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 9:00 and 11:00 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

Finance

Food Services

Grace Point Counseling Center

Nursery

Operations

Recreation Ministry


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: 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.

Associate Director of Children’s Ministry - The Church at Woodforest

The Associate Director of Children’s Ministry-Woodforest is responsible for the creative vision, strategic development and implementation of all programs serving families of children at The Church at Woodforest from 3 years old through fifth grades.

The Church at Woodforest is a thriving 650-member church offering 2 services on Sunday mornings with children’s programming averaging attendance of 70 children. Strong emphasis is placed on delivering special events that draw families together to worship, serve and grow together in faith and discipleship.

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 Children’s Ministry staff meetings, departmental meetings and all church staff chapels and meetings.
  • Attend and participate in Woodforest staff meetings.
  • Attend and participate in all Woodforest events as required by the Pastor at Woodforest.
  • 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:

  • Plan, implement and deliver developmentally age-appropriate curriculum, activities and resources in conjunction with the Woodlands Campus Children’s Ministry team.
  • Prepare craft and hands-on learning activities each week in conjunction with the Woodlands Campus Children’s Ministry team.
  • 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.
  • Serve as the lead Confirmation liaison for all Confirmation classes and activities at Woodforest.
  • Organize Sunday morning sign in sheets, nametags, visitor information, and submit to Children’s Ministry administrative assistant for processing.
  • Submit supply and resource needs to be filled by Children’s Ministry administrative assistant.
  • Build and maintain annual budget.
  • Lead, plan, and implement Children’s Woodforest events.**
  • Participate in planning and implementation of TWUMC 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.
  • Oversee all Confirmation programming

**Church at Woodforest Events

  • Christmas Eve Family worship
  • T Bar M-Discovery 252 Week camp
  • Palm Sunday Family Event
  • Additional Events as created

*** Children’s Ministry Events

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Father / Daughter Dance
  • Mother / Son Event
  • Summer Camp 247
  • Additional events as needed

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

Children's Ministry: Administrative Assistant

This position is responsible for providing administrative support to the Children’s Ministry Department. This individual must have proven verbal and written skills and be able to manage a front office, show impeccable attention to detail while multitasking daily. The position is full-time, hourly and non-exempt. Reports to the Director of Children's Ministry-Confirmation. Work schedule is 35-40 hours per week with Sunday, holiday and evening availability as needed.

Job Duties:

  • Serve as primary contact for Children’s Ministry main phone line and general CM info email account.
  • Setup and maintain various distribution lists for Children’s and Special Blessings Ministries using data gathered through event registrations.
  • Order/Purchase departmental supplies and resources, maintain workroom, supply closet, and appropriate inventory of office supplies.
  • Responsible for booking space, requesting media/food/childcare, and communicating set-up for the entirety of Children’s Ministry Events and programming. (Sunday School, Confirmation, Volunteers, Special Blessings, meetings, etc).
  • Provide support to department staff and Confirmation program as needed, purchasing supplies, generating ideas, preparing for and participating in event delivery.

Job 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!
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ability to interact well with others. Very personable, professional, and maintains a positive attitude.
  • Proficiency with the following computer programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and other church databases.

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.

Finance: Assistant Controller

This position is full-time, salaried, exempt with benefits. Reports to the Controller

Job Duties:

  • Supervision of accounting staff
  • Month-end close process
  • Account reconciliations
  • Preparation of internal financial reports
  • Issuance of 1099s
  • Coordination and preparation of audit support
  • Internal control management
  • Annual budgeting
  • Financial analysis
  • Other tasks as assigned by Controller

Job Requirements:

CPA with 7+ years of related accounting experience. Audit experience and/or nonprofit experience preferred. Strong Excel skills required. Must have a solid, working knowledge of US GAAP.

Submit resume to Pam Herron at pherron@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.

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.

Nursery: Childcare Worker

This position is part-time, non-exempt and hourly. Requires the ability to work Sunday mornings and evenings. Some weekday shifts are available with Sunday commitment.

Job Duties and Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a strong Christian, love working with young children and be a team player.

The job requires the ability to lift 40 pounds, excellent communication skills in English.

Contact Sabrina Horne, shorne@twumc.org, 281.297.5911.

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