Director of Children's Ministry

Advent United Methodist Church

Job Description

The Director of Children’s Ministry will be responsible for ministries for all children from birth through 5th grade while simultaneously equipping parents to be the primary faith influence in their children’s lives. A successful candidate must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and demonstrable leadership skills with a history of leading growing ministries. In addition, candidates must be able to plan and organize programming and curriculum, and be able to manage and delegate responsibilities within the children’s ministry team. The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment with church staff, parents and other congregants. The position will require presence and leadership on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, weekly staff meetings, Children’s Team meetings and other special events, including Vacation Bible School. As a part of a dynamic and growing congregation, the candidate must also be able to demonstrate the ability to be adaptable in an ever-changing environment.

Children’s Ministry is at the core of our mission at Advent as we seek to reach, shape, and mold children as disciples of Jesus in a dramatically growing demographic. The primary responsibility for the Director of Children’s Ministry will be to create, evaluate, and execute excellent ministry environments to provide for the spiritual formation of all children in cooperation with the Children’s Ministry Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Traditional Worship.

Position Structure and Compensation
Full-time and commensurate with experience and abilities, year-round.

Position Accountability
Guidance for this position will be offered by the Executive Director.

A college degree in education or ministry preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered. The individual should have recent experience in leading children’s ministry and experience with choosing and executing curriculum. The candidate should have strong knowledge and be able to articulate their experience with child development and family dynamics.

About our Church
Established in 1987, Advent United Methodist Church is one of the largest United Methodist churches in South Carolina. Advent is a dynamic and growing congregation, situated in the Five Forks community in Greenville SC, which has been recognized as one of the top areas within the United States for growth and quality of life.

About Advent United Methodist Church

Advent United Methodist Church is a growing, thriving, missional church in a fast-growing suburb of beautiful Greenville, South Carolina. Advent's strengths include excellence in both traditional and contemporary worship, emphasis on making and shaping disciples of Jesus, focus on children's and student ministries, and an unwavering commitment to transforming the world through mission and ministry to the community.
Position Filled
Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
2 years ago
Simpsonville, South Carolina

United Methodist

Church Size
750-1,000 people