Sand Point Community UMC (Seattle, WA): Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

Sand Point Community United Methodist Church in northeast Seattle is hiring a Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries. 

This salaried position requires 35 hours per week with fewer summer hours from mid-June until September. The hours are to be coordinated with the pastor; Sundays and Christmas Eve are required. (Hours may be reduced while our building remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff is working from home during the pandemic until our building re-opens.)

The Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries:

  • connects children, youth, young adults and families to each other and integrates them into the wider life of the church;
  • develops outreach strategies to invite new families and to connect the congregation to the wider community;
  • Works with the Pastor and staff to develop a ministry program which complements the faith formation for children, youth and their families;
  • Leads spiritual and faith forming education for Children and Youth each Sunday (including Children’s Time during worship);
  • Recruits and supports volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • Christian faith that includes an understanding of the Bible beyond a literal interpretation;
  • Shares our progressive-leaning theology and is hospitable to diverse viewpoints;
  • Strong organizational skills, positive interpersonal skills, and effective communication skills;
  • Ability to recruit and encourage volunteers;
  • Academic coursework or direct experience in Christian Education/Spiritual Formation;
  • Experience in early childhood development and/or in education desirable.

Please reply to sandpointsprc@gmail.com to request a more detailed job description and/or send your cover letter and resume.

Candidates will be interviewed via video chat.

SAND POINT COMMUNITY UMC MISSION STATEMENT: We are an inclusive, caring community – committed to Christ’s work, seeking spiritual growth, and lovingly responding to the needs of God’s world. We welcome all persons, including members of the LGBTQ + community.

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