The Church at Woodforest

Jean Stewart Elementary School
680 Fish Creek Thoroughfare
Montgomery, Texas 77316

Service Times

Traditional Worship
Sanctuary: Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
Chapel: Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 9:35 a.m.

Harvest Worship
Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Loft Worship
Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.
Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

The Church at Woodforest
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Jean Stewart Elementary School

Online Worship

Traditional Worship
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Harvest Worship
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Loft Worship
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Jobs

Current Openings

Children of the Woodlands

  • Children of The Woodlands: Lead Teacher
  • Children of The Woodlands: Teaching Assistant
  • Children of The Woodlands: Substitute Teacher

Children’s Ministry

  • Woodforest Children’s Ministry Leader

Food Services

  • Cafe
  • Family Life Center Sous Chef

Grace Point Counseling Center

  • Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist/Counselor

Nursery

  • Child Care Worker

Recreation Ministry

  • Programming Assistant

Special Needs Ministry

  • Ministry Assistant

The Woodlands Methodist School (TWMS)

  • TWMS Certified Lead Teacher 6th Grade – Math Emphasis
  • TWMS Director of Curriculum 4th – 8th Grade
  • TWMS Academic Support Coordinator
  • TWMS School Counselor
  • TWMS Certified Lead Teachers
  • TWMS Assistant Teachers
  • TWMS Substitute Teachers

Children of The Woodlands: Lead Teacher

Lead teacher positions available in classrooms for children two – four years old. This position is responsible for providing the best possible learning environment for children. Teachers must be able to meet all state licensing requirements as well as accreditation criteria. Teachers must be committed Christians.

Education and Experience:

  • Each lead teacher should have a baccalaureate degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education or a related area
  • Three years of experience working with children is preferred
  • Teachers must be committed Christians comfortable sharing their faith with children and families
  • Must meet licensing requirements

Job Duties:

  • Create and maintain a classroom setting that meets COTW requirements, national accreditation expectations and state licensing criteria
  • Make daily plans in keeping with the developmental philosophy of the program
  • Work directly with children to meet individual needs
  • Collaborate with the Director and other staff in those activities involving the whole program
  • Meet licensing and school requirements for in-service training and professional growth in a timely manner
  • Plan with and clarify expectations for the assistant teacher and any support staff or volunteer who may be assigned to the class

Classification:

  • Part time/non-exempt

Work Schedule:

  • Not to exceed 29 hours/week

Please contact Deb Minter for more information. No phone calls, please.

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Children of The Woodlands: Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistant positions available in classrooms for children two – four years old. This position assists the classroom lead teacher in working with children, preparing materials, cleaning the rooms, and supervision.

Education and Experience:

  • Each assistant teacher should have two years of college
  • Three years of experience working with children is preferred
  • Teachers must be committed Christians comfortable sharing their faith with children and families
  • Must meet licensing requirements

Job Duties:

  • Assist the classroom lead teacher in assigned tasks, following daily plans and in keeping with school developmental philosophy
  • Assist with children in the classroom, in a large group, small group or with individual students
  • Work directly with children to meet individual needs
  • Cooperate with the Director and other staff in those activities involving the whole program
  • Be involved in learning appropriate classroom practices through modeling, continuing education, and an awareness of accreditation standards and licensing requirements
  • Meet licensing and school requirements for in-service training and professional growth in a timely manner

Classification:

  • Part time/non-exempt

Work Schedule:

  • Not to exceed 29 hours/week

Please contact Deb Minter for more information. No phone calls, please.

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Children of The Woodlands: Substitute Teacher

Substitute teachers help to provide the best possible learning environment for children.

Education and Experience:

  • Each substitute teacher must be a high school graduate
  • Experience working with children is preferred
  • An interest in learning about working with children
  • Substitutes must be committed Christians comfortable sharing their faith with children and families
  • Must meet licensing requirements

Job Duties:

  • Be available to substitute for staff throughout the school year, keeping school informed of availability
  • Follow daily plans in keeping with the school’s developmental philosophy
  • Work directly with children to meet individual needs
  • Cooperate with the Director and other staff in those activities involving the whole program
  • Meet licensing and school requirements for in-service training and professional growth
  • Cooperate and clarify expectations with any co-worker who may be assigned to the class

Classification:

  • Part time/non-exempt

Work Schedule:

  • Not to exceed 29 hours/week

Please contact Deb Minter for more information. No phone calls, please.

Children’s Ministry: The Church at Woodforest Children’s Ministry Leader

    Position

    Part Time Position – up to 29 hours per week, Sundays required at the Woodforest Campus, flexible weekday work hours at TWUMC campus. Reports both to the TWUMC Director of Children’s Ministries and to the Woodforest Campus Pastor.

    Job summary

    The Woodforest Children’s Ministry Leader is responsible for the overall ministry to children, ages 3 yrs through 5th grade, at the Woodforest campus. Weekdays will be spent on the TWUMC main campus working in collaboration with the Children’s Ministry team. Sundays will be spent overseeing the delivery of children’s programming at the Woodforest campus.

    Skills and requirements

    • A strong and growing personal commitment to Jesus Christ and the church.
    • Spiritual maturity, creativity, high energy and a strong passion to lead children and families to a deeper understanding of the Gospel message of Christ’s love!
    • Previous leadership experience working in children’s ministry.
    • Strong presence teaching to audiences of children and adults!
    • Knowledge of the Bible and ability to retell bible stories developmentally appropriate for pre-school through elementary aged children.
    • Ability to recruit, develop and lead a team of volunteers to deliver meaningful, intentional and powerful experiences for children to know the love of Jesus.
    • Attend and participate in Childhood Ministry staff meetings, departmental meetings and all church staff chapels and meetings
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Early Childhood or Elementary teaching certificate and experience preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (including PowerPoint and Keynote).

    Administrative / Planning

    • Help plan, implement and deliver developmentally age-appropriate curriculum, activities and resources.
    • Help prepare craft and hands-on learning activities each week.
    • Help to coordinate the music for Praise and Worship for large group on Sunday morning.
    • Schedule volunteers and provide resources and weekly communication to ensure they are prepared for Sunday morning activities.
    • Organize Sunday morning sign in sheets, nametags, visitor information, and submit to administrative assistant for processing.
    • Submit supply and resource needs to be filled by administrative assistant.
    • Participate in planning and implementation of The Woodlands UMC Children’s Ministry Events.**

    Sunday Morning

    • Oversee the set up and break-down procedures for Sunday morning children’s programming.
    • Provide direction to all children’s ministry volunteers including: Set up and break-down facility teams, check-in greeters, classroom teachers and large group leaders.
    • Greet parents and volunteers and assist with child check-in process.
    • Lead children ages 3yrs – 5th grade in a large group and small group settings as needed.
    • Maintain an appropriate adult: child ratio in every children’s ministry venue in accordance with Safe Sanctuary guidelines.
    • Maintain accepted standards of safety and security in all children’s ministry venues
    • Ensure that facilities and equipment are adequate, attractive, well-maintained and sanitary in all children’s ministry venues.

    **Children’s Ministry Events:

    • Children’s Christmas Eve Service and Easter Worship Services
    • Vacation Bible School
    • Father / Daughter Dance
    • Mother / Son Event
    • Summer Camp 247
    • Additional events as needed

    Contact Jennifer Sims for more information. No phone calls, please.

Food Services: Family Life Center Sous Chef

    The Woodlands United Methodist Church is looking for a Sous Chef to be responsible for the school lunch program at The Family Life Center. The FLC Sous Chef works with the Director of Food Services to determine the lunch menu, order food and supplies, prepare food, and deliver/serve food to children in a school setting. Culinary experience preferred. Chef test required. Attributes: excellent communication skills, positive attitude, commitment to customer service, ability to work in a team, and willingness to serve. This part-time position works 25–29 hours/week, with summers off.

    Contact Pam Herron for more information.

Food Services: Cafe

    The Woodlands UMC Cafe 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.

Grace Point Counseling Center: Child, Adolescent and Family Therapist/Counselor

    Grace Point Counseling Center (GPCC) is a ministry of The Woodlands United Methodist Church. We offer compassionate and caring services in a confidential, professional setting, accepting of all individuals with various life circumstances. We offer emotional guidance and support with a non-judgmental approach. We offer services to individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents.

    Qualifications: LMFT, LPC, LPC-RPT, LCSW, PhD
    Applicants need to be licensed to practice in the State of Texas.

    The therapist/counselor must have the ability and be willing to provide clinical assessment and intervention services in the counseling center. (Occasionally services may be in the natural environment: school or home with the permission of GPCC executive director.) The therapist must have experience in working with children ages 3–12 who may have experienced trauma, behavioral and emotional problems. The applicant must be open to a variety of treatment modalities tailored to meet the needs of individual child/parents/family involved. Work history should include case management, family work, outpatient individual play therapy, trauma, attachment, parenting skills, family counseling and group work experience.

    The therapist/counselor must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and to interact collaboratively with other agencies and physicians. Also, he/she must have strong organizational skills and be a flexible team member.

    Applicant must meet State licensing requirements (including educational requirements to keep license current) and provide professional liability insurance. GPCC therapists/counselors are registered with different insurance entities in order to receive payments from clients’ insurance. We will assist you with this registration. He/she must also agree to The Woodlands United Methodist Church policies and procedures.

    Work Schedule: This is apart time position (20–25 client hours a week) and requires three evenings a week. Other hours will be jointly determined with therapist/counselor and GPCC Executive Director, according to GPCC office hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (last client seen at 7:00 p.m.); Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Grace Point Counseling Center, 9201 Grogan’s Mill Road, The Woodlands, Texas 77380

    Contact Susan Jones, Executive Director of Grace Point Counseling Center, at sjones@twumc.org for more information.

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. Woodforest Worship Community positions coming soon. Contact Sabrina Horne at 281.297.5911.

Programming Assistant - Recreation Ministry

This position instructs, grows and provides support within Recreation Ministry programs, events and activities that disciple people in faith, and reach out into the community to win people to Jesus Christ. Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Physical Education Instructor for TWMS

  • Working directly with A.D. and TWMS administrators and within the Guiding Principles of the school.
  • Integration of Biblical Concepts, Health, Physical Education and Core Subject TEKS into units and daily lesson plans.
  • Assist in designing, planning and organizing school community events such as Bike Roundup, Red Ribbon Week, Family 5k, Field Day.
  • Assist in the facilitation and direction of the CATCH program within the school.
  • Design and instruct character education and safety lessons.
  • Coordinate with school staff to provide health and wellness opportunities for both staff and students.
  • Engage community stakeholders for programming support.
  • Support developing the foundations for an Athletic Booster Club.

Family Recreation Programming

  • Design, organization and facilitation of programming for families promoting family engagement in health and wellness practices as well as building Christ centered relationships with other families within the community.

Cross-Ministry Programming

  • Providing recreational and health programming as a partnership with or in support of other Ministries within the church.

Upward Sports

  • Family Events and celebration planning and coordination.

This is a Part Time position.
20-29 hours/week, year-round
Typical schedule would be 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Will include some Saturdays.
This position reports to Athletic Director.

Contact Garrett Ritter for more information.

Special Needs Ministry: Ministry Assistant

    The Special Needs Ministry Assistant provides a consistent adult staff presence for Special Needs Ministry activities while fostering a positive environment for discipleship, fellowship, and worship. The Special Needs Ministry Assistant participates in Special Needs Ministry weekend worship activities and is also a vital component of Special Needs Ministry programming at The Woodlands UMC.

    Job Duties:

    Assist Special Needs Coordinators as directed, including but not limited to:

    • Preparing teaching materials.
    • Providing direction to intern and volunteer team on weekends.
    • Welcoming participants and their families upon arrival.
    • Teaching or assisting with individual or group lessons.
    • Reinforcing and facilitating small group activities.
    • Overseeing safe and timely dismissal.
    • Ensuring the environment is clean and all materials put away.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Skills and Requirements:

    • A growing Christian with passion to share God’s love with everyone.
    • Experience and/or familiarity with various disabilities (training is available).
    • Experience in teaching or with special needs individuals.
    • Ability to manage a Sunday school classroom.
    • A positive, helpful demeanor at all times; ability to collaborate with others.
    • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with appropriate discretion.
    • A neat, professional appearance; punctual and reliable.
    • Must be physically able to keep up with children and young adults.
    • Computer skills with Microsoft programs, email and internet proficiency.
    • College coursework in education, healthcare or a related field is preferred.

    Classification:

    Part-Time / Non-exempt / Hourly

    Work Schedule:

    10-12 hours/week, including three Sundays a month from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and a Saturday evening work rotation. Additional hours during the workweek may be required to support other Special Needs Ministry events.

    Reports to:

    Special Needs Ministry Coordinator

    Interested candidates should submit their résumé to Kelli Manning. No phone calls please. Please note that candidates will be asked to participate in a Sunday morning experience as part of the interview process.

TWMS Certified Lead Teacher 6th Grade – Math Emphasis

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Lead teacher should have a baccalaureate degree and certification with required endorsements for subject and level assigned. Teaching experience in the subject area is required.
    • All TWMS staff must be committed Christians comfortable sharing their faith with children and families

    JOB DUTIES

    • Create and maintain a classroom setting that meets TWMS requirements and national accreditation expectations.
    • Write weekly lesson plans reflecting individual student needs and hands on learning opportunities while maintaining the developmental philosophy of the program.
    • Work directly with children to meet individual needs.
    • Collaborate with the Head of School and the Director of Academics and other staff in those activities involving the whole program.
    • Meet church and school requirements for in-service training and professional growth in a timely manner.
    • Plan with and clarify expectations for the assistant teacher and any support staff or volunteer who may be assigned to the class.

    CLASSIFICATION

    Full-time
    Submit resumes to Rebecca Coates, Head of School. No phone calls, please.

TWMS DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM 4TH – 8TH GRADE

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    The Woodlands Methodist School is seeking an experienced educator to assist in the development of grades 4 – 8. Strong Christian faith, an appreciation of developmental best practices, individualized learning and excellent interpersonal skills are required.

    • A baccalaureate degree, and certified in grades 5th – 8th is required
    • Ten years teaching experience is preferred
    • All TWMS staff must be committed Christians comfortable sharing their faith with children and families

    JOB DUTIES

    • Create curriculum for 4th – 8th grades that is aligned with the TEKS and TWMS’s philosophy of learning
    • Work directly with teachers, plan professional development, and select resources to support classroom instruction
    • Collaborate with the Head of School and the Elementary Director of Academics and other staff in those activities involving the whole program
    • Meet licensing and school requirements for in-service training and professional growth in a timely manner

    CLASSIFICATION

    Full-time
    Submit resume to Rebecca Coates, Head of School. No phone calls, please.

TWMS ACADEMIC SUPPORT COORDINATOR

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in education with valid teaching certificate
    • Special Education Certification
    • Teaching experience required
    • Experience working with students with exceptionalities required
    • Diagnostician credentials preferred

    JOB DUTIES

    • Ability to interpret data.
    • Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively.
    • Strong knowledge of instructional strategies for students with exceptionalities.

    CLASSIFICATION

    Part-time or full-time
    Submit resume to Rebecca Coates, Head of School. No phone calls, please.

TWMS SCHOOL COUNSELOR

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Counseling degree
    • Experience working as a school counselor or counseling children.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive counseling and guidance program.
    • Counsel individuals and small groups of students with presenting needs/concerns.
    • Consult with parents, teachers and administrators to enhance their work with students.

    CLASSIFICATION

    Full-time
    Submit resume to Rebecca Coates, Head of School. No phone calls, please.

TWMS Certified Lead Teachers

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • Each lead teacher should have a baccalaureate degree, and certified in elementary education.
    • All TWMS staff must be committed Christians comfortable sharing their faith with children and families.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Create and maintain a classroom setting that meets TWMS requirements and national accreditation expectations
    • Write weekly lesson plans reflecting individual student needs and hands on learning opportunities while maintaining the developmental philosophy of the program
    • Work directly with children to meet individual needs
    • Collaborate with the Head of School and the Director of Academics and other staff in those activities involving the whole program
    • Meet church and school requirements for in-service training and professional growth in a timely manner
    • Plan with and clarify expectations for the assistant teacher and any support staff or volunteer who may be assigned to the class

    CLASSIFICATION

    Full-Time / Exempt
    Submit resume to Rebecca Coates, Head of School. No phone calls, please.

TWMS Assistant Teachers

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • College degree preferred
    • Experience working with children is preferred
    • An interest in learning about working with children, and a willingness to work under the supervision of a professional teacher
    • All TWMS staff must be committed Christians comfortable sharing their faith with children and families

    JOB DUTIES

    • Assist the classroom lead teacher in assigned tasks, following daily plans and in keeping with school developmental philosophy
    • Assist with children in the classroom, in a large group, small group or with individual students
    • Work directly with children to meet individual needs
    • Cooperate with the Head of School and other staff in those activities involving the whole program
    • Be involved in learning appropriate classroom practices through modeling, continuing education, and an awareness of accreditation standards
    • Meet church and school requirements for in-service training and professional growth in a timely manner

    CLASSIFICATION

    Full-Time / Non-exempt
    Submit resume to Rebecca Coates, Head of School. No phone calls, please.

TWMS Substitute Teachers

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • College graduate preferred
    • Experience working with children is preferred
    • An interest in learning about working with children, and a willingness to work under the supervision of a professional teacher
    • Substitutes must be committed Christians comfortable sharing their faith with children and families

    JOB DUTIES

    • Be available to substitute for staff throughout the school year, keeping school informed of availability
    • Follow daily plans in keeping with the school philosophy
    • Work directly with children to meet individual needs
    • Cooperate with the Head of School and other staff in those activities involving the whole program
    • Meet church and school requirements for in-service training and professional growth
    • Cooperate and clarify expectations with any co-worker who may be assigned to the class

    CLASSIFICATION

    Part-Time / Non-exempt
    Submit resume to Rebecca Coates, Head of School. No phone calls, please.