United Theological Seminary

Director of Children’s Ministry, Northeast UMC, Minneapolis, MN (3/27/23)

Northeast UMC seeks an director of children’s ministry (15–20 hours/week) to oversee and coordinate the life and activity of children’s spiritual formation.

Supervisor: Pastor of Northeast UMC

Guiding Scriptures for Position

  • “God gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers. His purpose was to equip God’s people for the work of serving and building up the body of Christ until we all reach the unity of faith and knowledge of God’s Son.” (Ephesians 4:11-13, CEB). 
  • “Let the words of my mouth
    and the meditations of my heart
    be pleasing to you,
    LORD, my rock and my redeemer”
    (Psalm 19:14, CEB)

Desired Outcomes, Responsibility, and Authority

15-20 hours/week, $18/hour

Job Description

  • Oversee and coordinate the life and activity of children’s spiritual formation. This includes (but is not limited to) developing programs, implementing curriculum, recruiting and training volunteers, fostering relationships with Northeast children and parents, and other needed coordination for the spiritual formation of children at Northeast. This position reports directly to the pastor.
  • Serve as the principal person (leading, teaching, the familiar face, etc) in the children’s ministry room most every Sunday. All children’s ministry must have two trained and screened adults in the room at any time, and the Director of Children’s Ministry should expect to be one of them for most Sundays.
  • Fully participate in staff meetings, including completing any preparation listed in the agenda
  • Meets regularly with and communicates openly with supervisor via agreed-upon channels
  • May choose to accept additional responsibilities to gain more paid hours. Each of these additional responsibilities will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Qualifications Needed

  • Previous experience coordinating children programming
  • Ability to foster healthy relationships with children, from infants and older
  • Ability to implement and adjust curriculum 
  • Demonstrates multi-cultural competency, especially among children
  • Practices spiritual disciplines and continues to develop as a Christian

Preferred Skills and Traits

  • Dynamic presence, especially among children
  • A developed critical analysis of race, class, gender/sexuality, and humanity’s treatment of the earth
  • Personable and responsible


Email resume to Rev. Tyler Sit at tylers@grownewcity.church