- Assist the Senior Pastor in planning and leading worship services, visiting the sick and homebound, supporting and resourcing small group ministries.
- Create a Discipleship plan for Children and Families in consultation with the Senior Pastor and with input and help from family members – in every stage of Pre-K and elementary faith development, outlining what basic elements of faith each age group will master as well as opportunities for outreach and mission.
- Researching, resourcing, and training teacher. Also, training Children’s sermon volunteers.
- Build/maintain trust and work together with Parents and other adults to plan, create, and grow our ministries to children and families.
- Establish good relationships with parents and communicate regularly through written and technology channels to parents, guardians and families about what our students are learning.
- Set reasonable and attainable goals in line with the discipleship plan.
- Build and maintain quality relationships with parents, grandparents, and guardians.
- Host bi-monthly parent meeting(s) to allow parents to understand our mission, vision, as well as ask questions regarding ministry activities.
- Create avenues of consistent contact with parents (regular emails, Facebook groups, phone calls, text messages, etc.).
- Become aware of what parents need, expect, and want for their children through the children’s ministry.
- Be available to children and families in time of crisis.
- Maintain e-communications to parents and families.
- Network with other Children’s ministry workers
- Oversee children and families ministry budget.
- Set a budget that reflects the needs and purpose for the ministry.
- Align budget goals efficiently to provide adequate funds for curriculum, as well as outreach activities
- Stay true to the budget set
- Collaborate with other program areas and partner with other leaders on all Outreach events, including Vacation Bible School.
- Lead or coordinate other leaders to run weekly Chapel for Day School.
- Develop a Biblically-focused and purposeful Sunday afternoon and/or week-night program to continue the discipleship formation of our children that may have some music, artistic, or other interdisciplinary element to our offering.
- Coordinate nursery workers for Sunday morning services, other gathering, and meetings as needed on Patrick Street campus.
- Help our volunteers keep up with Safe Sanctuaries trainings.
- Must attend all staff meetings and worship weekly.
- Cooperate with the staff and church membership for smooth operations of the total church program, doing other tasks as necessary from time to time.
RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS & CHARACTERISTICS
- A natural spiritual leader, seeking to involve members in ministry and discipleship rather than doing it all by oneself.
- Good listening skills, tact and consensus building skills.
- Patience and perseverance in training volunteers.
OTHER EXPECTATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
- Must be in agreement with the United Methodist Church’s statement of faith and live according to his/her Christian commitment.
- Vitally involved in this general life and ministry of the church.
- Involvement in other ministry tasks and interests will be encouraged as time and job responsibilities allow.
- Participation in regular bi-weekly staff meetings, Finance, Trustees and Church Council meetings.
- Occasional training and continuing education for job related responsibilities will be encouraged and funded.
- Will participate in a check-in with the Senior Pastor weekly for development, oversight, accountability and encouragement.
If interested, please e-mail your resume, cover letter and 3 references to Church Administrator Isaac Burleigh.
Contact: Isaac Burleigh
Closing Date: 11/12/2023