Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator


The Children’s and Youth Ministry Coordinator recruits, equips, and supervises a team of adult volunteers to create an environment at Seminole Heights United Methodist in which children (infants through grade 5) and students (grades 6-12) can grow as disciples of Jesus Christ who transform the world; fosters connections between children/students, their families, and members of the church from all generations; and seeks new connections to children/students and families to help them feel at home as a part of our congregation.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure the maintenance of an accurate database of children/students and families.
  • Ensure the maintenance of an accurate database of adult volunteers, including accurate status of background screening and child protection training.  Inform staff and volunteers when there is a deadline for remaining in compliance.
  • Participate in the selection of children’s and youth ministry curriculum.
  • Provide all supplies needed for Wednesday night and Sunday morning discipleship programs, and ensure that spaces are set up and equipped as needed.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to ensure the adequate staffing of all children’s and youth ministry events, and to create a platform from which people can answer God’s call to ministry with children and students.
  • Coordinate the adequate staffing of the church nursery.
  • Ensure that proper paperwork is filled out for all children/students participating in children’s and youth ministry events.
  • Coordinate volunteer appreciation efforts.
  • Oversee the planning for children’s and youth ministry events, including social media, church calendar, volunteers, space, vehicles, and resources.
  • Oversee social media management for children and youth ministries.
  • Alert the pastor or lay leaders to congregational care issues arising among our children, students, and their families.
  • Communicate opportunities for children’s and youth ministry parents to connect to the broader ministry of the church.
  • Take responsibility for the quality of relationships with other members of the staff, volunteers, and church members (i.e., building healthy, respectful, supportive relationships).
  • Exhibit clear and responsible use of the children’s and youth ministry budget.
  • Ensure that children/students are supervised in accordance with the Florida Conference Child Protection Policy.
  • Competent and comfortable teaching children/students and working with families and volunteers.
  • Experience in child development or related field.
  • Mature, growing relationship with Christ. Commitment to a Christian way of life and a desire to serve the Body of Christ by ministering to children/students and their families.
  • Commitment to the core values of Seminole Heights United Methodist Church.
  • Professional written, verbal, and organizational skills.
  • Pass required background screening.

Contact: Paige Carlson

Address: 6111 N Central Ave Tampa FL 33604

Phone: 813-236-5931


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The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011