Director of Children's Ministry - Eugene, OR

Director of Children's Ministry - Eugene, OR



Wesley United Methodist Church is seeking a person to serve as our Director of Children's Ministry.
Overall Position Description: We are seeking to hire a very special person who loves children, and has a HEART for GOD. We seek a person who will joyfully and cheerfully work within the church to bring a meaningful and rich learning experience to the children of our church, and offer them a strong foundation upon which to build their faith.
Description of work:
·            Plan, develop, coordinate and implement an effective ministry to children of all ages, and the families of young children
·            Plan, create & Teach Sunday school; make curriculum choices.
·            Plan, create & implement after school activities
·        Meet regularly with the pastor and/or staff to coordinate spiritual formation and family ministry with the total ministry of the church.
·        Ensure that all workers and volunteers who come in contact with our children understand and are trained to deal consistently with our programs.
·        Supervision of nursery attendants; oversee work scheduling; see that attendants are using best practices; that they complete training in nursery/school procedures.
·            Assist in volunteer solicitation; supervise volunteers working with children; oversee work scheduling; see that volunteers are using best practices; and that they complete training in nursery/school procedures.
·            Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
·            Positive, “Can-Do” attitude, pro-active
·            Ability to work closely with staff & Pastor, with strong cooperative spirit
·            Strong, positive interpersonal skills; ability to supervise other people
·            Creative, positive, energetic, self-starter, strong work ethic
Training & Experience:
·            Teaching degree desired; other significant or relevant teaching experience may count in lieu of degree
·            Track record of working successfully with children
·            Seminary training desirable, not required
·        Experience working within a ministry setting desired.
·        Must consent to Criminal History and Background Check. Abuse Prevention and other specialized training will be provided and required.
Wesley United Methodist Church needs a strong, yet gentle person to joyfully claim our Children’s Ministry. We seek a person with the ability and drive to build meaningful programs for our children;energy, vision and creativity are necessities.
The position is part-time, with the possibility of expansion. This is a position that will challenge and energize you. Wesley Church is a very supportive environment, and pay is commensurate with experience.
Please send full resume with cover letter to our email address:


Contact: Lani Edenholm


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