Coordinator of Children’s Ministry
Wesley United Methodist Church

Who are we? We are a caring congregation striving to make disciples of Jesus Christ by drawing generations together to worship, study and serve.

Job Summary:

To lead and cultivate the Children’s ministry, Pre-K through 5th grade, at Wesley United Methodist Church. This job includes but not limited to discipleship, prayer, activities, Bible study, informal gatherings, spiritual guidance, parent and congregational involvement and support, and missional outreach.

Working with Wesley’s Ministry Team, we expect that the Coordinator of Children’s Ministries will focus on making disciples, ensuring children are introduced to the love, forgiveness, and life-giving grace found in Christ Jesus. The Coordinator will lead programming that nurtures and grows children’s faith in Jesus. The Coordinator will also develop a Children’s Ministry Team within the congregation.

Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Wesley UMC at shawneewesleyumc@gmail.com (ATTN: Childrens Minister) or fax to 405-275-1576. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Gerard Nsabimana at 405-275-1556.

Spiritual Qualities:

Must exhibit strong Christian faith and character that demonstrates a close relationship with God through prayer, bible study, worship and praise, Christian community, and service. Successful candidate should be able to share Christian faith and speak of personal experience of Christ and the Spirit in ways that are understood by children.

Skills Required:

Good skills in interpersonal communication (oral and written), ability to relate to children and adults of all ages, good organizational skills, positive group building/interaction, basic Biblical knowledge, and teaching. Basic CPR and First Aid training is strongly preferred. Valid drivers license and background check are required. Per Conference and Wesley policy, successful candidate must complete Safe Sanctuary training as a condition of continued employment.

Employment Terms:

➢  The salary is $22,500 annually.

➢  Work is part-time at 25 hours per week on average annually.

➢  Personal time off is flexible.

➢  Successful candidate will report to the Senior Pastor and will be accountable to the Wesley Ministry Team and Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

➢  There are no medical, retirement, or paid time off benefits associated with the position.

Experience/Qualities Desired:

➢  Must be Spiritually aligned with United Methodist doctrine and Wesleyan Theology and our local Congregation.

➢  Must be actively engaged in spiritual growth including a regular prayer life, bible study, community worship and learning, sharing in sacraments, and seeking ways to serve in the community.

➢  Experience in planning and implementing children’s ministry and/or children’s education/development is strongly preferred.

➢  Must exhibit both leadership and team skills.

➢  Must work well with people of all ages and have an affinity for outreach.

➢  Must value accountability.

Job Duties:

(Please Note: At Wesley UMC, we strongly believe that Christian ministry works best when built around a team. This position will receive support and be a participating member of a diverse Ministry Team, including: the Senior Pastor, Youth Minister, Music Program, Children’s Council, and other Church Leadership.)

➢  Spiritual care of both children and their families, including: discipleship, regular community prayer and engagement, and creation of strong, enduring relationships.

➢  Building a loving, safe and inviting environment that encourages learning and spiritual development and fosters joy, kindness, goodness, trust, and friendship.

➢  Community Outreach that builds strong relationships with extended families, the Wesley Congregation, the Shawnee community, and other Conference churches.

➢  Developing Children’s Programming throughout the year, including: Sunday Morning/Wednesday Evening, camps, VBS, inter-generational activities, special events, and service opportunities.

➢  Acquiring, Developing and Curating Curriculum for all ages.

➢  Team building, including: Developing teachers and recruiting/training volunte