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Children's Ministry: Loft Elementary Ministry Leader

This position is part-time, 20 - 25 hours per week with flexible work hours, involvement in staff meetings, events pertaining to Elementary Ministries and Children’s Ministry sponsored events. Sunday morning availability required. This position is part of our Loft Community Children’s Ministry. Reports to the Director of Elementary Ministries.

Skills and requirements

  • Strong, growing Christian with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and able to share Christ’s love with others.
  • Elementary teaching certificate and/or experience working with elementary aged children preferred.
  • Attend and participate in elementary ministry staff meetings, departmental meetings and all church staff chapels and meetings.
  • Recruit, train and appreciate Loft volunteers.
  • Communicate and work with all church staff, volunteers and parents.
  • Collaborate with Elementary team to plan, implement and modify curriculum for Elementary aged children.
  • Knowledge of the Bible and ability to retell bible stories developmentally appropriate for elementary aged (1st – 4th grade) children.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of Children’s Ministry Events.

Administration

  • Preparing Keynote presentations for Sunday School.
  • Responsible for coordination and communication for Loft Sunday School volunteers and Sunday morning interns.
  • Submit supply and resource needs to be filled by administrative assistant.

Program Involvement / Sunday Mornings:

  • Lead children 1st through 4th grades in a large group and small group settings in Loft Community.
  • Implement and deliver a developmentally aged appropriate curriculum, activities and resources.
  • Collaborate with Elementary team to prepare craft and hands-on learning activities each week.
  • Greet parents and volunteers and assist with child check-in process.
  • Collect first time guest information and volunteers and submit to administrative assistant.

Children’s Ministry Key Programs and Events (outside of Sunday Morning)

Weekday programs: school year

  • COTW/TWMS Chapel Time – Wednesday & Thursday mornings (Special Easter & Christmas)
  • Elementary Wed. evening ministry

Seasonal / Special Events

  • CM Camp 247
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Children’s Christmas Eve and Easter Eve worship services
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • Mother/Son Spring Event
  • Family Mission projects

Contact Martina Murphy at MMurphy@twumc.org.  No phone calls please.



Children's Ministry: Sunday Ministry Lead

The Sunday Ministry Lead role has been designed to give children a consistent adult staff presence in Children’s Ministry on Sundays, while providing the right tone and environment for learning. The Sunday Ministry Lead is responsible for having a dedicated weekly focus on sharing biblical truths about Jesus Christ in a fun and exciting way.

Job Duties

  • Preparing the classroom/learning area on Sundays
  • Providing direction to volunteer and intern team
  • Welcoming children and families as they arrive
  • Take attendance and offering
  • Lead large group learning
  • Reinforcing and facilitating small group activities
  • Concluding the lesson and dismissing students
  • Clean up the environment

Skills and requirements

The Sunday Ministry Lead serves on Sundays from 8:00 am-12:30 pm. Curriculum is provided; Sunday Ministry Leader is simply presenting the prepared lesson weekly. Arrangements can be made if Ministry Leader needs to miss an occasional Sunday. The position is based on a weekly stipend and assumes a minimum of 46 Sundays per year; no health benefits are provided.

The ideal candidate is high energy, loves kids, enjoys being on a stage on a mic, and is gifted in teaching about the Lord. Candidates will work directly with Early Childhood, Elementary, or Intermediate Ministry Teams. Candidates will be asked to participate in a Saturday night experience as part of the interview process.

Contact Julie Crocker at JCrocker@twumc.org. No phone calls please.



Children's Ministry: College Summer Internship

The Children’s Ministry College Internship offers students (currently enrolled in college and completed Freshman year) an experience to work hands-on in a ministry setting focused on bringing the message of God’s love to children and families. This is a great opportunity for students who are curious about a career in ministry, though this is not a specific requirement of the internship.

Summer internships are temporary positions that begin on or around June 1 and end on or around August 12. Sundays are required. Typical work schedule will be 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Some weeks may require more hours and some may require less, depending on the activities planned each week.

Ideal candidates are:

  • Actively pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Energetic, hard-working and creative people willing to do a wide range of tasks
  • Passionate about working with children ages 3 to 12 years of age in many different settings
  • Strong ability to build relationships with children and volunteers

Summer Intern Duties:

  • Participate in the planning and delivery of weekly Sunday School for Pre-School, Elementary and Intermediate Ministries
    • Teach large group lessons
    • Lead small groups of children
    • Assist with logistics including children’s check-in, volunteer placement, classroom prep and clean up.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of large and small scale summer events
    • Assist with preparations for VBS, Camp, 56 Day Camp and other summer events
    • Participate in the program planning process for large group and worship experiences
    • Attend most summer events with a focus on building relationships with children
    • Assist with all on-site event logistics including set up and clean up
  • Other duties as assigned by Children’s Ministry staff

The Children’s Ministry Department at The Woodlands UMC offers a variety of ministry opportunities throughout the summer. Interns are required to work in all areas, including but not limited to:

  • Sunday morning Sunday School
  • Vacation Bible School/ Day Camp/ Camp 247
  • Summer fun events
  • Summer mission opportunities

Ministry Covenant:

Because of our desire to live according to Scripture and the high visibility our children’s ministry team has in the community, summer interns commit to exhibit a Christ-like character in their attitudes, actions and lifestyle. The attached ministry covenant should be read, agreed to and signed along with an application and consent for background check.

Contact Chris McLain at CMcLain@twumc.org. No phone calls please.



Children's Ministry: Intern

This is a part-time position with no benefits created for high school students age 16 or older.

Shift schedules include Sundays and/or Saturday nights and Children’s Ministry-sponsored events serving children ages 3-12 years of age.

Job Duties

  • Greet families and students as they arrive on Sundays and events.
  • As an intern your primary focus is to help ensure that every child is greeted, encouraged, interacted with and engaged in program activity.
  • Help set up and lead Sunday School, events, crafts, activities and clean up.
  • Support Ministry Directors and Ministry Leaders.
  • Arrive and Sign in on time for scheduled shifts.
  • Behavior in the community and your online presence must be compatible with values and beliefs of our church. Your online social networks should be accessible to CM Staff.

Skills and requirements

Strong interpersonal skills, enjoy children, role model for young children and a growing Christian that feels comfortable sharing their faith with others. Creative artistic talents in music, drama and art a plus.

Contact Julie Crocker at JCrocker@twumc.org. No phone calls please.

RECEPTIONIST

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintaining the front reception desk of the church administrative offices
  • Meet and greet all visitors to the church office, maintain a professional and warm reception atmosphere.
  • Answer general information questions about the church and church events, keeping up to date with all.
  • Answer the telephone and transfer calls to the appropriate ministries
  • Greet visitors coming in for pastoral appointments
  • Accept and sign for all church deliveries
  • Place office supply orders for the Administrative Department
  • Help process calls and e-mails for SOSS financial assistance from the church. Deal with clients on the phone and in the church office.
  • Maintain staff telephone roster, Daily mail distribution
  • Recruit lunch time volunteers and maintain schedule for the front desk volunteers

ACCOUNTABILITY

Part-time individual reporting to the Director of Facilities and the Facilities Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong Christian faith
  • Problem solving skills and ability to multi-task. Able to calmly handle different daily, and sometimes challenging scenarios dealing with the public.
  • Basic computer skills
  • A welcoming and compassionate individual

This position is a part time (job share) position with two set days a week and alternating Fridays.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, and 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

Interested applicants may send a resume and/or application to Sarah Lewis at slewis@twumc.org. No phone calls, please.



Loft: Loft Ministry Assistant

WORK SCHEDULE

Full-time, hourly position, 40 hours/week, Monday through Friday; some Saturdays/Sundays and holidays will be required to support Loft worship services; some evening hours will be required, as well as Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter and Christmas services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate all aspects of year-round weekend worship, holiday services, and special services, including supervision of the Loft Weekend Worship Assistant.
  • Recruit, train, and communicate with volunteers for Loft Worship services and events, including greeters, café volunteers, communion stewards and communion set-up and clean-up teams
  • Coordinate details for weekly worship meetings and monthly creative meeting, including email reminders and agenda.
  • Correspond with housekeeping weekly regarding set-up needs for weekend services and special events.
  • Manage volunteer run café, including staffing, tracking inventory, restocking supplies and selecting and purchasing products. Count café donations and prepare deposit for Accounting department.
  • Weekly communication with volunteers on happenings in the church the coming weekend; volunteers to include greeters, café, connection point and any miscellaneous volunteers.
  • Email all new members and first-time visitors to introduce them to The Loft and provide information as requested.
  • Proof bulletins on a weekly basis and provide content as needed for special events, member events and other requested items.
  • Deliver Loft offering to the main building weekly
  • Submit worship attendance weekly
  • Schedule worship services, room requests and worship/event details in Event Pro, the church’s event management software.
  • Manage all details for communion weekend, including securing set-up volunteers, purchasing elements, recruiting and assigning communion servers.
  • Identify dates and plan details for new member events, including promotional items for bags, compiling and assembling church information for packets, and securing refreshments.
  • Set-up all facets of Loft Worship baptisms: communicate with families to determine dates and training, coordinate pastor meeting the day of, print and send out baptism certificates and file information in member database.
  • Plan Loft community events throughout the year, including but not limited to dinners, nights of worship, movie nights, seminars and prayer services.
  • Monitor condition of Worship Center, Alley and Lounge and submit maintenance requests for repairs needed.
  • Submit requests to media department for special print/digital items, video requests and special campaigns.
  • Compile monthly credit card statements.
  • Submit check requests, as needed.
  • Handle general inquiries about The Loft.
  • Order office supplies and other items on request.
  • Set up and clean up meeting rooms as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must be available to work Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter and Christmas services.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5-7 years previous administrative assistant and/or ministry experience
  • Experience leading volunteer groups
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • High school diploma

Interested applicants may send a resume and/or application to Sarah Lewis at slewis@twumc.org. No phone calls, please.

Nursery: Caregiver

Noah’s Nook Nursery is accepting applications for Sunday morning childcare worker positions. The ideal candidate will be a strong Christian, love working with young children and be a team player.

The job requires the ability to lift 40 lbs., excellent communication in English and the ability to work weekends and evenings.

Contact Sabrina Horne at shorne@twumc.org or 281.297.5911 for more information.

Special Needs Ministry: Associate Director of Youth and Adult Special Needs

Do you love the Lord? Do you love youth and adults with special needs? Do you love having fun? We are looking for a passionate leader to help our Youth and Adults Special Needs Ministry. If you are interested in making a difference and finding your life's calling, you may want to consider joining our team. We believe that being a part of what God is doing is a calling and a privilege. Above all, it is a chance to be productive in the Kingdom of God.

The Associate Director of Youth and Adult Special Needs Ministry is responsible for the creative vision, strategic development and implementation of all programs serving youth and adults with special needs and their families. The Woodlands UMC is a thriving 14,000 member church offering Sunday morning special needs programming with an average attendance of 70+ youth and adults with special needs. Strong emphasis is placed on delivering special events that provide respite as well as draw families together to worship, serve and grow in faith and discipleship.

LEADERSHIP

  • Lead and inspire a team of volunteers and interns, to deliver meaningful, intentional and powerful experiences so that youth and adults with special needs will know the love of Jesus
  • Provide direct oversight for Special Needs Coordinators, Assistants and Interns
  • Provide vision, leadership and strategic development for the Programs, Youth, and Adult Special Needs Ministry in collaboration with the Pastor of Special Needs Ministry
  • Maintain strong interpersonal skills bent toward a cooperative, collaborative leadership style
  • Exhibit best practices using appropriate judgment, discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality with regard to church policies and procedures
  • Recruit, develop, encourage and train staff and volunteers to lead with passion and excellence

COMMUNICATION

  • Provide clear direction and communication to special needs ministry staff and volunteers
  • Show appreciation and gratitude to staff and volunteers through communication at many different levels in ways that inform and inspire them
  • Build relationships with all youth and adult participants, which includes understanding their health and behavior needs
  • Provide regular communication and encouragement to family members and caregivers while maintaining appropriate confidentiality and ministry boundaries
  • Meet weekly with the Pastor of Special Needs Ministry for oversight and accountability

PROGRAM PLANNING/IMPLEMENTATION

  • Oversee Sunday School and Bible study experiences for youth and adults with special needs, including curriculum implementation, room set-ups, planning and logistics associated with delivering a meaningful and excellent experience for youth and adults with special needs
  • Teach an age and developmentally appropriate Sunday school and Bible study with enthusiasm and energy, showing the love of Christ
  • Recruit, train, and inspire staff and volunteers to teach small group lessons with a heart for ministry and enthusiasm
  • Create, lead and implement large-scale programming: Fun Fridays, Spring Adult Dance, Fall Youth Dance, Night VBS, Local Mission Trip and other special events as needed
  • Collaborate and assist with programs, such as Family Worship, Volunteer Appreciation, International Mission Trip, and others as needed
  • Attend and participate in The Woodlands UMC events as requested by the Pastor of Special Needs Ministry

ADMINISTRATION

  • Manage payroll and timecards for ministry staff and interns, including new hire processing
  • Organize Sunday morning sign in sheets, nametags, visitor information, and submit to ministry assistant for processing
  • Submit supply and resource needs to be filled by ministry assistant
  • Provide budget oversight and manage program budgets and track expenses and maintain fiscal accountability
  • Provide weekly scheduling e-mails to assistants, interns, and volunteers confirming their availability to serve and providing encouragement and a sense of community
  • Provide communication to caring ministry administrative assistant for e-newsletter regarding events including use of church bulletins, social media, and newsletters
  • Recruit, interview and make hiring recommendations for coordinators, assistants, and interns
  • Accountable for compliance with Safe Sanctuary guidelines and appropriate adult/youth ratios in every Sunday School classroom, every Sunday and at every ministry event.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A strong and growing personal commitment to Jesus Christ is required, a United Methodist background is preferred
  • Knowledge of the Bible and ability to retell bible stories that are developmentally appropriate for youth and adults with special needs
  • Previous leadership experience working in church ministry is preferred
  • Strong leadership skills to lead the ministry staff and work with parents
  • Bachelor’s Degree and teaching certificate are strongly preferred
  • Experience working directly with individuals with special needs is required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required
  • Sunday morning work schedule is required
  • Some Fridays, Saturdays and evening hours are required based on program needs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (including PowerPoint and Keynote)

This is a full-time (32 hours/week) position that is eligible for benefits.

All interested applicants should submit a resume to Jana Graham.

Director of Student Ministry

The Director of Student Ministry is responsible for providing leadership, direction and guidance for all youth programming at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. This individual is responsible for creating and maintaining the Rebelbase Students DNA and strategy across both the Woodlands and the Woodforest campuses. This role requires an individual to have exceptional leadership, collaborative, strategic, developmental, and communication gifts.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 5-7 years of leadership experience in full time ministry
  • 1-3 years of experience supervising staff
  • Experience leading volunteer teams
  • Experience at large and very large congregations
  • College graduate; seminary preferred

Functions:

  • Lead the discipleship of 7th - 12th grade students with meaningful, relevant teaching, fellowship, events, and small group experiences, consistent with the theology and core values of The Woodlands United Methodist Church.
  • The Director of Student Ministry leads and develops the Student Ministry staff in a way that allows them to lead their ministry areas at their highest level of potential. All staff members are growing in both the areas of leadership and spiritual growth.
  • Plan and lead weekly student ministry staff meetings as well as monthly parent support team meetings. Ensure all staff are provided with clear direction and expectations.
  • Lead the student ministry staff to move the student ministry forward through vision, creativity, problem solving, and communication.
  • Create a global strategy across all campuses to recruit and develop volunteers, small group leaders, and ministry leaders to support current groups as well as anticipated growth in student ministry.
  • Foster a healthy spiritual support structure for youth and their families.
  • Develop and execute the annual budget for Student Ministry. Supervise and approve expenditures from that budget. Work with Finance Department and Executive Director of Administration to ensure fiscal accountability and responsibility.
  • Participate on the Ministry Staff and attend periodic meetings to communicate Student Ministry direction and programs. Ensure Student Ministry is working toward the same mission as the overall church.
  • Monitor all organizational systems for effectiveness and develop and change as necessary for the ministry to grow and move forward.
    • Ensure control documents are in place and distributed in a timely fashion (including volunteer job descriptions, the student ministry calendar, calendar requests, event and trip registration forms, and leader’s directory).
    • Ensure compliance documents are up-to-date and distributed to all involved parties (copyright licensing, Safe Sanctuary, background checks on volunteers and staff, etc.).
  • Partner with other The Woodlands UMC ministries to ensure seamless transitions in/out/through Student Ministry life stage, especially, Children’s Ministry (Confirmation/56), Special Needs Ministry Youth/Adults, Emerge College Ministry.
  • Assist in sanctuary and contemporary worship on a rotating basis as assigned.
  • Assist in any area of the church's ministry where those talents and abilities are needed or requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Attributes

  • Lead from a core of spiritual health and wholeness
  • Model incarnational and relational ministry
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to teach and engage large audiences
  • Ability to balance time, understanding the importance of self and family care
  • Event planning
  • Computer and Internet skills
  • Diplomacy in relationships

This is a full-time position (40 hrs./wk). Sundays required; some evenings, some travel, some Saturdays. Reports to Harvest Lead Pastor.

Interested applicants may send a resume to search@ministryarchitects.com. No phone calls, please.

The Woodlands Methodist School: Director of Athletics

Function
The Director of Athletics is responsible for developing, directing and coordinating all school-wide athletic activities.  This will include coordination of all athletic events as well as managing the athletic department budgets for TWMS.  This includes serving as a resource to students and faculty.

Accountability
The Director of Athletics reports to Director of Middle School and is also accountable to the Head of School and TWUMC School Board.

Supervisory Responsibilities
The following positions report to the Director of Athletics: all coaches and all para-professionals who coach.

The Director of Athletics also works in close coordination with the following positions concerning athletic policies and programs:  Director of Middle School, Nurses, the School Business Office, and other ministries including Recreation Ministry and Facilities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field required; Master’s degree is preferred
  • Five years’ experience in coaching required, Middle School coaching is a plus
  • Teaching certification necessary
  • Athletic director experience preferred
  • Strong growing Christian who is comfortable sharing their faith with children and families
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills necessary
  • Management/supervisory experience is required
  • Must meet licensing requirements; which include fingerprinting and an extensive background check

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement athletic program.
  • Develop and update an athletic handbook.
  • Organize middle school teams and schedules for each team.
  • Secure officials and workers for all home games.
  • Notify the administration, staff, and parents of team schedules and any change in practice or game schedules.
  • Recruit and supervise all coaches in Athletics Program.
  • Ensure all coaches follow TWMS guidelines and rules, as outlined in the TWMS Athletic Handbook.
  • Purchase and maintain an inventory of all athletic supplies and uniforms.
  • Supervise all students and make sure coaches supervise all students participating in an athletic event including practice.
  • Teaching any additional classes as needed.
  • Ensuring all coaches include times for prayer and Christian growth.
  • Organize and lead pep rallies and the athletic banquet.
  • Work with Recreation Ministries to coordinate Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club.
  • Attend and lead all athletic booster club meetings.
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  • Approve training requests.
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical, and responsible behavior and serve as a role model for all faculty and students.
  • Meet school and church requirements for professional growth.
  • Oversee student management policies and processes including, TWMS Athletic Handbook, and parent/teacher communications.
  • Develop and manage the athletic school budget in compliance with TWUMC policies and accounting practices.
  • Interview, select, and supervise coaches.
  • Define expectations, assess, and manage performance of coaches.
  • Foster open communication, comradery, and team building among coaches.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

All interested applicants should submit a resume to Jana Graham.