Albany United Methodist Church (AUMC) is a community of faith that welcomes all God’s people, regardless of races, nationalities, lifestyles, orientations, young and old, settled or just visiting. We share God’s love with others through worship, prayer, fellowship, music, Christian education, outreach, service and evangelism. We seek to help everyone develop a closer relationship with God and attain inner peace. With that understanding, we welcome applicants for the position of CHILDREN’S MINISTER.

As AUMC is to develop and expand its ministry to children, it looks for a person who has the following qualifications:

The person would

  • Have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience with Children’s Christian education.
  • Love to work with the children (Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade children).
  • Have passion about the Gospel and comfortably and openly communicate the love of God.
  • Work with people from diverse ethnic, social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
  • Have excellent leadership, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Have excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Have skills of art and music so that he/she could perform for the church on various special programs (preferred)

The Workload and Salary:  Approximately 6 hours/week. The person needs to be able to work Sundays. Pay is $20-25/hour, depending on qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and implement Sunday school programs as well as special programs, including Christmas Program and some Summer programs.
  • Regularly assess programs, identifying improvements as necessary.
  • Work with pastor as needed to present the Children’s Moment during Sunday services.
  • Reach out, meet, welcome, and integrate new families into children’s education program.
  • Work with pastor and Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) in outreach to families in wider community.
  • Develop and maintain communication such as newsletters about program with parents and larger church community.
  • Prepare for and attend regular SPPRC and Church council meetings.
  • Prepare calendar of activities which is then coordinated with larger church.
  • Inform pastor about issues, concerns, plans, and perceived needs of children.
  • Get CPR certified (church will pay for the fee).
  • Pass Police criminal background check & TB test.
  • Get Safe Sanctuary Training (child abuse prevention and volunteer protection, church pays the fee).
  • Develop annual budget with SPRC and monitor throughout year to stay within approved budget.

Candidates may email to the church ( the following documents:

  • An Updated Resume.
  • A two-page writing about self and his or her passion about Children’s Ministry.
  • Three references (provide names and their contact information).