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Director of Childrens and Youth Ministries

Job type: Full-time

Category: Children's Ministry

Location: Galesburg, IL Post Date: April 11, 2017


A growing and reviving church in the heart of a mid-sizedcity, Galesburg First United Methodist Church is seeking a full time Directorof Children's and Youth Ministry to provide leadership, vision, and specificprograms in the areas of children's ministry (pre-K through 5thgrade) and youth ministry (grades 6-12).


Responsibilities include: Provide leadership, direction andoversight to the First UMC's ministry with children and youth. Planning, coordinating and leading(personally or through supervising volunteers) ministry activities such asSunday School, weekly youth gatherings, Vacation Bible School, special events,youth mission trips, fun activities, a possible mid-week gathering forchildren, and other programs as needed within a ministry plan. Recruit, train,and deploy adult volunteers within the children's and youth ministries,including acquiring background checks and maintaining Safe Sanctuariespolicies. Maintain communication between the church and parents. Develop waysfor children and youth to connect with the larger First UMC community. Connectwith schools and the larger community. Assess the church's facilities andpresent a plan for maximizing usage and attractiveness of the building foryouth and children's ministry. Attend meetings and worship services asnecessary.

Qualifications: Strong faith in Jesus Christ; the ability tocommunicate the Christian faith with children and youth in a way thatencourages commitment and discipleship; Degree in ministry and/or education;self starter who can also work as a part of a team; familiarity with United Methodistteachings. Ministry experience is strongly preferred.

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How to apply

Resumes can be sent to: Rev. Vincent Rohn, 120 N. Kellogg St. Galesburg, Il. 61401;; fax: 309-342-3198.