Areas of Responsibility, Skills, and Tasks: The Director of Family Ministries will oversee the discipleship/faith formation system from cradle to early adult. This position will be leading and educating parents and volunteers in preparation to be spiritual mentors for children, youth, and families.
· Provide leadership for the Family Ministry Team · Engage children and families in worship · Provide leadership and vision in overall ministry planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating · Create the process for developing volunteers who are committed to shepherding children/youth/early adults · Serve as bridge between the Angels on High Preschool and High Street UMC · Provide leadership and mentoring for as well as cultivating relationships with church and preschool families · Manage/create effective communication avenues to reach targeted audience (digital, social networks, media) · Maintain attendance records; database on those in attendance; follow-up communication · Oversee the High Street Safe Sanctuary policy relative to children and families · Ensure that background checks are completed and on file for all volunteers with children and youth · Oversee the rooms/areas where children gather and learn · Advocate for and manage budgeted funding to support family ministry programs Church-Based Ministries · Develop and maintain a vision that leads to a focus on teaching Biblical knowledge while demonstrating living a Christian faith through the interactions between parents, other church leaders, and volunteers · Work with ministry leaders to ensure that the educational curriculum used at each age level of spiritual development connects to the next throughout adulthood · Equip and encourage parents through on-going workshops/training/seminars · Encourage and/or create opportunities for intergenerational interactions to recognize how God is working in the whole family of God Character Traits · Committed to living and modeling a strong Christian faith · Understand and appreciate the foundations of the United Methodist Church · Understand and apply the High Street United Methodist Church vision, mission, and core values · Demonstrate integrity, devoutness, self-discipline, motivation, and joy in Christian service Accountability · The Director of Family Ministries shall be accountable to the Lead Pastor and will accept guidance from the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) · The Director of Family Ministries shall function within the church ministry team structure, communicating and coordinating with all staff and volunteers to accomplish the ministry of the church. As a member of the church staff, shall attend staff and committee meetings as scheduled. Evaluation · The Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) and Lead Pastor will conduct, at minimum, an annual ministry effectiveness review based on set goals and outcomes
Requirements - Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education or Ministry; One - three years of experience working with children, youth or broad Christian education in a ministry setting; Understanding of United Methodist doctrine and Wesleyan theology. Hours: Full time (40 hours) salary which may include the following – Sunday: Sunday school, worship, and/or other youth, children’s and intergenerational activities; Mid-week: after school and evening for children and youth programs, and occasional community activities, setting example for volunteers by giving personal time beyond regular hours
Contact · Rev. Stacee Fischer Gehring, Lead Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org