Stilwell United Methodist Church is seeking a Children’s Ministry Director


Stilwell United Methodist Church is seeking a children’s ministry director who has a passion for fostering spiritual development and a lasting faith in Jesus Christ in our children. This is a part-time salaried position (average of 20 hrs/week) that reports to the pastor and is managed by the Staff Parish Committee. The annual salary starts at $16,000, with increases based on applicable experience.

The children’s ministry director is responsible for actively engaging children (birth – 5th grade) in discovering Jesus Christ and facilitating a personal relationship with Him through faith-enriching ministry rooted in compassion, hospitality, education and worship. An integral part of our children’s ministry is to support the church’s mission as a Christ-centered community that nurtures hearts, minds, and souls.


  • Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education certification and/or experience required
  • Associates Degree or higher preferred
  • Strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Passion for nurturing spiritual growth in children
  • United Methodist background not required, but beneficial

The children’s ministry director will be responsible for continued development, execution and appropriate expansion of children’s program activities, which include the following:
  • Plan and execute weekly Kids’ Connection events (Wednesday evenings), annual children’s mission project, annual vacation bible school, and periodic children’s outreach projects
  • Prepare and deliver children’s message as part of the weekly church service
  • Collaborate with music staff on children’s music programs throughout the year
  • Coordinate and supervise weekly Sunday morning educational classes
  • Successful completion of Safe Gatherings certification (cost paid by SUMC)
  • Attend all major church/community events and staff meetings
  • Meet quarterly with the children’s council
  • Network with other churches’ children’s ministry staff
  • Provide opportunities for parents to learn and engage in their children’s spiritual development
  • Communicate regularly with parents and provide periodic program updates to congregation
Interested and qualified candidates please send your contact information and resumé to

Contact: Staff Parish Relations

Address: 19335 Metcalf Avenue Stilwell KS 66085

Phone: 913-897-2101