Children's Minister (Panama City, Fl.)


The Lynn Have United Methodist Church is in search of a full-time Children's Minister. For more information on this ministry opportunity please contact Rev. Terry Tatum at 850-819-9867 or  Job Description To Whom Reports:   Executive Pastor 
Location:  Lynn Haven United Methodist Church Shift:  40 hours a week
Job Function: Provide overall leadership for Children’s Ministries (K-5) at Lynn Haven United Methodist Church.  
Weekly Job Duties: ?      Plan and manage elementary age children’s ministries on Sunday mornings, including but not limited to children’s church. ?      Attend weekly staff prayer meetings. ?      Organize and oversee AWANA and other activities on Wednesday nights ?      Organize teachers and servants for K-5th grade ministries and schedule substitutes as needed ?      Meet, plan, and coordinate with Nursery Supervisor  
Monthly Job Duties: ?      Attend weekly staff meetings and provide a staff report on time ?      Attend worship planning meetings as needed ?      Turn in all communication for the newsletter, worship guide, and email blasts on time  
Periodic Job Duties: ?      Maintain a positive and cooperative attitude while preforming job duties ?      Maintain positive relationships with children, parents, servants, staff members, and other church leaders while promoting a spirit of teamwork in the church ?      Plan and manage events such as Vacation Bible School, Ascent, and Service Squad ?      Manage Children’s Ministries resources, including creating and managing an approved budget and the evaluation of resource material and curriculum ?      Train, organize and supervise Children’s Ministries staff members and servants ?      Provide Christian mission and service opportunities for children ?      Provide pastoral care to children and families
Duties as Needed ?      Ensure all teachers/leaders have background check prior to serving ?      Ensure safety procedures are being followed by both parents and teachers/leaders ?      Be an active member of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church  
Limits of Authority:    Act under the supervision of Executive Pastor and assume any and all duties as assigned.  
Education and Experience:    Experience in the education of young children, preferably a B.S./B.A. in elementary or early childhood education, Christian education, or other ministry-related degree.   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Must be flexible, cooperative, and proactive.  
Physical Requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, talk, read, write, use computer, hear and lift up to 25 lbs.  
Work Environment:     Work is performed regularly within and around all LHUMC buildings and the local community.  
Personal Attributes:    Must have a clear testimony of a personal faith in Jesus Christ and a growing relationship with Him.  Must have a commitment to moral purity.  Must be willing to adhere to the guidelines set forth in the staff covenant.  Must be able to work in a cohesive manner with co-workers, pastoral staff, church members and guests.  Must be neat, well-groomed and represent Lynn Haven UMC as a professional at all times, on and off duty.  Must maintain strict confidentiality of all church matters.

Contact: Terry Tatum

Address: 3203 Minnesota Ave. Panama City FL 32405

Phone: 850-265-5231



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