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Faith Community United Methodist Church

Director of Children's Ministries

Faith Community United Methodist Church
West Chester, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 03/17/2015
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Position:  Director of Children’s Ministries (birth – 6th grade) 


(40 hours to be split between the Director and an assistant.  Flexible on the hours mix.  First hiring the Director and then the Director will hire an assistant.)

Accountable to:  Senior Pastor


Responsible for:          

Overall Leadership of Children’s Ministries         

  • Vision and  plan new ways to reach children and families
  • Recruit and train children’s ministry volunteers
  • Children’s Ministry budget and business issues
  • Provide clear, effective, and timely communication of all children’s education information
  • Supervise Children’s Ministries Staff           
  • Supervise Preschool Director

 Oversee the Children’s Pathway programming

  • Leadership in monthly, annual and seasonal events/programming
  • Trips, retreats, and special events
  • Family missions programming and assist with events
  • Partner with other ministries to provide programs for families

 Oversee the Sunday morning core programming (The Ride)

  • Development and maintenance of Sunday morning curriculum, including Third Grade Bible program annually
  • Plan new ways to reach children and families, i.e. live streaming, family devotions
  • Oversee annual registration process and maintain database

 Additional Responsibilities

  • Active participant of Lead Team
  • Be available to children and families as needed
  • Integrate the children’s education program within the total ministry of FCUMC
  • Additional relevant responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Pastor



Profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and be committed to personal spiritual growth

Commitment to personal spiritual growth

Considers this position a life ministry, not just a job

Models standards and expectations of leaders within FCUMC, including:

  • membership, worship attendance, small group participation,
  • financial generosity, and serving out of call and giftedness



Excellent team-based leadership abilities, contributing to a “strengths-based” environment          

Exceptional management skills, including the ability to set and maintain boundaries

Outstanding work ethic; self-starter

Exceptional communication and organizational skills

Passionate and relevant teacher who effectively communicates spiritual concepts to children

Professional behavior and communication in a team-based staff environment

Great relational skills with both children and adults

Humble spirit that continually desires to learn and improve

If married, strong family commitment and emphasis

Emotional and spiritual maturity

Proficient computer skills


Education and Experience:     

Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred or proven experience in Children’s Ministries

Track record of successful and effective interpersonal relationships required

Demonstrated excellence in leading others required

Event planning experience