Coordinator of Group Life & Women’s Ministries

Job Summary

The Coordinator of Group Life and Women’s Ministries is responsible for casting, communicating, and executing the vision for Group Life (small groups, Sunday schools, and classes) as well as programs targeted specifically for women. This person will inspire staff, volunteer leaders, and potential group members to participate in Group Life as an important step in their faith journey.  This is a full-time position, reporting to the Director of Adult Ministries, which requires availability to work Sunday mornings and occasionally on weekday evenings.

Responsibilities

Group Life:

  • Responsible for the design and development of a small group model that supports the mission and vision of St. Luke’s UMC
  • Develop a strategy to recruit, train and spiritually develop small group members
  • Cultivate, encourage, train, and equip leaders within Sunday school classes
  • Lead facilitator trainings for Sunday school teachers and small group leaders
  • Provide assistance with curriculum and guidance as needed (stay up-to-date on available options, investigate possibilities, obtain and distribute materials)
  • Initiate periodic registration pushes for new small groups and follow up with group members

Women’s Ministries:

  • Coordinate two annual retreats
  • Plan quarterly events
  • Develop and support a women’s ministry council or volunteer team

 Requirements & Attributes

  • Must be a committed Christian comfortable working in a United Methodist church environment.  Our employees are called to lead a life that becomes the gospel, and we expect them to exhibit appropriate demeanor both on and off the job.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Three years’ experience working in a ministry setting required; five years preferred
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be an excellent communicator; able to articulate clearly both in spoken and written form
  • Must be self-motivated and able to take a task or project through to completion
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and resolve conflicts
  • Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality as appropriate
  • Must possess strong relational skills and the ability to oversee and lead multiple teams of volunteers
  • Experience with The Rock CHMS a plus

Candidates considered for an offer of employment will be required to pass a background check which includes a review of their credit history.

Building Engineer

Job Summary

The Building Engineer is responsible for the overall maintenance of all buildings, grounds and systems at the Westheimer campus. This position also provides back-up maintenance support to the Gethsemane campus.  This is a full-time position which frequently requires work on Sundays and occasionally on weekends and evenings.  The Building Engineer reports to the Director of Facilities.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and ensure the timely, accurate completion of preventive maintenance and repairs for the Westheimer campus including the buildings, grounds, systems and physical plant.
  • Direct contractors/vendors in the maintenance of HVAC, Elevators, Fire Protection Equipment, Exterminators and other directly contracted facilities services. Coordinate with the Director of Facilities to ensure that work performed is per contract and within cost parameters.
  • Perform back-up programming/coordination of HVAC energy management system.
  • Ensure the proper maintenance of all Church leased property and vehicles.
  • Ensure that all work is performed in adherence to all policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the coordination of Security on church property.                                                            

 Requirements & Attributes

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Current Third-Grade (or higher) Stationary Engineer License
  • A minimum of three years directly related building maintenance experience including HVAC, electrical, plumbing and structural
  • Basic Microsoft Office computer skill
  • Effective oral and written communications skills in responding to work requests and discerning maintenance and repair needs
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively triage work requests
  • Ability to foster cooperative work relationships with Church staff and contractors/vendors

Candidates considered for an offer of employment will be required to pass a background check.

Coordinator of Children’s Church

This position will coordinate the development and implementation of Children’s Church, a new worship experience for children of St. Luke’s and The Story Houston.   This is a part-time, 20 hour per week position, which reports to the Director of Children’s Ministries.

Responsibilities

Developing & Implementing

  • Build a new leadership team, which includes established leaders from St. Luke’s and The Story Kids
  • Recruit, train and equip worship leaders, small group leaders, storytellers, and other key leader opportunities for our youth and adults to help launch this new worship service
  • Select developmentally and spiritually appropriate curriculum that encompasses our 5 habits:
  • We pray.
  • We study the Bible.
  • We make friends.
  • We tell our stories.
  • We give ourselves away in generosity and service.

Building Community

  • Collaborate with ministries and worship communities to foster community in our church and our neighborhood.
  • Partner with parents and our intergenerational church family to nurture our children as we, together, fulfill our ministry purpose, to build a spiritual foundation in each child that will last a lifetime.
  • Foster relationships with other church communities to share ideas and create ways of bringing new children and their families to know and love Jesus.

Ministry Focus

  • Embrace, love and care for our children.
  • Serve on the Children’s Ministries team and Children’s Council and participate in other programs and events as a vital team member.

Spiritual Gifts which are Helpful for this Job Include:

  • One or more of these spiritual gifts: apostleship, administration, shepherding, leadership, compassion, evangelism and exhortation (encouragement)
  • Evidence of a passion for cultivating a love of Jesus in each child
  • Active and growing disciple of Jesus

 

Requirements & Attributes

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Prior ministry leadership experience including working with a large group of volunteers
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work with other ministry leaders
  • Strong organizational skills; the ability to delegate responsibility and follow-up to complete tasks
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to listen to and communicate with children, their families, lay leaders and our community
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and social media tools

Candidates considered for an offer of employment will be required to submit to a background check.