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Children's Minister

A Children’s Minister is a paid, part-time position (8 hours per week) who contributes 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.
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
● 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.
● Disciple, coach, and support folks whom you organize (volunteers, child-care workers,
parents and children) to support children’s ministry tasks via 1:1 meetings
● Submit reimbursements and payments for purchased items and child-care worker hours
on a monthly basis
● Attend Site Staff check-in meetings led by the Site Pastor
● 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 an anti-oppression, anti-racist church
● 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 empathetic 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 Erin James-Brown (erin@urbanvillagechurch.org)
by 5:00 pm on March 8, 2019 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 - Edgewater
Job Type: 
Part-Time
Job Category: 
Children's Ministry
Denomination: 
United Methodist Church (UMC)