Children's Director - Alvarado FUMC


Children’s Director FUMC – Alvarado Reports to: Senior Pastor and Staff-Pastor Parrish Relations Committee
Effective: TBD Status: Part-time
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt (Salaried)
Job Description: The Children’s Director is responsible for development, administration, supervision, and leadership of programs for children (K - 5th grade) in the areas of Christian education, mission, discipleship, and intentional spiritual growth. The Children’s Director is responsible for communication, coordination, and partnership with parents of children.

Essential Functions:

  • The director of children’s ministry will be attentive to the hopes, concerns, and needs of children and parents in the community to determine how the congregation might serve them and how they might serve one another as Christian disciples and good neighbors.
  • The director needs to be familiar with the congregation’s overall goals and how they are achieved through the congregation’s ministry with children and parents.
  • Lead children’s ministry (K - 5th grade), prepare curriculum, cultivate and schedule volunteers to serve in ministry.
  • Coordinate, organize, supervise, and teach Sunday morning children’s ministry, such as Sunday school. Ensure classrooms have needed supplies.
  • Planning special events such as - but not limited to - The Children’s Christmas Pageant, Easter Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School. In addition, assist with the children’s message during worship services.
  • In absence of the Senior Pastor, attend to ministerial duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor; Along with other employees of the church i.e. The Youth Director, The Praise Leader etc.
  • The Children’s Director will maintain a healthy and growing spiritual life and will lead other teachers and leaders to do the same. Ensure that all ministries with children are educated to protect children through the implementation of Ministry Safe.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Participate in staff meetings and other church meetings, as appropriate.
  • Network with other churches to develop and share a mutual base of children’s ministry.
  • Participate in weekly worship at FUMC - Alvarado.
  • Provide information for weekly bulletins, newsletters, and other church communication.
  • Attend continuing education events (at least one annually) as approved by senior pastor and/or SPRC.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but some college level experience required. ​Demonstrated servant-leadership, organizational skills, follow-through skills, and a knowledge of children’s development.

Physical Requirements:
  • Able to move freely in and out of different settings (homes, church, schools, etc.)
  • Ability to speak in public forums
​Core Competencies:
  • Managing mission and vision: demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values, and beliefs of FUMC - Alvarado; can teach those values to the children, volunteers, and parents; leads his/her children’s ministry team to identify unique mission and vision of the Children’s Ministry to meet our community context.
  • Organizing: Can gather and organize resources (people, funding, material support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; can use resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Planning: Accurately assesses the length and difficulty of a project; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and task/ people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
  • Developing volunteers: Is able to identify raw talent and recruit capable people into positions of responsibility; provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments for others to do; delegates appropriately; builds people up; maintains open and active dialogue with volunteers; communicates expectations clearly and holds people accountable in a spirit of love.
  • Interpersonal skills: Demonstrates ability to lead others; actively listens and openly accepts constructive criticism; productively engages and resolves interpersonal conflict, relates well to all kinds of people, inside and outside of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player.
  • Team building: Guides volunteers and parents in sharing best practices, identifying and solving common problems; demonstrates communication and flexibility in scheduling, understands his/her leadership style and temperament type and adapts leadership behaviors to meet the needs of the situation; delegates and empowers, leaders, volunteers, and parents; holds volunteers and leaders accountable.
  • Spiritual maturity: Knows and lives by the understanding that one cannot give away what one does not have; models and develops spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22-23) in all children and volunteer relationships; encourages and designs avenues for children, volunteers, and parents to engage in ongoing training/study of scripture.

Contact: Church Office

Address: 301 S. Spears Alvarado TX 76009

Phone: 817-790-3101

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