Director of Children and Family Ministry

published 2/12/2018

Centenary UMC in Mankato is seeking an individual to assists children and families to live out the gospel imperatives and to reach out to new families.

Centenary’s vision states, “As a joyfully inclusive community that champions revolutionary social justice we change lives by putting ministry in the hands of the people.” We live this out by inviting people to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community and in the world. This position facilitates the discipleship of children and families through engagement with the Covenant Discipleship model of compassion, justice, worship, and devotion. Through intentional programming, family outreach, and a comprehensive approach to living life as a disciple, this position assists children and families to live out the gospel imperatives. This position is also charges with outreach to new families and integrating them into children and family ministry.

This is a part time position.

  • 15 hours per week/ $15 per hour
  • 40 week position (August - Early May)
  • 4 hours on Sunday, 4 hours on Wednesday


  • Sunday and Wednesday Faith Formation Programming for birth-sixth grade
  • Support of families
  • Recruitment and support of volunteers to teach and support programming
  • Annual event planning and facilitation
  • Maintain records of children and families
  • Ministry/programming communication
  • Recruitment and integration of new families
  • Program support including supplies, maintaining classroom spaces, and internal communication


  • Active and growing faith
  • Experience working with children
  • Self starter
  • Experience with Google Docs and social media communication
  • Minimum education requirements: High school diploma. Prefer some post graduate work relating to education or religion.
  • An inclusive theology
  • Highly Relational

Application Info:

To apply for this position, please send a resume and a cover letter to Rev. Michelle Hargrave at

Address: 501 South Second Street, Mankato MN 56001

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058