Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

Living Spirit United Methodist Church Published: 08/21/2017


Living Spirit is seeking an energetic person to develop, plan, and implement ministries to children, youth, and families, with an emphasis on outreach to our neighborhood. We are a multicultural, multiracial, urban congregation in south Minneapolis, committed to offering vibrant worship and participating in God’s creative work in today’s world – doing justice, seeking peace, and building healthy communities.


Expectations for this position include providing creative leadership, organizational skills, teaching, and support for:

  • Community outreach to children, youth, and families in our neighborhood
  • Sunday morning faith formation for children and youth
  • Wednesday evening activities for children and youth (beginning with one per month) and intergenerational families (beginning with one per month)
  • Periodic children, youth, and/or family activities during the school year and summer, balancing faith, service, and community engagement (e.g. Feed My Starving Children)
  • Additional summer activities for children, youth, and/or families, including Urban Camp/VBS
  • Collaboration with other churches/organizations, as applicable
  • Volunteer recruitment and training, including oversight of nursery coordinator and safe church policy
  • Collaboration with pastor to create family friendly environment
  • Communication of activities via personal invitation, social media, newsletter, bulletins, fliers, and website


  • Previous experience with children, families, and outreach ministries
  • Entrepreneurial spirit; self-motivated leader and collaborative team player
  • Previous experience developing new ministries for children and families
  • Post-secondary education
  • Excellent relational, organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with diverse cultures
  • Willing to support the theology and values of Living Spirit Church

Position Type

  • Part-time, Average of 20 hours per week


  • Depends upon qualifications and experience

Application Process

E-mail resume and cover letter to or send via postal mail to:

Living Spirit United Methodist Church

Attn: Alice Worden

4501 Bloomington Ave.

Minneapolis, MN  55407

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