Children’s Ministry Leader

THE WALK [FaithWalk UMC] is hiring a Children’s Ministry Leader!

THE WALK is a reconciling United Methodist Congregation located in Gibsonville, NC on 70 between Greensboro and Burlington. At THE WALK, we strive to be a safe space where ALL people can come to know the love of God. And, we are looking for a Children’s Ministry Leader to nurture the faith of the youngest members. Please see the job description below for more details about the position. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Terry Pattishall ( by May 10, 2017.

Job Description:

Position Objective

To oversee the church’s entire children’s ministry to ensure a smoothly operating, safe and effective program encouraging all children in the church and community to grow in faith and as Christian disciples


  • The Children’s Ministry Leader will comply with all of THE WALK’s policies and procedures
  • The Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is responsible for the hiring, evaluating, and terminating of this position in accordance with personnel policies of THE WALK

Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Vision, Plan and Advocate for children particularly in the areas of faith development, safety and discipleship
  • Develop and implement curriculum for the Children’s Ministry in alignment with the teachings of God’s love, peace and justice
  • Develop and coordinate participation of the Children’s Ministry within “BE CHURCH” events
  • Plan and implement seasonal events to include Easter Egg hunt/event, Vacation Bible School, Halloween Trunk or Treat and others
  • Implements the Safe Sanctuary Policy with children and volunteers, including regular communication with volunteers regarding training and changes
  • Prepare annual budget for submission to Finance Team
  • Regularly and intentionally connect with families and children in the community to determine how they may thrive and grow in their faith
  • Identify, train, background check and schedule Nursery and Tales from the Trails volunteers
  • Be at THE WALK Sundays from 8:30am to 12:30pm
  • Attend Leadership Team meetings (as a non-voting member)
  • Attend regularly scheduled and mutually agreed upon meetings with the Pastor
  • Collaborate with other churches and community
  • Maintain a healthy and growing spiritual life

Experience and Qualifications:

Prior experience working with children, energetic, enthusiastic, risk-taker, self-starter, good organizational and communication skills, leadership and visioning aptitudes

Supervision:  Reports to and supervised by the Pastor with general oversight by the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)

Hours: 12 to 15 hours per week to include 8:30am to 12:30pm each Sunday

Compensation: $10,000 per year,  paid monthly and reviewed annually

Expectations of all persons employed by THE WALK:

  • Equip lay members for ministry by building teams, delegating responsibilities, offering opportunities to engage in ministry, and encouraging gifts that you see in others.
  • Honor confidentiality
  • Uphold the mission of THE WALK.
  • Work collaboratively with the staff and pastors at THE WALK.