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St Thomas United Methodist Church

Haymarket Campus Children's Coordinator

St Thomas United Methodist Church
Haymarket, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 05/24/2016
Categories: Christian Education
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Haymarket Church

A Campus of St. Thomas United Methodist Church


Children’s Coordinator


Position: Part Time (20 hours)                                                           Reports To: Campus Pastor



The Children’s Coordinator works with the Campus Pastor, other staff, and volunteers to:

  • Invite, Connect, Equip, and Sustain volunteers as related to the children’s and family ministries of Haymarket Church
  • Create, implement, and manage opportunities for children to begin to learn and understand their place in God’s story



Must be a passionate, enthusiastic, and authentic follower of Jesus with a commitment to ministering God’s message to our youngest participants.  Significant experience in children’s ministry leadership is preferred.  Strong team leadership, communication and organizational skills are essential.  He/she must possess intermediate computer knowledge, including experience with MS Office Suite and email, and have the ability to learn and adapt to computer programs used in conjunction with the administering of this ministry.  This individual must also be able to solve practical problems using a wide range of resources.


Staff/Lay Relationships and Time Requirements:

The Children’s Coordinator works under the supervision of the Campus Pastor, and also coordinates with other staff.  Position requires a Sunday time commitment that typically spans 9 – noon, but may vary in accordance with activities.  Some office hours during the week are required, and the remaining hours can be worked remotely and in coordination with meeting requirements as directed by the Campus Pastor.  In addition, position is responsible for coordinating and executing children/family-oriented aspects of other events (Haymarket Day, Parents Night Out, Service Day, etc).  He/she must be a team player, be able to effectively work well with a variety of people, and actively promote the mission of Haymarket Church.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and equip volunteers to create, implement, and manage opportunities for children to learn God’s story and grow in their understanding of how they can begin to serve and bless others through activities that include but are not limited to: Sunday School, community-building, mission, retreats, and outreach events.
  • Invite, train, coordinate, and support volunteers for all children’s ministry areas
  • Source, prepare, and distribute curriculum materials to Sunday School teachers
  • Learn and maintain database in the Planning Center program (used to coordinate volunteer scheduling and Sunday morning student check-ins)
  • Direct, manage, and oversee all set up/ tear down efforts as needed for Sunday school classes and nursery
  • Maintain attendance records and communicate data to the appropriate staff on a weekly basis
  • Understand and implement the Safe Sanctuary child protection and safety policies