Stilwell United Methodist Church
Stilwell United Methodist Church

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Stilwell United Methodist Church is seeking a Children’s Ministry Director who has a passion for fostering spiritual development and a lasting faith in Jesus Christ in our children.


This is a part-time salaried position (average of 20 hrs/week) that reports to the Pastor and is managed by the Staff Parish Committee. The annual salary starts at $16,000, with increases based on applicable experience.



The Children’s Ministry Director is responsible for actively engaging children (birth – 5th grade) in discovering Jesus Christ and facilitating a personal relationship with Him through faith-enriching ministry rooted in compassion, hospitality, education and worship. An integral part of our Children’s Ministry is to support the Church’s mission as a Christ-centered community that nurtures hearts, minds, and souls.



  • Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education certification and/or experience required
  • Associates Degree or higher preferred
  • Strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Passion for nurturing spiritual growth in children
  • United Methodist background not required, but beneficial



The Children’s Ministry Director will be responsible for continued development, execution and appropriate expansion of children’s program activities, which include the following:

  • Plan and execute Weekly Kids’ Connection events (Wednesday evenings), annual Children’s Mission Project, annual Vacation Bible School, and periodic Children’s Outreach Projects
  • Prepare and deliver children’s message as part of the weekly church service
  • Collaborate with music staff on children’s music programs throughout the year
  • Coordinate and supervise weekly Sunday morning educational classes



  • Successful completion of Safe Gatherings certification (cost paid by SUMC)
  • Attend all major church/community events and staff meetings
  • Meet quarterly with the Children’s Council
  • Network with other churches’ children’s ministry staff
  • Provide opportunities for parents to learn and engage in their children’s spiritual development
  • Communicate regularly with parents and provide periodic program updates to congregation


Interested and qualified candidates please send your contact information and resumé to

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