Director of Children's Ministries - Ovilla UMC


Time Requirements This is a three-quarter time, salaried position requiring presence on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, at weekly staff meetings, and all other children’s events throughout the year. Hours per week will depend on the season and special events. Normal expectation would be between 10 and 30 hours per week. This position includes two weeks paid vacation, and four Sundays off annually. Qualifications, Skills, Gifts A college degree in Education or Christian Ministry is preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered. This individual must be committed to the vision, values, and beliefs of the church, and should demonstrate evidence of a Christ-like attitude in words and actions. Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated, as well as 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 Ovilla UMC programs within OUMC and throughout the community. This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work with church staff, parents, and congregants. The candidate must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as well as a maturing faith. Description of Duties: 1. develop, promote, and direct a Christian ministry to children (toddlers through 5th grade) 2. plan, organize, and implement all Sunday morning and Wednesday evening (AWANA) programming 3. retain and recruit volunteers 4. supervise Nursery Coordinator and paid nursery staff 5. implement and execute Ovilla UMC’s Sunday School curriculum, Children’s Church, AWANA program, VBS, Leap of Faith (children with special needs,) and other children’s events as they arise 6. Promote and coordinate attendance to Glen Lake Camp throughout the year 7. attend church meetings to represent the interests of children’s ministries 8. maintain a knowledge of the Ministry Safe policy and ensure that children’s ministry volunteers are Ministry Safe-certified 9. participate in budget planning 10. build relationships with all age groups. The Director of Children’s Ministries reports to the Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC.) Ovilla, Texas is located in Ellis County, and is a suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. A growing congregation with an emphasis on evangelism, as well as local and global missions, Ovilla United Methodist Church has an exciting long-term vision of ministry in the community and beyond. Send Letters of Interest and Resumes to:

Contact: Melissa DeLoach

Address: 1403 Red Oak Creek Road Ovilla 75154

Phone: 972-617-8840