Are you looking for a new adventure? Do you enjoy experiencing God’s creation through hiking, fishing, skiing, and hunting? Do you seek relationships with others that are deep and full of authenticity?


First Presbyterian Church of Fairbanks, Alaska is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry. Our church is different from many others in that we are a downtown, missionally-minded church with families of all backgrounds. The remote nature of the Fairbanks community is a perfect platform for creating relationships with other people that are rich and fulfilling. The church is where our members find familial support and encouragement.


We are seeking a Children’s minister that is energetic and has experience to build up the program and recruit more volunteers. We would love to see a person who has a passion for the middle grades where students are encountering more of the world and need a trusted adult who can help them in the tween years.



Director of Children’s Ministries


Classification: Exempt

Report to:       Executive Director of Family Life

Date Edited:   10-28-19


Collierville United Methodist Church is a 3,000+ member church with over 750 in three worship services on two campuses every Sunday morning. With full programming for preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, adults, and seniors, we have over 25 church staff, over 30 preschool staff, and over 15 nursery staff.

Vision: Reaching out to transform lives by extending God’s love to all.

Mission: To know Christ and to make Him known.

Core Values: Scripture, Love, Humility, Servanthood, Mission

Find us at: www.colliervilleumc.org

The person in this position should be a committed Christian Disciple.  Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of Family Life, 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. This person will work 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

Provide overall direction and administration for all the children’s ministries of CUMC.
Plan and be responsible for all structured children’s ministry activities, including but not limited to Sundays and Wednesdays.
Collaborate with music ministry staff to ensure the success of SNAP (Sunday Night Arts & Praise)
Provide direction for all special events for children and their families, including seasonal events such as a Family Easter event, Fall festival and VBS.
Teaching the Christian faith as understood through the doctrinal standards of the United Methodist Church.
Work collaboratively with other ministry directors for the full benefit of the Church.
Be responsible for ongoing recruitment, training and evaluating of Children’s ministry staff and volunteers.
Select and approve all curriculum used for Sunday school and other children’s programming.
Serves as Staff Ministry Partner, providing assistance and direction when required for designated ministry Task Teams, especially working directly with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMs Next.
Be responsible for the compliance of the children’s ministry with regard to safe sanctuaries training and execution.
Prepares budget requests and monitors expenditures of the children’s ministries.
Serves and assists with occasional specialized ministry projects as assigned.

Status: Full Time

40 hours per week

Work week: Sunday – Thursday, with occasional weekends.

Purpose: To build children, their parents and volunteers’ relationship with God, build Godly relationships with their family and friends and to help others do the same.

General Requirements

Have a visible, growing relationship with Jesus
Demonstrated successful experience in children’s ministry
Bachelor’s Degree
Live in the Highland Lakes Area within 1 month of hire date.
Self starter
Demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals
Experience in communicating vision
Demonstrated ability as a good communicator
A history of team building
At least 3 years experience in children’s ministry
Children- 30 hours a week

Develop relationships with children from birth through fifth grade
Oversee curriculum, programming, and discipleship of children including but not limited to camps, retreats, Sunday morning activities. etc.
Incorporate children into the life and ministries of Lake Shores Church

Develop relationships with parents of children
Oversee training, equipping and empowering of parents to be the primary spiritual influence on children
Incorporate parents into the life of Lake Shores Church

Recruit, equip and empower volunteers to serve children and their parents
Schedule and train all volunteers serving in children’s ministries
Church Administration- 10 hours a week

Church communication

Emails, Newsletters, Announcements Slides, Social Media

Answer Phones, Mail

Oversee office supplies


Please send Resume and philosophy of Children’s ministry to jobs@lakeshoreschurch.com