Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Rolling Plains United Methodist Church, Zanesville, OH 43701
The Children’s Ministry Coordinator (CMC) is a part-time salaried position that serves to connect and nurture
unchurched and churched children (Pre-K through 5) with the life and ministries of Rolling Plains United
Methodist Church for the expressed purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the
world. This position helps children to come to faith in Jesus Christ, grow as disciples, and develop healthy
patterns of Christian living in their homes, schools, community and world. The CMC is a teaching and support
position that partners with parents to equip them with the tools and opportunities to help strengthen their families
and continue to grow together in faith with Jesus Christ. This support position engages and collaborates with
multiple ministries within the church.
o Coordinate and complete Sunday morning children’s ministry programming for the following
small groups: Pre-k, K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 at both the 9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services.
o Oversee Large group activities at both the 9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday services.
o Edit weekly Orange curriculum to fit into Sunday morning time constraints.
o Prepare sound, media, copies, and distribute scripts.
o Collect, purchase, or make props.
o Invite and train volunteers to participate in children’s ministry programming.
o Champion the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of Rolling Plains Church, and fully integrate
them into all program, instructional, and missional objectives.
o Oversee and collaborate with Nursery coordinator to present Thursday Evening Fusion program
that provides additional opportunities for teaching, fellowship, prayer, and spiritual formation.
o Collaborate with Director of Family Ministries and Key Volunteers to organize and complete the
Monthly KidStuf Family Experience on the first Sunday of each month.
o Partner with parents, guardians, pastors, and other ministry leaders on annual Confirmation
Classes, preparations for baptism, and membership.
o Implement developed plans to increase and sustain parent/guardian/child regular communication
o Actively participate in the ongoing program, outreach, and ministry activities of Rolling Plains
United Methodist Church.
o Coordinate selected opportunities for children to serve and participate in missional opportunities
in and outside the church (i.e. Bethel Mission).
o Establish relationships with other Christian children’s ministries within the area.
o Coordinate and oversee a week long VBS (usually in June – requires additional work hours).
o Participate in annual church-wide advent conspiracy project.
o Coordinate and complete annual Easter Egg Hunt.
o Establish and maintain relationships with students and faculty of area local schools.
Other duties may evolve through program growth and development.
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EDUCATIONAL & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Formal training or 2-3years experience working as a paid or volunteer ministry coordinator – especially with
children 5th grade and under; or similar experience teaching children and coordinating programs/activities.
CHARACTER & CONDUCT QUALIFICATIONS:
Profess a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ demonstrated through:
• A Mature Love for God, God’s Word, and God’s people.
• Ardent belief in the power of the Gospel Message to transform lives and to make disciples
of Jesus Christ – sharing faith passionately with unbelievers.
• Personal Discipleship – daily prayer, study, regular participation in corporate worship, and involvement
in a small group with a desire to grow both spiritually and professionally.
• Christian Character and Conduct – modeling Christ-like maturity for youth.
• Financial stewardship of practicing the Biblical Tithe.
DESIRED SPIRITUAL GIFTS:
• Helps; desire to serve and support existing ministries of the church.
• Mercy; possessing sensitivity, abundant grace, speaking words of compassion.
• Teaching; Mature understanding of Scripture; Able to teach and model the Gospel of Christ.
• Spiritual Discernment and Wisdom; Exhibiting wisdom in seeking outside help and/or making
referrals for traumatic situations and issues that you are not equipped to handle.
• Relational Gifts; Displaying flexibility in dealing with change and seeing multiple perspectives.
The Children’s Ministries Coordinator position shall possess the following core competencies:
• INITIATIVE: Proven ability to work independently and interdependently (team player).
Demonstrate self-motivation, follow through and task completion.
• ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: Proven ability to organize people and events to complete ministry
objectives. Ability to demonstrate and articulate use of Prioritization Tools relative to planning,
execution, and evaluation of program goals.
• RELATIONSHIP BUILDING: Verifiable strong interpersonal skills that include: compassion, sensitivity,
conflict management, and recognition of non-verbal indicators. Understanding children, childhood
development stages as well as parent/guardian/child challenges.
• BOUNDARIES: Establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with parents and children
(will require a thorough knowledge of Safe Sanctuaries policies and procedures after hire).
• TRUST: Develop and maintain trusting relationships as well as being trustworthy. Proven ability to
maintain and handle confidential matters.
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Required Technical Abilities:
Computer (Macintosh) operational skills
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
Social Media Applications
Not required but preferred:
Video / Editing
The Children’s Ministry Coordinator (CMC) position reports to the Director of Family Ministries, and is amenable
to our Staff Parish Relations Committee per the Discipline of the United Methodist Church. Formal Performance
reviews will take place yearly, supplemented with quarterly coaching to clarify, assess, and evaluate goals and
develop future expectations.
Team Relationships – This is a team position that interacts with Children, Youth, and Family Ministries,
Missions, Outreach, and other ministries. The duties of this position shall be carried out in a cooperative and
helpful manner relative to other staff of the Church, members, constituents and visitors of Rolling Plains.
Accountability – Church office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Developing and
maintaining a regular presence during core office hours is vital to our team ministry chemistry. Communication of
scheduled time away from the office is expected.
Work Hours –This part-time position consists of daytime, evening, and weekend work, flexibility in office hours
will vary according to planned programs and activities. Tuesday Morning office hours are required. A minimum of
25-30 work hours per week is expected. Some days/weeks may require additional hours (i.e. VBS). Regular
attendance in Sunday morning Worship, monthly All-Staff meetings, and scheduled Annual Retreats are required.
Work/Life Balance – Expected practice of self-care through personal daily devotion and prayer, regular worship
attendance, commitment to a Life Group, and scheduling regular days off.
Benefits – Flexible Work Schedule. Account Reimbursable Allowance