Director of Elementary Ministries


Canton First United Methodist Church exists to glorify God and make disciples by sharing our lives with others so that everyone will find hope-filled life in Christ. The Director of Elementary Ministries is an integral part of the Canton First UMC ministry team and works closely with the Executive Pastor and staff to oversee, lead, and develop all aspects of Children’s Ministry (Kindergarten through 5th grade), including staffing, volunteers, programing, curriculum, and special events. The Director will have strong leadership abilities and be able to connect readily and easily in developing relationships with children and their families. The Director will creatively and passionately encourage children to grow in their faith and in biblical understanding so that they may live authentic lives consistent with their God-given purpose. The Director of Elementary Ministries will create a warm, friendly, inviting, and welcoming Children’s Ministry where all children have a sense of belonging and purpose; foster each child’s connection at Canton First UMC as their church home and church family; and, develop a ministerial presence for children and families within the church and our community. Qualifications for the position: • Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education, Ministry, or a related field, and at least three years’ qualifying work experience • Leadership skills necessary to administer all aspects of the Children’s Ministry, including personnel management, financial oversight, marketing, and other areas. • Effective communications skills with staff, parents, and children. • Excellent organizational skills. • Creative and able to cast and communicate a vision for the program that supports the Mission and Vision of the church. • Proficient with computers. • Professional appearance and demeanor The position is salaried, 30 hours per week, and full-time benefit-eligible. To apply for this position, please go here:

Contact: Rev. Kelly Beckley, Executive Pastor

Address: 930 Lower Scott Mill Rd. Canton GA 30115

Phone: 770-479-2502

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