Early Childhood Associate

Minnetonka, Minnesota // myrwc.org

About Ridgewood Church

Ridgewood Church is located in the heart of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and is within 1.5 miles of a Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka Middle School East, and Groveland Elementary School. The church is undergoing a building restoration and is revisioning itself for the future as a church that strives to "Make Jesus Known Through Community Impact."

Job description

TITLE: Early Childhood Associate
MINISTRY AREA: Kids & Families
CATEGORY: Non-Exempt
REPORTS TO: Minister of Kids & Families
HOURS: 10-12 per week

The role of Early Childhood Associate is a valuable position that helps to shape a key and supportive partnership with parents at Ridgewood Church as they shepherd their kids to make faith their own. Ridgewood Kids & Families Ministries seek to connect kids and families with Jesus Christ, with one another and with the world around them.

Core Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will:

  • Create and build teams that provide Early Childhood and child care programming for all applicable ministries (MOPS, Women’s Bible Study, Special Events, etc)
  • Train & equip leaders in all manner of classroom management (resources, curriculum, supplies, emergency procedures, etc) to ensure high levels of excellence, consistency, and quality of care.
  • Assist Minister for Kids & Families in maintaining and preserving classroom inventories, ministry resources, as well as adhering to RWC policies and procedures.
  • Assist Minister for Kids & Families in all-hands-on-deck initiatives, such as Trunk or Treat, VBS, Special Families Ministry events, or as otherwise specified.
  • Assist Minister for Kids & Families in architecting and executing excellent and compelling ministry to kids and families!

What to Expect

  • Real-life ministry experience that will help equip you for a life of Kingdom impact in an exciting and growing ministry
  • Encouragement, affirmation and positive coaching that comes with being part of a dynamic team
  • Life-giving community as a member of a growing ministry team committed to helping each other succeed


  • Strong Christian character must be displayed
  • A life of purity and devotion to spiritual disciplines is vital
  • Ministry experience is preferred
  • Must exude a genuine love for, and desire to minister to, kids and families
  • This individual will be excited about the mission and vision of Ridgewood Church


Apply by emailing dmcmillen@myrwc.org with your cover letter and resume including references.