Website First United Methodist Church of Paragould

STATUS:  Part-time (12-15 hours per week)
JOB SUMMARY:  The Director of Children’s Ministries will lead children (PreK- 4th grade) to Love God, Serve People, and Make a Difference.

ESSENTIAL TASKS
Leadership
+ Works alongside supervisor, other staff, and laity to implement ministry programming consistent with church-wide goals and efforts.
+ Recruits and equips laity (including but not limited to parents) for ministry with children.
Discipleship
+ Oversees FUMC Children’s Ministries including: Sunday School, participation in Sunday morning worship, Wednesday evenings, Vacation Bible School, special events, and other programs.
Administrative
+ Works alongside staff to develop the church ministry calendar including children’s ministry events and opportunities.
+ Engages staff and pastors in professional communication including attending to email, phone calls, meetings, when applicable.
+ Prompt and well-prepared for church-related meetings and gatherings.
+ Helps prepare annual children’s ministry budget in consultation with supervisor and Business Administrator. Attends to spending as it relates to the year-long programming needs. Promptly completes financial paperwork.
+Helps maintain all children’s ministry spaces (KidZone, classrooms, storage, etc.) so that they are clean, organized, furnished, and create a hospitable environment for ministry. Reports concerns regarding technical equipment when necessary.
Relationships/Communications
+ Develops positive, appropriate relationships with children and families.
+ Maintains professional relationships with parents/guardians that foster mutual trust and respect.
+ Works alongside staff to communicate children’s ministry opportunities in multiple forms (phone, email, social-media, group and individual text messaging, church newsletter/email and bulletin, etc.).
Evangelism/Hospitality
+ Regularly seeks out and invites new/additional children/families to be involved.

OTHER TASKS
+ Demonstrates the highest level of spiritual maturity, faith, and professionalism at all times.
+ Participate in FUMC worship services as needed/requested.
+ Actively monitors and implements compliance with FUMC Safe Sanctuary Policy.
+ Abides by the FUMC Personnel Policy.
+ Attends annual evaluation meetings with supervisor or more often as deemed necessary.
+ Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
+ Bachelor of Arts/Science degree preferred
+ Experience in ministry with children preferred
+ Understands and is committed to Wesleyan theology and the United Methodist Church

Send a cover letter and resume (including references) to Senior Pastor Dane Womack via email (dane.womack@fumcparagould.org).