Part-Time Director of Children Ministries - Community UMC (Columbia)


Job Summary: Community United Methodist Church is seeking a director of children’s ministries. This position is part-time (20-25 hours) and salary will be determined based upon experience. This position’s focus is to introduce Jesus Christ to children and families and foster faith development in them. This is accomplished by

  1. Inviting children and families to engage in ministry opportunities
  2. Helping children grow in their love for God and for others
  3. Creating opportunities for children to serve others
  4. Celebrating with children when their recognize and accept God’s transforming love through Jesus Christ.
  • Actively following and living out the teachings of Jesus Christ
  • Love for people and their faith journey
  • Experience in creating, managing, and working with teams
  • A background working with children
  • Must be at least 22 years old
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Children Responsibilities (Age 2 – 5th Grade)
    • Organize and communicate weekly children activities, including Sunday School, Children’s Church and Wednesday evenings
    • Oversee the curriculum used in the children’s program
    • Organize special events for children and families. Examples include Vacation Bible School, Mobile Camp, Parents’ Nights Out, Christmas programs, etc.
    • Develop adult leadership for the children’s program
    • Build relationships with the children and support them in their activities
    • Collaborate with parents to engage them in ministry
    • Represent the church at children activities in the community
  • Oversee the church’s Safe Sanctuaries certification process
  • Participate in worship and other church events throughout the year
  • Represent Children’s ministries during church planning events and in the community
  • Assist in carrying out the vision of the church, which is to invite, grow, serve, and transform through Jesus Christ.
  • Report directly to Pastor Curtis Olsen and the Staff Parish Relations Committee
To apply, please send the following: Resume, list of three references minimum, including a ministry leader.
To: Community United Methodist Church Pastor Curtis Olsen 3301 W. Broadway Columbia, MO 65203
Or via email at

Contact: Curtis Olsen

Address: 3301 W Broadway Columbia MO 65203

Phone: 573-445-6131