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Children's Ministry Coordinator

A Children’s Ministry Coordinator is a paid, part-time position (~10-15 hours per week) serving as a member of the Children’s Coordination Team, which is responsible for implementing the goals set by the Discipleship Strategy Team. Children’s Coordinators contribute to the creation of an inclusive and engaging discipleship experience for the entire family by overseeing the children’s church and events of the weekly worship service at their site. This role is located at our Edgewater location.

WHAT YOU DO:

  • Receive 1:1 discipling, coaching, and support at least 3x per year from the Children’s Coach
  • Organize, recruit, and train teams, leaders, and/or volunteers in whatever manner is appropriate for your worship site’s context to conduct the weekly tasks of the Children’s Ministry. These include:
    • Teaching and Child Care – Providing weekly teaching curriculum that is age-appropriate for the context of your worship site and child care for children under 5 years-old
    • Events / Special Worship Services – Planning various children’s events both within and outside of the weekly adult worship service
    • Family Gatherings – Planning gathering for the entire family to participate (e.g. monthly brunches, holiday get-togethers, etc.)
  • Organize and facilitate team meetings for the leaders and/or volunteers who support the Children’s ministry to check in, share ideas, solve problems, build team camaraderie, etc.
    • The cadence and length of these meetings is up to your discretion. Consult with your Children’s Coach for guidance.
    • Recommendation: Quarterly or bi-monthly meetings (occasionally include brunch or other fun team activity as part of these meetings).
  • Disciple, coach, and support folks whom you organize to support Children’s Coordination tasks via 1:1 meetings
    • You may meet with whomever you’d like at whatever cadence is appropriate for your ministry’s context. Consult with your Children’s Coach for guidance.
    • Refer to “Urban Village Church Coaching Guidelines” document for details
  • Attend bi-weekly Site Staff check-in meetings led by the Site Pastor
  • Participate in Children’s Coordination Team meetings 3x per year. Meeting purpose:
    • Develop and stay accountable to a plan for implementing annual Discipleship goals developed by the Discipleship Strategy Team
    • Share best practices and resolve issues that arise for coordinating children’s ministry
    • Brainstorm future events, activities, etc. to continue to integrate children into the life of the church
  • Attend semi-annual UVC Leadership Conferences and semi-annual site leaders gathering
  • Maintain assigned portion of Breeze database (if applicable)
  • Adhere to Safe Sanctuary policies and any other church policies related to the care of children

GIFTS DESIRED:

  • Values/Passion
    • Passion for and knowledge of UVC’s bold, inclusive, and relevant gospel vision
    • Commitment to a church without walls (anti-oppression, anti-racist)
    • Dedication to the spiritual growth and development of children and families
  • Leadership
    • Strong verbal and written communication
      • Proven ability to lead and mentor others
  • Aptitude for empathetically listening and resolving conflict
  • Technical
    • Background in education or child development (2-3 years)
    • Creativity in teaching children in simple and engaging ways
    • Exceptionally organized & strong follow-through

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email your cover letter and resume to office@urbanvillagechurch.org by 5:00 pm on August 7, 2017 for fullest consideration.

Urban Village Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Employer: 
Urban Village Church
Job Type: 
Part-Time
Job Category: 
Children's Ministry
Denomination: 
United Methodist Church (UMC)