Job Type:                     Full-time, salaried position

Work Hours:                40

Supervisor: Director of Discipleship Ministries

Main Function: The primary responsibility for The Director of Children’s Ministry is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Director will recruit, develop, equip, and lead all aspects of children’s ministries. As a committed follower of Jesus Christ and spiritual leader, the Director will lead children, parents, and volunteers to glorify God and strengthen their faith through children’s ministry. The Director should use his/her spiritual gifts, education, and experiences to lead in creative ways which encourages the church to grow beyond its existing ministries. The Director should act in a professional manner that is honoring to Jesus Christ and FUMC Dothan.  The Director should also be supportive of Wesleyan Theology.


Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)

Children’s ministry experience (preferred)

Background Check (required)

Drug Test (required)

Principal Duties:

  • Provide overall leadership, recruitment, training, & direction with children’s ministries
  • Recruit, develop, and equip, children’s ministry volunteers for Children’s Worship, Sunday School, Sunday evening programming, and Wednesday night programming, etc.
  • Develop and lead children into being a lifelong disciple of Jesus Christ
  • Work with the Children’s Committee to plan, schedule, and prepare new and ongoing programs, ministries, and activities for children
  • Collaborate regularly with the Director of Tween ministry to facilitate a seamless transition from Children’s ministry to Tween Ministry
  • Communicate frequently with parents to keep them informed about children’s activities, projects, programs, etc.
  • Submit communications for church publications and church website to the Director of Publications
  • Inform the Media Director of programs and events
  • Become proficient with Planning Center, Church Center, and Arena database and software
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and other collaborative meetings with staff members
  • Implement themes of faith formation and provide curriculum for this implementation
  • Plan and direct VBS, Summer children’s camp, and winter retreat and other faith formation opportunities
  • Collaborate with music ministries staff about the music needs of children’s ministry
  • Develop and submit an annual budget request for children’s ministries to the finance director
  • Operate within the children’s ministry budget
  • Collaborate and provide regular communications with other FUMC program staff and Clergy
  • Abide by & enforce Safe Sanctuaries policies of FUMC
  • Ensure accurate record-keeping of attendance for all groups associated with children’s ministries
  • Supervise and work collaboratively with the Coordinator of Nursery ministries; understanding that nursey and childcare are the direct responsibility of the Director of Children’s Ministry
  • Attend Professional Development on a yearly basis
  • Participate in churchwide programs and events
  • Be available to staff and church members by maintaining regular office hours as well as returning phone calls & emails
  • Work with the Harbor on children’s ministry outreach events
  • Other opportunities that may be assigned by the Director of Discipleship Ministries, Senior Pastor, and/or Clergy

Please contact Margo Black if interested in applying.