Job Title: Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Position Type: Part-time, 15 hours/week
Date posted: February 3, 2020
Applications Accepted By:

Subject Line: Job Opening

Attention:  Rev. John Blount

*Cover Letter and Resume Required*


Rev. John Blount, Minister

Saint Andrew United Methodist Church

2001 W.  11th Street

Panama City, Florida 32401

Job Description
General Description:

The Children’s Ministry Coordinator (CMC) is a part-time ministry position with the primary responsibilities of building and supporting teams of volunteers who will teach and facilitate programs and events. These programs and events are expressions of St. Andrew’s mission to help children in our community develop a meaningful relationship with God and become disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The CMC will be supervised by the Senior Pastor, with ultimate accountability to the Staff Parish Relations Committee, The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church , the Administrative Council of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, the SAUMC Staff-Parish Relations Committee Personnel Handbook, and the Safe Sanctuaries Guidelines of SA-UMC.

On-site work hours vary according to need; however, the CMC will be present on Sunday mornings from 9am – 12noon and Wednesdays from 4pm – 7:30pm.  As well, the CMC will be on-site for additional occasional events including, but not limited to the following:  children’s events (e.g. Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Camp Week, Movie Nights); and church-wide outreach and mission opportunities (e.g. Mardi Gras at St. Andrew, etc.). The CMC is a salaried position based on an average of 15 work hours per week. Timesheets may be requested for occasional review of hours.

Annual Salary: $17,700; paid biweekly.

Primary Responsibilities:

·         Identify, mentor, and resource volunteers to lead weekly ministries with children (e.g. Sunday School, Wednesday Children’s Ministry, Kids for Christ (KFC))

·         Actively engage with children and volunteers on Sundays and Wednesdays specifically, to ensure programs are running smoothly and to cultivate relationships with those participating in these ministries

·         Research and select curriculum for various ministries, both weekly and occasional (e.g. Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Messy Church)

·         Determine and gather all materials needed for ministries with children or utilize volunteers to do so

·         Recruit and resource the Children’s Council to give vision and direction to Children’s Ministries at St. Andrew UMC.

·         Facilitate the gatherings for the Children’s Council by providing administrative support (assisting with setting dates for meetings, following up with decisions, etc.)

·         Provide occasional leadership for weekly ministries with children (e.g. short term studies or to fill-in when a volunteer is not able to assist)

.         Discern and implement ministries that will invite and disciple children who are not already active in our programs, with specific involvement of the Children’s Council to shape and own these ministries

·         Serve as the primary liaison between the Children’s Ministry and the office staff who assist in communicating and publicizing events and programming

·         Create and maintain database for children

·         Recruit and equip volunteers as leaders and chaperones for various special events for children ministry (e.g. Movie Nights, Vacation Bible School)

·         Coordinate schedules, details, materials for special events for children (e.g. Movie Nights, Vacation Bible School)

·         Attend staff meetings

·         Attend Administrative Council Meetings and other meetings as directed by Senior Pastor

·         Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience Requirements:

·         Exhibits an attractive spirituality reflecting Jesus’ command to love God and to love neighbor

·         Belief in Saint Andrew’s mission, methods, principles, and structure

·         Knowledge of and dedication to promoting United Methodist doctrine

·         Genuine love and caring for the children of St. Andrew’s community

·         Ability to work with children

·         Knowledge of child development and ability to integrate this knowledge in choosing age-appropriate and doctrinally compatible curriculum for various ages of children for Sunday school, weekly teaching, Vacation Bible School, etc.

·         Strong team building skills to recruit, train/mentor, resource, and support adult volunteers

·         Displays gifts for delegating tasks

·         High-level organizational skills with attention to details

  • Capacity for establishing and maintaining effective and harmonious working relationships with staff, volunteers, and the general public
  • High energy, spiritual maturity, and leadership skills
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Publisher, and Windows 8 (or later versions) is preferred
  • Experience with children’s ministry in a local church preferred


Education Requirements:

  • High School/GED required; Associate Degree or higher preferred
  • Certifications/Degrees related to Christian Education, Youth Ministry, and/or Children’s Ministry preferred