Minister to Families with Children

Job Description

Job Title: Minister to Families with Children
Department: Children’s Ministry
Reports To: Senior Pastor
FLSA Status: Exempt

General, Administrative, Relational, Supervisory, and Spiritual


  • To provide vision, guidance and common direction to the children’s leadership teams.
  • To work alongside the Leadership Teams to recruit, equip and support involvement of families of children.
  • To provide consultation and direction for comprehensive curriculum choices.
  • To oversee all programming and ministry for children ages birth to 6th grade including Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, summer programming, special events, and etc.
  • To build, mentor, equip, and lead volunteer teams for God’s Kingdom
  • To nurture one’s own professional development through continuing education opportunities.
  • To develop and promote means to attract and grow the children’s ministry program.


  • To keep a rolling 12-month children’s ministry calendar updated through the office to prevent scheduling conflicts and ensure logistical requirements of each event are satisfied.
  • To collaborate with the Leadership Team to create and maintain a calendar of children’s ministry events and activities.
  • To provide necessary adult presence and supervision at all children’s-related activities on or off church property.
  • To maintain regular posted office hours, attend church staff meetings, and promote a team relationship with other church staff.
  • To attend church council meetings and represent the children’s ministry.
  • To lead the development of an annual children’s ministry budget, and monitor adherence to that budget.
  • To monitor the children’s facilities and equipment and coordinate any repairs or maintenance required.
  • Adheres to Safe Sanctuary Policy


  • To develop relationships with families and children while creating a welcoming and safe ministry that is inclusive and spiritually nurturing.
  • To network and develop relationships with other children’s ministry leaders for the purpose of strengthening one’s own ministry as well as broadening the ministry opportunities for Trinity.


  • To supervise nursery workers and other personnel and coordinate the recruiting, hiring, and scheduling of paid child care workers  


  • To have an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ and be committed to growing that relationship through prayer, worship, and study, including consistent prayer for the  children, children’s ministry, and leadership teams.
  • To demonstrate commitment to the mission of the church and adherence when teaching to the theology of the United Methodist church.


A 4-year bachelor’s degree is preferred and must have at least 4  years experience in a related field. Preference will be given to individuals who have a certification in children’s ministry or Christian education, or are working towards such certifications.

This job description reflects the Trinity UMC Staff-Parish Relations Committee’s assignment of essential functions.  It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  TUMC shall, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet the church’s changing needs.  This job description is not a contract and may be adjusted as deemed appropriate in the church’s sole discretion.