This position is primarily responsible for building and delivering a faith-centered children's ministry program including but not limited to coordinating and overseeing all Christian education functions for children, birth through Grade 5, Nursery staffing and coordination, planning special events for children and family,_noemailmunity outreach, and supporting the mission and vision of First Methodist Grapevine by effectively utilizing Children's Ministry to help a_noemailplish those goals.
Coordinate, plan and deliver an effective children's ministry program.
Evaluate, select and facilitate curriculum for Sunday School . Oversight and coordination of teachers/volunteers, curriculum and classroom space.
Leads children's discipleship small groups
Oversight of Nursery through supervision of Children's Ministry Coordinator and Caregiver Team.
Plan and coordinate Vacation Bible School. Select and guide director team.
Coordination of Dedications and Presentations for children, including: Third Grade Bibles, Kindergarten Prayer Buddies, and Blessing of the Babies
Plan and coordinate special events for children and families, celebrating Christmas, Lent and Easter.
Register FUMCG 3rd grade children and attend Conference Bible Camp in September
Plan, coordinate and deliver the Children's Message during church services
Train acolytes and recruit leader to administer services schedule
Recruits and leads Children's Council or similar lay leadership group
Administer, manage and track the children's ministry budget.
Develop and maintain a pastoral relationship with the children and their parents.
Work closely with the Director of Student Ministries to create smooth transitions for children moving into Middle School
Coordinate the Safe Sanctuary System for volunteers and other Child Safety Programs_noemailpliant with CTC guidelines
Keep current with changes and trends in Christian Education that affect ministry to children and families
Required Experience and Skills:
Be_noemailmitted to living and modeling a lifestyle of Godly integrity and humility
Be in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Be a flexible self-starter who is dedicated, dependable, and enthusiastic and possesses a highly motivated personality
Possess the ability to effectively relate to children of all ages beginning with infants, pre-school through fifth grade
Possess excellent_noemailmunication skills both verbal and written to allow successful interaction with church staff, children, parents and volunteers.
Have good listening skills and able to pray and play with children within healthy boundaries
Have the ability to recruit, train, support and encourage volunteers to deliver quality programs and to ensure the effective use of resources
Possess Computer Skills
Must possess outstanding_noemailanizational skills and have the ability to handle multiple priorities
Must be_noemailfortable with public speaking
Must have experience in leading Children's Ministry
The position profile in no way states or implies that the duties/functions listed are the only duties/functions to be performed by the incumbent. All staff members are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties/functions as directed by their supervisor.
If interested in this position, please submit your resume and reference information to jobs@fumcg_noemail by July 30, 2014