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Cross and Crown Lutheran Church
March 23, 2022
5233 East 79th Street Indianapolis, Indiana


Part-Time Children’s Ministry Director

(Age 3 – 5th Grade)

Position Description

Contact: Pastor Ed Strietelmeier (317-849-4500 or

Employee Status: Part-time

Hours: 10 per week. Suggested time disbursement during the school year (September – May): 4 hrs. per Sunday, 6 hrs. per week with more flexibility during the summer.

Salary: $13,000 ($25/hr.)

Vacation: four Sundays during the Sunday School Year (traditionally Sept. through May) in addition to holidays. Much more flexible during the summer.

Description: The Children’s Ministry Director is responsible for inspiring and equipping the families of Cross and Crown with children Age 3 – 5th Grade to live into our mission statement: Grow in Faith, Serve all in Need, Gather every person to Christ.

The Children’s Ministry Director will also uphold the values set out in Cross and Crown’s welcoming statement, which can be found on our website’s homepage:

She or he is expected to work well with other staff members, parents and volunteers, and model mature Christian leadership in all aspects of her or his interactions with the community. All teaching and activities must be consistent with Lutheran teachings in the ELCA tradition (see



  • Be a visible, welcoming, and affirming presence on Sunday mornings. Be present in Sunday worship as often as possible to serve as a role model.
  • In consultation with the senior pastor and Christian Education Team create the Sunday School Schedule (September – May) and provide appropriate curricula and materials for pre-K – 5th grade teacher.
  • Recruit, train, and assign volunteer teachers for Sunday school classes.
  • Ensure that Sunday school classrooms are properly supplied and equipped.
  • Rotate around Sunday school classrooms offering help and guidance as needed.



  • Mail monthly Splash curriculum to families with children under 3.
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings and meet one-on-one with the senior pastor weekly.
  • Prepare regular materials in a timely manner for The Connection (weekly newsletter) informing parents of upcoming events.
  • Along with the Parish Administrator, monitor the Children’s Ministry budget.
  • Plan and execute special events in conjunction with other ministry teams as appropriate such as:
    • VBS and other summer programming.
    • Special Events aligned with the church calendar such as Easter, Lent, Christmas, Advent.
    • Service project(s).


  • Complete CPR and First Aid certification
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check
  • Complete child and adult sexual misconduct prevention training
  • Ensure that all volunteers have completed child and adult sexual misconduct prevention training.
  • Other duties as assigned by the council

Accountability and evaluation:

The Children’s Ministry Director will meet quarterly with the Christian Education Team (comprised of the senior pastor and three parishioners) to set goals, evaluate outcomes and discuss any potential issues that may arise.

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