Director, Ministry to Families with Children – Trinity UMC of Little Rock

Trinity United Methodist Church of Little Rock, Arkansas is searching for a Director of its Ministry to Families with Children.  Responsibilities include leadership of Christian Education to include Sunday School classes and children’s moments for all worship services. This staff position is responsible for all events pertaining to the activities of the children (Vacation Bible School, Palm Sunday, Easter, Trick or Trunk, Christmas, etc.)  Applications will be reviewed when received.  Part-time or full-time employment option available.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Search will remain open until filled.  Submit a cover letter and resume to both Dr. Don Hall, pastordon@tumclr.org, and Richard Hanson, rhhanson@ualr.edu. Include urls to social media platforms and places where evidence of prior work can be viewed.  A detailed job summary and list of responsibilities will be...

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Part-Time Children’s Ministry Director – Sequoyah UMC

Sequoyah United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Children’s Ministry Director who will lead and oversee developing, implementing and maintaining an ongoing ministry for children ages birth-5th grade. The ideal candidate must be passionate and enthusiastic about working with children and families and have a passion to help children have a dynamic relationship with Jesus, in which they are able to grow and participate in the Kingdom of God. They should have proven creativity, organizational skills, administrative abilities and experience with recruiting volunteers and delegating tasks. This position involves providing leadership for all aspects of the Children’s Ministry including Wednesday night activities, Sunday morning activities, and special events such as Vacation Bible School. If you are a great fit for this position, please send your resume to: Sequoyah United Methodist Church Attention: Rev. Sara Pair 1910 N. Old Wire Road Fayetteville, AR 72703 or email it...

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Full Time Director of Children’s Ministry – Grace Avenue UMC

Grace Avenue United Methodist Church in Frisco, Texas is currently seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry to for children birth through 5th grade.  Grace Avenue United Methodist Church is a 2500-member suburban church in the North Texas Conference.  Our Children’s Ministry serves a fast growing and family-oriented community.  The Mission of Grace Avenue United Methodist Church is to eradicate homelessness in whatever form it presents itself.  We believe that everyone needs a spiritual, emotional, and physical home.  Grace Avenue United UMC is seeking a person who can live into this mission and is deeply committed to the ministry of making disciples and making a difference in the lives of children through Jesus Christ.   The purpose of this position is to enable a community of love that: Nurtures children from birth. Fully integrates children into the family of God at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church. 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 parenting children. Education: A degree in Christian Education, Education or related field familiar with children and their development and needs as well as 2-4 years of experience leading a church-based children’s ministry program.   Experience/Knowledge: Spiritual Maturity Experience with leading children birth – 5th grade. Experience communicating with parents of children Friendly, enthusiastic, and flexible team approach while working with children, parents, volunteers, and staff members. Familiarity with the theology, traditions, and polity (organization) of the United Methodist church Working Hours: 40 hours per week including Sundays, emphasis is placed on meeting the responsibilities assigned to the position and sometimes additional hours are needed to achieve objectives. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Reports to: Minister of Discipleship and Staff Parish Relations Interested applicants may send cover letter and resume to...

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Commission on a Way Forward Town Hall Tool Kit

As promised during the Commission on a Way Forward Town Hall meetings, we have prepared a church tool kit to share the materials used during the meetings. You are free to use this tool kit to host a Commission on a Way Forward Town Hall meeting at your church. This tool kit includes: Agenda Template Town Hall Power Point Town Hall Power Point Script Table Discussion Handouts (PDF and Editable Format) Mentimeter Handouts (PDF and Editable Format) Invitation Templates Potential Survey Questions Editable Documents Folder (All Materials in an Editable Format) If you use this tool kit in your local congregation, we hope you find it beneficial.   Click to Download Tool...

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Associate Director (Internship Program)

Anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Perkins School of Theology seeks an Associate Director to manage, supervise, evaluate interns for the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Ministry degree programs. These degree programs require successful completion of the Perkins internship. This job is essential to the theological curriculum as it seeks to form persons for ministry and community leadership. The primary mission of Perkins School of Theology, to prepare women and men for faithful leadership in Christian ministry, precisely defines the mission of the Perkins Intern Program. In the Perkins Internship, students integrate the knowledge and theological reflection disciplines learned in the classroom with the practical demands of providing faithful leadership within a congregation or agency. The Perkins Intern Program is widely recognized as an exemplary program in preparing persons for effective Christian ministry. The three full-time Intern Faculty members are committed to working with each Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Ministry student to provide an internship that maximizes learning opportunities within a hands-on ministerial experience. Essential Functions: Placing of interns in churches or institutions in variety of contexts Training and working with lay teaching committees in each ministry setting Selecting, training, and working with mentor pastors/mentors (on-site supervisors Selecting and working with consultants Leading required internship seminars Evaluating, in cooperation with lay teaching committees and mentor pastors, the work and learning of interns Participate in regular meetings to discuss supervisory, placement, and administrative concerns Position requires evening hours during orientation sessions and evaluation sessions, as well as occasional travel Education and Experience: Master of Divinity is required. Doctor of Ministry is preferred. A minimum of five years of work experience is required. Experience providing supervision for growth in church leadership; teaching theological reflection; work with diversity in matters of culture, class, ethnicity, gender and theology; experience in community ministry are also required. Ordination is highly desirable. Membership in The United Methodist Church or other Methodist denomination is preferred. Familiarity with the African American church tradition is desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. A strong customer service orientation is essential. Candidate must possess strong time management, organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently. Must also possess strong project management skills. A strong focus on attention to detail is essential. Candidate must have a strong working knowledge of computers and MS Office. Knowledge of the Southwest and its ethnic groups is preferred. Knowledge of other denominational/non-denominational groups is desirable. Physical/Environmental Demands: Sit for long periods of time Deadline to Apply: The position is open until filled. SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,...

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