Children’s Ministry Coordinator

2/12/2019

Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church

Children's Ministry Coordinator
PURPOSE
This position exists to facilitate the making, growing and equipping of disciples of Jesus Christ with a specific emphasis on children and families by effectively partnering, interacting, participating and coordinating with the members of the Discipleship Team. Recognizing that there is a finite amount of time from birth to graduation, it is with a sense of urgency that this position will teach parents how to intentionally disciple their own children to grow and become secure in their faith.
JOB RELATIONSHIPS
  1. Reports to the Director of Discipleship, Ministry, and Mission of Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church (LMUMC)
  2. Coordinates and partners with Discipleship Team
  3. Directly supervises childcare workers and children’s soccer coordinator
  4. Interacts with a variety of external and internal individuals including, but not limited to vendors, church members and congregants, other staff and volunteers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Implement an inclusive vision & strategy for children (infant to fifth grade) that integrates with overall LMUMC discipleship strategy
    • Teach and equip parents to intentionally and primarily disciple their children
    • Create a sense of Christian community for the children and their families
    • Incorporate children into the life, ministries and goals of the church
    • Use wise discernment in all plans, activities and interactions
    • Develop engaging weekly programming that appeals to today’s children and their parents
    • Periodically review plans to adapt and change to meet the identified outcomes
    • Plan and execute annual VBS experience for 200+ children
  • Recruit, Train & Coordinate Volunteers and Mentors
    • Recruit, disciple, train and mentor volunteers to become disciples making disciples
    • Seek opportunities to engage and involve parents in the program
  • Foster a faith development in children by focusing on the 5 key areas of LMUMC discipleship strategy: education, spiritual formation, worship, community, and generosity.
    • Instill a solid Biblical literacy and foundation
    • Foster a sense of invitation to a child’s prayer life engaging them in practices of prayer
    • Use creative forms of art, music, and film to inspire children to engage in time with God
    • Create experiences for children to practice having a generous heart with their time, talent, and treasure.
  • Administrate the program keeping the 5 areas of discipleship central when making all staffing, financial, and management decisions.
    • Attend weekly meetings with Director of Discipleship, Ministry, and Mission
    • Attend frequent discipleship meetings
    • Create yearly written Children’s discipleship plan as outlined by LMUMC discipleship planning structure
    • Effectively manage the financial aspects of the ministry area with the established guidelines and procedures
    • Develop and implement lines of communication that inform children, parents, pastors, volunteers, other ministry areas, vendors, website, etc.
    • Assure a safe environment for children, parents and volunteers by adhering to the CYPP policies and procedures
  • Oversee children’s soccer program
    • Manage soccer coordinator in partnership with Director of Discipleship, Ministry, and Mission
    • Create and manage budget for each season
    • Help soccer coordinator with administrative tasks as needed.
  • Actively Pursue Personal Spiritual Formation & Growth
    • Spend intentional time daily in personal devotion and spiritual formation leading the organization by example.
    • Participate in the community life of the church through small group participation and weekly worship
 SKILLS
  • Ability to work with staff and volunteers to enlist their assistance to facilitate activities.
  • Self-driven and responsible to work independently and without constant supervision to perform duties.
  • Manage multiple simultaneous activities with planning and foresight to maintain schedule deadlines.
  • Demonstrated creativity in children’s ministry projects and functions
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability and desire to adapt to change and take on new challenges.
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Microsoft Office skills
 QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate work experience
  • Experience
    • 3+ years working in children ministry
  • Faith Experience
    • Professing Christian with strong foundation in discipleship life and spiritual formation practices
  • Attitude
    • Capacity to remain flexibility in a demanding work environment, dependable and patient with positive work attitude and ethic.
  • Physical Demands
    • The person in this position must be able to complete the following physical tasks to perform this position effectively: lift 25 pounds, sit/stand for long periods of time, use of vision short and long distance.
  • Background Check
    • Pass required background check
 
Email Resume to: hrain@lmumc.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact: Hilary Rain

Address: 2902 W FLETCHER AVE TAMPA FL 33618

Phone: 8139611254

Email: hrain@lmumc.org

Website: http://www.lmumc.org



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