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Cypress United Methodist Church

Associate Children's Director

Cypress United Methodist Church
Cypress, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 06/14/2012
Categories: Christian Education
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Cypress United Methodist Church is a leading church in Cypress that grows God’s kingdom prepares our children and youth for Christ-centered living, and partners with every person on their spiritual journey. We are seeking an Associate Children’s Director be part of a team full-time that is committed to creatively engaging our children and their parents in passionate worship, support a variety of ministries as they attract new members, nurture their spiritual growth, and send them into the world to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Position Description & Responsibilities:
• Evaluate the needs of outreach ministry in the community and work with the Director of Children’s Ministry to meet these needs.
• Manage volunteer base while motivating and equipping them to serve our children.
• Willingness to attend training as requested by the Director of Children’s Ministry.
• Work with Communications and the Director of Children’s Ministry to advertise/market all programs.
• Participate in Faith Development meetings as directed.
• Plan, execute, and recap summer programs while helping them grow.
• Recruit, train, develop, and retain volunteer base to include youth.
• Coordinate training needs for all department volunteers and staff.
• Maintain classrooms and supplies while providing a safe environment.
• Build spiritual relationships with children and families.
• Support the Director of Children’s Ministry through assigned tasks and event participation.
• Assume Director of Children's Ministry duties in his/her absence.

• Exemplifies an interest in Christian growth and makes consistent efforts to grow in his/her walk.
• Ability to easily express his/her personal relationship with Christ.
• Ability to envision, plan, and implement age specific ministries for children within the department.
• Knowledge of the Bible and ability to translate the stories and values to students.
• Ability to recruit, train, and deploy volunteers.
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with students, parents, volunteers, and staff.
• Time management skills to effectively operate and develop all programs.
• Innovative and dynamic approach to teaching kids while growing ministry.

• Excellent speaking skills that are audience appropriate.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to use time wisely and multi-task.
• Trustworthiness and holds confidentiality while displaying excellent discernment in making timely and appropriate decisions.
• Pleasant demeanor; flexibility and willingness to provide assistance to all Cypress UMC staff, volunteers, and church members in which he/she interacts.
• Early Childhood/Elementary teaching certificate and/or experience preferred.

Work Schedule: Sunday through Thursday business hours. Occasional evening and weekend hours.

Please submit cover letter and resume to