Avon, Ohio

Job Description                                                                                                      
Director of Children’s Ministry

Avon United Methodist Church is a growing church located in the western suburbs of Cleveland in Avon, Ohio.  With one worship service on Sunday morning, a second worship service is planned to start this winter.  We are looking for a Director of Children’s Ministry to continue our positive ministry with children (preschool-6th grade) and develop a new program for our second contemporary worship service. Our children’s ministry is young, with many children in preschool and kindergarten. This ministry has strong volunteers and works in a team atmosphere.

Purpose of this Position
The Director of Children’s Ministry is tasked with overseeing and implementing the educational system to help children follow Jesus Christ with their lives.

Hours and Time Off

  • On average, about 20-25 hours a week with at least 2 hours on Sunday morning (at least 4 hours is expected on Sunday morning when the congregation moves to two worship services).
  • Up to two weeks of vacation per year, including up to two Sundays. 

Character Qualities

  • Personal faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Avon UMC.
  • Positive attitude and able to build relationships with a multi-generational congregation.
  • A natural connection with children and an ability to clearly communicate with parents.
  • A Christ like spirit of acceptance, warmth and conviction.  This includes the need for a consistent devotional life. 
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the United Methodist history and theology.


  • A college degree is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Experience in leadership of a children ministry and working in a team setting is required.
  • Appropriate references and background check.

Priorities, Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Chair the Christian Education Team and coordinate regular meetings.
  • Oversee the budget for the children’s ministry.
  • Oversee and administer the Child Protection Policy for the church.
  • Select and order curriculum for Sunday School, making sure it is relevant and engaging.
  • Recruit, train and coordinate with Sunday School Teachers.
  • Oversee the classrooms and make sure they are stocked with materials needed.
  • Coordinate topics, materials and leadership for the children’s sermon during worship. Implement and oversee new Sunday School program for new worship service.
  • Plan and direct key children’s event for the church; VBS, Christmas program and/or Easter program.
  • Coordinate 1-2 outreach events for parents and/or children in our community (special speakers, parents night out, special kid events).
  • Help coordinate Christmas-time outreach, Easter outreach and Fall Into Church events.
  • Write articles to share relevant information for monthly newsletter.
  • Advertise children’s ministry events and activities in a timely manner.
  • Assist with confirmation classes as needed.
  • Regular attendance at Staff Meetings.
  • Other duties related to the position as assigned by the Pastor.

The Director of Children’s Ministry reports directly to the Pastor and is subject to oversight by the Leadership Team.

If you are interested in the position, please submit your resume and three references to Pastor Micah Holland at micahholland12@gmail.com.