The Children’s Minister is responsible for ministry to children and parents from birth through 5th grade. The Director of Children’s Ministry will work out of high relational and high engaging family ministry model to disciple families on mission. The Director oversees all aspects of Children’s Ministry at CUMC and is responsible for recruiting, developing, shepherding and maintaining the staff and volunteer teams.
Christ United Methodist Church is a 6,000 member evangelical Methodist church in Memphis, TN.
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Attention: Scott Lees—Executive Pastor
Christ Methodist Church's mission is to glorify God as we make, mature and mobilize disciples by loving Jesus and loving like Jesus in the world. We are guided by our Five Values: Worship, glorifying God; Care, sharing life together; Share, practicing generosity; Grow, disciples making disciples; Serve, being the hands and feet of Jesus. One of our primary vehicles is our developing family ministry model.
Christ Church has been a pillar in the gospel-centered missional movement within the UMC. Founded over 55 years ago, the church has always had a heart for the city and missions. It’s a central part of the churches DNA and what others in the city and denomination reference when people ask about the church.
Three years ago, the churches children’s ministry transitioned to a large group small group format with a core team of consistent volunteers. There are three primary age groups Lil’Treekers (Nursery-Pre-K), KidVenture (K-2) and XPedition (3-5) with a designated leader for each group. As the ministry has experienced significant growth, the team has expanded to five staff members each with specific skills they bring to the team. The primary responsibility of the Director is to provide pastoral leadership to families and strategic development to the overall ministry.
Christ Church is currently led by Sr. Pastor Shane Stanford, who has served for three years. Shane’s unique story, dealing with HIV through a blood transfusion as a teenager, has shaped his life and this congregation. Over the years, the church has become healthier and stronger. With over 700,000 people in the area disconnected to Jesus and a local church, the mission field is vast and Christ Church believes that by developing families on mission we all will participate with God in reaching these individuals.