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Argyle United Methodist Church

Director of Children's Ministry

Argyle United Methodist Church
Argyle, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 09/19/2016
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Job Title: Director of Children’s Ministry


Status: Full-Time


Hours: 40 / week




The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for ministry oversight of children, birth-5th grade, and their families, including working with the Children’s Council. Argyle UMC is a community of faith, called to grow as disciples, working with God, to transform the world one life at a time. We believe in graciously welcoming all and passionately developing authentic, generous, discipled, compassionate, and service-oriented leaders of all ages. With an average weekly worship attendance of over 500, Argyle UMC is seeking a person preferably with at least 5 years of experience. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits located in a beautiful part of North Texas with excellent schools both public and private.


Specific Duties:

  1. Partnering with the Children’s Council, as well as leading the Nursery Coordinator and nursery team, and the Children’s Ministry interns and volunteers.
  2. Creating safe, fun, faith-formational experiences and systems that embrace and engage children in their current developmental phase.
  3. Partnering with parents to help them be as impactful as possible in their role as the primary spiritual influencers for their family.
  4. Build volunteer teams to help facilitate and engage children with the ministry.
  5. Answers directly to the Lead Pastor.


The Director of Children’s Ministry will have a strong commitment to Jesus Christ; developed leadership and administrative skills; a commitment to creating a partnership between church and families; expertise in inviting, equipping and supporting volunteers; a passion for creating meaningful faith-formational experiences for children and families; and a desire to serve as part of a team.



Knowledge and Skills required

Personal Attributes

-          A deep commitment to Jesus Christ

-          A desire to serve within the United Methodist Church

-          Reflects a passion for helping children form a relationship with Jesus Christ

-          Passionate about working as part of a larger team and mission

-          Effective strategic planning and organizational skills

Experience and Training

-          Minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferably in a related field

-          5 years of experience in a church setting preferable

-          Expertise in building teams and inviting, equipping, and supporting volunteers