Tag: Education/Age-Level

Director of Children’s and Family Ministries

Church/Organization and Location: Philadelphia United Methodist Church is dedicated to making disciples through worship, biblical study and service.  We are a growing congregation with an average worship attendance of 325, located in a thriving and high growth area of Fort Mill, SC, just 18 miles south of Charlotte NC.

Full or Part-Time Status,(PT up to 32 hours a week)

Basic Description: We are seeking an experienced and proven leader to develop and maintain Christian education opportunities and programming for all aspects of children’s ministries (birth – 5th grade). Currently our children’s and family ministries include age level Sunday morning classes at 9:45am and 11:00am, Vacation.Bible school for approximately 200 children and Wednesday night programs for 6-10 weeks each Fall and 6-10 weeks each winter/spring. Essential Responsibilities include:

+Evaluating and selecting age appropriate ministry curriculum

+Recruiting and equipping volunteers to work with and for children and families and

+Building relationships and networks with volunteers, church staff, parents and community members for the advancement of the ministry mission of making disciples who worship God, grow in faith and serve others in love.

How to Apply, send cover letter and resume to sprc@pumcfortmill.org

Contact Information-Mr. Lee Bowers, sprc@pumcfortmill.org

Director of Children’s Discipleship

Christ UMC is a thriving church of over 2300 members, located in Greensboro, NC. As we seek to grow in our discipleship ministries for all ages, particularly children, we are seeking a motivated, gifted individual to serve as our Director of Children’s Discipleship.

This position is full-time, though hours will vary from week to week. This position is expected to work an average of at least 40 hours per week, depending on the needs of the Church. As a full-time position, benefits include, but are not limited to, health care, paid vacation, and pension. Compensation is competitive, based upon relevant education and experience.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide spiritual leadership to ministries for families of children ages infant – 6th grade, including, but not limited to:
    • Sunday School
    • KIDS Group (4th-6th grades)
    • Seasonal Activities (Day Camp, VBS, Resident Camp, seminars, etc)
    • Wednesday groups
    • Children’s Worship (in collaboration with pastoral staff)
    • Missions opportunities
  • Ensure that all children’s ministries operate in accordance with United Methodist doctrine and practices, are effective in the formation of children as disciples, and function in concert with the broader ministries of Christ Church.
  • Recruit, develop, and equip lay servant leaders to be a part of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of children’s ministries.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Director of Discipleship Ministries and relevant staff, work with the Family Life Committee to plan and implement opportunities for all ages, including Welcome Wednesday and seasonal activities.
  • Be the primary staff person responsible for the hiring, training, and supervision of all childcare workers. Assist with scheduling of workers, when needed.
  • Work with the Senior Director of Discipleship Ministries to ensure that all ministries operate in accordance with established Safe Sanctuaries policies and that such policies are regularly evaluated and improved, if needed.
  • Collaborate with CEC (preschool) and Kids Ahead (after school) leaders to create connections between those ministries and the broader children’s ministries of Christ Church. Create opportunities to build relationships with CEC and Kids Ahead families.
  • Attend staff meetings and other administrative meetings, as needed

Desired qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • A degree with a major or special emphasis in Christian Education, Children’s Ministry, or related field is strongly preferred.
  • Continuing education courses and some graduate work are desirable.
  • Experience in children’s ministry within the local church, particularly United Methodist churches.
  • Familiarity with United Methodist doctrine.
  • Strong organization, recruiting and communication skills.

Apply at christgreensboro.org/careers by September 15, 2017

If you have any questions, contact: Rev. Louis Timberlake, Executive Pastor (ltimberlake@christgreensboro.org)

Nursery Worker

Hickory Grove United Methodist Church in Charlotte seeks a Nursery Worker

  • 4 hours per week – 9:00 to 12:15 every Sunday and 1 hour during the week to schedule and follow up
  • Safe Sanctuary training is required or will be provided if necessary
  • Experience working with babies and small children
  • Develop relationships with parents and Nursery volunteers
  • Required to schedule volunteers for the Nursery
  • Reports to Director of Christian Education
  • Send resume to Dee Dee Edwards – Chair, SPRC @ deedee9598@gmail.com and Abbi Williams –Director of Christian Education @ awilliams@hgumc.com

Children’s Church Director

The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ to bring the Kingdom of God to life in the world. At Unity UMC in Thomasville, NC, we are building a unified community that looks much different than just having “normal” church services on Sunday. God has called us to do #ChurchUnusual in a fresh expression missional community way. This part time position will teach our children one night during the week and on Sundays. This schedule may change according to our Unity Community schedule, but no more than two days will be required each week. We embrace diversity, are multicultural in nature, and must display the love of Jesus in all that we do and say. If interested, please send a resume and letter of interest with your theology/philosophy of teaching, qualifications, ability to build teams, and two references with their names, numbers, and emails to drdee@unityumc.org.

Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry


Holly Springs United Methodist Church in Holly Springs, NC, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry. This position will develop spiritual and faith resources for youth and children and their families within the Wesleyan tradition. This includes the primary responsibility for equipping and training volunteers to joyously serve in our youth and children’s program and to build a sustainable ministry.

Essential functions for this position include:

  • Coordinate and connect the children’s ministry committee and youth ministry committee as they develop the overarching priorities of each program.
  • Build relationships and networks with youth, parents, volunteers, and church staff for the advancement of our mission.
  • Recruit and equip volunteers.

Qualifications for this position are:

  • Being a disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in, and a passion for, working with youth and/or children.
  • Proven success in the recruitment, development and management of volunteers.
  • Excellent communication skills through all media (verbal, written, digital, etc.).

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Pastor Jim Littleton at jlittleton@nccumc.org.

Director of Children’s Ministry

Mt. Bethel UMC (http://mtbethel.org) of Marietta, GA is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. Mt. Bethel is one of the largest United Methodist Churches in the U.S. with an average worship attendance of 2500 in six services across two campuses each Sunday. Around 400 children, birth through 5th grade, are involved in the life of the church each week. Started in 1840, Mt. Bethel’s continued vision is “Compassion into action through the power and presence of Jesus Christ so that our Community and our World will be transformed.” Mt. Bethel’s mission is to be a Christ-centered culture which draws people toward an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, transforming them into disciples who are full of the Holy Spirit, resulting in the overflowing of God’s love through purity of heart, compassion to the needy, service to our world, sacrifice of ourselves, and the sharing of His message to all people.

Essential functions for this position include:

  • Leading Staff
  • Developing Volunteers
  • Weekly and Annual Programming
  • Vision

Qualifications and competencies for this position are:

  • Education – At least a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree is preferred
  • Experience- At least 7 years of progressively responsible ministry and leadership experience
  • Faithfulness – Actively seeks to grow in personal relationship with God; serves others out of a sense of call. Demonstrates a desire for spiritual growth in their Christian faith, and a commitment to active participation in weekly worship.
  • Leadership – Leader, coach/trainer, big-picture planner, motivator- able to build and develop staff strategies in faith formation.
  • Communication – Able to connect with many different audiences using written as well as oral skills as well as social media- includes staff, volunteers, and adults of all ages, differing stages of life and spiritual maturity. Able to give and receive feedback.
  • Relational- Able to connect authentically with others and build relationships of mutual trust and support. Comfortable in front of groups, as well as one-on-one.
  • Vibrancy – Able to build and support an environment of energy, joy, and enthusiasm.
  • Skills– Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, and willingness to be trained and extensively interact with database systems utilized by the church.



Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to search@ministryarchitects.com.

Minister of Education

First United Methodist Church (North Wilkesboro) is seeking a Minister of Education.

For further information, please contact Dr. Terry L. Matthews, Senior Pastor at terry@firstnw.org

First United Methodist Church Minister of Education Job Description

Position Title: Minister of Education

Status: Full Time

Salary Range: $32,000-38,000

Overall Job Description: To support the ministry of the church by developing and supervising ministries and programs that will enable the children and families of First United Methodist Church to grow and to be nurtured spiritually in their understanding of the Christian faith and what it means to live as Christian disciples.

The Minister of Education shall also collaborate with the Senior Pastor and staff of the church to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with all people, especially the “un-churched” and marginalized of our community, and to assist the staff in assimilating new members into the ministry and mission of the church.

Scripture Foundation

Mark 10:13-16

“The people brought children to Jesus hoping he might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: “Don’t push these children away. Don’t ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in. Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them.” (The Message)

Reports to: The Senior Pastor

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Relevant experience which demonstrates training, leadership, and commitment
  • Ability to relate to children and their families as well having a sincere interest in people of all ages
  • A team player
  • To perform other tasks as directed by the Senior Pastor

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in Christian, elementary or middle school education or equivalent
  • A strong background in music and the arts
  • Relevant experience which demonstrates training, leadership, and commitment.
  • Ability to relate to children and their families as well having a sincere interest in people of all ages.

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in a warm and welcoming way
  • Ability to be flexible and serve the needs of the Church in a manner that is relevant and positive

Specific Responsibilities:

      Relating to Children and Families

  • Direct planning and promote the total ministry to children and their families
  • Oversee the ordering of relevant curriculum and resource materials and devise a system for cataloging and reusing resource materials.
  • Utilize all available technology resources for communicating the gospel to children and families.
  • Conduct leadership training for teachers and workers by offering insights and explaining curriculum, effective teaching methods, etc.
  • Lead in teacher recruitment and planning (including nurseries).
  • Supervise Bible study opportunities throughout the life of the church, ensuring that there are studies available for all ages, groups, etc.
  • Develop and adhere to a budget that will meet the needs for this area of ministry.
  • Coordinate childcare for church activities and events
  • Lead Children’s Sermons during the 10:55 Sunday Morning Worship Service.

Program Responsibilities

  • Direct along with the Assistant Minister of Education and volunteer helpers, a weekly afterschool program for children (Wacky Wednesday) that includes snacks, recreation, Bible Story, crafts
  • Direct weekly afterschool Tutoring Program (Tuesday Tutoring) at North Wilkesboro Elementary School for students recommended for the program by their classroom teacher
  • Secure volunteers to act as tutors and provide transportation to students in the Tuesday Tutoring Program
  • Arrange visitation of shut-ins by the children of the Church at special times of the year such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter
  • Arrange special mission activities for children such as Souper Bowl Sunday Collection, Undy Sunday, Bookbag Food Collection for Samaritans Kitchen and Valentine Bags for shut-ins
  • Provide pastoral care, support, and Christian Education to children, families, and staff of the First United Methodist Church Preschool
  • Serve as staff liaison to weekday school to insure two-way communication between the congregation and the Preschool.
  • Develop, plan, and implement all aspects of the annual Vacation Bible School for all age groups. This shall be done in conjunction with the Senior Minister and Staff.
  • Assist in developing and planning the educational component of annual church year activities
  • Develop, plan, and implement seasonal activities (Day Camp, Field Trips, and Music and Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska, Trunk or Treat, Christmas caroling, etc.)
  • Plan and implement Fund Raisers such as the Moravian Pie Sale to fund ministries to Children and their Families
  • Participate in appropriate District and Conference events and encourage participation by others
  • Undertake any other responsibilities and tasks necessary for the support and fulfillment of the church’s vision as determined by the Senior Pastor, and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

     Safe Sanctuary Policy and Procedures

  • Implement and oversee with and at the direction of the Safe Sanctuary policy and procedures for the First United Methodist Church congregation
  • Assist in keeping the church’s policy and procedures current and in the forefront of ministry at FUMC
  • Create and keep up to date the volunteer file
  • Oversee the completion of all Volunteer Covenant Statements
  • Check all volunteers though the Sex Offender Registry Website
  • Oversee the continuing education of all volunteers on the policies and procedures related to the area in which they minister
  • Oversee the application process, background checks, and training for all paid childcare workers
  • Be a resource for all areas of ministry for working with the policy and procedures.