Director of Children's Ministry

First Methodist Church

Our mission is to provide a safe, loving environment for children and their families to grow as Disciples of Christ.
Children's Ministry Director will report to the Director of Family Ministries. Responsibilities: 1) develop, promote, and direct Christian ministry to children (birth through 5th Grade), 2) plan, organize and implement Sunday and Wednesday evening programming, 3) retain and recruit volunteers, 4) supervise Nursery Coordinator and paid nursery staff, 5) implement and execute First UMC's, Easter, summer VBS and Fall outreach events, 6) attend Children's Council, and other Church meetings to represent the interests of children's ministries, 7) maintain a knowledge of the MinistrySafe policy and hold children's ministries accountable to them, 8) participate in budget planning, 9) and build relationships with all age groups.
Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in education or ministry preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered. Commitment to the vision, values, and beliefs of the church. Demonstrate evidence of a personal Christ-like relationship (in words and actions), continued discipleship, and understanding of orthodox Methodist doctrine. Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated. Able to recruit, manage, and encourage a team of volunteers. Must have a heart and passion for children and possess understanding and patience. Must have good organization skills and have the demonstrated ability to connect with children, organize safe activities, ensure responsible behavior, and promote the Children's program internally at FUMC and to the community. Requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work with the church staff, parents, other congregants, etc.
This is a full-time exempt position, meaning you will be work outside of normal office hours. Participation/support of Worship on Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Salary (depending upon experience) includes a full benefits package and paid time off
Bachelor's Degree
How To Apply

Kay Birkholz or Kit Tomlinson
First Methodist Church
PO Box 773
Temple, TX 76503
Melissa.piland@fumctemple.org

George W. Truett Theological Seminary