Position: Director of Children and Family Ministries

Reports to: Clergy and Staff-Parish Relations Team 

Summary: Work alongside clergy, staff and lay-persons to guide, facilitate and grow the FUMC Children’s Ministry from a solid foundation toward its very thriving potential.


  1. Overall responsibility for ministry to children from birth through 6th grade.
  2. Supervise, lead, support, equip and empower staff and key lay volunteers (e.g., SS Superintendent and SS teachers) to support Children’s Ministry areas (curriculum, staffing and volunteers) for:
    1. Regular Programs such as Sunday school (Age 2 through 6th grade), Worship time for Small Talk and Children’s Church; Small Group/Sunday night activities; Special Events like VBS, Infant Baptism, Confirmation, Bible Presentation to Elementary Ages, Christmas parade, and summer programs.
    2. Development and implementation of new programs (e.g. Parent’s Night Out) relative to the needs of children and their families, including short-term and long-term goals for a vital and healthy ministry.
    3. Assistance to the Director of Nursery to secure, train, and equip Nursery Workers for the above activities.
  3. Responsible for communicating, enforcing, and supporting the Child Protection Policy of First United Methodist Church to all staff and lay volunteers
  4. Coordinate Children’s Ministry programs and activities, cooperate alongside other key Ministry areas like Youth, Family, etc.; be actively involved in weekly worship and other church-wide activities; also work alongside District and Conference programs/events such as Lakeshore, Children’s camps, Annual Conference activities, etc.
  5. Serve as Staff Liaison to Preschool Board and to work with Preschool Director to ensure we foster connection between Preschool and overall FUMC Ministries.
  6. Serve as Program Coordinator and Staff Liaison for our Upward® program.
  7. Other tasks as assigned by clergy, in conjunction with the Discipleship Team.

Additional Information: 

  • This staff member reports to FUMC Pastor, and works in conjunction with the Discipleship Team and other designated members of FUMC Staff. 
  • This person will work approximately 20 hours/week, primarily on FUMC campus, and in conjunction with typical schedule of Children’s Ministry activities and volunteers. May perform certain work at home as agreed upon by clergy and /or SPRC Team.
    1. Mature Christian character with a solid theological foundation and a desire for ministry. 
    2. Be familiar with and appreciate Wesleyan Theology and United Methodist resources. 
    3. Demonstrate ability to recruit, motivate, train, empower, and supervise others. 
    4. Commitment to a team approach to ministry. 
    5. Ability to plan for and manage financial resources. 
    6. Good written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills. 
    7. Familiarity with and ability to utilize available tech resources. 
    8. Ability to self-direct and multi-task. 
    9. Ability to relate to/with children of all ages as well as their guardians/parents/grandparents. 
  • How to Apply:
    If you are interested and would like to apply for this position, please email your Resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, September 27, 2019.