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Children’s Ministry Director 

First Methodist Conroe Conroe, TX, Texas, United States
 

Experience

:

1 year - 3 years

Salary

:

competitive

Job Type :

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Full-time

Job category

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Children's Ministry

Apply before :

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Sun Aug 28, 2022
Posted Date

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Fri Jul 29, 2022

Job Denomination

:   United Methodist Church

Job Summary

Job Description

FMC offers high quality programming for children and families in support of the overall mission and vision of the church. The Director of Children’s Ministry will be responsible for directing the spiritual formation of children ages birth through fifth grade for the purpose of helping children experience Life. Better. Together. through Christian community and the development of an authentic faith in Jesus Christ that lasts a lifetime.
     At FMC, our children have the opportunity to worship together in an engaging, multi-ethnic Kids Worship experience and participate in multi-generational worship with their families on the first Sunday of the month. Our children grow together in age-specific life groups led by a team of committed, gifted volunteers who serve weekly. Our children have many opportunities to develop and use their unique gifts for service in the church. We value partnering with parents to equip them to be the primary spiritual influencers in the home.
    This position offers a positive and empowering work environment, flexible hours, Paid Time Off, opportunities for professional and personal growth, and the privilege of influencing the next generation for Christ. 


SUPERVISOR: Family Pastor


POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Nursery Director, and Assistant to the Children’s Director


QUALIFICATIONS



  • Displays a love for God, a passion for discipling kids, and desire to build relationships with children and their families.

  • Positive, energetic, fun, and works well with others.

  • Innovative, self-starter, able to come up with new ideas to reach children and families. 

  • Familiarity with Wesleyan theology. 

  • Embodies integrity and high moral and ethical standards in congruence with Christian teaching and FMC’s Safe Sanctuary Policy.

  • At least one year church ministry experience, college degree preferred.




TECHNICAL SKILLS



  • Familiarity with Word Processing, Presentation, Social Media, eMail Marketing, video editing, and graphic design software. 

  • Good communicator (written and public speaking skills). 

  • Good organizational skills, manages time wisely.





MAJOR JOB DUTIES


Responsible for all areas of ministry relating to infants through fifth grade, including: 


ADMINISTRATIVE 



  • Assist Supervising Pastor in setting goals, sharing vision, and preparing for spiritual and numerical growth in the area of Children’s Ministry.

  • Attend weekly programming, staff, and staff lunch meetings.

  • Assist with new hires of staff in nursery and children’s ministry, and assist as a witness for dismissals of Day School employees.




OVERSEE CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING 



  • Oversee a discipleship-focused nursery and Kid’s Worship program on Sunday mornings, except on the first Sunday of the month (First Family Sundays), in which children are encouraged to worship with their families. Occasionally lead the 'Moment with Children' in worship on First Family Sunday.

  • Prepare all scripts and media for Large Group and lead the Large Group activities.

  • Plan the weekly Small Group lessons for each age group using the current curriculum.

  • Ensure all Kids Worship supplies are purchased and available when needed.

  • Ensure the children’s ministry environment reinforces the current theme.

  • Ensure all setup for Sunday morning programming is ready each week.

  • Ensure all safety protocols are being followed.

  • Provide support as necessary to all ministry areas where children are engaged, such as Children’s Choir, Day School, Children’s musicals, and occasional mid-week programs.




EQUIPPING VOLUNTEERS



  • Send out weekly lesson plans to leaders and coordinate Sunday morning volunteers.

  • Assist with the recruiting and training of new volunteers, including the training of volunteers in FMC’s Safe Sanctuary Policy.

  • Show regular appreciation to volunteers (verbally and tangibly).




PARTNER WITH PARENTS



  • Keep parents up-to-date with important ministry information and announcements.

  • Support Family Pastor with connecting, equipping, and resourcing parents.




OUTREACH & FELLOWSHIP EVENTS



  • Plan, coordinate and implement Outreach events to families in the community, including Vacation Bible School in the Summer and Trunk-or-Treat in the Fall.  

  • Plan fellowship opportunities for preteens. 




DAY SCHOOL



  • Collaborate with the Day School Director to develop on-ramps for Day School families to become integrated with the church.

  • Attend all Day School Board Meetings as a liaison between the church and Day School and perform mandatory monthly fire drills for the Day School. 

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