Director of Children's Ministry

St. Paul United Methodist Church

Job Description

St. Paul United Methodist, a large congregation located in the heart of the Highlands in Louisville, Kentucky, is hiring a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. St. Paul is a vibrant, diverse, and active community of believers dedicated to being the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. The ideal candidate would love children and be energized by sharing God’s love with them. The candidate would be passionate about engaging families in ministry and finding ways to reach current and new families through our Children’s Ministry, in order to facilitate spiritual growth.


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

·       Recuit, 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



This job reports to the Senior Pastor, and may oversee the Youth Pastor. St. Paul has a benefits package that includes generous vacation time and flexibility. A full job description for this position is available upon request. We look forward to hearing from interested candidates and getting to know you better. (A community of engaged parents and volunteers awaits you!)

About St. Paul United Methodist Church

St. Paul is a multi-generational congregation of loving and imperfect people. As a congregation, we desire to engage our minds along the journey of faith. We seek to celebrate faith as a gift of God, a gift that transforms our hearts to share God’s heart. Ultimately, we commit our hearts and minds in steadfast and faithful hands-on service.

We seek to experience God in many ways – through worship, music, mission, art, and community.

At St. Paul, you will find a safe and open congregation where we experience the love of God and grow as followers of Jesus Christ. Know there is always place for you here.

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Experience Required
Entry level


Education Required
High school diploma

Date Posted
1 year ago
Louisville, Kentucky

United Methodist

Church Size
750-1,000 people

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