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Director of Children's Ministries

Canterbury United Methodist Church ( in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministries to join their children’s ministry team. The position will provide innovative, executive leadership over the development and implementation of all aspects of children’s ministry programming, serving children from birth through sixth grade, as well as their families. The main responsibilities are:

Provide Leadership: The DCM will oversee all children's ministry programming, and supervise the children's ministry staff

Equip families, leaders, and volunteers: The DCM will recruit, equip, and build teams of children's ministry leaders and volunteers

Develop relationships: (1) Establish and oversee programming  that encourages each child to choose to become a true disciple of Christ, (2) provide opportunities for children to develop relationships with other children, and children's ministry leaders and staff

Qualifications include:

·       A minimum of three years of experience in leading a children’s ministry program, preferably in a larger church or similar organization

·       A Bachelor’s degree with a preference toward a graduate degree in a field related to children’s ministry

·       A passion for serving children and their families

·       Ability to serve as a spiritual role model by demonstrating a commitment to Christian spiritual practices and by articulating a personal faith journey

·       Ability to lead a professional team with positive spirit that supports the mission and core values of Canterbury UMC

·       Ability to plan, implement, and measure the results of ministry programs and events

·       Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact Kristina Zirschky at

Start Date: 
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Canterbury United Methodist Church
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