Director of Children's Ministries

published 1/31/2019

Start: This position will open in early summer.

Eden Prairie UMC, a vital congregation in the southwest metro, seeks a part-time director of children’s ministries to build on a strong collaborative model of ministry with children and families.

The director of children’s ministries works closely with the pastor, staff (including young family engagement specialist), and Children’s Ministry Team to manage ongoing programs for nursery through grade six by choosing curriculum and recruiting teachers for Sunday School, as well as Vacation Bible School and seasonal special events.


  • Choose curriculum that fits worship themes, recruit and equip adult and youth teachers and helpers through weekly lesson plans and training.
  • Lead Children’s Ministries Team; prepare annual Children’s Ministries budget.
  • Coordinate and lead special events including Rally Sunday, Advent Celebration, and Easter Festival.
  • Coordinate all aspects of Vacation Bible School by choosing and ordering curriculum, purchasing needed supplies, recruiting and training teachers, and helpers and managing registration.
  • Develop and lead a Wednesday night program for grades 3-4 (Connect Club).


  • Ability to network and develop relationships
  • Understanding of child development and children’s education
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Leadership, teamwork, flexibility and initiative
  • Competency in using Microsoft Office or similar technology for educational purposes, including communication, accessing resources, and enrollment/class management

Dependent on qualifications

Application Info:
Please request a full job description by contacting the Eden Prairie UMC office, If you are interested in the position, please send your resume and a cover letter through email or by regular mail, Eden Prairie UMC, 15050 Scenic Heights Road, Eden Prairie MN 55344.

March 29, 2019

Position Type:
Part-time, salaried

Contact: Becky Coleman, Office Manager

Address: Eden Prairie UMC, 15050 Scenic Heights Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: 952-937-8781



Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058