Children Ministry Director Grade Preschool-5

Salary Posistion : Half Time Position

-DATE EFFECTIVE: Immediately—Upon Hire

Supervisor: Next Gen Coordinator.


Our vision for Next Gen Ministry: 

To empower our next generations to love better in age-appropriate ways, by

  • Doing no harm:  our ministry will work with parents/guardians to develop Christ-like character in our children, youth, and young adults, as indicated by growth in compassion and understanding for the neighbors God has given them.
  • Doing good: our ministry will provide ways for our children, youth, and young adults to discern their gifts for ministry, as well as to empower them to use those gifts to serve others in the church, the community, and the world.
  • Staying connected: Our ministry will help children, youth, and young adults stay connected to God through spiritual practices and Godly relationships.  Our ministry will provide space for the next generations to connect with adults and peers in a safe, open environment that nurtures spiritual friendships and mentoring.

Purpose:
The mission of First United Methodist Church is to love better.  We are here to help people grow in love toward God, others, and themselves by connecting them to Christ.  We seek to accomplish this mission by encouraging and equipping each other to do no harm, to do good, and to stay connected with God and one another. The Children Ministry Director will lead the children ministry according to this mission and vision, empowering our children to love better in age-appropriate ways.


What We’re Looking For

  • Position Responsibilities:

    1. Be responsible for the day to day ministry with children in grades Preschool through 5. This ministry includes but is not limited to:  mid-week programming, Children’s Worship, Sunday School, other children and family ministry.  
    2. Create an open, welcoming, honest atmosphere for children and adult leaders.
    3. Implement a comprehensive, well-balanced, Biblical program for children consistent with the vision for Next Gen Ministry and our discipleship pathway.  
    4. Collaborate with the Next Gen Coordinator to ensure consistency and sustainability of ministry that is not entirely dependent on any individual leader.
    5. Work in conjunction with the Next Gen Coordinator and Youth Ministry Director to recruit, coordinate and train volunteers; ensure that all volunteers are Safe Sanctuary certified; ensure leaders have needed resources to lead their ministry area.
    6. Develop student leaders.
    7. Establish a clear communication plan.  This plan will include communication with children and families, volunteer workers, the congregation, the Nursery Coordinator and other staff.
    8. Empower parents to be partners in their children’s faith journeys.
    9. Participate actively in the local community, including school events, local organizations and volunteer opportunities.  
    10. Engage with children and families through creative, relevant and effective means as a way to develop relationships with them.
    11. Coordinate and collaborate with the Nursery Coordinator to develop Biblical lessons, educate children, and transition children from the nursery program to children’s ministry.


  • Specific Goals:

      • Over the course of the next year, EMPLOYEE will focus in the following areas. S/he will meet with her supervisor on a quarterly basis to discuss progress and to receive any needed support.

      • Identify the particular goals that you and the employee have discussed for the upcoming year. Be specific, as these will be the goals that will be discussed during evaluations and quarterly check-ins.
      • Also list what support structures the employee will need to accomplish these goals.
      • Additionally, EMPLOYEE will participate in a spiritual growth plan, following our Love Better model. S/He will utilize the attached LOVE BETTER GOAL SHEET to help s/he and his/her supervisor navigate this process.
      • Upon hire, attach Love Better Goal Sheet as evaluation tool.

      Growth and Training:

      Identify how the employee will continue to grow in his/her field in the coming year.

      Oversight:

      • Volunteer leaders

      Expectations of All Half Time Church Staff:

      • Be Safe Sanctuary certified
      • Attend 2 Ministry Support Team meetings per year
      • Attend 2 church-wide events per year
      • Attend weekly staff meetings
      • Continue faith formation and spiritual growth in one’s Christian journey
     

    YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR GRADES 6-12

    Salary Posistion : Half Time Position

    -DATE EFFECTIVE: Immediately—Upon Hire

    Supervisor: Next Gen Coordinator.


    Our vision for Next Gen Ministry: 

    To empower our next generations to love better in age-appropriate ways, by

    • Doing no harm:  our ministry will work with parents/guardians to develop Christ-like character in our children, youth, and young adults, as indicated by growth in compassion and understanding for the neighbors God has given them.
    • Doing good: our ministry will provide ways for our children, youth, and young adults to discern their gifts for ministry, as well as to empower them to use those gifts to serve others in the church, the community, and the world.
    • Staying connected: Our ministry will help children, youth, and young adults stay connected to God through spiritual practices and Godly relationships.  Our ministry will provide space for the next generations to connect with adults and peers in a safe, open environment that nurtures spiritual friendships and mentoring.

    Purpose:
    The mission of First United Methodist Church is to love better.  We are here to help people grow in love toward God, others, and themselves by connecting them to Christ.  We seek to accomplish this mission by encouraging and equipping each other to do no harm, to do good, and to stay connected with God and one another. The Youth Ministry Director will lead the youth ministry according to this mission and vision, empowering our youth to love better in age-appropriate ways.


    What We’re Looking For

    • Position Responsibilities:

      1. Be responsible for the day to day ministry with students in grades 6-12.  This ministry includes but is not limited to:  Wednesday youth, additional small groups, confirmation, lock-ins, youth outings and trips.  
      2. Create an open, welcoming, honest atmosphere for students and adult leaders.
      3. Implement a comprehensive, well-balanced, Biblical program for youth consistent with the vision for Next Gen Ministry and our discipleship pathway.  
      4. Collaborate with the Next Gen Coordinator to ensure consistency and sustainability of ministry that is not entirely dependent on any individual leader.
      5. Work in conjunction with the Next Gen Coordinator and Children Ministry Director to recruit, coordinate and train volunteers; ensure that all volunteers are Safe Sanctuary certified; ensure leaders have needed resources to lead their ministry area.
      6. Develop student leaders.
      7. Establish a clear communication plan.  This plan will include communication with students and families, staff, volunteer workers, and the congregation.
      8. Empower parents to be partners in their students’ faith journeys.
      9. Participate actively in the local community, including school events, local organizations and volunteer opportunities.  
      10. Engage with students and families through creative, relevant and effective means as a way to develop relationships with them.

      Specific Goals:

        • Over the course of the next year, EMPLOYEE will focus in the following areas. S/he will meet with her supervisor on a quarterly basis to discuss progress and to receive any needed support.

        • Identify the particular goals that you and the employee have discussed for the upcoming year. Be specific, as these will be the goals that will be discussed during evaluations and quarterly check-ins.
        • Also list what support structures the employee will need to accomplish these goals.
        • Additionally, EMPLOYEE will participate in a spiritual growth plan, following our Love Better model. S/He will utilize the attached LOVE BETTER GOAL SHEET to help s/he and her/his supervisor navigate this process.
        • Upon hire, attach Love Better Goal Sheet as evaluation tool.

        Growth and Training:

        Identify how the employee will continue to grow in his/her field in the coming year.

        Oversight:

        • Volunteer leaders
      • Expectations of All Half Time Church Staff:

        • Be Safe Sanctuary certified
        • Attend 2 Ministry Support Team meetings per year
        • Attend 2 church-wide events per year
        • Attend weekly staff meetings
        • Continue faith formation and spiritual growth in one’s Christian journey
       

      Childcare Worker

      Supervisor: Childcare Coordinator

      The mission of First United Methodist Church is to Love Better by Doing No Harm, Doing Good, and Staying Connected with God and Each Other. This position will be responsible for providing childcare as scheduled.

      Expectations of Church Staff:
      • Be Safe Sanctuary Certified
      •Participate in a spiritual formation or small group

      Purpose:
      • The purpose of Childcare Worker is to enable children to experience the love of Jesus through caring staff who provide dependable, safe, secure, and nurturing care to the children while at our Church.

      What We’re Looking For

      • Position Responsibilities:
        • Provide age-appropriate care which includes: feeding, changing diapers, escorting to the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, putting children down for naps, holding, or sitting with and cheerfully interacting with children through games, stories, play and prayer. Universal precautions should always be used while changing diapers or time of body fluids.
        • Be polite, friendly, and courteous to all children, parents, and volunteers.
        • Arrive at the scheduled time to ensure the space is ready for children by setting out the sign in sheet, getting out toys, snacks and drinks, and the remote for doors.
        • Between services clean up toys and snacks
        • Ensure the space is ready for the next group or Methodist Early Learning by putting away toys and snacks, and cleaning toys as necessary.
        • Report to the Child Care Coordinator any issues with the space, working environment or needed supplies.
        • Support the mission and vision of First United Methodist Church and Next Generations Ministry.
        • Stay until all children are secured with a responsible adult named on the Child’s registration form
        • Other duties as assigned.

        Specific Goals:
        • Employee will meet with their supervisor at least quarterly to identify goals for the coming year and review progress:

        Growth and Training:
        • Complete Safe Sanctuary training.
        • CPR training for infants and Children preferred
        Oversight: • None