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Connectional Minister of Children and Families

The Connectional Minister of Children and Families will provide ministerial leadership to sustain and expand children’s ministry programs for the churches and the communities.  The Minister will explore and develop partnerships for ministry between the two congregations and serve as the connectional link. Approximately, three-quarters of the job will be devoted to ministries at North Church and one-quarter will be devoted to the ministries at East Tenth. The Minister will have a Christ-like attitude that is accepting and inclusive of all the diverse parts of Christ’s Body. 

North UMC:
We are a large metropolitan church located at a diverse intersection in urban Indianapolis.  We strive to be a place where a broad variety of spiritual journeys meet.  We come from urban and suburban areas and have a wide range of ages, racial and cultural backgrounds, economic resources, political perspectives, theological understandings, vocational callings, and life experiences.  We also represent many types of family structures and lifestyles.  We are a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network.

East Tenth UMC & Children and Youth Center: We are a small neighborhood church located in a racially diverse and economically challenged neighborhood in urban Indianapolis. We have a long commitment to serving the children and families of our community. We are a congregation of servants of Christ who work for and celebrate God’s vision of shalom.

You have a passion for urban ministry and compassion for children and the poor. Because this is a new position, which builds on the duties and responsibilities of previous positions, you are flexible, innovative, and work in a cooperative style. You are a self-starter with dreams and vision for growing ministries.  You work well with a team, delegate effectively, multi-task easily, and encourage the service of adult volunteers.  You are grounded in your own Christian practices and theology, but at the same time, you are open to different viewpoints.  You model Christian service in your own life.  You have an understanding of the United Methodist tradition, and Wesleyan theology.


·       Master of Arts in Christian Education or an equivalent degree required

·       Experience in children’s ministries required

·       United Methodist and/or Wesleyan tradition preferred

North UMC is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer.  

Contact: Rev. Darren Cushman Wood, Senior Minister,

North United Methodist Church? | 3808 North Meridian Street, ?Indianapolis, Indiana? 46208

Start Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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