Children's Ministry Director

Foundry UMC
Houston, Texas, United States


Date Posted: 06/04/2018
Categories: Children's Ministry
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

The part-time Children’s Ministry Director will be the face of the pastoral staff to children and their families. The Director is responsible to oversee children’s ministry across both campuses to ensure a smoothly operating, safe and effective program that provides a firm foundation of faith for kids 0-12. The Director will lead and oversee the children’s ministry staff and provide vision and direction for their ministry. The Director will report to the Executive Pastor and work in collaboration with the student and adult ministries to provide continuity throughout ministries as well as a solid spiritual foundation for children and their families.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure relationships are built between the children’s ministry staff, volunteers, children, and their families by shepherding them and helping them develop their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of children’s ministry programs including Sunday morning, retreats, camps, service opportunities and special events
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner using all available resources and formats
  • Facilitate training for staff and volunteers
  • Ensure proper screening of children’s workers and leaders before they are placed in ministry.
  • Create an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship where emerging spiritual and leadership skills can be developed
  • Integrate children’s ministry into the life of the congregation so that there is cohesion and connection with the rest of the church
  • Keep records of attendance and participation and provide effective follow up with children and families

 

 CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Pastoral with a growing and contagious relationship with Christ
  • Embrace the United Methodist doctrine and support the ministry and vision of FUMC
  • Minister to and with the children and families
  • Serve in the community and reach people where they are
  • Serve as a collaborative team member with volunteers and church staff
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Manage multiple events/ministries well with high level of organization
  • Empower teams of adult volunteers
  • Develop and equip children’s ministry staff
  • Partner with and equip parents to be the spiritual influencers for their children
  • Actively pursue disengaged families and potential new families
  • Support other ministries of the church and Cy-Hope by participating in events

 

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