Park Avenue UMC in Minneapolis is seeking a half-time children’s minister to develop, implement, oversee, and evaluate ministry for children pre-K through fifth grade. The minister will shepherd the kids of our multi-racial, multi-ethnic urban congregation to learn about and experience the love of Christ and grow in their faith journey and will build relationships which equip, empower, and support children and their families through worship, discipleship, and spiritual formation experiences rooted in Park Avenue’s Mission and Vision.
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Recruit, train, schedule, equip, and support volunteers to serve on Sunday mornings and in other programming opportunities
During current remote and post-COVID hybrid ministry environment:
Use online tools to present ministry through virtual presentations and fellowship.
Host online meetings and communicate meetings with families.
Create supportive materials/activities for children to do at home with families.
Ensure volunteers are appropriately trained and screened
Adhere to official guidelines for health and safety during the pandemic, adjusting programming as needed
Communicate effectively on multiple platforms with children and families, volunteers, congregation, and surrounding community
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Love of children and an understanding of faith formation in children
Full engagement in active Christian lifestyle and discipline, including weekly worship attendance, small group participation, lifestyle of tithing and generosity, and serving out of call and giftedness
Considers the position a ministry calling, not simply a job
Ability to recruit, form, and lead a strength-based team of volunteers
Demonstrated ability to empower, equip, and support others in ministry and community building
Bachelor’s degree, preferred
Coursework and experience in Christian education, elementary education, or child development, preferred
Experience with technological options to deliver ministry remotely and connect with families, desired
Volunteer or professional experience working with/in community with multi-racial, multi-ethnic, socio-economically diverse, urban, and suburban children and their families
Starting at $19,760, commensurate with experience. This position does not receive benefits.
Send letter of interest and resume to: Carla Urban, SPRC Chair, Park Avenue UMC, 3400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Carla Urban
Address: Park Avenue UMC, 3400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church