Director of Christian Ministries for Children and Youth


General Overview: The successful candidate will oversee, direct and coordinate all aspects of program ministries for children and students (from pre-K thru 12th grade) helping and guiding them into a relationship with Jesus Christ and a life of service to the Church in the world. In this full-time salaried position, we are looking for a creative, energetic and spiritually mature person who loves God, loves children and students who will help shape, grow and form our hearts for Jesus!
Minimum Requirements:
Ability to articulate a call to ministry.
Commitment to Jesus Christ.
Working knowledge of the Bible
Ability to work with and relate to a wide range of ages
Strong leadership, communication (written and verbal), organization and administrative skills
Understanding of healthy boundaries
Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience
Desired Requirements:
3-5 years demonstrated effective ministry experience
Proficiency in social media and current technology
Specific Responsibilities: 
-Plan curriculum for pre-K through high school Sunday School
-Invite, equip, and coordinate Sunday School teachers for nursery, children and youth
-Plan, develop, coordinate and participate in regular fellowship and faith formation ministries for children (K-5) and youth (middle school/ high school). This includes regular weekly meetings and occasional events such as retreats or conferences.
-Plan, develop, coordinate and participate in mission and outreach opportunities for children and youth. 
-Invite, nurture, equip, coordinate and resource ministry teams for children and youth ministries
-Establish and nurture strong relationships throughout the congregation especially with children, youth and their families.
-Assist in planning, coordinating and participating in special event opportunities and worship services during the Christian year and seasonal cycles (Lent, Easter, Graduation, Baccalaureate, Back to School, Trunk or Treat, All Saints, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas).
-Communicate with parents, youth, and the church on a regular, timely and consistent basis regarding calendars and events.
-Plan annual budgets and calendars for children and youth ministries.
-Facilitate intergenerational and family ministry activities and events throughout the year.
-Design, plan and begin a children’s worship service on Sunday Mornings
-Plan, coordinate and participate in VBS
-Prepare for and attend church meetings as necessary
-Assist in and help lead worship, bible studies, and education ministries of the church
-Assist and participate in the Confirmation process
-Ensure compliance with Safe Sanctuary guidelines for all children and youth events.
-Meet regularly and coordinate with the Pastor to determine specific needs and direction
To Apply: email a cover letter and your resume to Rev. Jay Bowers at
In the subject line please include: Canaan Church-Director of Christian Ministries
Competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with education and experience

Contact: Jay Bowers

Church/Org/Business Name: Canaan UMC

Address: 1760 Shady Grove Church Road Winston Salem 27107

Phone: 3367692782

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