Full Time Director of Children's Ministry - Saginaw UMC


Director of Children’s Ministry Reports to: Pastor Effective: 11/01/16 Status: Full-time Essential Functions: +Spiritual Formation for Children (Pre-K - 6th grades) -Implement “A Time For Children” philosophy of spiritual formation for children -Resource and coordinate children’s Sunday school classes, as well as Preschool Sunday school -Resource and coordinate Confirmation class -Collaborate with the Director of Preschool and Director of Youth Ministries in order to create consistency and cohesion of spiritual formation through the grades -Relate to and collaborate with Faith Development Team and/or Children’s Council -Participate in worship leading as agreed upon +Programming Ministries -Expand current programming ministries and create new opportunities to connect children with the ministry of Saginaw UMC -Coordinate Mid-week ministry for children as needed -Coordinate special programming/events/opportunities as needed for children (seasonal and episodic, including but not limited to: Advent Workshop, Easter Egg hunt, VBS, Summer programming, Trunk or Treat, etc.) +Administration -Coordinate, resource, encourage and train volunteers who serve in children’s ministries -Work with staff to coordinate planning and communication of children’s ministries -Create, submit and administer budget lines for ministry area -Serve as Safety System Administrator for the Ministry Safe system and implement all policies and procedures outlined in the Ministry Safe manual. +KidsHope USA Director -Ensure that SUMC honors the “non-negotiable” requirements of the program as outlined in the Affiliate Agreement with the KIDS HOPE USA National Office. -Cast the vision for KIDS HOPE USA -Recruit, screen, supervise, and encourage volunteer mentors, substitute mentors and their supporting prayer partners from within the SUMC membership. +Personal Development -Take vacation time as needed as approved by Sr. pastor(s) -SPRC liaison conversations as needed -Engage in 10 hours of Continuing Education a year -Report to Sr. pastor(s) at least once a month -Participate in staff development Core Competencies: -Creativity and Innovation: Generates new ideas; makes new connections among existing ideas to create fresh approaches; takes acceptable risks in pursuit of innovation; learns from mistakes; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work. -Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles. -Project Management: Identifies the key objectives and scope of a proposed project; garners needed resources and project support, develops a realistic and thorough plan for achieving key objectives, keeps team members briefed on progress, implements action plans, communicates progress to sponsors, identifies and resolves barriers and problems. -People/Volunteer Management: Provides direction, gains commitment, facilitates change and achieves results through the efficient, creative and responsible deployment of volunteers; engages people in their areas of giftedness and passion. -Spiritual Formation/Discipleship: Demonstrates an understanding of spiritual formation/ discipleship as journey or process; invites others into reflection about personal spiritual journey; teaches a variety of spiritual practices to lead others in deepening and developing spirituality; creates teaching and small group environments that promote discipleship.

Contact: Jason Valendy

Address: 209 South Bluebonnet Street Saginaw 76179

Phone: 817-232-0390



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