Prosper UMC: Assistant Director of Family Ministries

Date Posted: 5/11/2023

Prosper UMC, Prosper, TX

Job Description

Prosper United Methodist Church’s Family Ministry aims to: 

  • Establish an atmosphere in which children and youth identify church as a place where they feel accepted, affirmed, loved and a sense of belonging; 
  • Present the biblical stories as the basis of our Christian faith and understanding; 
  • Embrace and encompass different learning styles; 
  • Invite all to engage in hands-on experiences with learning and mission. 

The Assistant Director of Family Ministries (ADFM) will assist the Director of Family Ministries (DFM) in all aspects of ministry with children and youth including the Children’s Ministry Team (CMT) and the Youth Leadership Council (YLC). This will include assisting the DFM with the following: 

  • Plan, schedule and implement Sunday School lessons 
  • Plan, schedule and implement mid-week activities and studies 
  • Plan, schedule and implement group discussions for small groups 
  • Recruit, train and coordinate volunteers to help facilitate the above activities 
  • Review and maintain background checks and Ministry Safe training for all adult volunteers 
  • Develop and nurture leadership from students and volunteers 
  • Coordinate and organize fundraising opportunities for missions and retreats 
  • Lead weekly PUMP chapel when the DFM requests 
  • Organize worship activity bags for children 
  • Promote and communicate about activities using a variety of platforms (social media, bulletin, email, website, etc.)
  • Coordinate annual retreats, summer camps and conference events 
  • Coordinate and co-lead Confirmation 

Reporting: This position reports directly to the DFM and is accountable to the Senior Pastor and Staff-Parish Relations Committee


  • Participate in requisite church planning, staff meetings, development and celebration events 
  • Help engage all generations of the church in the life of the Family Ministries (through casual conversations, formal information, gatherings, etc.) 
  • Create and build relationships by nurturing conversations and engagement during activities and by attending various student events throughout the year 
  • Participate in church wide and community events 
  • Participate in worship services when available and asked 
  • All other tasks as assigned by the DFM or Senior Pastor 


  • 1+ years of experience working in children’s, youth, or family ministries or a similar setting 
  • Evidence of Christian faith and Christian character 
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills 
  • Dedication to a collaborative teamwork environment 
  • High energy and enthusiasm for growing disciples of Jesus Christ through ministry with and for children and youth 
  • Good organizational skills, attentive to details and committed to follow through 
  • Willing to take initiative to complete tasks with minimal supervision 
  • Strong commitment to cooperation and hospitality 
  • Strong commitment to discretion and confidentiality 
  • Capable of maintaining focus, patience, and peace in a busy environment that involves a full-time preschool, numerous community organizations, and multiple staff members 
  • Ability to handle conflict with grace 
  • Demonstrates learning agility while being coachable and open to growth 

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Pastor Jason McConnell at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 214-726-5862


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