Director of Children's, Youth, and Family Ministries

published 5/9/2019

Living Spirit UMC in Minneapolis is seeking an energetic person to develop, plan, and implement ministries to children, youth, families, and young adults. Living Spirit UMC is a multicultural, multiracial, urban congregation in south Minneapolis, committed to offering vibrant worship and participating in God’s creative work in today’s world—doing justice, seeking peace, and building healthy, vibrant communities.


Children’s Ministry
  • Evaluate and select curriculum for children’s church and organize “milestone” faith formation events
Youth Ministry
  • Develop and lead program for youth in grades 6–12 that mixes fellowship and faith formation
Young Adult Ministry
  • Work with young adult lay leaders to resource and coordinate fellowship and faith formation programming for young adults
  • Plan and lead seasonal and outreach events with the Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) ministry team, including: Easter morning program, Pumpkin Party, Christmas program, Urban Camp, and Rally Day
  • Create additional activities with approval of the CYF team.
Volunteer Management & Administration
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers for all CYF programs, including coordinating volunteer teaching teams for children’s church, assistants in the nursery, and chaperones for youth programs
  • Work with office administrator to track Safe Gatherings background checks and training, as well as registration records for each age group
  • Order, track, and coordinate supplies and technology for instruction
  • Oversee the CYF Ministries team


  • Post-secondary education
  • Capacity to love and serve God and people, especially children, youth, and young adults
  • Intergenerational and multicultural communication skills
  • Ability to organized, equip, empower, and supervise teams of volunteers
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Flexibility
  • Growing Christian faith
  • Cultural competency and commitment to understanding and undoing systems of oppression and marginalization, including but not limited to race, disability, gender, sexuality, and immigration status
  • Experience working with diverse cultures
  • Experience directing and developing ministries for children, youth, and families
  • Willing to support the theology and values of Living Spirit Church

Depends on Qualifications and Experience

Application Info:

Submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to; or send via postal mail to: Living Spirit, Attn: Alice Worden, 4501 Bloomington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407

June 7, 2019

Position Type:
Part Time (15 hours/week)

Contact: Alice Worden

Address: Living Spirit UMC, 4501 Bloomington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407

Phone: 612-721-5025



Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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