New Director of Christian Education for Children needed!

Annandale United Methodist Church in Annandale, VA is a community of faith focused on spreading the good news of God’s grace and nurturing discipleship for all ages in God’s Kingdom.  A Director of Christian Education for Children is needed to lead our active children’s ministry and its volunteers.  The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic Christian with a passion for helping children and their families grow in faith together and will have the skills necessary to recruit, motivate, train, and lead a corps of volunteers for Sunday morning ministries as well as other ongoing programs and more than 10 other children’s activities and special events throughout the year.  This person will have the skills, education, and experience required to collaborate successfully with church leadership, church staff, and church members.  This individual will be able to develop, lead, and oversee engaging programs for children and families as a vital part of the ministry of AUMC, relying on an evolving pool of volunteers for their implementation.  Strong planning and assessment skills are required to lead an ongoing critical evaluation of successful efforts to shape future programming. This is a full time position that includes Sunday morning responsibilities.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Christian Education or a related field, with a minimum of two years experience in Children’s Ministry; Commitment to the church’s total ministry and mission; Proven organizational, planning, interpersonal, and communication skills; Basic computer skills (Word and Excel); Knowledge of multiple children’s curriculums including Frolic, Group, and Godly Play also preferred.

Click here for a detailed job description. Please submit resume with cover letter via email to Garry Bell at or by mail to AUMC, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA  22003.