Director of Children's Ministry


Director of Children’s Ministry
30 - 40 hours per week
Children’s Ministry Summary:  Design, develop and execute all aspects of children’s ministry from birth to 5th grade.  Responsible for managing and scheduling of all paid and volunteer nursery staff ensuring complete excellence in the love, care, and spiritual growth of the children.

  • Offers complete support and trust to entire church staff promoting an environment of “oneness” – all working together towards the same ultimate goal of life transformation through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Develops and manage all paid and volunteer nursery staff
  • Provides guidance and direction in all aspects of Children’s Ministry
  • Ensures appropriate child-to-staff ratio is within acceptable limits at all times
  • Provides appropriate and up-to-date security and safety measures for all components of nursery and Children’s ministry
  • Provides a loving and Christian educational environment that leads the children to discovering and developing a real relationship with Jesus
  • Assists in identifying, recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers within the Children’s Ministry
  • Educates and promotes to the church community the opportunities, purpose, and importance of children’s ministry
  • Maintains a yearly Children’s Events calendar to be updated quarterly and promotes these events through various church communications
  • Manages Children’s Ministry social media communications on Instagram and Facebook
  • Develops a virtual program when not able to meet in person, utilizing: videos and devotionals on; Instagram Live; Zoom calls
  • Maintains personal contact with families in the Children’s Ministry via mail, phone calls, texts, and emails
  • Updates/maintains a safe, creative, and fun children’s ministry space including décor, storage, and design
  • Supervises a leadership program within Children’s Ministry for 3rd- 5th grade children
  • Plans an age appropriate missions experience
  • Develops an annual budget and manages program to ensure spending stays within budget
  • Directs all Family Ministry events, including but not limited to:  Wednesday nights, Children’s Church on Sunday mornings, Easter Egg Hunt, VBS, Fall Festival, Christmas activities and summer programs
  • Ensures that Safe Sanctuary policies are adhered to at all times to protect the safety of the children Other duties as assigned
  • Attends annually a Children’s Ministry conference to gain inspiration and encouragement for developing relevant programs
  • High school graduate
  • Attended at least two years of college
  • Strong commitment to excellence and sold out to the mission, purpose, and vision of CFUMC and the UMC Discipline
  • Genuine and contagious heart for God
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent public relations demeanor
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to be strategic and prioritize personal duties along with the duties of the volunteer staff with confidence and very limited guidance
  • Ability to work under tight time frames in stressful situations
  • Strong love and understanding of all children
  • Satisfy requirements of Safe Sanctuary certification
  • Experience with children’s ministry
  • This position reports to the pastor

Please submit all resumes to Pastor Keith Cox at

Contact: Keith Cox

Church/Org/Business Name: Clarkesville First United Methodist Church

Address: 1087 Washington Street Clarkesville 30523

Phone: 7067542677

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