Coordinator of PUMC Children’s Ministries

Website Plainfield United Methodist Church

Coordinator of PUMC Children’s Ministries
(Approximately 20 hours per week, regular part-time exempt position)

The Coordinator of PUMC Children’s Ministries gives leadership to the children’s ministries of Plainfield United Methodist Church.

Ministry responsibilities: The Coordinator of Children’s Ministries takes work direction from, reports to, and is accountable to the Senior Pastor.

Tasks related to Children’s Ministry Coordinator include but are not limited to:

·         Work with supervising pastoral leadership, Children’s Council, and other church leadership, to develop, articulate, and deploy a Christ-centered philosophy for faith development (building disciples) at PUMC

·         Be present and involved with Sunday mornings

·         Plan, develop, and organize special PUMC children’s events, e.g., Easter Eggstravaganza, Valentine’s Dance, Pancakes & Pajamas, Christmas Eve, Vacation Bible School, etc.

·         Meet with and report to the Children’s Council on education plans, curriculum, and overall development of children’s ministries

·         Responsible for recruiting, training, and deploying volunteer leaders for Sunday morning programming and other children’s events

·         Supervise and train volunteer and paid childcare and nursery leaders for Sunday morning and other church events, including paid nursery staff person

·         Will work closely and communicate with the Director of Weekday Programs and the Director of Kids Connection regarding events, emergency situations, all other pertinent information

As a member of the PUMC Staff, this person will:

·         Attend meetings of PUMC Staff, Church Council, Children’s Council, assigned staff teams, annual review meeting, and various short term planning groups as needed

·         Set annual professional ministry goals with Senior Pastor and participate in ongoing supervision and review

·         Other duties as the ministry requires and directed by the Senior Pastor


Skills and gifts:

·         Personal commitment to Christ and the work of the Church

·         Have a passion for spiritual development, and an understanding of children’s ministry needs in the local church

·         Experience and demonstrated leadership and proficiency in children’s ministries

·         Effective communication, relational and administrative acumen

·         Preference for an education background


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