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The local director develops volunteers and other leaders, and he/she serves as the face of the local chapter.


  1. Must have a demonstrated love for Jesus Christ and prayer, and an unquestionable passion to reach children with the Gospel.
  2. Must be able to recognize how God moves in our midst as He builds the local work one person/one church at a time.
  3. Must be a continual learner, relational, and demonstrate an understanding of how to lead others.
  4. Must love the local church and understand how to mobilize them as ministry partners.
  5. Must have skills to identify other leaders, organize groups, cast vision and evaluate the ministry programs
  6. Must have extensive experience in Biblically teaching and evangelizing children.
  7. Must have a flawless record in behavior towards children and families.
  8. Has experience discipleship of and training for staff and volunteers.
  9. Is an effective teacher willing to lead, coach and correct staff and volunteers.
  10. Has at least one year of Bible College or Seminary training, maintaining a good academic performance.

GENERAL Responsibilities

The local director is responsible for:

  • Fulfilling the purpose of Child Evangelism Fellowship in the chapter
  • Executing and accomplishing the plans and objectives of USA Ministries, the local committee and state board
  • Overseeing all aspects of the ministry within the local chapter with the assistance of the local committee, volunteers and staff

SPIRITUAL Responsibilities

Spiritual Living

The local director should demonstrate a balanced approach to Christian living in:

  • a daily walk with God
  • family
  • local church
  • ministry

The local director must: 1) agree with and be able to sign CEF’s statement of faith; and 2) understand that the foundation of ministry is prayer, and stay committed to developing, implementing, and growing an effective prayer program.

SPECIFIC Responsibilities

Ministries Supervision

  1. Promotes the ministry in the local chapter with the goal of increasing church partnerships and primary ministries of After-School Good News Club (ASGNC) and 5-Day Clubs staffed by Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA).
  2. Recruits staff and volunteers, ensuring that they are adequately trained and equipped for ministry.
  3. Maintains direct ministry contact with children through CEF sponsored programs.
  4. Builds and maintains Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA) ministry. Enlists staff and volunteers to help recruit short-term missionaries. Provide additional ministry opportunities to CYIA missionaries.
  5. Arrange and help present training such as Kick-Off & Quick Start Training for ASGNC in the fall and Jump Start in February for CYIA and potential CYIA.
  6. Promotes further opportunities to serve-including Short-term Missions and other CEF ministries.
  7. Participates in the CYIA training school as assigned by the state director.

Leadership Development

  1. Develops with the local committee a strategic plan that comports with the State Board’s plan, and effectively communicates it and oversees its implementation.
  2. Strives to develop and establish ministry among the children in unreached cities, towns and school districts within the local chapter area.
  3. Recruits people to do the work of the ministry (both paid and volunteer).
  4. Meets regularly with the paid and volunteer staff members to provide encouragement, counsel, evaluation of ministry goals and leadership development.
  5. Encourages the local committee to take advantage of available committee training.
  6. Works with the local committee and paid staff to raise sufficient funds to accomplish the plans and objectives laid out by the local committee.
  7. Follows the policies and procedures of the state and national organizations and sees that all staff and volunteers are adhering to the policies.
  8. Completes routine employee appraisals with all paid staff.
  9. Oversees (and teaches if necessary) the teacher training program and provides the necessary training for the staff to perform their job well.

Administrative Responsibilities

  1. Ensures that all policies and procedures are being followed.
  2. Keeps adequate records.
  3. Works with the local committee to develop an annual budget at the beginning of the fiscal year for approval by the local committee and submission to the State Board.
  4. Submits the budget of the local chapter to the state director for state board approval.
  5. Ensures that all reports, minutes, communications and moneys are forwarded to the proper offices in a timely manner.
  6. Ensures that receipts and thank-you notes are mailed in a timely manner.
  7. Communicates accurately and in a timely manner with the state director and local committee.
  8. Attends all local directors meetings sponsored by the state office.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned by the local committee and/or state director.

Software Responsibilities

The following skills will be needed.  The level of proficiency can be developed.

  1. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat basic.
  2. Familiar with using the Internet to conduct searches and research
  3. Must be able to use MailChimp to connect with volunteers and to give updates on ministry

As a religious organization, Child Evangelism Fellowship is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees on the basis of religion.