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Director of Children’s Ministries - Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim, PA

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


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.

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.

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.


  • The successful candidate will support parents as partners in the spiritual nurture of their children while creatively casting vision and executing programming with a goal toward reaching new families.
  • The successful candidate will facilitate and oversee volunteer recruitment, nurture, and retention strategies and will work alongside volunteers who currently lead the children’s ministries.
  • The successful candidate will function as a part of a team which values a collaborative approach to ministry and must work well alongside other staff members in the cross pollination of ministries.
  • The successful candidate will be a loyal champion for the mission and vision of Salem United Methodist Church.


To apply for this position, please send a resume, a statement of faith, and a philosophy of ministry statement to officemanager@salemumch.org.


Salem United Methodist Church is located at 140 N. Penn St., Manheim, PA 17545