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  • Children's Ministry

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  • is United Methodist
  • has an average worship attendance of 900

Job at Hyde Park United Methodist

We want all children to know that God love's them no matter what, and has loved them since the moment they were born. Will you share God's inclusive love with children and families in Tampa Bay?

Job Description

Director of Children’s Ministries – Full Time, Exempt

Be part of Making God’s Love Real in the lives of children and families from babies – Grade 5.

Are you a strategic and visionary leader that can cultivate relationships with diverse groups of people? Then you could be the next person to join our team and help children know and experience the love of God made real in Jesus. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: overseeing curriculum, weekly programs, annual and periodic events, inviting and equipping volunteers.

We are looking for someone to equip, lead and spiritually support staff and lay persons to use their gifts in ministry with children and families in the life of this church.

Leadership: Support, mentor and coach the Children's Ministries Leadership Team made up of staff and volunteers. Supervise part-time staff. Strategic: Continuously identify new ways to be effective in all areas of ministry in person and online, plan strategically for the future of these ministries through various phases, and implement new strategies as needed. Visionary: Communicate a clear vision, goals and benchmarks to staff, lay volunteers and parents, and evaluate progress toward those goals. Relational: Create a positive environment for staff, volunteers and families - one of teamwork and cooperation

REQUIREMENTS: Education / Training / Experience

Personal Characteristics

Why this is a great place to work

Candidates must be growing in their own faith journey, warm-hearted, open-minded, organized, fun persons who are committed to mainline Christian faith in the Methodist tradition. This is a non-clergy staff position.

Hyde Park United Methodist

Hyde Park is a church where all people are truly welcome and invited to use their gifts in ministry. No matter their gender, skin color, sexual orientation, ethnicity or political party - all people are welcome and loved.

This church is proud of our past and simultaneously points toward the future. We have a sanctuary full of stained-glass windows and a majestic pipe organ, where you can hear a 50-person Chancel Choir. We also have a brand-new Contemporary worship space where you can experience creative and modern worship with a band and singers.

Hyde Park is a church that values people's questions about faith and in-depth study of the Bible. We are intentionally Wesleyan as we live out our church life together. Our team of ordained clergy includes both women and men.

Our staff and volunteers work together by design, because we believe it is important to equip the laity for ministry and not just "get the task done ourselves".

Our staff values each other, prays together weekly and remembers to play together also. We care for one another, while at the same time pushing each other to be our best. We work hard, strive for excellence and place a high value on rest and taking vacation time.

Hyde Park United Methodist is located in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood of beautiful Tampa, Florida just blocks from Bayshore Boulevard. We have great weather year-round and the size of our city means we have an endless array of activities, cultural institutions and social diversions.

The Tampa Bay area is home to four major professional sports teams in football, baseball, hockey and soccer. Tampa has many different neighborhoods with a thriving food scene. The artistic side of Tampa grows every year with museums, Broadway shows, concerts, festivals and more.