Director of Children's Activities

published 5/7/2019

The director of children’s activities is responsible for overseeing the entire children’s ministry, from birth through fifth grade.

Bethel UMC's aim is to ensure a smoothly operating, safe and effective program. It is the desire of Bethel families to have professional childcare provided whenever group events occur. Furthermore, since faith formation begins at an early age, it is important that four-, five-, and six-year-olds are not only cared for, but also provided with age-appropriate lessons for their Christian development. The director will recruit and train leaders who will touch children’s lives with God’s love, teach them God’s Word, and provide fellowship with God’s people—laying a foundation that will keep children interested in the things of God and involved in church. Along with educating, this ministry includes involving children in the ministry of the church and giving attention to children when they visit with their families.


  1. Oversee childcare for children ages 9 months–6 years old
  2. Supervise additional childcare workers, paid staff as well as volunteers, to serve in the nursery and pre-school areas, as needed.
  3. Design an overall strategy for the spiritual growth of children Kindergarten–fifth grade    
  4. Recruit, train, equip, and lead volunteers for the Children’s Ministry area
  5. Provide overall leadership for all Children’s Ministry activities 

Applicants need to be available during worship services and major gatherings whenever childcare may be needed, mainly weekends and evenings.  Desired talents or abilities include:

  • Loves babies and children
  • Aptitude for leading programs and supervising adult volunteers
  • Administration
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge and aptitude in use of technology with children
  • Relating to children from a wide range of ages

Starting at $15.00/hour on up, depending on experience and education

Application Info:
Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to or mailed to

Bethel United Methodist Church

2116 Commerce Boulevard

Mound, MN 55364


May 30, 2019

Position Type:
This is a part-time, hourly paid staff position, of approximately 20 hours per week; Bethel is also open to job sharing of this position

Contact: Pastor Jim Beard

Address: Bethel UMC, 2116 Commerce Blvd. Mound MN 55364

Phone: 952-472-1522



Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058