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Director of Family Ministries

The United Methodist Church of Anoka is seeking a full-time Director of Family Ministries. Family ministries is one of the most significant areas in which disciples are made at UMCA! This person in this position ensures that children and youth are invited, welcomed, and encouraged at UMCA to grow as followers of Jesus and to build relationships within the church community. The Director of Family Ministries provides oversight and coordination for initiatives, events, and programming that engage families of all types and sizes in the life of the church. This person is often the entry relationship for new families in the church and helps children, youth, and the adults who care about them to become connected to our discipleship pathway.
 
About UMCA
 
Mission: Making new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world
 
Vision: Providing hope to our community
 
Values: Pray always, grow in faith, give generously, serve others, share the story
 
Inclusion: God’s love is for everyone. We are committed to fully inclusive ministry.
 
Basic Position Responsibilities and Tasks:
 
50% Children’s Ministry: Focus on building a vibrant children’s ministry at UMCA by connecting with families, planning for family events and service opportunities, spending the majority of contact hours with children and families with children, actively creating opportunities for invitation and working to grow our connections with children and their families. Lead most children’s ministry events including children’s Sunday school (age 4 – grade 5). Develop volunteers for children’s ministry.
 
25% Student Ministry Oversight: Provide the administrative and program support for student ministries (grades 6-12 and young adults 18-24). Oversee planning and administration of student ministries as the supervisor for the (to be hired) part-time Student Ministry Coordinator including assisting with scope and curriculum for Confirmation, student Sunday school, and events for students.
 
25% Intergenerational Ministry and Administrative: Collaborate with other staff on ministry that engages our congregation across generations. Work with the Discipleship Pastor to coordinate around United for the Community events as service opportunities as well as opportunities to meet and engage new families.
 
Start Date:                  May 10, 2020 or later, based on availability
 
Compensation:          Low to mid $40,000’s; negotiable based on experience, some benefits
 
Hours:                         Full-time (40-45 hours/week), weekend and evening hours
 
Requirements:           Bachelor’s degree, proficiency in Google drive/calendar, strong organizational skills, able to take initiative, works well as part of a team, good with people, background check
 
Preferred:                   Experience in children’s ministry or education
 
To Apply:                    Submit your cover letter, resume, and at least one reference to umcanoka@gmail.com.
 
Interviews likely to take place beginning in late April/early May, and may take place by phone, Zoom call, or other technology. Inquiries for further information or a request to view the full job description for this position should be submitted to the same email address.
City: 
Anoka
State: 
Minnesota
Employer: 
UMC of Anoka
Job Type: 
Full-Time
Job Category: 
Children's Ministry
Denomination: 
United Methodist Church (UMC)