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Galilee United Methodist Church

Director of Family Ministries

Galilee United Methodist Church
Sterling, Virginia, United States

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

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.



  • 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


  • 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


Galilee United Methodist Church is an equal opportunity employer