Asbury Untied Methodist Church of Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. A vibrant congregation of 2,000 plus, Asbury United Methodist Church influences their community with the core values of radical hospitality, passionate worship, international faith development, risk-taking mission and extravagant generosity. Asbury UMC is located in North Shelby County in the Oak Mountain area.
The Director of Children’s Ministry (DCM) would have the following main responsibilities: provide leadership, equip children, families, and volunteers, and develop relationships. Leadership will be given by overseeing all children ministry programming, supervising children’s ministry staff, nursery director and guiding the department in implementing a sustainable model of ministry. The (DCM) will be active in recruiting, equipping, and building teams of children’s ministry leaders and volunteers on a regular basis. Developing relationships is a key component to children’s ministry. As such, the (DCM) should be developing relationships with kids, families, volunteers and church staff.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and have five or more years experience in children’s ministry. Seminary, Certification in Children’s Ministry through the UMC or a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education is a plus. The candidate will have strong communication, leadership and organizational skills. The church desires a candidate who is able to implement sustainable structures and vision for the children’s program and who is aligned with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church.
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