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Director of Children and Family Ministries


published 6/15/2021

Northfield UMC, an energetic, vibrant church, is seeking a youth and family ministries director who will be the primary architect and overseer for discipleship opportunities and ministries for children, youth, and their families; serving as a spiritual leader, role model, and champion of youth while integrating youth ministry throughout the church. This includes providing religious education, mission opportunities, and fellowship activities for youth in grades 6-12 and their families. The youth and family ministries director will be responsible for working with and supervising the children and family ministry program coordinator to develop curriculum and the recruitment, training, and deployment of volunteers. The position will average 35 hours per week.

Duties:

  • Develop and deploy communication strategies that keep the church family informed and inspired about spiritual growth opportunities for children, youth, and families
  • Work with the pastor to develop confirmation programming and curriculum to create a transitional program of cohesive development from sixth grade through completion of confirmation
  • Work with pastors and lay leadership to develop opportunities for youth after completion of confirmation to become active members of the congregation
  • Work with the pastors, children’scoordinator, nursery staff, music director and applicable committees to coordinate the Children and Youth Ministries into the total ministry of the church
  • Work with the Safe Sanctuary Committee to create a safe environment for youth and children
  • Monitor applicable budgets and expenditures for all Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
  • Administrative tasks including recording and tracking attendance at programs and incorporating appropriate information gathering and health and transportation forms
  • Attend applicable training and be proactive in researching, reading and learning about/from other successful family ministry initiatives
  • Work to develop a relationship with area church youth directors to promote a greater youth ministries community
  • Build relationships with the parents and youth in the church
  • Communicate with parents about the youth ministry programs, calendar, volunteer needs and parental concerns, providing a weekly update email
  • Organize special events which could include: pumpkin carving, Christmas program, summer children's programs, and additional events
  • Coordinating and chaperoning a summer excursion or youth overnight retreat
  • Organize and chaperone youth mission trips
  • Work with the children and family ministry program coordinator to plan children’s summer ministry opportunities
  • Coordinating, chaperoning, and driving for off-site field trips
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Attend Sunday worship service regularly

Qualifications:

  • Relevant experience leading successful youth ministry or youth mentorship programs and classroom management
  • Ability and willingness to affirm and teach God’s grace, the acceptance of different ways of understanding and living out faith in Jesus Christ, and the primacy of scripture as interpreted through the Holy Spirit and guided by reason, tradition (church teaching), and experience
  • Ability to write routine correspondence and effectively communicate verbally with church members, vendors, and other employees and volunteers of the organization in a professional manner
  • Valid driver’s license with own transportation and maintain proper levels of insurance
  • Completion and satisfactory results of a pre-employment criminal background screening

Compensation:
$30-40,000 range

Application Info:
Send a cover letter and resume to application@northfieldumc.org.

Position Type:
Full-time

Contact: Rachel Morey

Address: Northfield UMC, 1401 South Mapple St., Northfield, MN 55057

Phone: 507-403-0071

Email:

Website: northfieldumc.org


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

info@minnesotaumc.org

(612) 870-0058