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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.

State Director Annual Salary: $70,000

As the State Director for CEF of Tennessee Inc. executes and accomplishes the vision of the state board and CEF® USA.

State Director General Responsibilities

  • Fulfill the purpose of Child Evangelism Fellowship
  • Has the drive to execute the vision of the state board and CEF USA.
  • Oversee all aspects of the state ministry – leadership, ministry, finance, and administration of CEF Tennessee.

State Ministry

  • Able to promote and example a personal prayer life.
  • Pursue churches and Christian businesses including the identification, recruitment, equipping, development, and encouragement of others to participate with God in this ministry.
  • Maintain an understanding of today’s child and evaluate the effectiveness of CEF programs such as Good News Club® and Christian Youth In Action®. 
  • Preserve and improve Christian Youth In Action as a next generation recruitment tool for future leaders.
  • Establish new chapters, develop local committees, and improve chapter effectiveness across Tennessee.

State Leadership

  • Be a steward of the people God has entrusted to you. This includes local committees, directors and staff. This will require providing encouragement, counsel, direction and training.
  • Lead the development and evaluation of ministry goals, vision and strategic plans.
  • Collaborate with the state board in raising sufficient funds for the ministry.
  • Provide annual performance reviews for all ministry staff.
  • Meet with the state board on developing a succession plan for the state director and all local directors.
  • Hold a passion for business, performance, long-term relationships, and the ability to work solutions with collaborative accountability.

State Administration

  • Know, understand and support all CEF policies and procedures that result in proper governance.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records, working with the state board to develop an annual state budget as well as the approval of local chapter budgets.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills together with an aptitude for utilizing cloud-based technology and a variety of digital tools.

State Director Qualifications

  • This Candidate must posses strong leadership skills including the ability to mentor, build and develop teams. A great example is found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus.
  • A demonstrated love for Jesus Christ, spiritual disciplines and prayer, with a passion to reach children with the Gospel.
  • A continual learner, relevant, big-picture thinker, strategist, lover of people.
  • Able to cast vision, yet able to critically evaluate the state ministry, strategize and implement for maximum outcomes.
  • Strong meeting and workshop facilitation skills, a bias for results, strong personal initiative, the ability to work with little supervision, and be a team player.
  • Completion of one year of Bible college training. (Candidates may be allowed to test out of this requirement. Qualification can be fulfilled for free at
  • The candidate will complete the 12-week Children’s Ministries Institute within the first two years of ministry, including a mentorship program.
  • Our State Director collaborates with the State Board to raise financial support.
  • Keep a mindset that values other Christian organizations as ministry partners.
  • CEF experience or knowledge will be considered a great asset.


This position offers an annual salary of $70,000 and will be vacant as of April 1, 2024.

An ideal candidate would be located in middle Tennessee. Flexibility for increased travel in a remote scenario across the state could be an option.

“The Volunteer State” has high performing local chapters. As a result, the state director will have the support and freedom to concentrate on reaching children with the good news of everlasting life through a relationship with Jesus. This state has progressively grown since 2021 so, we are on mission to find God’s chosen steward that will take this ministry to the next level.  Are you someone with grit, determination, chemistry, energy and enthusiasm? If so, come join us on this journey!

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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