Children’s Ministry Director First United Methodist Church At First United Methodist Church of Temple our mission is to provide a safe, loving environment for children and their families to grow as Disciples of Christ. We are seeking a Children’s Ministry Director who will report to the Director of Family Ministries. This person will 1) develop, promote, and direct a Christian ministry to children (birth through 5th Grade), 2) plan, organize and implement all 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 additional Church meetings to represent the interests of children’s ministries, 7) maintain a knowledge of the MinistrySafe policy and holding children’s ministries accountable to them, 8) participate in budget planning, 9) and build relationships with all age groups. Qualifications, Skills, Gifts: A college degree in education or ministry preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered. Must be committed to the vision, values, and beliefs of the church. Should demonstrate evidence of a Christ-like attitude in words and actions. Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated. Should be 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 all children, organize safe activities, ensure responsible behavior, and promote the Children's program within FUMC and throughout the community. Requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work with the church staff, parents, other congregants, etc. Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a maturing faith, and an understanding of Methodist doctrine. This is a full-time exempt position, which means you will be working some hours outside of when the office is open. You will be required to participate in Worship on Sunday and will be expected from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Regular office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Salary (depending upon experience) includes a full benefits package and paid time off.
Contact: Kay Birkholtz
Address: 102 North 2nd Street Temple TX 76501