FUMC Lewisville Part-time Coordinator of Children’s Ministry
FUMC Lewisville, Lewisville, Texas,
FUMC Lewisville in Lewisville, Texas, is currently seeking a part-time Coordinator of Children’s Ministry to coordinate all aspects of Children’s Ministries that serve the children of the church (members, visitors, guests).
The purpose of this position is to enable a community of love that:
- Nurtures children.
- Fully integrates children into the family of God at First United Methodist Church-Lewisville.
- Instills a sense of place and belonging (an extension of home).
- Confirms their identity as the beloved children of God.
- Fosters spiritual development through education, worship, service, and mission.
- Supports parents and families through the joys and challenges of rearing children.
The Coordinator of Children’s Ministry is responsible for researching, choosing, ordering and maintaining the Sunday School Curriculum.
- Write or alter Sunday school lessons for three different age level classes.
- Purchase and prepare all items and activities for Sunday school lessons then set up each classroom accordingly.
- Setup and maintain the computer sticker check-in system.
- Lead large group Worship time with all children before they disperse to classrooms on Sunday morning.
- Supply children’s activities in the Narthex for children attending worship services.
Work closely with VBS team to plan and execute every aspect of Vacation Bible School both daytime and evening:
- Curriculum, crafts, recreation, snack, music, and story time.
- Recruit, train, and schedule volunteers.
- Create and maintain all forms of registration (both paper and electronic), advertisements and recruitment, emails of communication to parents, adult and youth volunteers.
- Recruit, train, and schedule Sunday school teachers and the substitute teachers that are often needed.
- Recruit, train, and schedule shepherds to help every Sunday at the Children’s Welcome Desk.
- Recruit, train, and schedule student acolytes. Make sure all supplies are available (robes, wands, lighters, & wicks, etc.)
- Complete and maintain background checks and Ministry Safe training for ALL Children’s Ministry Volunteers, 50-75 annually.
- Coordinate and oversee Children’s Ministry teams that participate in City Events like Spooktacular Trails, Funny Bunny and Chalk this Way.
- Create and use computer registrations for Children’s Ministry church events.
- Create and provide written descriptions and details about Children’s Ministry Events that will take place monthly (the Communication Team will include this in the monthly newsletter — The Flame)
- Create and send email notifications about Children’s Ministry events and activities.
- Meet with both Executive and General Children’s Council several times a year to establish and communicate the purpose and vision of Children’s Ministry; as well as develop and oversee the teams necessary for carrying out our vision.
- Meet with other Children’s Ministry Coordinators in the conference quarterly to brainstorm and collaborate on meaningful and successful children’s programming.
- Research and implement new children’s ministry programming.
- Create and maintain vibrant and attractive spaces for Children’s Ministry to meet and use.
- Coordinate volunteers and activities for mid-week programming like First University.
- Work closely with Children’s Choir director — Maintain volunteers, additional activities/snacks, and electronic communication with parents.
- Coordinate volunteers, material, and communication (electronic and paper) for Children’s Ministry Events that occur annually (Blessing of Backpacks, Ice Cream Social, Third Grade Bibles, Kindergarten Bibles, Advent Calendars/activities, Children’s Christmas Eve service, Mission Morning)
- Prepare and present a Children’s Time lesson during all three worship services, usually once every 5-6 weeks.
- Schedule room and van request for Children’s Ministry activities.
- Coordinate with janitorial staff needs and set up for children’s events.
- Facilitate the transition of children from Children’s Ministry to Youth Ministry by working closely with the Coordinator of Student Ministries.
- Form and maintain positive and productive relationships with Children’s Ministries participants (leaders, volunteers, children, and families), church staff, and the wider church family.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field or other specialized training.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in lay leadership
- Familiarity with the theology, traditions, and polity (organization) of the United Methodist church
Job Hours and Details
Working Hours: 28 hours per week, but this position has the potential to grow to full-time.
Flex hours: Emphasis is placed on meeting the responsibilities assigned to the position and sometimes additional hours are needed to achieve objectives.
Reports to: Senior Pastor
Supervisory Responsibilities: Children’s Council, Sunday School Team, and Lay Leadership related to Children’s Ministries.
How to Apply
To apply, please email your resume along with a letter of introduction and any other information you would like to include to Senior Pastor Abril Goforth at email@example.com.View More Jobs