Tag: Education/Age-Level

Director of Children and Family Ministries

Oak Ridge UMC (Oak Ridge, NC) is seeking a Director of Children and Family Ministries

Reports To:  Associate Pastor

Job Summary:  The Director for Children and Family Ministries has responsibility for developing a comprehensive and vibrant Children and Family Ministry at ORUMC that teaches Christian discipleship and provides children the opportunity to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. These ministries seek to address the needs of children and their families.  This includes a focus on ORUMC members and guests, as well as reaching out to the surrounding community.  The success of this role is dependent upon working closely with other ORUMC program staff, chairpersons, and lay servants devoted to the various ministries at ORUMC.

Primary Duties:

  1. Manage Children’s Discipleship Hour Ministry curriculum to meet the evolving needs of ORUMC children and their families; train and support teachers and coordinate lesson plans and hands-on learning activities for children.
  2. Oversee the ORUMC Vacation Bible School, including recruiting and leading the lay Directors and a team of lay servants, orientation and training of all roles, and working alongside them to ensure excellent execution.
  3. Develop, support, and guide recurring children’s programming outside of Sunday morning, which includes a Youth transition ministry program and potential mid-week opportunities for children.
  4. Other Sunday morning programming for children as needed, including the coordination of special events for children.
  5. Lead Chapel for ORUMC Weekday School children once per week and help minister to and draw these children and their families into ORUMC life.
  6. Plan, organize, and execute frequent Family Ministry events reaching new and existing families.
  7. Creatively utilize multiple approaches to reach children with various learning styles, keep the curriculum engaging and interesting, and integrate the various children and family ministries into a cohesive plan.
  8. Responsibility and accountability for the Safe Sanctuary program.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  1. Effectively organize lay servants schedule, communicate roles and responsibilities of lay servants, and provide training, coaching, and assistance.
  2. Work closely with the Associate Pastor, other staff, and appropriate Committees on program and curriculum and effectively communicate those with congregation.
  3. Be present on Sunday mornings actively participating in the needs of our children and engaging with their families.
  4. Manage and administer the resources and budget(s) for the programs assigned.
  5. Attend continuing education events based on development plans and as recommended by the Associate Pastor.

Qualifications / Skills:

  1. Minimum of a four year college degree applicable to the position.
  2. Experience growing a children’s program preferred.
  3. Experience working with children and an excitement and passion for children’s ministries and sharing the love of Christ.  Experience working with special needs children desirable.
  4. Excellent organization and communication skills (written and verbal).
  5. Strong time management skills.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills for building relationships with children and their families.
  7. Ability to work effectively and graciously with other staff and lay servants demonstrating flexibility, approachability, and openness.
  8. Proficient with office equipment and computers.

More information and application at http://www.oakridgeumc.org/jobs


Minister to Children and Families

Mill Grove United Methodist Church (Indian Trail, NC) seeks a Minister to Children and Families

Mill Grove United Methodist Church is seeking a part time Minister to Children and Families. This is an excellent opportunity for a leader who desires to build a quality children’s ministry from the ground up.   As the ministry grows the position will grow with the expectation of becoming a full time position.

Reporting Line

The minister to Children and Families reports to the Lead Pastor

Position Description

The Minister to Children and Families is a full-time staff leadership position. Responsibilities for the position include providing vision, program coordination, and direction to staff and volunteers whose mission is to create and implement a strong Christian education program to develop fully committed followers of Jesus Christ. For additional information and specific responsibilities please refer to the attached position description.

Character Overview

The Minister to Children and Families at Mill Grove UMC shall be a person of genuine and deepening Christian character, willing to grow as a loyal participant of the ministry team, able to work well and communicate with others, act as a role model in and outside of the church, and to develop and nurture relationships and trust with children, families, and volunteers in a growing congregation.

About Mill Grove United Methodist Church

Mill Grove is a thriving church that has experienced substantial growth over the last 15 years. The church serves two campuses located in Indian Trail NC.  Indian Trail is a flourishing community with a well-balanced ratio of ages with many families with school age children.

The church has a recently renovated and modern Christian education wing that is shared with a weekday pre-school that serves students from ages 2-TK. The facility is up to code for all children’s safety requirements and safe sanctuary procedures are currently being implemented.

Position Requirements

  • A commitment to Jesus Christ
  • A passion for helping children and families embrace the Christian faith.
  • Ability and passion to plan, develop, and manage children and family ministry programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Experience with volunteer recruitment and training
  • Experience with Christian education curriculum


Negotiable based on experience and education

To Apply:

Email your cover letter, resume, and references to sprc@millgrove.org , including your children and family ministry philosophy and salary requirement.


Youth & Children’s Ministry Coordinator

The Arbor UMC (5545 Woodleaf Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147) is seeking a Youth & Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Part Time: 10 – 15 hours per week

The Youth & Children’s Ministry Coordinator will coordinate, oversee and further develop age appropriate ministries for elementary, middle and high school students to help them grow in their Christian faith.

Specific responsibilities should include the preparation and teaching of regular Bible Studies / lessons, dealing with contemporary issues related to the students, organizing recreational activities, retreats, mission projects, music and evangelistic efforts, facilitating Vacation Bible School, and working in conjunction with other area churches in cooperative youth ministry projects.

This person will also coordinate a team of volunteers and demonstrate leadership and mentoring skills to students and adult leadership alike.

Candidate should be able to plan, organize and maintain a calendar of events and ministry budget and attend church functions where youth and children are involved.

Flexible Schedule and Salary is Negotiable based on availability and qualifications.

Please send resume to Rev. Craig Sefa at csefa@wnccumc.net.

Coordinator of Children’s Ministries

Central United Methodist Church of Shelby is seeking a Coordinator of Children’s Ministries.

The Coordinator of Children’s Ministries works under the Deacon (Director of Discipleship & Outreach) along with other staff and congregational leaders in the areas of children’s ministry.  The position is 12 hours per week and requires Sunday attendance.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred or comparable experience in a related field
  • A deep and personal faith in Jesus Christ
  • A heart for children
  • A passion for ministry and a proven track record for building relationships
  • A knowledge of the Christian faith within the Wesleyan tradition and comfort within the United Methodist Church structure
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products


  • Work with Deacon/Director of Discipleship and Outreach to develop Sunday School, Godly Play, Vacation Bible School, Third Grade Bible class, Worship workshops, special events, and new children’s ministry opportunities
  • Assist in procuring curriculum, resources, materials and supplies for all Children’s Ministry
  • Coordinate schedules and train Nursery workers and volunteers
  • Coordinate and train all staff, children, youth ministry leaders and volunteers in Safe Sanctuary practices, including keeping current background checks on each person
  • Assists in preparing budget for Children’s Ministry
  • Coordinates with Communications Director necessary publicity and informational needs
  • Assist in shared and general tasks needed for Children’s Ministry


Applicants may send resumes to:

Mark Barden, Central United Methodist Church, 200 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28621

Or email to:


Director of Children’s Ministry

First United Methodist Church, China Grove, NC

Director of Children’s Ministry: Birth through 6th Grade

Full-Time – starting compensation commensurate with education and experience.


  • Sunday School: Work with teacher(s) in the resourcing of Sunday School materials.
  • Sunday Nursery – Supervising paid nursery workers for children birth through 3 years old during the 8:30 and 11:00am worship services – and Sunday School.
  • Kid’s Alive: Worship in The Grove (children’s worship) during 8:45 &11:00 worship.
  • Preteen Ministry – ministry designed specifically for 5th and 6th grade students.
  • Wednesday Evening Programs (during the School year)
  • Design and organize Summer Vacation Bible School

Associate Director of Children’s Ministries

Chapelwood United Methodist Church (www.chapelwood.org), a generous flagship church in the Texas Annual Conference, is looking for a dedicated and passionate full-time Associate Director of Children’s Ministries who will be responsible for leading and expanding children’s programming for 3rd – 5th graders on the main campus of Chapelwood. The church’s mission for children is to reach and inspire children on the path to discipleship in addition to building commitment and trust with parents, training and equipping volunteers, and guiding the implementation of a Spirit-led vision serving children. As Chapelwood moves strategically forward alongside Ministry Architects, this Associate Director will be a part of an enthusiastic program team that includes the Pastor of Family Discipleship, an active Children’s Ministry Core Team, a Director of Children’s Ministry, assistant age-level directors, interns, and a volunteer base working to lead the church’s children’s ministries and missions.  

The successful candidate will have a college degree, 2-3 years of experience in children’s ministry leadership (preferably in a large congregation), and a strong personal faith consistent with the Methodist tradition.

Resumes along with a cover letter can be sent to aly.eaton@ministryarchitects.com.

Director of Discipleship Ministries

College Place United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC, is developing a new part-time position for the strengthening of our spiritual life together.

We seek a qualified person who:

  • will provide teaching for K-6th graders children during worship service
  • develop/lead/set-up biblical/church/service study classes and small groups
  • will seek to grow our congregation’s presence in our community through events (e.g. studies, programs, discussions, etc.)
  • to plan/guide young adult and senior adults programing/events/trips
  • will help us live out our Vision statement: CPUMC seeks to be a Christ centered, diverse community open to everyone as they are. We believe all people are worthy of being loved and worthy of loving others. We strive to show God’s grace, make disciples, and change the world with our hands, our hearts, our minds, and our words.
  • will be in ministry in the spirit of our Welcome statement: CPUMC is a diverse community welcoming all persons and embracing differences of age, racial and ethnic background, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration, socioeconomic status, and physical and mental ability. We invite all to join our journey of faith toward greater love, hope, and acceptance in every aspect of our Christian life together.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • a person of Christian faith (preferably United Methodist understanding)
  • a self-starter, with outgoing personality who will be a part of the ministry team
  • use of computer and basic technology for communication and publicity via web and social media.
  • willingness for continuing education/professional organization


Schedule/Salary: 15 hours/week on average – $500 con’t. edu./year – $10,000-$12,000 salary.


For Questions or Application: Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements, include two references and contact information to jharvey@collegeplaceumc.com.


Open until September 30, or until filled.