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, 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.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 11:00 a.m.

Jobs

Current Openings

Children’s Ministry

Creative Services

Food Services

Grace Point Counseling Center

Loft

Operations

Recreation Ministry

The Woodlands Methodist School (TWMS)


Children’s Ministry: Sunday Ministry Lead

The Sunday Ministry Lead role has been designed to give children a consistent adult staff presence in each area of Children’s Ministry on Sunday mornings, while providing the right tone and environment for learning. The Sunday Ministry Lead is responsible for having a dedicated weekly focus on sharing biblical truths about Jesus Christ in a fun and exciting way.

The Sunday Ministry Lead serves one age/grade group during each of our two service hours: 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Job Duties:

  • Preparing the classroom/learning area on Sunday mornings
  • Providing direction to volunteer and intern team
  • Welcoming children and families as they arrive
  • Assist with attendance and offering
  • Assisting with large group learning
  • Reinforcing and facilitating small group activities
  • Concluding the lesson and dismissing students
  • Clean up the environment

The Sunday Ministry Leader serves on Sundays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Curriculum is provided; Sunday Ministry Leader is simply presenting the prepared lesson weekly. Arrangements can be made if Ministry Leader needs to miss an occasional Sunday. The position is based on a weekly stipend and assumes a minimum of 46 Sundays per year; no health benefits are provided.

The ideal candidate is high energy, loves kids, enjoys being on a stage on a mic, and is gifted in teaching about the Lord. Candidates will work directly with Early Childhood, Elementary or Intermediate Ministry Teams. Candidates will be asked to participate in a Sunday morning experience as part of the interview process.

Please contact Julie Crocker at jcrocker@twumc.org for more information. No phone calls, please.

Children’s Ministry: Saturday Night Ministry Lead — Loft

This position is part-time working Saturday night Loft from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Saturday Night Ministry Lead role has been designed to give children a consistent adult staff presence in the Loft Children’s Ministry on Saturday nights, while providing the right tone and environment for learning. The Saturday Night Ministry Lead is responsible for having a dedicated weekly focus on sharing biblical truths about Jesus Christ in a fun and exciting way.The position is based on a weekly stipend and assumes a minimum of 46 Sundays per year.

Job Duties

  • Preparing the classroom/learning area on Saturday nights
  • Providing direction to volunteer and intern team
  • Welcoming children and families as they arrive
  • Take attendance and offering
  • Lead large group learning
  • Reinforcing and facilitating small group activities
  • Concluding the lesson and dismissing students
  • Clean up the environment

The ideal candidate is high energy, loves kids, enjoys being on a stage on a mic, and is gifted in teaching about the Lord. Candidates will work directly with Early Childhood or Elementary Team. Candidates will be asked to participate in a Saturday night experience as part of the interview process.

Please contact Julie Crocker at jcrocker@twumc.org for more information. No phone calls, please.

Children’s Ministry: Intermediate Ministry Leader

This position is part-time, hourly, non-exempt, works 20 – 25 hours per week with Sundays and Wednesdays required. A heavy summer work schedule is expected. The Intermediate Ministry Leader reports to the Associate Director of 56 Ministries, is a strong and growing Christian with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is able to share Christ's love with others.

Job Duties:

  • Create a Sunday Lesson Plan and hands on aspect for 56 and all meetings.
  • Weekday: Wednesday evening Roots Bible Study and 8-10 member volunteer team for the same.
  • Summer Programs: 56 Day Camp, Hang Out Days, CM Camp 247, Vacation Bible School
  • Missions: Monthly/Quarterly Mission Offerings for Children's Ministry and Confirmation. Annual Angel Tree Christmas Party.
  • Seasonal/Special Events: Children's Christmas Eve Service, Children's Easter Eve Service, Fall Family Event, Mother/Son Event, Father/Daughter Dance.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience working with children in a church environment
  • Lead and teach biblically based lessons in large group and small group settings
  • Primary focus on 5th and 6th grade Intermediate ministries
  • Able to learn new Computer/Media Skills

Interested candidates may submit their resume to Rev. Chris McLain at cmclain@twumc.org. No phone calls please.

CREATIVE SERVICES: Senior Graphic Designer

The Woodlands United Methodist Church is seeking a talented Senior Graphic Designer to join our award-winning creative team. Candidate must be creative, self-motivated, highly organized and able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. We are seeking someone who embraces creative design with passion and excitement. Candidate must have an exceptional eye for detail. The ability to find creative solutions and successfully interact with a wide variety of people and personalities is also necessary.

Essential Functions

  • Concept/Design graphics for promotional materials for various church ministries including flyers, brochures, environmental graphics, brochures, T-shirts, etc.
  • Manage in-house production of projects, including copies, trimming, spray mount and mock-ups when needed.
  • Understanding of pre-press set-up. Properly prepare and package files to be sent to on-site printer.
  • Design graphics for projection screens and TV monitors.
  • Assist with installation of large format graphics in display areas.
  • Interact with department staff members and members of ministry teams.

Candidate Requirements

Relevant college degree and three to five years experience in a creative, professional environment required; Proficiency in Adobe CS software (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) is required. Experience with After Effects and photography are preferred but not mandatory. Macintosh platform environment.

This is a full-time, permanent position. Competitive salary and benefits offered. Work hours are 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Some weekends, evening and extended hours will be required during Christmas, Easter and other special events. This position reports directly to the Art Director.

Submit resume, and PDF or link to portfolio site to Scott Brinkmeyer, Art Director at sbrinkmeyer@twumc.org. No phone calls please.

CREATIVE SERVICES: Weekend Worship Manager

The Woodlands United Methodist Church is seeking an experienced production coordinator for the purpose of organizing and managing visual content for worship and production volunteer base.

You Are:

  • Passionate about worship, regardless of style
  • Comfortable working with pastors, musicians and artists
  • Highly-organized and can work successfully in a tightly structured environment
  • Able to perform with excellent success in live production and deadline-driven environments

You Have:

  • An exceptional eye for detail
  • Stagecraft and/or media production skills
  • Proven experience in managing people and relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Excellent communication skills both in person and in writing

You Will:

  • Work with worship planning teams to create run-of-service schedules that include song content, pastoral notes, and production cues.
  • Manage a team of worship producers, and the coordination and planning details for weekly worship services in four unique worship venues
  • Serve as a worship producer - this includes leading teams of staff and volunteers in producing cue sheets; completing equipment set-up; checking mic assignments; completing pre-service checks; and calling cues for production team during service
  • Work closely with the senior pastor, worship pastors and worship leaders to develop and manage worship content; including worship flow, set lists, last-minute changes, etc.
  • Proof all screen content for accuracy, spelling, completeness, etc.
  • Build and run worship graphics on a weekly basis
  • Compile, edit and manage song libraries on a weekly basis
  • Manage church copyright licensing procedures as they apply to music, video and streaming online
  • Develop and manage a dynamic, community-based volunteer program to support media staffing needs across all worship venues
  • Work closely with the scheduling manager to coordinate volunteer staffing and position assignment
  • Manage and assist in projects as assigned

Candidate Requirements:

  • Previous live worship production experience in a church is a must
  • Previous leadership / team management experience is a must
  • 3-5 year experience in at least one of the following areas: worship planning, audio-video production, visual content creation, project management
  • ProPresenter and ProVideoPlayer; Microsoft Office Suite required
  • CCLI / SongSelect experience a plus
  • Photography experience a plus
  • Social media experience a plus
  • Experience with music and video copyright a plus

This is a permanent, full-time position. Weekly work schedule is Wednesday to Sunday. Hours are flexible. Work schedules also include major holiday seasons such as Easter and Christmas. Competitive salary and full benefits offered. Submit desired salary requirements, resume and creative samples to Jon Gentry, Technical Director, at jgentry@twumc.org. 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 at pherron@twumc.org for more information.

Food Services: Cafe

The Woodlands UMC Cafe has two part-time openings in the café.

JOB DUTIES

  • Running the cash register
  • Taking and processing orders
  • Food assembly and production
  • 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
  • Willingness to serve.

Number of hours a week:

18 – 24

Shifts:

Monday – Friday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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 a part 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.

Loft: Loft Weekend Worship Assistant

This position is part-time, non-exempt, hourly (12 hours/week). Saturday afternoon/evenings and Sunday mornings are required. Three to four weekends per month. This position reports to the Loft Worship Assistant.

Job Duties

  • Support the Loft Worship Team in the planning and implementation of the weekend worship experience at The Loft. Job duties include but are not limited to:
  • Serve as the primary contact on-site at The Loft for staff and volunteers regarding worship service logistics and coordination (includes setup, duration of service, and cleanup).
  • Attract, recruit, train, and coordinate all volunteers needed for worship services, including Greeters, Connection Point, Loft Café, Hospitality and Communion.
  • Monitor condition of worship center and surrounding areas; check lighting, furniture placement, check café supplies. Work with facilities, housekeeping and kitchen on as needed basis regarding above needs during the weekend.
  • Communicate with Loft Worship Assistant on weekly basis with synopsis of weekend activities – new members, first time guests, volunteer interests, facility issues, etc.
  • Assist with holiday worship services (Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Easter) and major ministry events.
  • Assist with volunteer trainings and recognition events.
  • Attend weekly worship planning and production meetings.

Qualifications

  • Customer service oriented and able to multi-task
  • Comfortable making decisions and acting on them quickly
  • High school diploma
  • Interested applicants may submit their resume to Shannon Logan, Loft Worship Assistant at slogan@twumc.org. No phone calls please.

Information Technology Director

Work Schedule

Full-time exempt level position, Monday through Friday; evening and weekend hours may be required to support special events.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Information Technology (IT) Director oversees the development, implementation, maintenance and use of technology to support and further ministry at The Woodlands United Methodist Church (TWUMC), including The Woodlands Methodist School, Grace Point Counseling Center and The Church at Woodforest. This position is responsible for day-to-day operations of information technology network systems, telecommunication hardware and systems, managing all IT operations, providing support and maintenance of existing technology, development of new technical solutions, Linux website infrastructure, network/infrastructure-level IT and desktop/device-level IT.

  • Responsible for hands-on, day-to-day campus-wide IT operations.
  • Responsible for the purchase, management, and maintenance of all IT equipment including computers, software, and phone.
  • Recruits, selects, trains/develops, and supervises help desk technicians.
  • Oversees technical projects in alignment with organizational goals.
  • Preserves assets by implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures.
  • Investigates, recommends and implements solutions that ensure full compliance with PCI, PII, FERPA, COPPA, CIPA, PPRA and HIPAA security standards.
  • Researches, evaluates and implements industry standard best practices in IT strategies, policies, and procedures as a means of pre-empting and eliminating systemic problems, issues and liabilities within the organization.
  • Manages relationships with IT vendors ensuring contractual agreements are met and service standards are monitored along with managing our TSP and ISP(s).
  • Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective action.
  • Researches and implements new technologies, upgrades and equipment.
  • Serves as the technical and IT adviser for all church departments / leaders.
  • Provides technical support to ensure maximum uptime for church database systems (I.e., Rock, Event Pro).
  • Actively seeks opportunities to educate, train and inform church staff on IT systems, policies and best practices through ongoing informal interactions and in programmed and structured training sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills

  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills
  • Proven ability to document in writing network system design, including systematic record keeping and history of hardware and software maintenance, upgrades and configuration
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with individuals and groups of varying technical knowledge, at all levels of the organization
  • Significant network administration experience in the following environments:
    • Windows 2008R2 Server and newer
    • Active Directory
    • Windows 7 and newer workstations
    • macOS
    • iOS
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
  • Significant administration knowledge of:
    • Hardware (including cable, hubs, routers, switches, firewalls, etc.)
    • Standard network protocols, e.g., TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, etc.
    • Anti-malware software configuration, installation, deployment
    • Backup hardware and procedures as well as disaster recovery
    • Internet firewalls and security
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Computer, mobile device and peripheral configuration/installation to include iPads, printers, etc.
    • Server Virtualization
    • Microsoft Office 365
  • Significant computer and networking troubleshooting skills
  • Working knowledge and experience with:
    • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
    • Mac specific computing environments including operating systems and software applications

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision of one or more part-time or full-time helpdesk technicians

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field with 10 years professional experience in IT preferred and 3 – 5 years being in a leadership capacity.

Interested candidates may submit their resume to Gene Satern, Director of Operations, at gsatern@twumc.org.

Recreation Ministry: Cheer Coach

Recreation Ministry is hiring a Part-Time Cheer Coach. In this role, the Cheer Coach is the key component to fulfilling the mission of our Upward Sports League: “To promote the discovery of, and growth in, Jesus through sports.” Upward Sports programs, built around the exclusive 360 Progression, focus on developing the total athlete – mentally, athletically, spiritually and socially. With your guidance, cheerleaders will acquire more than athletic skills; they will be given the resources to find their passion and purpose, equipping them for excellence – in the game, and in life. As a coach, you will be more than an instructor. You will be a mentor, helping young athletes, and their families, develop a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ.

Qualifications

  • Disciple of Jesus Christ
  • Cheer, Dance, or Gymnastics experience
  • Teaching or Coaching experience preferred
  • Possess a knowledge of the sport
  • Love for kids
  • Must pass a background check

Time Commitment

This is a seasonal contract position. The cheer coach wiill have a one hour practice per week (15 practices) and a one hour game per week, plus home preparation time.

  • 2016 – 2017 Practice and Game Season: November 30 – March 8 (Basketball)
  • Flag Football Dates (TBD)

Interested? Please submit a resume to Tyler Little at tlittle@twumc.org

TWMS: Eagle Club Assistant

Education and Experience

  • High School graduate
  • College student preferred or experience working with children
  • An interest in working with children Kindergarten through 6th grade and a willingness to work under the supervision of the Eagle Club Program Coordinator
  • Must be a committed Christian comfortable sharing their faith with students

Job Duties

  • Be available for a shift from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Work with and supervise students participating in Eagle Club who will be engaging in art, recreation, games and/or playground activities.
  • Be available to help with homework if needed
  • Help with arrival and dismissal to Eagle Club
  • Follow daily plans in meeting with the school philosophy
  • Cooperate with the Head of School and Eagle Club Program Coordinator in all Eagle Club activities
  • Meet church and school requirements for in-service training.

Classification

  • Part-Time/Non-Exempt

Any interested applicants interested can fill out the attached Application and return it to TWMS.

TWMS: Full Time Middle School Language Arts Teacher

The Woodlands Methodist School has a Language Arts teacher position available for middle school students for the 2017 – 2018 school year. This position is responsible for teaching middle school reading, writing, and grammar classes. Teachers of this class must be state certified in ELA.

This is a full time position.

Education and Experience:

  • The teacher must have a bachelor’s degree and a state certification to teach in the middle or high school.
  • Must have some classroom teaching experience
  • Teachers at TWMS must be committed Christians comfortable with sharing their faith with children and families
  • Must meet all certification requirements

Job Duties:

  • Provide instruction to students in the area of middle school Language Arts
  • Write and submit lesson plans that will meet students’ developmental needs and engage them in learning
  • Create and maintain an engaging and inviting classroom environment
  • Teach hands-on, experiential Language Arts classes
  • Work directly with students to meet individual learning needs
  • Meet school requirements for in-service and training
  • Communicate with students, parents, and administration
  • Be willing to consider chaperoning overnight trips or sponsoring an extra curricular activity or club
  • Collaborate with other middle grade teachers to create the best learning environment for all middle grade students

Any interested applicants interested can fill out the attached Application and return it to TWMS.

TWMS: Part Time Middle School Language Arts Teacher

The Woodlands Methodist School has a Language Arts teacher position available for middle school students for the 2017 – 2018 school year. This position is responsible for teaching middle school reading, writing, and grammar classes. Teachers of this class must be state certified in ELA.

This is a part time position.

Education and Experience:

  • The teacher must have a bachelor’s degree and a state certification to teach in the middle or high school.
  • Must have some classroom teaching experience
  • Teachers at TWMS must be committed Christians comfortable with sharing their faith with children and families
  • Must meet all certification requirements

Job Duties:

  • Provide instruction to students in middle school Language Arts
  • Write and submit lesson plans that will meet students’ developmental needs and engage them in learning
  • Create and maintain an engaging and inviting classroom environment
  • Teach hands-on experiential Language Arts classes
  • Work directly with students to meet individual learning needs
  • Meet school requirements for in-service and training
  • Communicate with students, parents, and administration
  • Be willing to consider chaperoning overnight trips or sponsoring an extra curricular activity or club
  • Collaborate with other middle grade teachers to create the best learning environment for all middle grade students

Any interested applicants interested can fill out the attached Application and return it to TWMS.

TWMS: Full Time Middle School Science Teacher

The Woodlands Methodist School has a Science teacher position available for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students for the 2017 – 2018 school year. This position is responsible for teaching middle school science classes including hands on labs. Teachers of this class must be state certified in science.

This is a full time position.

Education and Experience:

  • The teacher must have a bachelor’s degree and a state certification to teach the middle school grades.
  • Must have some classroom teaching experience
  • Teachers at TWMS must be committed Christians comfortable with sharing their faith with children and families
  • Must meet all certification requirements

Job Duties:

  • Provide instruction to students in middle school Science
  • Write and submit lesson plans that will meet students’ developmental needs and engage them in learning
  • Create and maintain an engaging and inviting classroom environment
  • Teach hands-on experiential science classes
  • Work directly with students to meet individual learning needs
  • Meet school requirements for in-service and training
  • Communicate with students, parents, and administration
  • Be willing to consider chaperoning overnight trips or sponsoring an extra curricular activity or club
  • Collaborate with other middle grade teachers to create the best learning environment for all middle grade students

Any interested applicants interested can fill out the attached Application and return it to TWMS.

TWMS: Substitute Teacher

The Woodlands Methodist School is taking applications for substitutes. Applicants must have a high school diploma. An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Employees are accountable to the school principal.

Responsibilities

  • Being available to substitute for staff throughout the school year
  • Following daily plans in keeping with the philosophy of the program and the needs of children
  • Caring for rooms and supplies
  • Cooperating with co-worker assigned to the class
  • Meeting school requirements for in-service training and professional growth
  • Performing other duties as needed

Any interested applicants interested can fill out the attached Application and return it to TWMS.

Applicant must be available for new hire training on Wednesday, January 11 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.