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Director of Children's and Family Ministries

First United Methodist Church
Georgetown, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 08/18/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor - Family Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Role Summary: The Director of Children’s and Family Ministries will provide leadership in fostering the spiritual formation and growth of First UMC children and families in alignment with our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This role will provide vision, direction, development and management for all aspects of children’s ministry (birth through 4th grade) as well as provide support for families in guiding their children to know, love, and worship God through a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.


We are seeking someone who:

  • is creative, playful, upbeat, positive, and fearless
  • has a passion for helping children and their families experience God’s love and know themselves to be beloved children of God
  • makes teaching a room full of active children exciting and can inspire adult volunteers to do the same
  • is committed to partnering with parents throughout the journey
  • is not afraid to try new things and can learn from oopsies
  • knows meaningful relationships, grounded in God’s love and grace, are the key to successful teams (staff, volunteers, and parents) and can develop such teams

Ministry Environment: The Director of Children’s and Family Ministries serves on our Discipleship Team, a collaborative team of staff ministry leaders focused on working in partnership to make disciples of Jesus Christ in a changed and changing world. We seek to create synergies across our ministries, when possible, and are intentional about supporting one another through comradery and prayer. We are unapologetically Wesleyan in our beliefs and strive to live out of a servant spirit, reliant upon God’s grace.


Learn more about our congregation at


Qualifications: Ideally, the Director of Children’s and Family Ministries will possess a bachelor’s degree and have experience in leading children and family ministries, preferably in a church of 350+ average attendance. We require this person to embody a deep commitment to Christ and possess the following skills:

  • Understanding of children’s developmental needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding leadership, administrative, and organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Proficiency in managing multiple priorities with flexibility
  • Effective communication skills
  • Dependable, responsible, and punctual

Salary: Commensurate with experience


Please submit resume with cover letter to Rev. Yvonne Coon Snelson (