20 Questions to Ask When Interviewing for a Children's MInistry Position

Interviewing for a position in children's ministry?  

What you ask the church is just as important as what the church asks you.

Here are 20 key questions you should ask the church you are interviewing with.

1. How important is children's ministry to the church as a whole?

2. What does success look like for this position?

3. How is the church's overall volunteer culture?

4. Is there a job description for this position?

5. Who would I be reporting to?

6. What is the overall vision of the church?

7. How open are you to change?

8.  Does the children's ministry collaborate with the student ministry? Adult ministry? How?

9. What is the budget for children's ministry?

10. What’s the most important thing I should accomplish in the first 3 months?

11. What are the biggest challenges that I might face in this position?

12. What are the overall growth plans for the church?

13. How will I get feedback on my job performance?

14.  What's your favorite part of working here?

15. What skills or qualities do you think are most important to succeed in this role?

16.  What professional development opportunities are available to employees?

17.  What expectations do you have for my family and their involvement in the ministry?

18. What would my office hours be in an average week?

19. How many people are currently volunteering in children's ministry?   

20. What percentage of your total weekend attendance is children's ministry?