Children's Minister (Lynn Haven United Methodist Church)


The Lynn Haven United Methodist Church in Panama City, Fl. is in search of a full-time Children's Minister. For more information on this ministry opportunity please contact Rev. Terry Tatum at 850-819-9867 or

Job Description 

To Whom Reports:                                          

  • Executive Pastor 


  •   Lynn Haven United Methodist Church


  • 40 hours a week

Job Function:         

  • Provide overall leadership for Children’s Ministries (K-5) at Lynn Haven United Methodist Church. 
    Weekly Job Duties:
    ●      Plan and manage elementary age children’s ministries on Sunday mornings, including but not limited to children’s church.
    ●      Attend weekly staff prayer meetings. 
    ●      Organize and oversee AWANA and other activities on Wednesday nights
    ●      Organize teachers and servants for K-5th grade ministries and schedule substitutes as needed
    ●      Meet, plan, and coordinate with Nursery Supervisor 
    Monthly Job Duties:
    ●      Attend weekly staff meetings and provide a staff report on time
    ●      Attend worship planning meetings as needed
    ●      Turn in all communication for the newsletter, worship guide, and email blasts on time
    Periodic Job Duties: 
    ●      Maintain a positive and cooperative attitude while performing job duties
    ●      Maintain positive relationships with children, parents, servants, staff members, and other church leaders while promoting a spirit of teamwork in the church
    ●      Plan and manage events such as Vacation Bible School, Ascent, and Service Squad
    ●      Manage Children’s Ministries resources, including creating and managing an approved budget and the evaluation of resource material and curriculum 
    ●      Train, organize and supervise Children’s Ministries staff members and servants 
    ●      Provide Christian mission and service opportunities for children
    ●      Provide pastoral care to children and families
    Duties as Needed
    ●      Ensure all teachers/leaders have a background check prior to serving
    ●      Ensure safety procedures are being followed by both parents and teachers/leaders
    ●      Be an active member of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church
    Limits of Authority:                                             
  • Act under the supervision of Executive Pastor and assume any and all duties as assigned.
    Education and Experience:                           
  • Experience in the education of young children, preferably a B.S./B.A. in elementary or early childhood education, Christian education, or other ministry-related degree.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:               
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Must be flexible, cooperative, and proactive.
    Physical Requirements:                                  
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, talk, read, write, use computer, hear and lift up to 25 lbs.
    Work Environment:                                          
  • Work is performed regularly within and around all LHUMC buildings and the local community.
    Personal Attributes:                                           
  • Must have a clear testimony of a personal faith in Jesus Christ and a growing relationship with Him.  Must have a commitment to moral purity.  Must be willing to adhere to the guidelines set forth in the staff covenant.  Must be able to work in a cohesive manner with co-workers, pastoral staff, church members and guests.  Must be neat, well-groomed and represent Lynn Haven UMC as a professional at all times, on and off duty.  Must maintain strict confidentiality of all church matters.


Contact: Rev. Terry Tatum

Phone: 850-819-9867


320 Briarwood Drive
Jackson, MS 39206
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