First United Methodist Church of Decatur, Alabama is seeking a part-time Director of Children’s Ministries (DCM).  As part of our church’s ministry team the DCM will plan, manage, and execute the Children’s Ministry Program for children in the nursery through 5th grade. The DCM must have the ability to develop and lead programs that bring and assimilate new families with children into the church.

As the leader of children’s ministries, the DCM will provide spiritual guidance and care for the children who participate in our programs, for their parents, volunteer workers, and guests. The DCM will coordinate plans for children’s ministries that support the goals and objectives of the church and will work collaboratively with other staff members and ministry teams to accomplish these goals and objectives. The DCM must be able to work as part of a team, delegate, mentor, and grow church volunteers.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Proven experience in building relationships grounded in Christ’s love.
  2. Experience leading children using creative ideas to strengthen their faith.
  3. Experience building and working with a team.
  4. Four-year college degree, graduate, or professional studies in Children’s Ministries.
  5. Experience in a variety of communication platforms including social media, print, and public speaking.
  6. Experience in a variety of computer applications including, but not limited to Microsoft Office Software, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.

In addition, applicants must be eligible to work in the United States, have a valid driver’s license, and an acceptable driving record. Before being hired applicants will be required to complete a drug screen, background, and credit check. Please include a cover letter with a resume and professional references when you apply. Application materials may be submitted to info@decaturfumc.org. Current information about Children’s Ministries at Decatur First United Methodist Church.

Good News UMC is a fast growing United Methodist church located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. According to a recent US Census Bureau report Walton County is the 6th fastest growing county in the nation. Our church is experiencing a great season of growth and we are looking forward to transitioning our youth ministry position from part time to full time. This position will oversee 5th-12th grade. Last year we launched a new 5th and 6th grade Ministry that is thriving. We are looking for someone who is ready to be a part of our community and help build this program to last long into the future. Interested applicants can apply by emailing studentministry@goodnewsumc.net. If after receiving your application and we are interested in discussing further we will reach out to you to schedule an initial phone interview.

Missouri United Methodist Church, a growing and faithful congregation in downtown Columbia, MO is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry to lead and give direction for ministries to children from birth through 5th grade, as well as their families.


The Director is responsible for the leadership and direction of a well-rounded, relational program for children, birth through fifth grade, and their families. The goal of the ministry is to share with children in the church and community the gospel of Christ by teaching them they are loved by God, disciples of Christ, and called by God to have the heart and hands of a servant. The Director of Children’s Ministry position supports parents and guardians in their role as spiritual mentors in the home.


With an average worship attendance of around 600 people, Missouri is a dynamic congregation located in Columbia’s District. This downtown church is across the street from the University of Missouri-Columbia and in walking distance to two other colleges.  Our mission is to “connect  all people to Jesus Christ.”

In addition to a continuing tradition of outstanding worship, Missouri has many other exciting ministries seeking to meet the needs of a diverse college town, young families, growing community of families with children who have exceptional needs, new modern worship, and an expanding ability to connect and communicate digitally and through social media.


The ideal candidate will:

Exemplify a contagious enthusiasm for Christ and children.
Be mission minded
Embrace a commitment for long-term planning and implementation of Missouri’s children’s ministry.
Function with creative problem solving and community building as part of a team in the wider circle of ministry (staff and servant leaders both paid and unpaid).
Coordinate and mentor volunteers to implement all aspects of the ministry.
Be dedicated to supporting families by providing high-quality care and safety for children.
Have a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in working with children.
Responsibilities and Duties

Provide leadership and oversight of the spiritual formation of children so that their faith is part of their daily lives.
Plan, implement and evaluate ministry areas including Sunday School, Children’s Worship, Vacation Bible School, Camp and other seasonal activities.
Use creativity to improve and/or create new ministry areas
Equip lay leadership, including parents and servant leaders.
The Children’s Director is part of the Discipleship Team, which also includes the Youth Director and College Age Director and is led by the Pastor of Discipleship. This is a non-clergy position with full benefits.


  • The Director of Adult Ministries is a member of the Ministry Team of Directors at Orange Park United Methodist Church.
  • This team of directors consists of nine salaried, exempt directors under the supervision of the pastor.
  • This team includes a Director of Congregational Care, a Director of Pastoral Communications, a Director of Children’s Ministries, a Director of Youth Ministries, a Director of Adult Ministries, a Director of Music Ministries, a Director of Culinary Services, a Director of Finance, a Director of the Early Education Center and the Senior Pastor.
  • Although each director falls under the guidance of the Senior Pastor with specific areas of responsibility, the directors are collaborative and supportive of one another and share cooperatively in the ministries within the church. Each director must work closely with the entire team of directors as well as some ten support personnel.
  • It is the responsibility of the Director of Adult Ministries to support the general goals and ministry of Orange Park United Methodist Church in word and deed. The purpose of this position is to minister within the body of Christ by providing direction to the adult ministries of the Orange Park United Methodist Church.
  • The Director of Adult Ministries is expected to contribute to the team spirit of the staff through fellowship, encouragement, cooperation, prayer support and other appropriate ways, as she/he serves her/his Lord Jesus Christ, the church and the Senior Pastor. This is to be accomplished through consistent communication with, and under the supervision of the Senior Pastor, who will act as the liaison for the Staff/Parish Relations Committee.



  • The Director of Adult Ministries must be a person who demonstrates a strong faith in Jesus Christ. He/she must possess a working knowledge of adult ministries programming needs and United Methodist and Wesleyan curriculum.
  •  The Director of Adult Ministries must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to manage personnel matters in her/his scope of responsibility.
  • The Director of Adult Ministries must possess a willingness and commitment to working with the entire staff, to share in a team ministry and have a strong work ethic.



  • Serve as a team member with the other staff members of Orange Park United Methodist Church and meet regularly with other staff members to assess the overall ministry effectiveness of the congregation.
  • Assist the Senior Pastor to fulfill his/her role as the primary spiritual leader, vision caster, pastor/teacher of the church.
  • Develop the Educational Ministries of the Adult Work Area of the congregation guided by the vision of the Senior Pastor.
  • Coordinate and provide quality adult studies as a part Wednesday Nights and Sunday Nights.
  • Identify, train and empower God’s people to use their spiritual gifts in the adult educational ministry of the congregation.
  • Provide continual oversight and support for the ongoing Adult Sunday School Program of the church.
  • Work to evaluate current programs, identify and develop new programs, and refine existing educational programs.
  • Coordinate adult participation in the various activities of the church ranging from the Trunk or Treat for children to the Youth Auction for Missions to Senior Adult trips and programming.
  • Write newsletter articles.
  • Develop, identify, and procure (with the assistance of the Christian Education Team) training materials as agreed upon with senior pastor.
  • Maintain statistics for continued review and the pursuit of excellence.
  • Exhibit competency and stewardship in dealing with budgets and church resources.

Mandarin United Methodist Church, with a great tradition of youth ministry, is looking for their next Director of Youth Ministry.  This welcoming and loving church, focused on spiritual growth and development, embraces many of the communities south of Jacksonville, Florida, where there is amazing growth.  In fact, a second campus is being planted in nearby St. John’s.  The church has the largest pumpkin patch fundraiser in the southeast benefitting the youth ministry, along with lots of sports activities for all ages.  Southwest Jacksonville has all the perks of big city life, suburban family-oriented communities and is close to the beach and rural country side.  If you are interested in a great opportunity with supportive staff and facilities dedicated to youth, then send your resume and cover letter to applicants@yminstitute.com.

Full-Time Youth Director for a vibrant, growing church. There is opportunity to assist in worship and participate in or lead college ministry. Lots of opportunity for growth in ministry and as a minister.