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First Church currently has two positions open on our ministry team.  We are looking for a part time Children's Director and a part time Coordinator of Communication and Community.  Job descriptions are below.  Questions or to find out more, email Pastor Chris at

Children's Minister

Purpose: To provide the chief visionary leadership and oversight to the Children’s Ministry (birth – 5th grade).

Reports to:  Senior Pastor

Primary: 1. Develop a clearly defined vision and strategy for discipleship within the Children’s Ministry that works in conjunction with the overall vision and ministry of First United Methodist Church.
2. Build upon the Children’s Ministry Team, which consists of key committed volunteers.
3. Lead, recruit, train, and develop volunteers for the Children’s Ministry.
4.  Help grow our Children’s Ministry to continue to reach out to new children and families.
5. Develop and implement strategy for whole-family discipleship; working with families to equip and empower parents/families to disciple their children.   Attend choice children’s activities (school, dance, etc.) to be in the community connecting with families.
6. Provide oversight and planning for all aspects of Children’s Ministry programming, including: a. Sunday morning Children’s Sunday School and Church time b. Wednesday Night programming c. Specialized Classes d. Outreach events to grow our program and connect with our community e. Family events/programming f. Summer Camp g. Curriculum selection/development for all programming.  Be willing to teach and lead where needed.
7. Provide oversight to Children’s Ministry budget and help develop the budgetary needs for upcoming years.

Secondary: 1. Work as a team player with the rest of the ministerial and support staff.
2. Participate and provide support and leadership (when necessary) in church-wide events, even if they do not directly affect the Children’s Ministry.  These will be talked about ahead of time.              

Skill Requirements:
 1. Leadership
2. Teaching/Public Speaking
3. Organization
4. Computer/Technology
 5. Speak “Bluey” and other cartoon lingo (Not really, but it is helpful to be familiar with what children are into.) In fact, in Children’s Ministry, this is a must.

How to Apply:  
Please send a cover letter with resume and three current references to Pastor Chris Dodson at

Coordinator of Community and Communication

The Coordinator of Communication and Community is to manage all activities of the main church office and perform administrative duties related to the church’s operation.  This is a part-time position.
Subject to review and adjustment in conjunction with the Senior Pastor, and Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), the following constitute the major responsibilities of the Church Administrative Assistant.
Worship Preparation:
Generate and prepare the weekly worship bulletin. 
Maintain and update the weekly Prayer Requests and Memorial Prayer lists.
Attend Sunday worship a few times a year to meet the congregation and put a face/name together.
Prepare weekly newsletter
Prepare and send out notices about church events, including mail, email, etc. 
Important:  Maintain the church’s presence on social media, including Facebook and the church’s website. 
Generate flyers, posters and banners to promote upcoming events.  

Receive members and guests in a gracious manner, providing information and support as needed. 
Answer phone calls and route calls as appropriate. 
Check and respond to mail, emails, and phone messages in a timely manner, distributing to appropriate persons as appropriate. 
Notify the pastors when critical information is received including, deaths, hospitalizations, surgeries, serious accidents, births, etc. 
Important:  Organize, maintain, and manage the church calendar, including scheduling for programs, weddings, funerals, and use of the facility by outside groups. Get all church organized on one calendar so committees and staff can see all events.   Also finding persons to lock and unlock facility, or make other arrangements, for use of facility.  Also coordinating security for events.
Schedule ushers, greeters, and communion servers for Sundays.  Schedule coffee bar and someone to make coffee each Sunday.
Print and prepare mailings as needed. 
Prepare the annual Charge Conference Reports and other Statistical yearly reports.
Work with the membership secretary to update and maintain all membership and household records in the church database and appropriate paper files.  Prepare a directory of the congregation as needed.
Assist in keeping track of big events or stories where the church is involved for our church history and work with our History Coordinator to keep updating history materials. 
Important:  With pastor, coordinate with the OKC Memorial Marathon and help church be ready for event.  This may be sign up sheets, Memorial meetings, connecting with vendors etc.
Maintain wedding and funeral policies and worksheets for distribution as needed. 
Maintain the office copier and other office equipment and obtain service as needed. 
Order and maintain office supplies and equipment. 
Notify Trustees of necessary maintenance or security work around the building. 
Maintain a current list of key holders, provide keys to personnel as needed, and collect keys upon departure.
Maintain and organize the reception area so that it is warm and welcoming.  Maintain church bulletin and announcement tables, discarding and replacing items as needed.
Participate in staff meetings. 
Submit bi-weekly timesheet.
Skills and Qualifications:
The Coordinator of Communication and Community will need to have good people skills, be patient, reliable, have an attention to detail, and possess good listening skills. The position also requires a high level of efficiency, flexibility, and discretion. This person must hold a high school diploma and a valid driver’s license. Strong written communication skills are a plus. Knowledge of office equipment, such as computer, copier, scanner, printer, and office phone systems as well as Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, and Google is required. This person also will be self-motivated, able to work independently without supervision, good at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects.
This position is a part-time position that will be required to work four days a week, Monday – Thurs, 4-5 hours per day (i.e. 9am to 2pm) for a total of 20-25 hours per week. This person may be required to work additional hours during special activities upon suggestion by the SPRC and/or pastor.   The administrative assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee. Arrangements for special hours, changes in request for days off, and other such matters shall be discussed and approved with the Senior Pastor. Also, the Coordinator of Communication and Community shall exercise any and all powers delegated to him/her by the pastor.  This position receives 2 weeks of Paid Time Off  with approval. If the absences or unexpected events should be for an extended time, the Chairperson of the SPRC shall be notified as soon as possible. The position may be assigned additional duties as directed by the Senior Pastor or SPRC.
How to Apply:  
Please send a cover letter with resume and three current references to Pastor Chris Dodson at