Job Opportunities

Job Posting:  Director of Family Ministries

Chelsea First UMC has an opening for a dynamic and passionate leader to join our staff as the Director of Family Ministries. The Family Ministries is a relatively new ministry in our church that has been well received, not only in the church, but in the local community. We are looking for that person that can come in and continue to build the program, bringing potential new ideas and creativity.

Please submit inquiries or resume’s and cover letters to Bill Doyle, SPRC Chair, via e-mail:  sprc@chelseaumc.org

Qualifications:
Experience and/or appropriate education in Christian education and leadership
Knowledge and acceptance of the theology of the United Methodist Church
Experience in recruiting, training and encouraging teams of volunteers
Passion for the social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development of families and family members
Organized, detail-oriented

Time Expectations:
Part time – 20 hours/week
Possibility to be combined with the open Children’s Ministries position for a full time position, but not required.
Presence and leadership during family ministry programming and events

Areas of Responsibility:
Carry out the mission of Family Ministries: The mission of family ministries is to encourage, equip, strengthen, and support all families as a reflection of the love of Christ.
Education
Education is a key component to fulfilling the mission of family ministries.  The church acts as an advocate for children and families by providing opportunities for families to grow in knowledge and compassionate understanding of family relationships.  Family ministry provides opportunities for education in a variety of areas which may include but are not limited to topics on parenting, marriage, single parenting, special needs, etc.  Education may take the form of small group, large group, or community-wide events.
Fellowship
Fellowship within the church allows families to create relationships that provide support and encouragement.  Family ministry provides opportunities for fellowship among adults, children, and families.
Resources
It can be difficult for families to know where to go for support on difficult or sensitive issues that arise.  Family ministry provides support by maintaining a resource library as well as connecting families with the appropriate supportive resource as needed.
Mission
The need for family support extends beyond the walls of this church.  Family ministry will provide opportunities for the community to be served by reaching out to the community through education, fellowship, resources, or any other perceived or expressed need as appropriate.
Communication:  Provide regular communication with families, promoting participation at church and mission events
Recruit, train and encourage teams of volunteers:  Family ministry relies on the participation of volunteers in the church to support programming.   The director of family ministries should recruit, train, and communicate with volunteers to serve within the family ministry programs.
Manage Administrative Areas:
Create yearly Family Ministries budget and manage parenting, marriage, and other family ministry funds.

July 16, 2017
CFUMC SPRC


Job Posting:  Director of Children’s Ministries


Chelsea First UMC is looking for a creative, dynamic and passionate leader to join our staff as the Director of Children’s Ministries. The children’s program is a strong, vibrant and critical part of our ministry. We are looking for that person that can come in and not only continue in the strength of the current program, but build on the momentum and bring the ministry even further.

Please submit inquiries or resume’s and cover letters to Bill Doyle, SPRC Chair, via e-mail:  sprc@chelseaumc.org

Qualifications:
•    Experience and/or appropriate education in Christian education and leadership
•    Knowledge and acceptance of the theology of the United Methodist Church
•    Passion for children and their social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development
•    Ability to work in a team environment, with a strong church staff and volunteer group. 
o    Experience in or ability to; recruit, train and encourage teams of volunteers
•    Organized, detail-oriented

Time Expectations:
•    Part time – ~ 20 hours/week 
o    Possibility to be combined with the open Family Ministries position for a full time position, but not a requirement.
•    Presence and leadership during Sunday morning programming and children’s mission events

Areas of Responsibility:
1.    Carry out the mission of Children’s Ministries: “We help children learn, embrace and live out Jesus’ greatest commands to love God and love others”
•    Provide leadership and decision-making based on the core values of Children’s & Youth Ministries:
•    Relationship:  Authentic relationships with peers and leaders matter.  Children and youth need invested adults who will teach, challenge, and encourage them as they grow in faith.  We need leaders willing to share their lives with kids.
•    Environment:  Learning happens best when God’s truths are communicated in relevant, relational, and experiential ways.  We seek to create safe spaces for children and youth to explore questions and doubts.
•    Mission:  We believe that serving others is the most powerful way children and youth grow in faith as they experience what God can do through them.  We offer many mission and service opportunities for children, youth and families.
•    Parents:  Recognizing that the church’s influence is temporary while the parent’s influence is life-long, we seek to partner with parents and help equip them for the journey. 
•    Provide programming that encourages children to BLAST – Boldly Learn And Serve Together.
•    Provide regular communication with families, promoting participation at church and mission events.
•    Serve as the staff member advocate for children and young families, continuously working to include children in significant ways in the life of our church.
•    Provide leadership in planning regular children’s mission events with the Children’s Mission Team

2.    Recruit, train and encourage teams of volunteers 
•    Supervise, coordinate, support and recruit paid childcare givers
•    Provide regular communication with volunteers
•    Lead the BLAST Sunday morning program and recruit and support adult and youth leaders
•    Participate as a member of the Children’s Mission Team, planning regular events
•    Serve as staff liaison to church community events: Halloween Party, Material Girls’ Children’s Christmas Bazaar, etc.
•    Collaborate with the community Ministry with the Margins special needs ministry initiative including leading the Special Buddy program at CFUMC and supporting and training volunteer leaders

3.    Manage Administrative Areas:
•    Create yearly Children’s Ministries budget and manage Children’s Missions fund
•    Communicate facility needs to Trustees
•    Secure and manage scholarship funds for camperships by planning and promoting “Camp Sunday” each spring

CFUMC  July 16, 2017