Do you have a heart for children?

Are you energized by the thought of revitalizing a Children’s Ministry program? Located in the heart of Kansas’s capital city, our church is seeking the right person to expand our ministry to children. As our congregation grows in renewed mission to the community, we need someone with a heart for leading children to Christ, supporting families as they raise up young disciples, and reaching out to those who haven’t yet experienced the power of the Gospel. We are a theologically diverse congregation that draws from all corners of the Topeka-Shawnee County metro area. We are making exciting progress in connecting with our revitalizing downtown area and meeting the needs of our community in a variety of ways. We are also looking to the future as we develop new ways for our congregation to connect with those outside our walls, including expanding our technological capabilities and improving our worship experiences. Our heritage of reaching out from the center of the city compels us to continually strengthen each of our ministry areas and find real ways to move forward. It’s time to strengthen our children’s ministry. Maybe you can help us.

Director of Children’s Discipleship

First United Methodist Church

600 SW Topeka Blvd. Topeka, KS 66603


Position Description



This person is responsible for planning, coordinating, and administrating all aspects of our children’s ministry programs for newborns through elementary school.  In performing all duties, this position should be mindful of our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.



  • Love of children and strong personal faith
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational ability and time management skills
  • Previous experience with children’s ministry program is preferred
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be Safe Gatherings certified (or certified before beginning position)



  1. Support and encourage children and parents in their faith development.
  2. Work closely with the Children’s Ministry Team by maintaining frequent and on-going communication through consultations, dialogue, and regular meetings.
  3. Presence at, and coordination of, the Sunday morning children’s ministries programs, including:
  • Recruitment and training of Sunday School teachers, assistants, substitutes and other personnel, ensuring that all teaching/assistant positions are filled each week.
  • Research, selection, ordering and distribution of Sunday School curriculum/teaching materials and support of volunteers in the use of these materials.
  • Oversight of supplies needed, purchased, and distributed.
  1. Coordination and management of special programs such as summer Vacation Bible School or other children’s ministry events.
  2. Initiating and implementing recognition and appreciation of all children’s ministry volunteers.
  3. Administration of the children’s ministries budget and exercising proper stewardship over children’s ministry funds.
  4. Attend monthly staff meetings, representing and reporting as children’s ministry liaison.
  5. Develop and maintain a tracking database of children, parents and teachers for each age level.


Reports to: Senior Pastor


Compensation: Available upon request or at time of interview.


Send resume and cover letter to Beth Evans, Assistant to the Lead Pastor