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Website CEF of Florida Inc., Florida's Heartland Chapter

Child Evangelism Fellowship® is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.

Local Director

Local Director candidates for this position will be  responsible for fulfilling the purpose of Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc., executing the vision of Florida’s Heartland Chapter  state board and USA Ministries while overseeing all aspects of the local chapter.

General Responsibilities

  • Fulfill the purpose of Child Evangelism Fellowship
  • Execute and accomplish the vision of the state board and USA Ministries
  • Oversee all aspects of the local chapter


  • Understand the foundation of ministry is prayer and lead by example with commitment to develop, implement, improve and grow an effective local prayer program
  • Aggressively pursue church partnerships which will fulfill the purpose of CEF®: evangelize, disciple and establish the next generation to God and His church
  • Identify, enlist, equip, develop, and encourage others to become an effective, multi-staff team serving God in this ministry
  • Involved in a minimum level of direct ministry with children to maintain an understanding of today’s child and to adequately evaluate the effectiveness of CEF programs like Good News Club® and 5-Day Club®
  • Identify students (grades 9 – college) who may be potential Christian Youth In Action® student summer missionaries, personally participate in CYIA as assigned by state leadership, and help CYIA become and remain successful
  • Establish, develop, and improve ministry effectiveness throughout the entire chapter


  • Work with the local committee in providing vision and strategic plans for evangelizing and discipling all children within the chapter, striving to establish them with local churches
  • Meet regularly with and lead ministry staff and volunteers to provide encouragement, counsel, and direction
  • Assist ministry staff and volunteers in developing and evaluating their ministry goals
  • Encourage the local committee to take advantage of committee training opportunities
  • Work with the local committee in raising sufficient funds for the ministry. This includes director salary.
  • Assess annually all ministry staff
  • Develop leadership skills in ministry staff, volunteers, and summer missionaries
  • Oversee and constantly evaluate the teacher training program


  • Ensure that all CEF policies and procedures are followed and proper governance is maintained
  • Keep accurate and complete records
  • Work with the local committee to develop and submit an annual budget to the state director for state board approval to implement January 1 yearly
  • Ensure that all reports, minutes, communications, money, and donor receipts are submitted as required
  • Communicate accurately about the chapter condition to the state director and local committee
  • Attend all state-office-sponsored meetings as requested by the state director or board


We are seeking a committed servant of God who is walking daily with Him and demonstrates great faith and exemplary Christian character. We want someone who exuberates a friendly and cheerful disposition. The candidate must confidently believe in God’s calling on their life. Prayer will be a daily practice. The chosen leader will have a passion for reaching children with the Gospel and desire to serve the local church. The prescribed requirements for this position, are as follows:

  • Possess leadership qualities as found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
  • Have a demonstrated love for Jesus Christ and prayer, and an unquestionable passion to reach kids with the Gospel
  • Continual learner, relevant, strategist, love people and demonstrate an understanding of how to lead and build a team that is diverse in skills, experience and culture
  • Love the local church and other Christian organizations and value them as ministry partners
  • Encompass skills to identify other leaders, organize groups, cast vision and evaluate the ministry programs
  • An ideal candidate will have previous experience (paid or volunteer) as a leader in a children’s ministry, church, nonprofit organization, or related work


Upon hire, the local director will develop the ministries of Child Evangelism Fellowship® within the Florida’s Heartland area. This person will be a team player, self-motivated, able to plan, analyze, motivate people and demonstrate organizational skills. The local director is ultimately a developer of volunteers and other leaders and is the face of the local chapter.

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

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