Children's Minister Position Available
Applications are available at the church office
First United Methodist
Chair, FUMC Staff-Parish Relations Committee or appointed committee member
Chair, FUMC Board of Trustees or appointed committee member
Children’s Ministries Council
FUMC members and non-members, daycare, Children’s Ministries Council, and community
Paid Staff, Part-time, 30 hours per week and to accommodate special events and other needs.
Position May Be Filled By:
Approved individual with a minimum of a high school diploma, ability to pass standard background check, and experience in planning, organizing, implementing, and working with children and/or children’s programs.
Talents or Abilities Desired:
Cooperate with co-workers to meet church’s mission.
Communicate with employer, co-workers, and church.
Conduct all business with professionalism.
Demonstrate positive attitude toward children, volunteers, and parents.
Demonstrate passion for children’s ministries.
Demonstrate Christian and quality character.
Organize and implement various children’s activities and events.
Organize and equip volunteers to assist with events.
Best Personality Traits: Conscientious, Cooperative, Dependable, Devoted, Professional
Passion For: Organizing and implementing Christian programs for children and present a positive role model and spiritual leader for children of the church.
Yearly by the following:
Chair, FUMC Staff-Parish Relations Committee or appointed SPR committee member
Chair, FUMC Board of Trustees or appointment BOT member
Chair, Children’s Ministries
Position: Children’s Minister
The Children’s Minister is responsible for developing, coordinating, and supervising a comprehensive educational and spiritual growth program for children. The Children’s Minister encourages a commitment to Christ and His church to help children develop skills to enable them to become effectively involved in the ministry of God’s people in the world. The Children’s Minister must have a strong Christian commitment to and personal faith in Jesus Christ and interpersonal skills to utilize with children, parents, and the church body. The Children’s Minister must communicate, lead, organize, and have a high level of confidentiality, dependability, and punctuality. The Children’s Minister must have knowledge of available resources for children’s ministry and special training for children’s ministry and/or prior experience.
1. Schedule, plan, coordinate, and supervise new and ongoing programs and events for children.
2. Coordinate the securing of teachers and substitutes for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School with
children coordinators and/or the Children’s Ministries Council.
3. Provide workshops periodically as well as teacher appreciation activities to motivate and enable
teachers and other volunteers to effectively perform their functions and responsibilities.
4. Plan for and order with the assistance of the pastor curriculum material and resources for teachers.
5. Oversee purchase of supplies, learning resources, teaching aids, and equipment for children’s
6. Conduct outreach and enrollment programs of new members and reactivation of inactive members in
Sunday School and children’s activities/events.
7. Direct the organization and implementation of Sunday School, Children’s Church, Wednesday night
children’s programs, Friends after school program, Vacation Bible School, and Children’s Summer
8. Provide as much as is reasonably possible, for the safety, supervision, and transportation of the
children during all planned activities.
9. Plan, oversee and give direction to all children’s programs, projects, and activities while insuring these
functions are carried out in keeping with church policies and regulations.
10. Recruit, train, and direct all adult workers with children.
11. Assist the children in preparing for special events especially those held during worship services.
12. Publish in the church newsletter quarterly a calendar of children’s programs, projects, and activities in
the local church, community, district, and conference. Also include relevant information in weekly
13. Plan and coordinate Vacation Bible School and other spiritual enrichment groups or activities.
14. Plan and direct children’s trips, mission activities, special activities, etc.
15. Build congregational support for Children’s Ministries as well as reach out to parents as a support and
16. Prepare and operate within the boundaries of an approved budget submitted to the Committee on
17. Maintain regular published office hours in order to be available to parents, youth, and staff.
18. Regularly attend Children’s Ministries Council meetings and Church Council meetings and report.
19. Demonstrate leadership abilities in the church.
20. Provide support for all children’s programs.