Saginaw UMC: Director of Children's Ministry

Date Posted: 4/29/2019

Saginaw UMC, Saginaw, TX

Job Description


Spiritual Formation for Children (Pre-K - 6th grades)

  • Implement “A Time For Children” philosophy of spiritual formation for children

  • Resource and coordinate children’s Sunday school classes, as well as Preschool Sunday school

  • Resource and coordinate Confirmation class

  • Collaborate with the Director of Preschool and Director of Youth Ministries in order to create consistency and cohesion of spiritual formation through the grades

  • Relate to and collaborate with Faith Development Team and/or Children’s Council

  • Participate in worship leading as agreed upon

Programming Ministries

  • Expand current programming ministries and create new opportunities to connect children with the ministry of Saginaw UMC

  • Coordinate Mid-week ministry for children as needed

  • Coordinate special programming/events/opportunities as needed for children (seasonal and episodic, including but not limited to: Advent Workshop, Easter Egg hunt, VBS, Summer programming, Trunk or Treat, etc.)


  • Coordinate, resource, encourage and train volunteers who serve in children’s ministries

  • Work with staff to coordinate planning and communication of children’s ministries

  • Create, submit and administer budget lines for ministry area

  • Serve as Safety System Administrator for the Ministry Safe system and implement all policies and procedures outlined in the Ministry Safe manual.

KidsHope USA Director

  • Ensure that SUMC honors the “non-negotiable” requirements of the program as outlined in the Affiliate Agreement with the KIDS HOPE USA National Office.

  • Cast the vision for KIDS HOPE USA

  • Recruit, screen, supervise, and encourage volunteer mentors, substitute mentors and their supporting prayer partners from within the SUMC membership.

Personal Development


  • Take vacation time as needed as approved by Sr. pastor(s)

  • SPRC liaison conversations as needed

  • Engage in 10 hours of Continuing Education a year

  • Report to Sr. pastor(s) at least once a month

  • Participate in staff development

Core Competencies

Creativity and Innovation: Generates new ideas; makes new connections among existing ideas to create fresh approaches; takes acceptable risks in pursuit of innovation; learns from mistakes; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.

Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles.

Project Management: Identifies the key objectives and scope of a proposed project; garners needed resources and project support, develops a realistic and thorough plan for achieving key objectives, keeps team members briefed on progress, implements action plans, communicates progress to sponsors, identifies and resolves barriers and problems.

People/Volunteer Management: Provides direction, gains commitment, facilitates change and achieves results through the efficient, creative and responsible deployment of volunteers; engages people in their areas of giftedness and passion.

Spiritual Formation/Discipleship: Demonstrates an understanding of spiritual formation/ discipleship as journey or process; invites others into reflection about personal spiritual journey; teaches a variety of spiritual practices to lead others in deepening and developing spirituality; creates teaching and small group environments that promote discipleship.

How to Apply

Email resumes or questions to Pastor Jason Valendy at
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 817-232-0390


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