Covenant UMC

Director of CovNursery and CovKids

Covenant UMC
Greer, South Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 06/28/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Covenant United Methodist Church is looking to hire a Director of CovKids and CovNursery.  Covenant is a growing church located in Greenville, South Carolina.  According to Outreach Magazine, Covenant was recognized as the 6th fastest growing United Methodist church in the United States in 2015.  Covenant is a thriving evangelical United Methodist church which has grown to over 1,000 people in attendance for Sunday Worship.  Of the 2000 members, 16% of the congregation are 10 years old or younger; 32% of the congregation is 18 years old or younger.  Come be a part of our dynamic team who help people come to know the love of Jesus Christ.

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Covenant United Methodist Church

Greer, SC


Reports to Discipleship Pastor

Director CovNursery (8weeks to 4 years old) and CovKids (Kindergarten-5th grade) Job Description

Classification: Full Time


Position Overview: The Director of CovNursery and CovKids is responsible for the overall worship, discipleship, and engagement of our children membership.  This includes working with our Children’s Ministry and Nursery Ministry teams to create a comprehensive program for our children. Supervise CovNursery and CovKids staff.

Primary Areas of Responsibilities

  • The Director of CovNursery and CovKids is the staff leader of the Nursery and Children’s Ministry Teams while being an attending member of the Church Council.  The director will provide leadership for the CovNursery and CovKids teams, while assigning them tasks to accomplish the mission of Covenant and the children’s ministry department.
  • Responsible for planning and execution of a well-rounded vision for children’s ministry that grows children in their relationship with Christ.  This should include a comprehensive curriculum from infant to 5th grade, a weekly worship utilizing staff and volunteers, and other special events such as VBS and retreats.   
  • Involved in creating a welcoming and safe environment for children and adults, coordinating the nursery, Sunday morning lessons, Sunday morning children’s worship, and Sunday night activities for children.
  • Responsible for maintaining good stewardship of budgets and the building space provided, as well as the volunteers’ time. In addition, must implement Safe Sanctuary policies and procedure for the Nursery and Children’s Ministries. 
  • Engage in continuing education opportunities associated with children’s ministry. Actively engage parents to volunteer and participate in children’s ministry activities.
  • Be creative, dependable, energetic, and a self-starter who sees teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to children as a calling from God. Be strong in organization, delegation, and planning skills for ministries and programs.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability in a team environment with an ability to articulate and implement a vision for the children’s ministry of the church with understanding of how to set and accomplish goals.
  • Connects and communicate effectively with children, adults, and families understanding the value of relationships.
  • Models a personal growing relationship with Jesus Christ and perform all other duties as assigned by the pastoral and leadership team.

The Director of CovNursery and CovKids job description is employed by the Staff Parish Relations Committee and shall work under the supervision of the Discipleship Pastor concerning ministerial goals. Ministry plans must be submitted six months in advance.  Arrangements must be made in advance for absences and vacations.  Job performance will be reviewed annually by the Staff Parish Relations Committee with input from the Discipleship Pastor and Executive Pastor to clarify expectations, affirm accomplishments, set short and long-term goals, and plan for ways to improve and strengthen job performance.

Education and Experience

This position requires a strong spiritual background and commitment to the church and to the ministry of the church.  A minimum of 2 years of experience building and growing a Children’s Ministry team and possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian education, Elementary education or Early Childhood education is required. The candidate must have a proven track record of effective leadership, judgment, and above reproach character.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Interested Parties should forward a complete application packet to Laura Geloni, and it should include the following:

  1. Cover letter with general background information, family, community involvement, and hobbies
  2. Current resume
  3. List of 3 references
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