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Director of Children's Discipleship

Company: Kent United Methodist Church
Location: Kent
Posted on: April 10, 2021

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    Director of Children's DiscipleshipKent United Methodist Church ( ) is seeking a Director of Children's Discipleship to join our staff team. The ideal candidate will be excited about building authentic relationships with children, from birth to 6th grade, and their families that model and foster a life of discipleship in accordance with our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Director of Children's Discipleship is directly responsible for overseeing the Children's Ministries of Kent UMC, specifically:
  • Developing relationships with all KUMC children and their families in order to facilitate the formation of lifelong, life-giving, personal, transformational relationships with God in Jesus Christ.
  • Recruiting, training and nurturing an effective team of volunteers.
  • Integrating children and whole families into every aspect of the life of the church.
  • Overseeing the church's Children's Choir Director, nursery and staff, and acting as church liaison and board member with our Mom's Day Out program and scouting programs.
  • Preparing and managing the children's ministry budget and fundraising projects.
  • Infusing a joyful and welcoming atmosphere into all children's ministry programs.
  • Overseeing children's special events/activities including the children's Christmas program. The Director of Children's Discipleship will achieve these initiatives by:
  • --Regularly praying for KUMC children, families, volunteers, and the children's discipleship programs, and facilitating a joyful and welcoming presence within children's ministry, in order to change the world, one child at a time.
  • Providing leadership, training, resources, spiritual support, and encouragement to the volunteers and paid staff working within the area of children's ministry, including obtaining and distributing Sunday school curriculum, holding monthly teacher meetings and team fellowship opportunities.
  • Being a central presence on Sunday mornings, welcoming families, answering questions, and assisting volunteers.
  • Being part of worship by writing and presenting the weekly Children's Sermon, and coordinating the acolyte ministry.
  • Coordinating child oriented, family centered worship and fellowship opportunities.
  • Ensuring that news, key information and priorities are communicated clearly to families and leaders through personal, electronic, social, and print media.
  • Working with the pastor and other church staff in developing and leading programs to incorporate children and whole families in all phases of the life and worship of the church. Position InformationEducation-College Degree
    Experience-3-5 years of successful Children's Ministry experience
    Compensation-commensurate with experience
    Job Type-part time (25-30 hours per week)Application-send your resume and cover letter to or by mail:Kent United Methodist Church
    Attention: SPRC
    11010 SE 248th St
    Kent WA 98030
    Kent United Methodist Church is a welcoming and affirming church that takes being the hands and feet of Christ in the world seriously. We are committed to practice the Love-Grow-Serve-Share Journey of Christian discipleship. Downloadable Job Description Digital Media and Communications Director Kent United Methodist Church ( ) is seeking a Digital Media and Communications Specialist to join our staff team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for communicating using verbal, written and electronic methods and promote the Kent United Methodist Church's mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.Responsibilities of this PositionSupport Video Needs of the ChurchProduction and post-production of Sunday worship services and other special services/events. Includes: shooting, editing, streaming, uploading, cataloging, and filing videos/recordings for future use. Editing may include the compilation of multiple professional and amateur videos, slides, music, and special effects. Amateur submittals may be filmed using smartphones and cameras at home and could be in a variety of formats.
    • Produce video resources for internal and external ministry and outreach.
    • Maintain church's video library/database.
    • Maintain video/recording equipment. Ensure proper and secure storage.Manage Website, Social Media, and Online Platforms/Tool/Applications
      • Design and oversee the development of content and look of the church app, website, and social media including posts on social networking services as Instagram and Facebook.
      • Manage office staff to implement the content and design of church app, website, and social media.Develop a Strategy for Building Internal/External awareness and Participation in Church Mission
        • Participate in developing a general communication strategy for the church.
        • Help worship, music staff, and program staff to design all events with an eye toward use of digital media and sound tech.
        • Working with the Pastor and other Directors, resource the Inviting, Welcoming, Discipleship, and Congregational Care Teams of KUMC to guarantee the success of our disciple-making systems.
        • Support the Pastor and other Directors in communicating and teaching the Jesus Way of discipleship practiced at Kent UMC to expand the mission-based culture (outlined in the church covenant).Recruit and Nurture an Effective Team
          • Identify, recruit and train additional resources from the congregation for support.
          • Schedule and manage volunteers who staff the audio-visual needs for Sunday worship and other special church activities and events.Perform Administrative Duties
            • Responsible to track and report to church leaders key analytics and statistics from the various online platforms and help design new online media strategies.
            • Prepare and manage the audio-visual/digital media budget.
            • Abide by the Personnel Policies and Safe Church Policies of Kent United Methodist Church
            • Attend staff and leadership meetings as appropriate and collaborate with Lead Pastor, Directors, Staff, and other Church Leaders as necessary.Spiritual and Technical Growth
              • Continue to grow in knowledge and skills for discipleship, Christian Leadership, and vital ministry in the local church. Model discipleship.
              • Stay up to date with new media and technological advances.Qualifications for this Position
                • Background in design and creation in the areas of videography, sound, social media and website applications and platforms.
                • Knowledge of uploading to applications such as YouTube, Vimeo, and other types of media.
                • Experience with sound systems.Details of this Position
                  • Compensation: TBD - Based on skill and experience.\
                  • Work Schedule: 30 hours/week. Work schedule to be self-determined in coordination with Pastor.
                  • Must be available on Sundays and major Christian Holidays or ensure coverage with volunteers.Application-send your resume and cover letter to or by mail: Kent United Methodist Church
                    Attention: SPRC
                    11010 SE 248th St
                    Kent WA 98030 Downloadable Job Description Location11010 SE 248th St,
                    Kent, WA 98030
                    (253) 852-3900
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