Qualifications: Active Christian life and genuine faith in Jesus Christ. Prefer previous training and/or experience in Christian education. Good role model to young people in personal character, integrity, and behavior. Effective communication and listening skills with young people and their parents.
Purpose: To coordinate and implement all programs and activities that contribute to the vision, goals, and objectives of the children and youth ministries at West End UMC.
Primary Duties/Responsibilities: Create, develop and coordinate all children, youth, and young family programs with appropriate committee, staff, volunteers, and parents under the guidance of the Pastor. Assist in teaching a Sunday school class for the children, youth, or young families. Ensure that all children, youth, and young family activities are adequately supervised by approved, responsible adults. Develop positive relationships with parents of children and youth participating in the children and youth ministry program and partner with them to enhance the impact of the ministry. Be responsible for all budgetary matters relating to educational programs for children, youth, and young families. Develop and promote a positive outreach with community youth such as Scouts and local schools. Attend Sunday worship (8:30 am and 11:00 am) and special events at WEUMC. Attend Church Council and Ministry Team meetings. Ensure all volunteers involved in any children, youth, and family programs have completed WEUMC Safe Sanctuary Training and have an up-to-date background check on file with WEUMC.
Accountability: The Children/Youth Coordinator reports to the Pastor of WEUMC.