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Middletown United Methodist Church

Director of Children's Ministries

Middletown United Methodist Church
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Date Posted: 10/22/2014
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Church Staff - Family Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Status: Salaried, Full Time (Exempt)

Responsible To: Senior Pastor/Staff Pastor Parish Committee


PURPOSE:           Develop and implement a vision, strategy and tactical elements for all programs, activities and educational aspects related to Children’s Ministry ages birth through 5th grade in order to provide a safe, Christian environment that encourages all children to learn about and to develop a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ; offers opportunities for multi-age participation in socials, fellowship, community service, and outreach; and encourages and equips parents to develop a biblical worldview in their children



  1. Lead the Children’s ministries program including review of current programs, initiation of new and innovative programs and oversight of Sunday, weekday, on-going, seasonal, and special programs
  2. Nurture, resource, equip and shepherd a network of spiritually gifted coaches, leaders, mentors, and apprentices who can disciple children toward spiritual maturity
  3. Choose and prepare curriculum for each program and age level that progressively deepens children’s spiritual development
  4. Create environments, activities and programming for each age group that will facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth.
  5. Work with pastoral staff to provide care for children and families within the church.
  6. Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families.
  7. Create and effectively manage the ministry’s budget.
  8. Communicate consistently with parents and congregation on Children’s Ministry issues and events.
  9. Schedule and chair monthly Children’s Council meetings. Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required.
  10. Create and maintain children’s participation database
  11. Ensure that Safe Sanctuaries policies are followed at all times.
  12. Supervise Assistant Children’s Director and the Directors of Daycare and Preschool programs.



  • Committed Christian with a heart for working with young children and their parents
  • A degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Christian Education is preferred
  • A minimum of four years’ work experience with children is required
  • Desire to work with and interpersonal skills required to effectively communicate with children and families serving, encouraging, nurturing, and shepherding.
  • Should be willing and able to work at a fast pace within a variety of settings and circumstances, with composure and flexibility.
  • Should be a person who gives extreme attention to details with an eye for excellence.
  • Should be a self-starter, good at multi-tasking, time management and prioritizing projects.
  • Endorse and support MUMC and her mission
  • Background check and drug test

Resumes along with salary requirements should be emailed directly to Rev. Dr. Tom Smith at no later than November 19, 2014.