Director of Children’s Ministry Position Available

General Profile of the Role
The Director of Children’s Ministry will be responsible for ministries for all children from birth through 5th grade while simultaneously equipping parents to be the primary faith influence in their children’s lives. A successful candidate must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ  and demonstrable leadership skills with a history of leading growing ministries.  In addition, candidates must be able to plan and organize programming and curriculum, and be able to manage and delegate responsibilities within the children’s ministry team.  The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment with church staff, parents and other congregants. The position will require presence and leadership on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, weekly staff meetings, Children’s Team meetings and other special events, including Vacation Bible School. As a part of a dynamic and growing congregation, the candidate must also be able to demonstrate the ability to be adaptable in an ever-changing environment.

Purpose
Children’s Ministry is at the core of our mission at Advent as we seek to reach, shape, and mold children as disciples of Jesus in a dramatically growing demographic.  The primary responsibility for the Director of Children’s Ministry will be to create, evaluate, and execute excellent ministry environments to provide for the spiritual formation of all children in cooperation with the Children’s Ministry Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Traditional Worship.   

Position Structure and Compensation
Full-time and commensurate with experience and abilities, year-round.

Position Accountability
Guidance for this position will be offered by the Executive Director.

Qualifications
A college degree in education or ministry preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered.  The individual should have recent experience in leading children’s ministry and experience with choosing and executing curriculum.  The candidate should have strong knowledge and be able to articulate their experience with child development and family dynamics.

About our Church
Established in 1987, Advent United Methodist Church is one of the largest United Methodist churches in South Carolina.  Advent is a dynamic and growing congregation, situated in the Five Forks community in Greenville SC, which has been recognized as one of the top areas within the United States for growth and quality of life.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Moms of Teens LifeGroup

Do you have a teenager in your home?  If you do, you are well aware of the many challenges facing them and facing us, as moms, every day.  Join us on the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of each month at 7:00pm for a group where we can share, learn, and support one another through this season of life.

Meeting Time: 7:00 pm on the First and Third Wednesday of Each Month
Location: The Zone, Education Building, Room E110
Who: The group is open to mom’s of teens of all ages (middle school, high school, and college students)

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King is a group of women who are discovering how their faith relates to the real world and how they can maintain Christian ideals in today’s world. They study the Bible through books and RightNow Media videos.

Meeting Time: 7:00 pm on Wednesdays
Location: Member’s Home
Who: Women, All Ages

Place of Discipleship

Place of Discipleship is composed of mostly families with children. Studies tend to be topical and of interest to parents with children. Nursery Care Provided.

Meeting Time: 11:15 am on Sundays
Location: Education Building, Room E113
Who: Men & Women, Families with Children

Open Hearts LifeGroup

This group welcomes people of every race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical and mental ability, and education level. We recognize that diversity is a gift and believe that all people are created in the image of God and worthy of God’s love and grace. Our discussion-based format will focus on helping us understand that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. With that in mind, we invite you to join us on our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.

Meeting Time: 7:00 pm, 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Locations: Members’ Homes
Who: We invite all people to join us!

Fuddbrothers

A lunch group with men of diverse life experiences, professions, and faith backgrounds who come together to fellowship and build faith primarily through short-term group studies.  We learn from experienced christian publishers and discussions of our personal experiences as followers of Christ and our other roles as  husbands, fathers and sons.

Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Monday each month
Location: Restaurant in Greenville
Who: Men, All Ages

Starting Point

Starting Point is an 8-session small group where questions about God turn into conversations about faith. A place where people can discuss their doubts and explore the trickiest topics of faith together without pressure or judgement.  It’s a conversation, not a presentation.  Whether you’re new to faith, have questions about faith and God, or seek to strengthen your faith, Starting Point is a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued and no question is off limits. If it sounds like Starting Point may be a fit for you, then let’s talk!

Meeting Time: Sundays at 6:00 pm
Location: Education Building, Room E113
Who: Men & Women, All Ages

Covenant Bible Study

The Covenant Bible Study is focused on building relationships while learning about God’s plan for each of us. We meet on Sunday evenings and plan to complete several short studies throughout the year.  If you are looking for a place to connect and grow, come join us.

Meeting Time: 6:00 pm on Sundays
Location: Christian Life Center, Room C204
Who: Men & Women, All Ages

Caregiver Support Group

The group is designed to provide caregivers with emotional, educational, and social support on a monthly basis. All caregivers, regardless of the diagnosis or level of disability of your loved one are welcome.

Meeting Time: Second Thursday of the Month at 2:00 pm
Location: Education Building, Room E113
Who: All caregivers

New Beginnings

The New Beginnings LifeGroup is an easy place to fit in if you are joining a group for the first time. All are welcome! We celebrate diversity and believe that friendships are born and spiritual growth occurs when we choose to walk alongside people who offer varying opinions and respect one another. At a New Beginnings gathering, you will find a group of friendly, kind people that are open-hearted. We believe that God is best found with others. Come, join us on the journey!

Meeting Time: 6:30 pm on Wednesdays
Location: Home of LifeGroup Leaders
Who: Men & Women, All Ages

Director of Children’s Ministry Position Available

General Profile of the Role
The Director of Children’s Ministry will be responsible for ministries for all children from birth through 5th grade while simultaneously equipping parents to be the primary faith influence in their children’s lives. A successful candidate must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ  and demonstrable leadership skills with a history of leading growing ministries.  In addition, candidates must be able to plan and organize programming and curriculum, and be able to manage and delegate responsibilities within the children’s ministry team.  The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment with church staff, parents and other congregants. The position will require presence and leadership on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, weekly staff meetings, Children’s Team meetings and other special events, including Vacation Bible School. As a part of a dynamic and growing congregation, the candidate must also be able to demonstrate the ability to be adaptable in an ever-changing environment.

Purpose
Children’s Ministry is at the core of our mission at Advent as we seek to reach, shape, and mold children as disciples of Jesus in a dramatically growing demographic.  The primary responsibility for the Director of Children’s Ministry will be to create, evaluate, and execute excellent ministry environments to provide for the spiritual formation of all children in cooperation with the Children’s Ministry Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Traditional Worship.   

Position Structure and Compensation
Full-time and commensurate with experience and abilities, year-round.

Position Accountability
Guidance for this position will be offered by the Executive Director.

Qualifications
A college degree in education or ministry preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered.  The individual should have recent experience in leading children’s ministry and experience with choosing and executing curriculum.  The candidate should have strong knowledge and be able to articulate their experience with child development and family dynamics.

About our Church
Established in 1987, Advent United Methodist Church is one of the largest United Methodist churches in South Carolina.  Advent is a dynamic and growing congregation, situated in the Five Forks community in Greenville SC, which has been recognized as one of the top areas within the United States for growth and quality of life.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Moms of Teens LifeGroup

Do you have a teenager in your home?  If you do, you are well aware of the many challenges facing them and facing us, as moms, every day.  Join us on the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of each month at 7:00pm for a group where we can share, learn, and support one another through this season of life.

Meeting Time: 7:00 pm on the First and Third Wednesday of Each Month
Location: The Zone, Education Building, Room E110
Who: The group is open to mom’s of teens of all ages (middle school, high school, and college students)

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King is a group of women who are discovering how their faith relates to the real world and how they can maintain Christian ideals in today’s world. They study the Bible through books and RightNow Media videos.

Meeting Time: 7:00 pm on Wednesdays
Location: Member’s Home
Who: Women, All Ages

Place of Discipleship

Place of Discipleship is composed of mostly families with children. Studies tend to be topical and of interest to parents with children. Nursery Care Provided.

Meeting Time: 11:15 am on Sundays
Location: Education Building, Room E113
Who: Men & Women, Families with Children

Open Hearts LifeGroup

This group welcomes people of every race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical and mental ability, and education level. We recognize that diversity is a gift and believe that all people are created in the image of God and worthy of God’s love and grace. Our discussion-based format will focus on helping us understand that we can love alike even though we may not think alike. With that in mind, we invite you to join us on our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.

Meeting Time: 7:00 pm, 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Locations: Members’ Homes
Who: We invite all people to join us!

Fuddbrothers

A lunch group with men of diverse life experiences, professions, and faith backgrounds who come together to fellowship and build faith primarily through short-term group studies.  We learn from experienced christian publishers and discussions of our personal experiences as followers of Christ and our other roles as  husbands, fathers and sons.

Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Monday each month
Location: Restaurant in Greenville
Who: Men, All Ages

Starting Point

Starting Point is an 8-session small group where questions about God turn into conversations about faith. A place where people can discuss their doubts and explore the trickiest topics of faith together without pressure or judgement.  It’s a conversation, not a presentation.  Whether you’re new to faith, have questions about faith and God, or seek to strengthen your faith, Starting Point is a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued and no question is off limits. If it sounds like Starting Point may be a fit for you, then let’s talk!

Meeting Time: Sundays at 6:00 pm
Location: Education Building, Room E113
Who: Men & Women, All Ages

Covenant Bible Study

The Covenant Bible Study is focused on building relationships while learning about God’s plan for each of us. We meet on Sunday evenings and plan to complete several short studies throughout the year.  If you are looking for a place to connect and grow, come join us.

Meeting Time: 6:00 pm on Sundays
Location: Christian Life Center, Room C204
Who: Men & Women, All Ages

Caregiver Support Group

The group is designed to provide caregivers with emotional, educational, and social support on a monthly basis. All caregivers, regardless of the diagnosis or level of disability of your loved one are welcome.

Meeting Time: Second Thursday of the Month at 2:00 pm
Location: Education Building, Room E113
Who: All caregivers

New Beginnings

The New Beginnings LifeGroup is an easy place to fit in if you are joining a group for the first time. All are welcome! We celebrate diversity and believe that friendships are born and spiritual growth occurs when we choose to walk alongside people who offer varying opinions and respect one another. At a New Beginnings gathering, you will find a group of friendly, kind people that are open-hearted. We believe that God is best found with others. Come, join us on the journey!

Meeting Time: 6:30 pm on Wednesdays
Location: Home of LifeGroup Leaders
Who: Men & Women, All Ages

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