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We are seeking a

Children and Family Ministries Coordinator.


Children and Family Ministries Coordinator.

Hours: Part-Time; 20-25 hours per week
Pay: Salaried; $22,000 - $28,000; commensurate with education and experience level

Supervisor: Senior Pastor and Staff Relations Committee

Job Description:

Leawood United Methodist Church is seeking a team player with a passion for families with children and youth, and their spiritual growth. You will work with a great group of volunteers to nurture the faith lives of families. As a church, we seek to embrace and welcome all of God's children from generation to generation, encouraging all believers in their journey with Christ as we serve a world in need. We aim to create an atmosphere in which people experience God’s love and grace through Jesus Christ, building a dynamic family ministry that will reach and love individuals, families and our community.



  • Provide children and families the opportunity for fellowship, discipleship, worship and mission.

  • Coordinate the team process for selection of age-appropriate curriculum, activities, music, for events and oversee the selection, acquisition, organization of all supplies and resources.

  • Delegate appropriate responsibilities to volunteers. 

  • Participate in weekly Sunday school and worship activities (8:30am to noon)

  • Coordinate with other staff and volunteers to help lead, design and implement department events including, (VBS, Fall Leadership Launch, Kick-off Sunday & Blessing of the Backpacks, Gingerbread Party, Fall Festival, Christmas Pageant, Easter Egg Hunt, and other Family Ministry events.)

  • Manage all details for the above events, including, but not limited to: recruiting, training, equipping, managing, encouraging & supporting volunteers.

  • Participate in special church holiday activities, such as Christmas Eve, Holy Week, etc.

  • Create and manage the budget for events.

  • Provide strategic planning and visioning for Children's and Family Ministry.

  • Coordinate with other ministry areas to ensure effective, proper communication that results in cooperation and promotion.

  • Cover all aspects of planning and programming with prayer.

  • Attend and participate in weekly Staff Meetings and monthly Church Council meetings.

  • As a spiritual leader, remain open and available to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

  • Demonstrate balance & healthy priorities to colleagues and volunteers.

  • Connect and build relationships with parents/guardians/caretakers.

  • Must have or complete Safe Gatherings certification within 2 weeks of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates a passion for facilitating the spiritual growth of children and youth.

  • Capable of effective, relevant, and nurturing communication with children and adults.

  • Understands importance of opportunities for adult volunteers’ spiritual growth.

  • Experience in and knowledge of child development and education.

  • Educated in child development.

  • Flexible, dedicated, dependable and highly motivated personality.

  • Skill in organizing, administration, phone use, and management.

  • Experience in Christian Education leadership.

  • Project management skills.

  • Computer skills: Google Suite, Zoom, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Committed to living and modeling a Christian lifestyle.

For More Information Contact:
Rev. Dr. Tyler Kaufmann
Senior Pastor 

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