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Free Methodist Church

Full Time Director of Children's Ministries

Free Methodist Church
Spring Arbor, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 07/22/2014
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Free Methodist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

A Free Methodist Congregation, 1200 average attendance, is seeking a full time Director to cast vision, and oversee programming and staffing for ministry to children, ages 0-6th grade.


The position is to begin on or soon after January 1, 2015


The candidate should be mature in the faith with a vibrant spiritual life of prayer.  He or she should possess the following experience, skills and qualities:


  1. A proven effective track record in children’s ministry, preferably in a large church setting.
  2. A proven track record of effective evangelism, especially among children and their families.
  3. Be able to articulate age-appropriate discipleship objectives for children.  They must be able to demonstrate the ability to translate those objectives into programming and the development of a culture of solid Biblically-based discipleship.
  4. Have a vision for assisting families in the spiritual training of their children.
  5. Have a vision for special ministry to at-risk children and their families.
  6. Be able to attract and develop volunteers and leaders among both children and adults.
  7. Have completed a minimum of a Bachelors Degree.  A Masters of Divinity, graduate degree in ministry or in the areas of psychological counseling or child and family development would be beneficial.
  8. Be a visionary self-starter and possess the gifts and graces to extend the reach of our ministry to community children and their families.

Send resume, including three references to:


or mail to

Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

Attn:  Ginny Hannen

120 E. Main,  PO Box 399

Spring Arbor, MI 49283


Deadline is September 30, 2014