Director of Family and Children’s Ministry

Posted in on December 21, 2019

Bristol United Methodist Church

Job Type

Full Time


Bristol, IN


P.O. Box 275 201 S. Division St. Bristol, IN 46507

Description :


Status: Full-Time, Salary




Bristol United Methodist Church is an evangelical, Christ-centered congregation in search of a full-time Director of Family and Children’s Ministry. Bristol is a quaint town of approximately 1,600 people situated on the border of Indiana and Michigan, 20 miles east of South Bend. The St. Joe river runs through Bristol giving the area many summer recreational opportunities. Bristol is in Elkhart County, which is the Recreational Vehicle capital of the world and home to one of the largest Amish and Mennonite settlements in the world. The RV industry is the economic backbone of Elkhart County, which is why it consistently has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and is often featured in national publications. Elkhart County is one of the most affordable places to live in the United States and a great place to raise a family with great schools, parks, and family-friendly entertainment.


The Director of Family and Children’s Ministry is responsible for leading the Family and Children’s Ministry at Bristol United Methodist Church by developing and implementing curriculum for the spiritual formation of children and equipping parents to lead their children spiritually. With energetic leadership abilities, the Director of Family and Children’s Ministry executes current ministry program/events and comes up with creative ideas to engage children. This includes providing oversight for Sunday morning and on-going relationship with parents and families. Please submit a cover letter, resume and any relevant media links to:





  1. Model a missional lifestyle, being involved in the community, seeking out relationships with those who do not know Christ.
  2. Develop and implement a plan for on-going parent training and encouragement.
  3. Provide pastoral care to children and families in the church, including hospital visits, follow-up, and counseling.
  4. Collaborate with the senior pastor and other ministry teams to ensure that there are opportunities for all generations to worship, learn and serve together.
  5. Coordinate all aspects of Wednesday Night Life programming.
  6. Organize family events such as “Trunk or Treat.”
  7. Assist with planning, publicity and administrative duties for men’s and women’s retreats.







  1. Design and oversee ministry activities for children (ages birth-5th grade), including Sunday morning and special events.
  2. Evaluate curriculum on a regular basis so that it will effectively disciple children.
  3. Teach regularly at midweek ministry and Sunday School.
  4. Recruit, train, schedule and encourage children’s ministry volunteers.
  5. Plan and organize an annual Vacation Bible School for the summer months.
  6. Manage and track weekly children’s ministry attendance, follow up with guests, absences.
  7. Oversee safety and purchase supplies for the nursery.
  8. Meet with volunteer leaders regularly so that they are resourced for ministry and developed in their faith and leadership abilities.
  9. Provide a team spirit with volunteer leaders allowing them a say in how the program is administered.




  1. Develop, maintain and communicate calendar of events – publicize as necessary through social media and church newsletter.
  2. Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly Church Council meetings in order to coordinate with the senior pastor and other ministries.
  3. Review goals monthly with senior pastor and yearly with Staff-Parish Relations Committee and senior pastor.
  4. Participate in the development of a yearly budget.
  5. Support the mission (preach the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ) of Bristol United Methodist Church.
  6. Attend worship regularly.
  7. Study and attend training events in order to keep current and hone skills as necessary and report these events to the congregation accordingly.
  8. Develop outreach efforts to connect with unchurched families in the community.





  1. A growing, vibrant, relationship with Jesus Christ.
  2. An attitude of being faithful, available, and teachable.
  3. A passion for families and children learning about the love and greatness of God.
  4. A desire and ability to work effectively to reach goals.
  5. Excellent organizational, clerical, and communication skills.
  6. Genuine interest in responding to the hopes, needs, and concerns of families and children in the congregation and community.

How to apply :

Please submit a cover letter, resume and any relevant media links to:

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