First UMC Dallas: Director of Urban Camp & Assistant to Family Ministries

Date Posted: 1/18/2023

First UMC Dallas, Dallas, TX

Job Description

The Director of Urban Camp & Assistant to Family Ministries will be committed to the spiritual development of children and work to plan and implement faith formation programming for children ages Kindergarten-6th grade.

This full-time position includes developing creative, educational and recreational programs to nurture children in the love of God and neighbor, equipping families to help their children grow in faith, building a strong connection to the Body of Christ in the local church while empowering children to witness to their faith in the community.

The ideal candidate will

  • Have a heart for servant leadership
  • Be dependable and follow through with tasks
  • Possess interpersonal skills and work well with a team
  • Be highly organized and task oriented
  • Be able to mediate conflict, propose solutions, and be flexible when working with parents and children
  • Possess the ability to think about the present and the future simultaneously
  • Have the ability to problem-solve quickly


  • Lead, supervise and coordinate FirsChurch’s Urban Camp Ministry (8 week Summer kids camp)
  • Lead, supervise and coordinate FirstChurch’s Zone56 (5th & 6th grade) Ministries
  • Successfully recruit volunteers for Zone56 & Urban Camp
  • Serve as a resource person for all leaders in the Zone56 & Urban Camp ministries
  • Provide personal contact and guidance to leaders and parents
  • Study best practices used by other churches; collaborate with other middle school and camp ministers, particularly in North Texas Conference of the UMC
  • Work alongside Worship Director to create paths for empowering children to be in ministry by leading in worship, supervising acolytes, and finding new ways to include children
  • Work closely with Zone56 parent council and Children’s Council in dreaming, designing, implementing, recruiting volunteers and evaluating programmatic ministry with Zone56
  • Work closely with the Urban Camp design team and the Director of Children’s Ministry in dreaming, designing, implementing, recruiting volunteers and evaluating Urban Camp.
  • Integrate into FirstChurch staff by being present, flexible and willing to assist in a variety of church-wide tasks 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and résumé to Leah Bailey, Children's Minister, by January 31
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 214-220-2727


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