a Christian church and agreement with the doctrine of the CRC signified by signing a covenant statement.
  2. Understanding of children’s ministry dynamics and pedagogy.
  3. Commitment to Reformed theology in children's curriculum and faith formation.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  5. Willingness to travel occasionally.
  6. Faithfully exemplifying a strong, vibrant, personal Christian faith marked by spiritual humility and moral integrity.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of God’s mission in North America through the church and reconciliation ministry in diverse, racial, and ethnic communities.
  8. Demonstrated interpersonal, relational, and teamwork skills.

Additional Information

  1. Relevant Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent professional training and experience.
  2. A minimum of five years experience related to children’s ministry.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Geographic location is flexible, and opportunity to work remotely exists.