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Chapelwood United Methodist Church

Director / Pastor of Children's Ministry

Chapelwood United Methodist Church
Houston, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 03/22/2010
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 5001 to 7500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Chapelwood United Methodist Church's mission is “To embody God’s grace as we receive it to those who need it.”
We value being an accepting, authentic, compassionate, committed, and generous community of grace. Chapelwood is committed to the discipleship of children and their families.

The Director/Pastor of Children's Ministry is responsible for all ministries for children from birth
through 5th grade (approximately 1,000 children enrolled); visioning for the children’s ministry;
management and equipping of a multi member children's ministry staff and volunteers (approximately 157);
and broader-scope supervisory staff responsibilities. While a fully functioning program is
currently in place, the new director/pastor will have the opportunity to
recreate or modify programs, working with other staff and lay members, to fulfill our mission.
A new Children's Ministry building, which opened in 2008, has greatly expanded the ministry

1. Bachelor’s degree
2. 3-5 years of relevant work experience in Christian or general education, especially with
3. Training and/or relevant experience in staff leadership and budget management
4. Experienced communicator - oral and written
5. Be a parent or have had "real life" experiences raising/teaching children

1. Unconditional love for all children
2. Feel "called" to work with God’s children and share faith with them
3. Positive attitude, contagious passion
4. Patient
5. Resourceful
6. Compassionate
7. Calm - especially in stressful situations
8. Relational
9. Energetic
10. Ability to lead others and equip them for discipleship growth
11. Self-starter
12. Innovative
13. Discreet - maintain confidentiality

The Director of Children’s Ministry is a full-time position, and as such, it includes
medical, dental, and retirement benefits. Compensation is commensurate with experience and