Director of Children and Family Ministries

Director of Children and Family Ministries
First United Methodist Church, Gonzales, Texas
Job Description

Position: Director of Children and Family Ministries
Classification: Full Time
Supervisor: Senior Pastor

The Director of Children and Family Ministries provides leadership and works closely with staff and lay volunteers to create ongoing ministry to reach new children and families for Christ and support the growth of children of the church community in experiences of Jesus Christ and lead a program plan of Christian Education which will impart the fundamentals of the Christian faith to children 0-12 (6th grade) and their families.

The qualified candidate is a committed disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. They exhibit holiness in their personal relationship with God as well as their public life. They are passionate about educating children in the orthodox (traditional right practice) faith of Jesus Christ. They are prepared to work together on a team with volunteers, staff, families, and children to raise healthy and holy children. They are prepared to continue developing and growing a vibrant and healthy children’s ministry at First United Methodist Church.

Organizational Relationships
The Director of Children and Family Ministries reports to and will be reviewed by the Senior Pastor.
The Director of Children and Family Ministries supervises:
• Child Care Staff
• Any other staff as designated by the Senior Pastor/ SPRC

The Director of Children and Family Ministries functions as a Staff Liaison to:
• Children’s Ministry Team
• Happy House Board
• Any other committee/group as assigned by the Senior Pastor/ SPRC

Tasks and Responsibilities
• Reach new children and families for Christ
• Responsible for developing children’s faith in Christ
• Ensuring the safety of children and families
• Oversight and leadership of Sunday morning Sunday School
• Recruit, train, and deploy volunteers
• Oversight of Outreach Ministries (Pioneer Club (Mid-Week After-School Ministry)), Vacation Bible School, etc.)
• Attend weekly staff meeting and monthly Program Team meeting
• Select and deploy curriculum for Christian Education
• Work with the Happy House Director to include Happy House children and families into the life of the congregation
• Oversight of special events for children and families
• Develop relationships with children and families
• Any other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

• Strong commitment to Jesus Christ
• Experience volunteering/working with Children’s Ministry
• Strong work ethic
• Creative
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong ability to work on and with teams
• Love for growing children into the likeness of Christ
• Ability to recruit, train, and deploy volunteers in ministry
• Commitment to confidentiality
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Computer Competency (Microsoft Office: Word, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook, Excel)

Send cover letter and resume with references to:

Rev. Matt Pennington
Senior Pastor
First United Methodist Church
426 Saint Paul
Gonzales, Texas 78629

FUMC Gonzales has two Sunday morning services: an 8:30 am traditional worship service and a 10:45 am contemporary worship service. Sunday School is at 9:45 am.
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