Director of Children's Ministry at St. Paul United Methodist Church


The Essential Functions of this Position Include:

·        Connect children and families with Jesus through hand-on educational and social activities

·        Exemplify Christian character through prayer, spiritual discipline, honesty and integrity

·        Teach United Methodist beliefs, doctrines, traditions, and social principles (candidates from other denominations are accepted as long as they are willing to learn)

·        Implement age-appropriate, safe, and fun activities focused on Christian education for children from nursery age through Sixth Grade

·        Lead Children’s Church on Sundays and organize children’s events on Wednesday nights

·        Organize Sunday School Classes and Sunday night small groups 

·        Host annual Vacation Bible School

·        Plan various holiday events for the Children’s Ministry, including Breakfast with Santa, Easter Egg Hunt, Fall Festival, and others

·        Recruit, interview, hire and oversee paid childcare workers and volunteers

·        Partner and work collaboratively with the Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Youth Minister, Music Ministers, and other church staff

·        Able to handle confidential and sensitive information

·        Ensure safe, clean, orderly spaces and activities for children

·        Advise on and follow a budget

The Essential Competencies Include:

·        Strong verbal and communication skills including the ability to communicate God’s love to all children

·        Strong organizational and event planning skills

·        Creativity, open-mindedness and adaptability

·        Patience, flexibility, and calm demeanor

·        Positive attitude

·        Works well on a team

·        Ability to lead other staff and volunteers

·        Competency in Microsoft office software and web-based/social media technology


Preferred Experience and Education:

·        Previous Children’s Ministry Experience

·        Degree in Elementary Education or Christian Education


Deadline:     Dec. 31, 2020

Contact: Karla Temple

Address: 2000 Douglas Blvd Louisville KY 40205

Phone: 502-459-1595