Director of Children and Youth Ministry Full Time

@ First United Methodist Church in Arlington Heights
  • Arlington Heights, Illinois View on Map
  • Denomination: Methodist - UMC
  • Job Category: Youth & Teen Ministry
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2021
  • Application closes: 25 June 2021
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    Job Description

    First United Methodist Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. This individual will oversee the discipleship programs that help children and youth participate in God’s bold love, as both a recipient of God’s love and a disciple of Jesus who serves others. Ideal for this role would be an innovative, detail-oriented, hands-on minister who collaborates with and empowers teams of volunteers within a sustainable model of ministry. This position reports to the Pastor of Faith Formation.
    Primary responsibilities for the position include:
    ● Map out the overarching scope & sequence of discipleship from birth through high school
    ● Actively engage with children, youth, and families, both inside and outside the church walls
    ● Recruit, train, coordinate, and support teams of volunteer leaders
    ● Create pathways for children and youth to serve with other ministry teams and regularly participate in intergenerational opportunities
    ● Provide supportive resources for parents
    ● Organize the infrastructure of the ministry, ordering paperwork, guiding processes, implementing systems, and managing child protective policies
    ● Communicate regularly with key ministry stakeholders, both inside the church and those who are a part of the community
    ● Steward the budget and maintain the financial accountability of the ministry
    Qualifications for this position are:
    ● Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university preferred
    ● Experience in implementing and leading teams towards sustainability, either in a faith-based setting or a related field
    ● Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
    ● Ability to organize and keep accurate and detailed records
    ● Strong competence and comfort with technology, including effectively utilizing platforms of digital communications, social media, and church-specific software
    ● Ability to work as part of a team
    ● Demonstrated leadership skills and strong work ethic
    ● Passion for helping children, youth, and their parents know and love Christ
    ● A person of Christian faith with an understanding of and alignment with the theology of a reconciling congregation in the United Methodist tradition
    Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter.

    Application closes: June 25, 2021

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