job Opportunity - Director of children and youth ministires

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Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Dulin United Methodist Church

513 E. Broad Street

Falls Church, Virginia 22046

www.dulinchurch.org

Dulin United Methodist Church is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, mid-size church of 475 disciples of which 250 are active. There are two worship services with a combined attendance of 200 disciples. Dulin Church has an active ministry of 25 children and 15 youth focused on education and outreach. 

Our Mission: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our Vision: Dulin Church is a caring congregation empowered by the Holy Spirit to 

 bring God’s ministry to all people and serve Jesus Christ with love. 

The Director of Children and Youth  Ministries is a part-time position that will focus on casting the mission and vision of Dulin Church by developing, coordinating, and administering education and outreach ministries for children and youth. The Director of Children and Youth Ministries shall be visible and accessible to the congregation and accountable to the Staff-Parish Relations Team and the Pastor, with the latter serving as the direct supervisor of this position. 

1. Nursery (infant-5 years)

a. supervises nursery workers

b. creates nursery handbook and trains nursery workers

c. maintains quality and safety of the nursery

2. Children (3-12 years)

a. works closely with the Superintendent of Sunday School in regard to 

 curriculum, teacher recruitment and training.

b. provides opportunities for education and outreach at and beyond Dulin.

c. leads seasonal events such as Christmas pageant and Easter egg hunt. 

d. communicates children’s ministry to the congregation and community. 

e. serves as liaison to the Dulin Preschool. 

3. Youth (grades7-12) 

a. works closely with the Superintendent of Sunday School in regard to 

 curriculum,  teacher recruitment and training.

b. provides opportunities for education and outreach (Appalachia Service 

Project)at and beyond Dulin.

c. leads seasonal events such as Christmas Living Nativity and Easter.

d. communicates youth ministry to the congregation and community. 

e. lead the Confirmation Class

f. recruits leadership and guides programming for evening fellowship. 

4. Young adults (college age). Maintains connection with Dulin Church. 

5. Worship

a. responsible for Children’s Time

b. creates worship opportunities for children, youth, and adults. 

i.e. Children’s Worship Service, youth participation, seasonal

Required Qualifications

1. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree 

2. Strong background in Christian education and outreach particularly with children and youth. 

3. Interest, demonstrated ability, and background in a wide variety of educational and outreach settings

4. Engaging leadership skills; ability to recruit, organize, mentor, and inspire volunteers.

5.  Effective communication skills. 

6. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of persons in regard to age, and faith development.

7. Self-starter, independent learner and collaborative partner. 

Desired Qualifications

1. Disciple of Jesus Christ.

2. Commitment to learning and implementing new developments in Christian education and outreach. 

3. Theological training/ United Methodist Church doctrine and practice. 

4. Ministry experience in a church setting.

5. Demonstrated creative approach to youth and children’s ministry. 

A. Computer skills: have knowledge or be willing to be trained to learn:

1. Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Publishing, Excel, PowerPoint 

and Outlook

2. Servant Keeper (church membership management database)

3. Multi-media applications

4. Microsoft 365

5. Internet Research

This is a part-time position. Salary is in the $25,000 range based on education and experience. The position requires 20 hours per week on site. Continuing education opportunities are provided. 

Anticipated start date: on or about May 1, 2020. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of at least two professional references for receipt no later than March 23, 2020 to the attention of:

Pastor Dave Kirkland

513 E. Broad Street

Falls Church, Virginia 22046

(Email submissions preferred: pastor@dulinchurch.org)