Hamline Church United Methodist in St. Paul is seeking a motivated individual to serve as our director of children’s Ministries, facilitating all aspects of Hamline Church’s ministry to children and families (birth–grade six). This part-time position requires professionalism and confidentiality as well as exceptional oral and written communication skills, and a passion for children’s spiritual growth and development.
Education and Spiritual Formation: Design, develop, and implement innovative and effective regular and occasional educational, spiritual, service and social events that facilitate the vision and values of Spiritual Formation within children and parents. Work with the pastor and Spiritual Formation Team to plan curriculum, programming, and missions.
Operations: Diligently manage the schedules, events, physical resources, and organizational needs of the Children’s Ministry. This includes all supplies, physical spaces, budgeting, and scheduling events and volunteers. Build relationships with families and the church through communication, including the church newsletter, email updates, website, social media, etc. Maintain compliance with the Safe Sanctuary Policies of the church.
Resource: Research, develop, identify and make available educational resources that will be used within the Children’s Ministry, as well as providing resources and opportunities for families in faith and development that can encourage spiritual formation in the home. Provide spiritual formation and family/parental development resources and opportunities.
Leadership Development: Identify, recruit, train, envision, and nurture the volunteers, teachers and leadership teams around the areas of early childhood, elementary and parents.
The overarching expectation is that the director will be known amongst children and families, as well as by other stakeholders and leaders, by being present in the following ways:
Commensurate with experience
Send resume and cover letter, including experience to: Hamline Church United Methodist, Rev. Mariah Furness Tollgaard, firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: “Director of Children’s & Family Ministry”
Open until filled
Contact: Rev Mariah Furness Tollgaard
Address: 1514 Englewood Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church