Director of Children and Family Ministries


First United Methodist Church of Peoria, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Family Ministries. 

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field; graduate degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ employment in children and family ministries or similar position preferred.
  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, necessary internet tools, and social media resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills in relating to congregational members and diverse community.
  • Strong skillset in planning specific programs and strategic direction for family and children’s ministries.
  • Professional experience in advanced teaching methodologies and faith based curricula for target ages.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and demonstrate positive accountability to those in authority.
  • Effective use of ACS or related software to enhance personnel dimensions of ministry position.
  • Affirm and embrace the mission and vision of First United Methodist Church Peoria.
  • Personal lifestyle, integrity, and values consistent with visible leadership in the church.
  • Commitment to work in close, supportive, and collegial ways with pastoral leadership and staff.
  • Articulate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and how this relationship shapes living as a disciple.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute comprehensive ministry programs and outreach to children and families.
  • Procure quality curricula for children and families in Sunday school and other special programs.
  • Recruit and train-equip volunteer-servants in children and family ministries including annual Vacation Bible School, seasonal, and special events.
  • Prepare and manage annual budget including restricted funds relating to children and family ministries.
  • Identify all logistical and technology necessary to ensure effective ministry to children and families.
  • Create a viable, ongoing, volunteer-driven ministry to children at the ‘Alive’ worship service.
  • Provide full resources, guidance, and support for children and families within the Hispanic community.
  • Supervise and evaluate other staff involved in the delivery of children and family ministries.
  • Ensure all necessary information relative to children and family ministry is provided to Director of Communication for website, print, intra-church and community publicity.

Contact: Diane Broe

Address: 116 NE Perry Ave. Peoria IL 61603

Phone: (309) 673-3641, ext. 111