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Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

Spring Arbor, Michigan, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor
Free Methodist
Church Size:
1001 to 1500
Job Type:
Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church
Job Description:

Full Time Director of Children’s Ministries

A Free Methodist Congregation, 1200 ave. 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 in June,  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 post-graduate degree in the areas of childhood education, child and family development, or ministry 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 3 references by February 28, 2015 to:


Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

Attn:  Ginny Hannen

120 E. Main

Spring Arbor, MI 49283






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Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

We are a community of believers in Christ Jesus our Lord. As believers, we are to live moment by moment in view of God’s mercy. This sets us free to live courageous and sacrificial lives here and now. We are called together to live in this precarious, and yet exhilarating ‘middle’ - a place of devotion and sacrifice between the hope of heaven and a hurting world. More...