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Collierville United Methodist Church

Director of Children's MInistries

Collierville United Methodist Church
Collierville, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 09/08/2016
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Collierville United Methodist Church

Job Description


Director of Children’s Ministries


          Classification:     Exempt

                Report to:             Associate Pastor

                Date:                      8-19-16


Job Description




The person in this position should be a committed Christian Disciple.  Under the direct supervision of the Associate Pastor this position provides programs and activities that meet the spiritual needs and help the children of Collierville UMC through the fifth grade grow in their discipleship of Jesus Christ.  Deals with a diverse group of members and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the church.  Independent judgement is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workloads.


Essential Functions


  1. Provide overall direction and administration for all the children’s      ministries of CUMC.
  2. Plan and be responsible for all structured children’s ministry      activities, including but not limited to Sundays and Wednesdays.
  3. Provide direction for all special events for children and their      families, including seasonal events such as a Family Easter Event, Fall      Festival, and VBS.
  4. Teaching the Christian faith as understood through the doctrinal      standards of the United Methodist Church.
  5. Work collaboratively with other ministry directors for the full      benefit of the Church.
  6. Be responsible for the ongoing recruitment, training, and      evaluating of Children’s ministry staff and volunteers.
  7. Select and approve all curriculum used for Sunday school and other      children’s programming.
  8. Serves as a staff liaison, providing assistance and direction when      required for designated ministry committees (COM).
  9. Be responsible for the compliance of the children’s ministry with      regard to safe sanctuaries training and execution.
  10. Prepares budget requests and monitors expenditures of the children’s      ministries.  
  11. Serves and assists with occasional specialized ministry projects as      assigned by the Associate Pastor.





  1. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  2. Thoroughness
  3. Collaboration Skills
  4. Communication Proficiency
  5. Flexibility
  6. Organizational Leadership Skills
  7. Maintenance Skills


Supervisory Responsibility


This position has supervisory responsibility for the Associate Director of Children’s Ministries and the Children’s Ministries Assistant.


Work Environment


This positon operates in a professional church office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work


This is a full-time position and includes working during programming hours on Sundays and Wednesdays.  


Required Education and Experience


  1. Bachelor degree
  2. 5 years of experience in a similar or related field.


Other Duties


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.