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Director of Children's, Youth, and Family Ministry

July 12, 2019

Title: Director of Children's, Youth, and Family Ministries Purpose of job: The Director of Children’s, Youth, and Family ministries shall create a loving, Christian education environment for children from infancy through 12th grade and their families.

-Promote, participate in, and supervise all areas of children, youth, and family ministry.

-Oversee all youth and children’s programs such as: Easter Egg Hunt Relay for Christ Fall Festival Breakfast in Bethlehem Youth fundraisers, such as Valentine Dinner and BBQ sales Retreats, such as Fire & Ice and Warmth in Winter Summer mission trip District camp Other ministries that may emerge

-Initiate, coordinate, provide resources, recruit volunteers, and supervise special programs throughout the year for children and youth, including: Vacation Bible School Wednesday Night Classes Bibles to Third Graders

-Duties include Prepare annual Children’s and Youth Ministry budget and manage expenses as adopted by church budget for children’s and youth ministries. Promote and work with volunteer and paid staff to give oversight to all areas of children’s, youth, and family discipleship ministries. Work closely with relevant ministry teams Attend staff meetings and report on activities Oversee youth and adult planning meetings Initiate coordination and promote participation on programs like Vacation Bible School, Fall Retreats, youth Sunday, etc. Supervise children’s and youth volunteers, conveying to them the philosophy, rules, and other regulations of youth and family programs. Ensure youth volunteers adhere to said rules and create an annual training plan for leaders and volunteers Effectively communicate the activities of the ministry with parents and youth volunteers through newsletter, web site, social media, and other venues about ministries to assure strong communication between church and home. Maintain an understanding of current trends in children’s, youth, and family ministry and participate in educational opportunities for personal and professional growth Develop age-specific ministry goals and provide strategies and programs to accomplish the goals Assist in worship when requested by the Pastor

-Job Qualifications: Strong Christian faith with a genuine love for children and youth and a dynamic and enthusiastic attitude about being with children and youth Demonstrated understanding of United Methodist beliefs, doctrines, traditions, and social principles of the church, exemplifying Christian character through a life of prayer, spiritual discipline, and leadership in the life of the church Maintain high standards of honesty and integrity Skills and abilities in developing and leading opportunities for spiritual growth Experience in teaching or Christian education Strong management skills (planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing) Flexibility to meet a variety of changing events and schedules Demonstrated awareness of modern culture, social trends, and how they relate to a child’s and youth’s faith journey Proven ability to work with various types of people and collaborate with all levels of staff members Seek to grow and mature as a vital follower of Jesus and as a Christian leader

-Education/Licensure/Certification Prefer a minimum of 2-3 years of related youth experience. Prefer youth experience in a church relayed environment but will consider related field. Associates or college degree or better in child care, education, religion, youth ministry, or similar related field preferred. Participation in continuing education opportunities is expected in consultation with the Pastor Valid Driver’s License While this is a full-time position, we offer flexible hours that allow the right candidate to continue to work towards their degree, a Master’s. Salary is dependent upon applicable experience and qualifications.

Please submit resumes to: sandra.phelps@smyrnafirstumc.org

Contact: Camron Phelps SPRC Chairperson

Location: Smyrna First United Methodist

Address: 301 Sam Davis Rd Smyrna 37167

Phone: 6154592826

Email: sandra.phelps@smyrnafirstumc.org

Website: http://smyrnafirstumc.publishpath.com/

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