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Director of Children & Family Ministries

Director of Children & Family Ministries

Personal Characteristics

  • Exhibit a Christ-centered, Biblically rooted, warm-hearted faith in Christ which expresses itself in loving, joyful, healthy relationships with others and personal freedom in sharing his/her personal experience of Christ. 
  • Possess Christian character evidenced by a life of prayer, spiritual discipline, tithing, and participation in the life of the church, including small group participation.
  • Be loyal and supportive of the pastor and other staff of FUMCC and support the decisions of the Leadership Board.
  • Display an excitement and commitment to the mission and vision of FUMCC. 
  • Be a team-player who works well with other members of the church staff and who has proven effectiveness in working with volunteers.
  • Have a personal commitment to the spiritual heritage, doctrine, and Social Principles of the United Methodist Church. 
  • Possess a sense of humor and ability not to take him/herself too seriously.
  • Bring entrepreneurial & organizational skills in identifying and developing new ministries with children and their families.
  • Possess the ability to be bi-lingual 
  • Evaluate the neighborhood for the needs that are present and leverage congregational resources to address those needs.
  • Work with the Director of Outreach in developing relationships with people in the area.
  • Work with the Director of Discipleship in regarding classes, small groups and other discipleship related activities for children and families.
  • Be a relational presence at all activities with children and their families, seeking to connect them to the members of FUMCC and entry-level ministries, including worship.
  • Assure that all activities include congregational branding that points people to the possibility of enhanced engagement with FUMCC.
  • Develop four flexible teams, having spiritual care responsibilities for the leaders of those teams.
Ø  Team 1 provides an energetic and inspiring Sunday morning Children’s Worship time during the Crosswinds (Contemporary) service which is regarded by participants as the best in town.
Ø  Team 2 deals with building utilization, seeking to creatively present the spaces of FUMCC for potential children’s and family worship.
Ø  Team 3 utilizes the neighborhood analysis to develop appropriate ministries such as mentoring, tutoring, parent support, gym activities, etc.
Ø  Team 4 plans major seasonal and/or outreach events two to four times per year with an intention of providing a Sunday morning component within each event to encourage family experience of worship. 
  • Oversee the implementation of the church’s Child/Youth Protection Policy relative to the Children and Family Ministry.
  • Be the “face of FUMCC Children & Family Ministry.” In that role the Director is expected to build a positive relationship with the congregation so that s/he can maintain support for the Children & Family Ministry.
  • Develop and oversee the Children & Family Ministry budget in cooperation with the Treasurer and Finance Chair.
  • Attend Leadership Board and other church related meetings as required.

Contact: Matt Wallis

Location: First UMC Clearwater, FL

Address: 411 Turner St Clearwater FL 33756

Phone: 7274465955