Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Director of Children and Youth Ministries


First United Methodist Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. This individual will oversee the discipleship programs that help children and youth participate in God’s bold love, as both a recipient of God’s love and a disciple of Jesus who serves others. Ideal for this role would be an innovative, detail-oriented, hands-on minister who collaborates with and empowers teams of volunteers within a sustainable model of ministry. This position reports to the Pastor of Faith Formation. Primary responsibilities for the position include: - Map out the overarching scope & sequence of discipleship from birth through high school - Actively engage with children, youth, and families, both inside and outside the church walls - Recruit, train, coordinate, and support teams of volunteer leaders - Create pathways for children and youth to serve with other ministry teams and regularly participate in intergenerational opportunities - Provide supportive resources for parents - Organize the infrastructure of the ministry, ordering paperwork, guiding processes, implementing systems, and managing child protective policies - Communicate regularly with key ministry stakeholders, both inside the church and those who are a part of the community - Steward the budget and maintain the financial accountability of the ministry Qualifications for this position are: - Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university preferred - Experience in implementing and leading teams towards sustainability, either in a faith-based setting or a related field - Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing - Ability to organize and keep accurate and detailed records - Strong competence and comfort with technology, including effectively utilizing platforms of digital communications, social media, and church-specific software - Ability to work as part of a team - Demonstrated leadership skills and strong work ethic - Passion for helping children, youth, and their parents know and love Christ - A person of Christian faith with an understanding of and alignment with the theology of a reconciling congregation in the United Methodist tradition Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to

Location: First United Methodist Church Arlington Heights

Contact: Renee Wilson

Address: 1903 E. Euclid Ave Arlington Heights IL 60004

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