Saint Andrews United Methodist Church
1201 Maxwell Drive – Raleigh, NC 27603

Family Ministries Coordinator


  • Our St. Andrews UMC Family Ministries Coordinator, under the supervision of the Pastor, is responsible for coordinating and leading programs for children (Kindergarten through 5th grade), youth (6th through 12th grade), and families; and coordinating care in the nursery.

Hours and Presence

  • Part-time position (average 18-20 hours per week)
  • 2 weeks paid vacation including 2 Sundays annually
  • Be present on Sunday mornings from 8:30am – 12:30pm
  • Be present on Sunday afternoons from 5pm – 7pm
  • Create, develop and maintain a visual presence at church functions and in the community – specifically at gatherings of children and youth
  • Work with local schools and other local churches as appropriate to build relationships and have a presence in the community
  • Pay is based on experience


  • Strong prayer life
  • Previous experience in family ministry including children and/or youth
  • Some education and training in ministry leadership (some graduate level education in ministry is preferred but not required)
  • Willing and able to recruit and train volunteers
  • Experience in teaching and developing curriculum for multiple age groups
  • Good organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of confidentiality
  • Motivated to work with volunteers
  • Heart for outreach and mission
  • Working knowledge of social media resources (i.e. Instagram, Facebook) and willingness to use technology



All areas

  • Coordinate, train and equip St. Andrews volunteers
  • Assist the Safe Sanctuary Crew Chief in developing and maintaining appropriate Safe Sanctuary policies and procedures
  • Train volunteers on Safe Sanctuary policies
  • Run background checks on every volunteer following Safe Sanctuary policies
  • Find and/or develop curriculum/resources that are developmentally appropriate and inclusive (gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status)

Nursery (Birth – Pre-K)

  • Work with nursery staff on scheduling and needs
  • Recruit and train nursery volunteers
  • Maintain functionality of nursery space in coordination with the preschool staff

Children’s Ministry (Kindergarten – 5th grade)

  • Work with pastor and ministry team to determine mission and vision of children’s program
  • Create a consistent and relationally-focused weekly program
  • Provide opportunities for growth and wholeness among children to include: spiritual, relational, mental and emotional
  • Prioritize family (parent/ guardian) involvement and resourcing
  • Recruit and train volunteers

Youth Ministry (6th grade – 12th grade)

  • Work with pastor and ministry team to determine mission and vision of youth program
  • Create a consistent and relationally-focused weekly program
  • Provide avenues for faith development and exploration
  • Prioritize one-on-one relationship development for mentoring
  • Plan and lead service projects
  • Plan and lead yearly mission trip
  • Recruit and train volunteers
  • Assist Pastor in annual Confirmation Classes
  • Utilize social media and other platforms to enhance connection and expand reach of youth program

Family Ministry

  • Work with pastor and ministry team on a vision and plan for family ministry
  • Coordinate family activities or outings – at least quarterly
  • Maintain consistent communication with families – particularly those with children and youth
  • Resource families with helpful material
  • Utilize social media to expand reach of family ministries

To apply for this position, please email your resume and a cover letter to: with the subject line “Family Ministries Coordinator”.