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Director of Children's Ministry

Foundry UMC

Houston, TX

Category: Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry

Posted on: January 28, 2020

Job Description:

Director of Children's Ministry

Reports To: Executive Pastor
Job Type: Full-Time; Salaried (Exempt)

About The Foundry... Foundry is a multi-site church serving the_noemailmunities in NW Houston and Cypress. Founded in 1978, Foundry has grown into a church with several thousand active members who are engaged in helping others to know, follow and share Jesus. We are_noemailmitted to building resilient faith in the next generation and to allow God to work through us in our_noemailmunity where we live, work and play. By calling ourselves The Foundry we embrace both the mission of John Wesley, who radically changed the world by sharing the truth about Jesus with countless people, and our start in a humble foundry. We invite God to work in us, using the circumstances of our lives to "refine us like silver and purify us like gold," (Zechariah 13:9). Together, we are allowing the master artist to transform us and create something beautiful from our lives. Learn more at foundrychurch_noemail/about.

About the position...The Director of Children's Ministry will be the face of the pastoral staff to children and their families. The Director is responsible to oversee children's ministry across both campuses to ensure a smoothly operating, safe and effective program that provides a firm foundation of faith for kids 0-12. The Director will lead and oversee the children's ministry staff and provide vision and direction for the ministry. The Director will report to the Executive Pastor and work in collaboration with the student and adult ministries to provide continuity throughout ministries as well as a solid spiritual foundation for children and their families.

Pastoral with a growing and contagious relationship with Christ
Collaborate effectively with volunteers and church staff
A high energy, multi-tasking team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrate strong verbal and written_noemailmunication skills
Ability to manage multiple events/ministries well with high level of_noemailanization
Empower teams of adult volunteers
Develop and equip children's ministry staff
Partner with and equip parents to be the spiritual influencers for their children
Ability to adapt and utilize technology in Children's Ministry
Willing to seek professional and spiritual growth through continuing education opportunities
Maintains physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health

Education and Experience:
An ideal candidate will have:
Bachelor's degree
2-3 years of relevant experience leading in children's ministry
Training in Christian education or a willingness to obtain
Demonstrated ability to recruit and unite a team of individuals that will inspire and encourage
families and children in their love of God and others.
Ensure relationships are built between the children's ministry staff, volunteers, children, and
their families by shepherding them and helping them develop their own relationship with Jesus
Minister to and with children and families of Foundry and our_noemailmunity
Serve in the_noemailmunity and reach people where they are
Oversee the planning and implementation of children's ministry programs including Sunday
morning, retreats, camps, service opportunities and special events
Communicate effectively and in a timely manner using all available resources and formats
Facilitate training for staff and volunteers
Actively pursue disengaged families and potential new families
Support other ministries of the church and Cy-Hope by participating in events
Ensure proper screening of children's workers and leaders before they are placed in ministry.
Create an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship where emerging spiritual and leadership
skills can be developed
Integrate children's ministry into the life of the congregation so that there is cohesion and
connection with the rest of the church
Monitor attendance trends and participation and provide effective follow up with children and

Foundry offers a_noemailpetitive_noemailpensation package of salary and benefits (medical, dental, vision, retirement)_noemailmensurate with education and work experience. Particulars of_noemailpensation will be worked out with the successful candidate upon satisfactory_noemailpletion of financial and criminal background checks.

If you think God might be calling you to this position, contact the office of the Executive Pastor at debbie.wolf@foundrychurch_noemail. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Children's Ministry
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry
Organization Type:
United Methodist
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Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Foundry UMC
Contact Name:
Debbie Wolf
8350 Jones Road
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