Employment, Uncategorized

Student Ministry Team Leader Ministry Opportunity

Student Ministry Team Leader, salaried

Westwood United Methodist Church

3460 Epworth Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

www.westwoodunitedmethodist.org

Church Size: 450, urban-suburban, west side

Full-Time, benefits (vacation, pension, continuing education, medical), some moving expense provided if needed

Salary range: $43,000-49,000 based upon experience

Education: college graduate, preferred in a related field of ministry

OBJECTIVE/GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide, along with a team of adults and youth, programming and relational ministry to youth and young adults. The aim is to reach current and future students of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds through the creation and implementation of a system of clubs, recreation, small groups, fun, faith, mentoring, and work in the vision of Westwood United Methodist Church.

SUPERVISION: The Student Ministry Team Leader will report to the Senior Pastor.

CORE VALUES OF WUMC:

  1. Gospel focused in a Wesleyan theological understanding
  2. Transformation, not stagnation of individuals and ministry
  3. Team approach to ministry through scouting, training, vision casting and release
  4. Able to work with support staff
  5. Familiar with use of social media and growing use of other media
  6. Pursuit of excellence
  7. Responsibility for church growth and support of the church vision
  8. Continued enhancement of skills and knowledge

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Team building: Build teams, view them as essential, and work with adults and youth weekly in order to champion their leadership skills and vision for working with youth from 7th grade to post high school. Will grow and welcome new students and families through this ministry to the life of the church.

Leadership: Create a system which will develop team leaders who will then recruit others to assist them to grow the ministry with, for and to students and their families.

Communication: Provide systematic communication with families, students, staff (paid and unpaid). Develop relationships with the Church, schools, and the community which convey the vision and substance of our student ministry.

Teaching: Create age-appropriate settings to worship, teach and experience the Gospel’s breath, measured by students who are able to communicate with others and live as disciples of Jesus Christ within the church and their culture. Help students understand how to have a relationship with Christ in the present and in the future.

To create a safe, friendly, welcoming environment for all.

Exhibit excellent conflict management skills and discipline.

Work with the paid and unpaid staff of Westwood United Methodist in a professional and supportive manner indicative of the role of a senior staff member.

Additional assignments as designated by the Senior Pastor.

EXPECTATIONS

▪  Character:

Take criticism and offer ideas with grace
Be flexible, and willing to help out as needed

Actively engaged in becoming more like Christ

▪  Work Ethic: Show an urgency to reach multiple groups of youth and young adults through the flexibility of the Gospel using strategic plans, teams, and scheduling, as reported to the Senior Pastor.

▪  Education: Continue growing in personal and work goals as agreed upon by Senior Pastor.

▪  Life: Demonstrate a deep relationship with Jesus, a balanced life and work ethic.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

▪ Sincere call to reach current and future students of all ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds with creative methods and faith.

▪ Ability to lead and build teams of paid and unpaid adults and youth for this objective.
▪ Ability to create, implement, and oversee programs, activities, and events to help

teens and young adults grow in faith, learn more about worship, and become more

involved in the church and the community as Christian disciples.
▪ Excellent communication skills and technology savvy: i.e. computer skills, use of church data system, web and other communication methods as well as verbal.

▪ State a commitment to the doctrine and vision of the United Methodist Church

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Provide personal introduction and discuss your call to student ministry.

Provide resume with experience, education

Provide contact information for 3 work references (must accompany application)

Provide past two years of continuing education: conference attendance, books, podcasts subscribe too, etc. that were beneficial to you in your work.

To apply: Send the above to apply@westwoodunitedmethodist.org

Children, Employment, Staff

Children’s Team Leader Position Opening

Westwood United Methodist Church is hiring a Children’s Team Leader. This person will build teams to help children and families know the love of God and have a great time learning, living and being all the God wants for their lives. Below is the job description for your review. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the church office at 513.661.3139.

Title: Children’s Ministry Team Leader
Reports to: Senior Pastor
Required Credentials: Administrative experience, College degree
Compensation: Full time designed for 40-50 hours a week
Status: Full time exempt

Objective: The Children’s Ministry Team Leader finds focus in Westwood UMC’s 2020 vision to help foster Spiritual Growth through Faith Led Development for children and families, as well as to assist with intentional youth/child and family outreach. This person will oversee the Christian education program and develop a weekday ministry to and with families and children. The main goal is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship, grow, and serve at Westwood UMC from a young age.

8 Core Principles to Westwood Ministry Positions
1. Gospel focused in a Wesleyan theological understanding
2. Transformation, not stagnation of individuals and ministry
3. Team approach to ministry through scouting, training, vision casting and release
4. Able to work with all staff in a professional manner
5. Familiar with use of social media as a staff member of WUMC and growing use of such
6. Pursuit of excellence in all aspects of life
7. Responsibility for church growth and support of the church vision
8. Continued enhancement of skills and knowledge

Expectations
• A commitment and love of Christ and a calling to a complete and healthy children’s ministry within the church and community that ministers to all and is exciting for children.
• Actively involved in Worship, Grow (small group, spiritual disciplines), and Serve
• Positive Role Model, Christian Character and practicing spiritual disciplines
• Development of ministry teams in and for various ministries
• Teachable and growing in personal development.
• Eagerness to lead and is self-motivated in planning, creating, and implementing programs though teams while working with the staff on church-wide efforts
• Strong oral, written and media communication skills
• Gifts in organization and administration a plus
• Live within a reasonable distance to primary ministry area of the church
• Requires passing a background and drug check

Skills and Qualifications
• Working with appropriate church members and leaders to set goals, determine priorities, establish programs, promotion and coordinate calendar.
• Overseeing areas of Children’s Ministry with a focus on discipleship including but not limited to transformational curriculum and programs like mentoring, family support, etc.
• Providing leadership to the educational ministry of the church, including identifying gifts of leaders and promoting their involvement.
• Empower parents and grandparents to be involved with the faith development of their family.
• Oversee the development of a budget and ordering supplies and curriculum.
• Scout, recruit, support, and provide training for teams, teachers and assistants, nursery for all aspects of ministry.
• Teach and follow Safe Sanctuary policies.
• Supervise age-level education ministries including nursery, preschool & elementary such as: Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Kingdom Club, VBS in a Box,
• Help plan and recruit volunteers for special programs such as Jesus’ Birthday Party, Christmas Craft Fair, Eggs-travaganza, and Trunk or Treat.
• Work with Community Outreach Team for large children’s outreach events such as Day Camp, I love Westwood, Upward, Club 56 and in our partnership with Westwood Elementary.
• Other duties as needed

Position details: Full time, salaried to start May 1 – July 1, 2017

Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 includes pension and reimbursable account

Accountability: Children’s Ministry Team Leader is accountable to Westwood UMC’s SPRC committee and would report to the Senior Pastor.

To be considered: Our Application Process
1. Submit a 2-page paper on your *philosophy of ministry around family/children in the church and community. * a philosophy of ministry takes a child from birth through 6th grade with focus on spiritual, social and family growth through the church’s unique gifts to the world. Including but not limited to reasoning and activities behind and included in the steps.
2. Submit your testimony.
3. Submit 5 references around your experience working with families and children.
4. Submit a resume reflecting this job description
5. Send all the above to apply@westwoodunitedmethodist.org
6. A team member will acknowledge your complete application.