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Galilee United Methodist Church

Sterling, Virginia, United States

Date Posted:
10/06/2016
Categories:
Other
Denomination:
United Methodist
Church Size:
501 to 750
Job Type:
Full-Time
Galilee United Methodist Church
Job Description:

Position:                             Director of Family Ministries

 

Accountable to:               Senior Pastor and Staff-Parish Relations Committee

 

Position Summary:  The Director of Family Ministries is responsible for development, administration, supervision, and leadership of programs for children, youth and families in the areas of Christian education, discipleship, mission, and outreach.

 

Spiritual:

  • Profess Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior
  • Commitment to God-honoring professionalism, personal spiritual growth, and healthy lifestyle consistent with the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church
  • Consider this position a life ministry, not just a job
  • Model standards and expectations of church leaders within our fellowship, including worship attendance, small group participation, lifestyle of generosity, and serving out of call and giftedness

Skills:  

  • Work creatively, think strategically, and move ministries forward
  • Practice team-based leadership and exhibit strong relational skills with people of all ages and situations
  • Maintain familiarity with current Christian education and spiritual development curriculum for all ages.
  • Possess exceptional written and oral communication and organizational skills
  • Possess working knowledge of social media for communication with youth, parents, and families.
  • Able to create and manage a budget.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum of three years of related experience required.

Responsible for:

  • Leadership through building and oversight of the Family Ministry Team and its members, in alignment with the Galilee’s mission and vision.
  • Providing general direction, guidance and vision for Christian education such as Sunday school, youth fellowship, Bible studies, prayer groups and special programs, at times coordinating with other committees.
  • Overseeing planning, coordination, volunteer recruitment and training for activities including seasonal activities (Lent/ Easter, Vacation Bible School, Fall Festival and Advent/ Christmas).
  • Recruiting and providing general direction, guidance, and vision for the youth ministry and Youth Council with a focus on empowering youth leadership.
  • Recruiting and providing general direction, guidance, and vision for children’s ministry and Children’s Ministry Advisory Council.
  • Creating, implementing and administering appropriate policies, procedures and rules to ensure the safety of all persons.
  • Administration of children and youth ministry tasks including performance of volunteer background checks, evaluation and purchase of appropriate resources and educational materials including curriculums and supplies.
  • Establishing and using feedback systems for regularly assessing program effectiveness.
  • Making recommendations to the Senior Pastor regarding issues that may need to be addressed for the future development of the church ministries.
  • Provide leadership and methods to evaluate all ministry efforts of your team.
  • Encourage the creativity and development of leadership skills in your team members

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Contribute to Galilee UMC communications channels such as monthly bulletin, church website, social media postings, narthex monitors, bulletin boards
  • Support of the administrative and connectional life of Galilee United Methodist Church
  • Chaperoning or directing youth retreats and mission trips.

Committee and Ministry Team Responsibilities:

  • Church Staff Meeting – weekly
  • Youth Council
  • Additional weekend or evening hours required for Retreats and Mission Trips. 

 

Serious inquiries only, please.  No relocation expenses available. Interested parties may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to sprc@galileeumc.org.

 

Galilee United Methodist Church is an equal opportunity employer

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