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Minister with Children and Families
Hanson United Methodist Church

The Children and Family Ministries Director is a part time position responsible for the spiritual 
formation and Christian education of children from birth-5th grade. The primary focus is to provide 
opportunities for spiritual growth through Bible lessons, mission work, worship and Christian 

•    Provide spiritual support to parents and children during the young stages of adolescence 
(birth-5th grade)
o Contact parents who are visitors/new members with children
o Maintain a current list of FUMC children with contact information using Breeze database
o Send notes in the mail to children for birthdays and any other milestones
o Get to know all the children and make sure they are included/invited to all church events. 
Encourage children and families to become involved in all aspects of church life
o Provide opportunities for parents to be learn about ways they can encourage their children’s 
spiritual growth on Sundays as well as in between Sundays
o Provide opportunities for intergenerational worship through meeting with adult small groups, 
Mission Chicks, UMW, etc. to encourage church-wide participation in ministries for all ages

•    Children’s Ministries Team
o Form children’s ministries leadership team and meet regularly to plan and implement children’s 
o Submit reports to LEAD on a regular basis

•    Safe Sanctuaries
o Work with ministry staff to develop and maintain church safe sanctuaries policy
o Conduct annual safe sanctuaries training for all children and youth volunteers and paid staff, 
not including appointed pastors
o Insure safe sanctuaries policy is being followed in all ministry areas

•    Manage children’s ministry, VBS and nursery designated funds and budgets
o Keep all purchase receipts and work with treasurer for accurate accountability and reporting
•    Nursery
o Work with volunteers to develop and maintain policies related to children’s safety, health and 
activities while in the nursery and keep
nursery supplies well-stocked.

o Provide age-appropriate spiritual formation and Christian education opportunities for nursery 

The CM Director conducts all ministry programs designed for children and their families. These 
programs include but are not limited to:

•    Children’s Church during most church services
o Plan and prepare sermons and activities and secure volunteers
o Provide for children and family needs during services that not include children’s church such as 
Christmas Eve and Ash Wednesday and occasional other special services

•    Sunday School and Wednesday Night Life administration
o Staff and manage all children’s Sunday school and Wednesday night classes from toddlers-5th grade
o Order and provide curriculum and supplies to teachers
o Provide a list of substitute teachers to the teachers so that they can find their own sub when 
o Conduct annual Sunday school teacher meeting at the start of the new school year
o Plan, promote, and conduct Sunday school promotion Sunday annually
o Teach Wednesday Night Bible studies for children

•    Direct Vacation Bible School
o Choose VBS and purchase VBS curriculum in December or January
o Form VBS planning Committee and begin meeting monthly starting in February
o Organize, train, equip and manage VBS adult and youth volunteers
o Manage VBS designated funds and budget
o Purchase all VBS supplies needed

•    Plan, staff, promote and implement special children and family programs (includes providing 
o Easter Egg Hunt; Trunk or Treat; Other outreach events: Family movie nights; Back to school bash; 
any other children/family focused ministries

•    High energy and strong organizational skills.
•    A mature Christian faith, and a deep desire to lead innovative, effective ministries to 
encourage and grow the faith of children.
•    Satisfactory completion of a background check, first aid/CPR training for infants and 
children, and training under Hanson UMC’s Safe Sanctuary Policy.

We expect this position to require 8-10 hours throughout the week including a three- hour 
commitment on Sunday mornings. Salary: $7,500 annually
Send inquires with CV to Tami Coleman at
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