Director of Children’s Ministry, Salem UMC [Manheim]

Salem United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Director of Children’s Ministries.

Function of This Position

At Salem United Methodist Church the position of Director of Children’s Ministries is a ministry position. It is therefore imperative that the person in this position have a strong Christian commitment and be able to conduct themselves accordingly. A high degree of confidentiality and professionalism is required; this includes the person’s online presence.

Passion Statement

The successful candidate will have a passion for Jesus Christ, a passion for leading children (ages 3 through 5th grade) and their families, and the ability to successfully communicate both. He/she will be highly relational, with the ability to think administratively. He/she will be vision gifted and initiative/action oriented with a teachable spirit and dynamic leadership skills. He/she will discern that their children’s ministry is a call from God, and be fully committed to changing the lives of children and their families.


The successful candidate will

  • support parents as partners in the spiritual nurture of their children while creatively cast vision and execute programming with a goal toward reaching new families.
  • facilitate and oversee volunteer recruitment and retention strategies and will work alongside volunteers who currently lead the children’s ministries.
  • function as a part of a team which values a collaborative approach to ministry.
  • support the mission and vision of Salem United Methodist Church.


Candidates should have a minimum of a two-year degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of children’s ministry experience. Candidates will also be required to submit state required clearances.

To apply for this position, please send a resume, a statement of faith and philosophy of ministry to