Director of Childrens Ministry

Highland Park United Methodist Church Dallas, TX Full Time
1 week ago

Job Description

The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for developing and implementing strategies the help children and families become deeply devoted followers of Christ. The position oversees programs and staff while also shepherding families with children up to 5th Grade.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Leads HPUMC Kids Staff
  • Primary “Face” and representative ministry to children (birth-5th grade) and their families
  • Serve as pastor to children and families (birth thru 5th grade)
  • Connect relationally with staff, volunteers, children and parents
  • Development & Vision Casting
  • Strategic Planning & Goal Setting
  • Alignment of programs with overall church mission & vision
  • Advocate at church leadership level for ministries to children
  • Parent Relations and Parent Resources/Equipping (HPUMC Moms/Dads, Parenting Classes, Spiritual Formation for Moms, Baptism class, etc.)
  • Financial oversight and management of HPUMC Kids 
  • Oversee strategy for hiring, training, and motivation of team
  • Performance Evaluation Process & Implementation

Other duties as assigned. Changes to job may occur at any time and without notice.


Education and Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Masters preferred
  • 5+ Years ministry experience (staff or volunteer)
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Proven track record of fostering relationships

Preferred Software Experience:

● Microsoft Office Suite

● G Suite (Google, Gmail, Calendar, etc…)

● Touchpoint Church Management System

Other Qualifications: Must be a committed Christian comfortable working in a United Methodist church environment. Our employees are called to lead a life that becomes the gospel, and we expect them to exhibit appropriate demeanor both on and off the job.

Salary & Benefits

$55,000 - $70,000

  • Health care
  • Vacation days
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Sick Days
  • 403(b) with match
  • Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance

Can be done remote?

  • No

About Highland Park United Methodist Church Church

United Methodist 1000+ people

Our Mission: To help people become deeply devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Highland Park United Methodist Church has a rich history dating back to the founding of Southern Methodist University. The first services of the University Church, forerunner of HPUMC, were held in February 1916 on the SMU campus.

In 1917 construction of a temporary church building, affectionately dubbed “The Little Brown Church,” began near our current location to house the small but rapidly growing church.

On Sunday, February 6, 1927, members gathered for the first formal service of worship in the sanctuary of our present, gothic-inspired building.


In 2013, Paul Rasmussen became the 11th senior pastor to serve this congregation of over 15,000 members. Under his leadership, the congregation and staff continue the legacy of outreach in the community and world, with HPUMC celebrating 100 years of helping people become deeply devoted followers of Jesus Christ in 2016.


From its humble beginnings on the SMU campus, HPUMC has grown and planted churches. In 2011, the beautiful and historic Munger Place Church was renovated and reopened to become an East Dallas satellite campus for HPUMC. The Grove Church then launched in October of 2017 in North Dallas, and Uptown Church, our 40th church plant, went live in January of 2021 at House of Blues in Dallas.

In addition to growing externally, we expanded the space available at our main campus with the opening of the Tolleson Family Activity Center in March 2019. This building features 65,000 square feet of space for HPUMC’s Belong disABILITY Ministry and Family Ministry as well as an underground parking garage.