Special Needs Ministry
Children’s Ministry: Director of Confirmation
- Provide vision, leadership and strategic development for the Confirmation experience
- Serve on the Children’s Ministry Leadership Team
- Lead and teach Sunday morning confirmation classes at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
- Host summer parent information sessions
- Administer group selection process and track student participation year-round
- Recruit, train and nurture parent color group leaders
- Plan and implement the parent/student fall weekend retreat (off-site)
- Plan and implement the student spring retreat (1/2 day on-site)
- Coordinate local mission opportunities for student participation
- Provide weekly communication to color group leaders and parents
- Coordinate Confirmation weekend events including worship, baptisms and ceremony
- Ongoing development of:
- Confirmation curriculum – Faith.Roots.Action
- Student Journal
- Leader Guide
- Sunday morning parent sessions
- New strategic development of:
- Parent companion guide
- On-going parent sessions with bridge into Adult Discipleship
- Fall retreat expansion (currently maxed out on space)
- Field visits to local varied denominational worship services
- 5th Grade preparatory plan
- 6th to 7th grade bridge plan
- 56 Ministries — Provide leadership to the 56/Intermediate ministry staff to plan and participate in all programs offered for 5th and 6th graders
- 5th grade Sunday school
- ROOTS Wednesday Night Bible Study
- Summer connecting events: Daycamp, Mission 56, Hangout Days, etc.
The Confirmation experience at The Woodlands UMC is a year-long faith development journey intended to prepare 6th grade students to claim the Christian faith as their own. Using the FAITH.ROOTS.ACTION. curriculum developed at The Woodlands UMC and grounded in the teachings of United Methodist doctrine and theology, the Confirmation process prepares students to live a life of discipleship through engaging, interactive and fun lessons, retreats and service. Strong emphasis is placed on engaging parents and families in the experience. The Director of Confirmation is responsible for providing vision, leadership and continued strategic development of this important foundational ministry. If you are a dynamic teacher, passionate about raising up young men and women in the faith and ready to pour into an incredible community of families, we'd love to meet you! The Woodlands UMC is an 11,000-member church with more than 200 6th grade students confirmed annually.
This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Children's Minstry
Contact Jennifer Sims for more information. No phone calls, please.
Children’s Ministry: Early Childhood Ministry Leader
- Strong, growing Christian with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and able to share Christ’s love with others
- Early childhood or elementary teaching certificate and experience preferred
- Attend and participate in Children's Ministry staff meetings, departmental meetings and all church staff chapels and meetings
- Lead children, ages 3 yrs – Kindergarten, in a large group and small group settings
- Help recruit, train and appreciate volunteers
- Communicate and work with all church staff, volunteers and parents
- Help plan, implement and modify curriculum for Early Childhood-aged children
- Communicate and work with all church staff, volunteers and parents
- Knowledge of the Bible and ability to retell Bible stories developmentally appropriate for young children
- Participate in planning and implementation of Children’s Ministry Events*
- Organize weekly sign-in sheets, name tags, and visitor information, and turn in information and volunteer forms to the Volunteer Coordinator
- Help with coordination and communication for Sunday School volunteers
- Submit supply and resource needs to be filled by administrative assistant
- Help coordinate volunteers for craft team
- Implement and deliver a developmentally aged appropriate curriculum, activities and resources
- Help prepare craft and hands-on learning activities each week
- Work with and assist the Early Childhood interns on Sunday mornings to meet ministry goals
- Help to coordinate the music for praise and worship for large group on Sunday morning
- Greet parents and volunteers and assist with child check-in process
- Seasonal story time for preschoolers
- Chapel service for The Methodist Day School and preschool two days a week
- Children’s Christmas Eve Service and Easter worship services
- Vacation Bible School
- Father-Daughter Dance
- Mother-Son Fall Ball
- Fall Picnic
Skills and Requirements:
Program Involvement / Sunday Mornings:
*Children’s Ministry Events:
Part-Time / Non-exempt / Hourly
20 – 25 hours per week with flexible work hours, weekly staff meetings, events pertaining to Early Childhood Ministries and Children’s Ministry sponsored events. Sunday morning availability required.
Children’s Ministry Director
Contact Jennifer Sims for more information. No phone calls, please.
Creative Services: Technical Director
- Work with Creative Director and Facilities / Operations stakeholders to formulate strategy for equipment acquisition, installation, and maintenance, including cost analysis, trend reports, and transition planning
- Design and implement equipment infrastructure that meets church’s needs, is cost effective, and promotes consistency across multiple users
- Interface with worship planning teams and other church staff to ensure optimal technical support of worship production, special events, and conference facilities
- Plan and direct installing and upgrading of technical equipment
- Negotiate with vendors to get the highest level of service for the church’s technical assets
- Establish and enforce guidelines for use of equipment and systems
- Learn about new technology and look for cost-effective ways to upgrade equipment and systems
- Plan and direct the work of technical staff, including A/V engineers, technicians, and operators
- Determine short- and long-term technical personnel needs
- Work with Media team members and other church staff to provide solutions for video, lighting and sound in a clear and simple manner
- Use worship planning tools to prepare equipment and systems for worship services
- Operate, monitor, and adjust audio and video equipment to regulate volume and sound quality in broadcasts, special events, and worship services
- Install audio, video, and lighting equipment, including complex wiring of digital sound and mixing boards and related equipment
- Perform ongoing assessments of equipment and systems to determine need for upgrades, repairs, or maintenance
- Install and program large format digital mixing consoles and train others to operate
- Set up and tear down audio, video, and lighting equipment, including microphones, speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, and recording equipment for special events and worship services
- Utilize industry standard software for multi-track audio capture and editing
- Convert video and audio assets to digital formats for editing and archiving
- Perform in-house maintenance and repairs of equipment and systems as needed, and/or make recommendations to outsource such work
- Keep records of recordings and equipment used
- media scheduling manager
- audio engineers
- video engineers
- lighting techs
- media techs
- Three-to-five years technical experience managing technical staff and audio, video and/or lighting systems in theatrical performance venues of at least 1,000 seats
- Production management experience, preferably managing a technical department with assets of at least $1M dollars
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent trade school or certification training in a technical field of study
- Experience managing production equipment and personnel, preferably for worship services in a large church environment
- Experience with A/V production and troubleshooting in a live production environment; preferably worship
- Experience with complex A/V equipment, including digital audio, video and lighting control consoles
- Electrical engineering experience or background
- Certified Technical Specialist credential
The Woodlands United Methodist Church is seeking an experienced Technical Director for the purpose of maintaining and managing all audio, visual, and lighting systems used for live productions and for managing the technical staff needed to run these systems.
Asset Management Responsibilities
Live Production Responsibilities
Candidate has proven ability to direct and successfully lead others in a production environment. This is a leadership position in charge of managing the following team members:
Lifting approximately 10-75 pounds is required to pick up, move and install media equipment. Some climbing required. Scissor lift and fork lift operation required with proper safety certification.
This is a permanent, full-time position. Competitive salary and full benefits offered. Submit desired salary requirements, resume and creative samples to Mike Sims, Creative Director: email@example.com. NO phone calls please.
Creative Services: Web Developer
- Write backend code for LAMP servers to meet functional specs
- Connect with existing third-party and custom apps using various APIs
- Be challenged to always improve on your own work
- Have the freedom to explore new methods and technologies
- Embrace HTML5 and CSS3, and the workarounds for IE8
- Develop in SASS, Angular, and Django (some jQuery and PHP too)
- Comment and document your code, and backup to GitHub
- Adhere to established industry standards and protocols
- Have a sharp attention to detail
- Enjoy working with passionate, creative folks
- Love Jesus
The Woodlands United Methodist Church is seeking a web developer to join their creative services team. This position is ideal for someone looking to build their experience and portfolio in a faith-based environment.
What You’ll Do:
You Need To:
This is a permanent, full-time, on-site, salaried position. Benefits included. Ample caffeine included. Agencies, freelancers and remote workers will not be considered. If you feel you would be a good fit, send your cover letter, resume and asking salary to Shawn Maddock. No phone calls please. We look forward to hearing from you!
Facilities Department: Facilities Assistant
This position will monitor the campus for building maintenance items, safety issues, prohibited or concerning behavior of persons throughout the campus, respond to emergency situations to minimize risk and / or loss to buildings, property or persons.
40 hours per week. Must be able to work any assigned schedule.
General Scope of Work
- Must be able to read, write and otherwise communicate effectively in English with a problem solving and helpful demeanor at all times.
- Must have a neat, professional appearance, be very punctual and reliable.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED.
- Must be able to operate a computer to fill out reports, check email, etc…
- Must be willing to receive training in basic first aid and be willing to utilize that training in the position.
- Must be willing to learn the campus life safety systems and aid in their operation, monitoring, testing and function.
- Must be able to provide appropriate customer service levels for all persons on campus and do so in a professional, courteous way.
- Must maintain a constant awareness of people and events happening on campus.
- Must be physically able to perform all duties of the position in any type of weather and be willing to work varied shifts, schedules, holidays and overtime as assigned.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
This description is not all-inclusive and the duties may change or the job description may be altered or amended at any time by the employer.
$11 hourly plus benefits
Contact Donald Harris for more information. No phone calls, please.
Food Services: Café
The Woodlands UMC Café has two part time openings. Duties include: running the cash register, taking and processing orders, food assembly and production, the delivery of orders (both at café and in school), cleaning and sanitizing. Attributes: positive outgoing personality, Customer service oriented, able to stand for prolonged periods, basic mathematics, and willingness to serve. Number of hours a week: 18 – 24. Shifts: Monday – Friday and Sunday from 8 am – 2:30 pm.
Nursery: Child Care Worker
Nursery child care worker positions available for Sunday mornings. The ideal candidate will be a strong Christian, love working with preschool-aged children and be a team player. The job requires the ability to lift 40 lbs. on a regular basis and excellent communication in English. In addition to Sunday mornings, weekday and evening hours may be available. Contact Sabrina Horne at 281.297.5911.
Special Needs Ministry: Ministry Assistant
- Weekly preparation of materials
- Providing direction to intern and volunteer team
- Welcoming participants and their families upon arrival
- Assistance with attendance and any monetary exchange
- Teaching or assisting with individual or group lessons
- Reinforcing and facilitating small group activities
- Oversee safe and timely dismissal
- Ensuring the environment is clean and all materials put away
- A positive, helpful demeanor at all times; able to collaborate with others
- A neat, professional appearance; punctual, and reliable
- Must be in good health and physically able to keep up with children and young adults
- Know Christ, have a growing relationship with Him, and is passionate to share God’s love with everyone
- Familiarity with various disabilities is necessary, but training is available. A college degree in education or healthcare is preferred. Computer skills are essential.
The Special Needs Ministry Assistant role has been designed to provide a consistent adult staff presence in each area of Special Needs Ministry while providing the right tone and environment for learning, fellowshipping, and worshiping. The Special Needs Ministry Assistant participates in Sunday morning activities but is also a vital component of the many opportunities provided to the Special Needs Ministry community at The Woodlands UMC.
Candidates should have the following attributes:
The position is based on an hourly rate with no health benefits available
Assistants serve on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and an additional 4 hours during the workweek. Planning meetings are required on a bi-weekly basis. Assumes a minimum of 46 Sundays per year. Arrangements can be made if an additional Sunday off is necessary. Candidates will be asked to participate in a Sunday morning experience as part of the interview process.
Special Needs Ministry Director
Contact Chris Robbins for more information. No phone calls, please.