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Bethany UMC

Ellicott City, Maryland, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor - Family Pastor
United Methodist
Church Size:
351 to 500
Job Type:
Bethany UMC
Job Description:

Our Setting:

Bethany UMC is a suburban church with an attendance of 470 located west of historic Ellicott City, MD.  We currently have a solid children’s ministry that includes Sunday School, Children’s Church, VBS, and occasional events for children and families.  We intend to expand our children’s ministry in several areas to reach more children and families for Jesus Christ


Attributes of Candidate we seek:

We are looking for a passionate follower of Christ with a solid biblical background who is committed to the Kingdom of God and reaching children and their families for Christ.  The successful candidate will be a proven leader who has gifts that support communication with adult leaders, building relationships, developing teams, delegating, setting priorities, and entrepreneurial thinking.  Additionally, strong program management, people and event coordination, as well as strong administrative skills are necessary.  The candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s degree.


Our Vision:

A vibrant Children and Family Ministry that strongly impacts the people of Bethany and surrounding communities.  Intentionality around building faith foundations, community, missional opportunities and bridges to the surrounding community.


Scope of Ministry Responsibilities:

  • To lead a children’s ministry team to oversee programs for each Sunday of the year including Nursery, Pre-school, K-5 Sunday School, Children’s Church, and participation in adult worship; and seasonal programs like VBS.
  • To develop a ministry that forges strong relationships with families and coaches them to raise their children with a strong Christian Faith
  • To develop a Missions ministry that creates opportunities for parents and children to reach out to the community in service.
  • To develop bridge ministries into the community that touch hearts in ways that leads new attendees to Bethany.

Interested candidates can send a resume to jobs.bethanyum@gmail.com.

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About the Church

Bethany UMC

Bethany UMC is a church of 470 avg worship attendance located west of Ellicott City, Maryland. We are a suburban church with solid programming in youth, children, small groups, music, and missions. We seek to strengthen and expand our children's ministry at this time. More...