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Anderson First United Methodist Church
July 14, 2023
1215 Jackson Street, Anderson, Indiana


Director of Family Ministries

Job Description

Anderson First United Methodist Church

Downtown and Davis Park

Position Type: Full-Time

Employee Workplace: 1215 Jackson Street and 4507 Nichol Avenue, Anderson

 Accountable to: Senior Pastor and Staff-Parish Relations Committee

Position Summary:  The Director of Family Ministries is responsible for development, administration, supervision, and leadership of programs for children, youth and families in the areas of Christian education, discipleship, mission, and outreach.


  • Profess Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior
  • Commitment to God-honoring professionalism, personal spiritual growth, and healthy lifestyle consistent with the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church
  • Consider this position a life ministry, not just a job
  • Model standards and expectations of church leaders within our fellowship, including worship attendance, small group participation, lifestyle of generosity, and serving out of call and giftedness


  • Work creatively, think strategically, and move ministries forward
  • Practice team-based leadership and exhibit strong relational skills with people of all ages and situations
  • Maintain familiarity with current Christian education and spiritual development curriculum for all ages.
  • Possess exceptional written and oral communication and organizational skills
  • Possess working knowledge of social media for communication with youth, parents, and families.
  • Able to create and manage a budget.

 Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum of three years of related experience required.

Responsible for:

  • Leadership through building and oversight of the Family Ministry Team and its members, in alignment with mission and vision of Anderson First UMC.
  • Providing general direction, guidance and vision for Christian education such as Sunday school, youth fellowship, Bible studies, prayer groups and special programs, at times coordinating with other committees.
  • Overseeing planning, coordination, volunteer recruitment and training for activities including seasonal activities (Lent/ Easter, Summer Program, Fall Festival and Advent/ Christmas).
  • Recruiting and providing general direction, guidance, and vision for the youth ministry with a focus on empowering youth leadership.
  • Recruiting and providing general direction, guidance, and vision for children’s ministry.
  • Creating, implementing and administering appropriate policies, procedures and rules to ensure the safety of all persons.
  • Administration of children and youth ministry tasks including performance of volunteer background checks, evaluation and purchase of appropriate resources and educational materials including curriculums and supplies.
  • Establishing and using feedback systems for regularly assessing program effectiveness.
  • Making recommendations to the Senior Pastor regarding issues that may need to be addressed for the future development of the church ministries.

 Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Contribute to Anderson First UMC communications channels such as monthly newsletter, weekly bulletins, church website, e-NEWS, social media postings.
  • Chaperoning or directing youth retreats and mission trips.

Committee and Ministry Team Responsibilities:

  • Church Staff Meeting – weekly
  • Church Council – quarterly
  • Family Ministry Team

Salary and Benefits:

  • Negotiable, based on experience


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