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Employment At Cross Winds

Job Title:                              Director of Children’s Ministry

Ministry Setting:              Cross Winds United Methodist Church, Maple Grove, MN

Reports to:                         Lead Pastor

Position Type:                   Part-time; 20-24 hours/week including Sunday mornings.

Compensation:                 Exempt position.  Salary based on experience.


Lead, design, develop and implement Christian Education programming, fellowship and relationship building experiences for children birth through 5th grade and their families in alignment with the mission and direction of Cross Winds United Methodist Church.  This position offers the opportunity to serve in ministry and leadership using spiritual, relational (hands on), and administrative gifts.  Serve in collaboration with others on the ministry team including the Lead Pastor, Associate Pastor/Director of Student Ministry and Director of Worship.  Direct Nursery staff and services; oversee pre-K – 5th grade programming; and engage and connect with volunteers.

Cross Winds is an active, welcoming United Methodist Church located in the Northwestern Twin Cities in the City of Maple Grove.  Cross Winds has about 450 members and averages 250 in worship.  There are currently about 70 children birth through 5th grade on the church rolls.

Required Qualifications/Characteristics:

  • Vital, strong and growing Christian faith
  • Minimum high school diploma/GED. Additional education, training, certifications welcomed
  • Two or more years’ experience as volunteer or staff in educational ministry programs, preferably working with pre-school and school age children
  • Collaborative, organized, self-directed, solutions-oriented
  • Ability to relate and communicate with children.
  • Ability to lead and encourage volunteer staff


Please send letter of interest including salary requirements and resume to:

Rev Michael Dyrdal


Please respond on or before April 1, 2019.  Anticipated start date:   May 1st, 2019

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Mar 15, 2019