First UMC Denton: Director of Children's Ministry

Date Posted: 3/7/2023

First UMC Denton, Denton, TX

Job Description

First UMC Denton, a dynamic downtown church community, is looking for an experienced children’s ministry leader who loves kids, and loves helping kids discover the beauty and wonder of God's story in engaging, creative, and meaningful ways! 

We are a church with a healthy and vibrant children’s program, a welcoming heart, and a history of innovative ministry. We are a collaborative, creative, and supportive staff team, surrounded by volunteers and participants ready to help. We are a church that strives to have open hearts, open minds, open arms, and open doors — to God and to all people located in the heart of Denton. We welcome and affirm people of every age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, economic circumstance, marital status, and creed. 

The person who will be the right fit for our church will be warm, authentic, creative, collaborative, aligned with our theological perspective, and passionate about nurturing the faith life of children and their families by helping kids understand their own sacred worth and the sacred worth of others. This person will help create a welcoming community, an empowered team, meaningful lessons, and dynamic experiences designed just for kids.


  • Energizing, strengthening, and growing the children’s ministries of FUMC Denton, while building engaging relationships and cultivating strong connections with children and families inside and outside the church through both engaging programs and in informal settings 
  • Helping parents and guardians inspire curiosity and spiritual interest in their children 
  • Guiding and providing vision, leadership, and volunteer empowerment for activities such as:    
    • Sunday School (weekly)
    • Nursery (weekly) 
    • Vacation Bible School (summer) 
    • Family and intergenerational events (seasonal)
    • Church-wide events such as Easter Egg Hunt and Back-to-School celebrations 
    • Summer Camp 
  • Recruitment, organization, and supervision of paid staff and volunteers, also making certain each is in compliance with our child protection policy  
  • Curation or creation of curriculum that engages children, nurtures their faith, and aligns with our church’s theology, programming, and vision 
  • Maintenance of supplies and shared spaces that are used for children to ensure a safe and welcoming environment  
  • Facilitating kid-focused and intergenerational mission opportunities  
  • Working in partnership with the Children’s Ministry Council and the Discipleship Team to maintain a vision and supportive core for key areas of responsibility  
  • Maintaining excellent communication – targeted, effective, and consistent  
  • Managing relevant budgets and finances  
  • Participating in Staff meetings, Ministry Team meetings, and other collaborative opportunities to bring children’s ministry to the center of our life together 
  • Reporting to the Executive Pastor 

Our Commitments

  • Competitive compensation 
  • Flexibility to help this job fit the candidate’s life and availability 
  • A positive and caring work environment  
  • A full offering of benefits and PTO 
  • Support by a collaborative team including Children’s Ministry Assistant, Children’s Ministry Council, Sunday School volunteers, Director of Children’s Day Out School, Children’s Choir Director, Pastor of Youth & Families, Director of Communication, Administrative Staff, and others 


Specific hours and compensation offered for this position will vary depending on a candidate’s experience and availability. 

How to Apply

Email a resumé to Rev. Jonathan Perry at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 940-382-5478


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