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Job Posting for Director of Children and Family Ministry at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church

Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church (“Galloway”), an historic congregation in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Family Ministry (“DCFM”) to oversee and give direction for ministries to children from birth through 6th grade, as well as their families.


The DCFM is responsible for the leadership and direction of a well-rounded, relational program for children, birth through sixth grade, and their families. The goal of the ministry is to reach children in the church and community with the gospel of Christ by teaching them they are loved by God, disciples of Christ, and called by God to have the heart and hands of a servant. The DCFM position supports parents and guardians in their role as spiritual mentors in the home.


With an average worship attendance around 500 people, Galloway is a dynamic congregation, which was first established in 1836. The church is located in downtown Jackson, the capital city of Mississippi, one block from the State Capitol building and Governor’s Mansion. The Jackson Metropolitan area covers the cities of Clinton, Ridgeland, Madison, Brandon, and Pearl, and is located in center of the state. The metro area is Mississippi’s economic hub and houses: the state’s only medical school, a law school, colleges and universities, competitive public and private schools, the medical corridor featuring public and private hospitals, Nissan and other manufacturing plants, major tech companies, a minor league baseball team, a vibrant performing arts theater and auditorium, The Mississippi Symphony, the quadrennial USA International Ballet Competition, music and art festivals, more than ten museums, outdoor recreation fit for hiking, walking, biking, and sport fishing, and a flourishing housing market including historic neighborhoods.

In addition to a continuing tradition of outstanding worship services, Galloway has many other exciting ministries seeking to meet the needs of a diverse bilingual constituency, including a vibrant homeless ministry, live television and internet outreach, small groups and multiple worship arts ministries.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Exemplify a contagious enthusiasm for Christ and children
  • Be grounded in Wesleyan theology and United Methodist doctrine
  • Embrace a commitment for long-term planning and implementation of Galloway’s children ministry.
  • Have the ability to function as part of a team in the wider circle of ministry (staff, volunteers, and lay leadership).
  • Have the ability to coordinate with volunteers to implement all aspects of the ministry.
  • Have a Bachelor Degree and 3 years of experience in working with children.
  • Have proficiency in Social Media

The competitive compensation package for this position is commensurate with experience and training. Interested persons should submit a resume and personal statement (Microsoft Word or PDF format required) via e-mail to The personal statement should be no more than 300 words and should address these two questions: (1) How would you direct the Children and Family Ministry at Galloway to advance the church’s commitment to extend the Love of God, the Grace of Jesus Christ, and the Power of the Holy Spirit? (2) What is it about your training, experience, and/or philosophy that would uniquely qualify you for this position? Candidates are invited to submit a video and /or PowerPoint to supplement the written personal statement.

Applications should be received no later than February 28, 2019. Galloway United Methodist Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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