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Education Ministry (Children and Youth) Director

Chesterbrook United Methodist Church
Posted: 05/12/2022

Education Ministry Director

Chesterbrook United Methodist Church is a welcoming environment for people of all ages and backgrounds in the McLean, VA and surrounding communities. We seek to make disciples of Christ with deep relationships with God and to spread His love by serving the world. Our community is excited to work with the Education Ministry Director to reach new people in new ways.


Education Ministry Director at Chesterbrook United Methodist Church (CUMC), under the supervision of the Senior Pastor, provides a major role in the faith development of the children and youth students, ages kindergarten-grade 12. CUMC is seeking an Education Ministry Director who has a strong desire to nurture the students in their Christian faith through worship, Bible study, prayer, fellowship, service and evangelism and is willing to provide a direction and leadership consistent to the vision of the CUMC.



Core Strengths

●      A sense of call and passion for working with the students ages from kindergarten to grade 12

●      Must demonstrate good communication skills both oral and written when communicating with students, parents, volunteers, staff and the congregation

●      Goal oriented with ability to articulate a clear vision for the ministry

●      Ability to relate and enjoys working with children

●      Friendly, approachable and enthusiastic team player

●      Comes up with a lot of new and creative ideas to grow the education ministry

●      Good organization skills with strong attention to details

●      Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers

●      Strong understanding of cultural diversity


Duties and Responsibilities

●      Prepare weekly Sunday service

○      Prepare weekly Sunday message to children and youth based on curriculum

○      Plan and coordinate the lesson plans for each class according to the curriculum decided by the Education Ministry Team (EMT)

○      Being in charge of setting up and closing down worship space and classrooms

●      Provide a dynamic environment to grow the Children’s Ministry (ages 2- grade 5) and the Youth Ministry (grade 6-12) with the EMT and teachers

●      Seek out and meet with youth, sharing their joys and concerns, and challenge their spiritual growth on Sundays and beyond

●      Support and guide the work of the CUMC Youth Student Council

●      Develop or identify appropriate curriculum for children’s ministry to help children develop the love of Christ

●      Quarterly nurturing and equipping session with teachers

●      Work closely together with the EMT to plan and lead/coordinate special events such as family fellowship events, Promotion Sunday, Seasonal/special events, and community outreach events

●      Plan and coordinate with the EMT for Vacation Bible School (one week during summer) with focus on reaching out to the community

●      Develop and coordinate experiences and opportunities to reach out to children in the community

●      Work with administrative staff to schedule, promote, and market children’s ministry opportunities as needed




●      Part-time position and expected to work an average of 20 hours per week

●      Will work on Sundays as well as other times agreed upon with Senior Pastor and SPRC

●      Requires flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. It is recognized that the schedule may vary at different times of the year.

●      Participation in weekly staff meetings and monthly EMT meetings

●      Notify the Senior Pastor and EMT prior to any unforeseen absence from regularly scheduled hours, events or duties and provide a suitable substitute in case of anticipated absence





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