Belmont UMC is currently hiring for these positions:

Director (or Pastor) of Ministry with Children and Young Families

Type: Full-time, exempt

Hours: 40+ hours per week; hours are flexible during normal weekday business hours; some remote work may be coordinated with your supervisor. Regular attendance on Wednesday evenings, Sunday mornings, and Sunday evenings, as well as other occasional evening and weekend events are required.

Reports to: Senior Pastor.

Summary: Belmont United Methodist Church is a community of Christ-followers growing in love of God and neighbor. This is what we at Belmont UMC believe Christian discipleship is, what we are to be, and what Jesus meant when he sent his followers to “make disciples.” We believe every person is of sacred worth and created in God’s image. We commit to Jesus’ example of inclusive love, care, and intentional hospitality with persons of every race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, faith story, physical or mental ability, economic status, or political perspective. We respect our diversity of opinion and expressions of faith. Therefore, as God loves us, so let us love and serve in the name of Christ.

The Director of Ministry with Children and Young Families will be responsible for leading our children’s ministry and ministry with their families. They will ensure that children and their families’ spiritual education needs are met and that children are actively involved in the life of the congregation. The Director will recruit, equip, and empower a strong core of ministry partners so that Belmont can effectively meet the spiritual, educational and community needs of children and their families.

  • Recruit, equip, and empower the volunteer ministry partners who lead children’s discipleship
  • Support, encourage, resource, and empower ministry partners
  • Work with other age level ministry staff and leaders to coordinate and integrate a church-wide plan of discipleship and Christian education so that our children and families can learn the age-appropriate fundamentals of our faith and love God with their minds, hearts and souls.
  • Foster community by investing in relationships with children and their families
  • Work with and support our children’s choir director to integrate all of our children discipleship efforts
  • Lead, plan, resource and oversee children’s Sunday School and other discipleship events
  • Equip, lead and resource family ministry discipleship events and groups so our families are better equipped to lead family devotions, spiritual discussions and Christ-like leadership.
  • Resource curriculum to meet the needs of children and families
  • Create and equip leaders for new discipleship opportunities and groups for families
  • Create a community with our ministry partners and our Children’s Ministry Committee that is engaged and supportive of children’s discipleship
  • Advocate for ministry with children and families in church-wide planning and practice.
  • Providing leadership for children’s ministry programming, especially on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings
  • Coordinating, planning, and creating key annual events in children’s ministry, such as Vacation Bible School, All Church Retreat, Children’s Sabbath, kindergarten prayer friends and third grade bibles
  • Coordinate and advocate for the deeper integration of children in worship services and church-wide events
  • Contact visiting families and walk with them, helping them connect and join our church
  • Assist new member families to integrate into engage in discipleship pathways
  • Ensure adherence to the Safe Sanctuaries policy
  • Support the Golden Triangle Fellowship Pastor and help GTF children be part of children’s programming (The Golden Triangle Fellowship is a community of immigrants and refugees from Thailand, Myanmar and Burma that are members of our church and worships in Belmont UMC’s chapel)
  • Supervise the nursery coordinator and staff to ensure our nursery provides hospitality and is a safe and welcoming place for our youngest guests.
  • Ensure our nursery offers age appropriate christian education and environment for our youngest members
  • Work with the Belmont Weekday School to recruit and integrate WDS families into the discipleship of our church, being present to offer spiritual counsel and care for WDS staff and families with spiritual needs

Spiritual Gifts and Qualifications: The Director should show evidence of passion for ministry with children and deep interest in and commitment to faith formation of the entire church family. The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Passion for helping Children accept their belovedness and grow up to be faithful Christ-followers
  • A passion to integrate children’s discipleship discipleship into their homes
    The ability to project a sense of vibrancy, community and welcome
  • The ability to attract, recruit, and equip volunteer ministry partners
  • A passion for living into Belmont’s welcoming statement ensuring all people are welcomed and embraced
  • Excellent organization and planning skills along with an ability to delegate and equip volunteers
  • Prior experience and leadership in children’s ministry or children’s education
  • Knowledge and understanding of the United Methodist Church and our theology
    A strong team player
  • An understanding of and training in child development
  • A deep commitment to ensuring child protection and safety
  • The ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree and training, experience, and/or passion in Christian education for children
  • Cross-cultural competency and experience

Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be in an educational environment leading children. The employee must occasionally lift or move objects or assist with normal children’s activities being able to lift items up to 25 pounds. The employee must be able to use standard office equipment and be able to join in some forms of normal childcare activities .

Anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy: Belmont United Methodist Church strives to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination and unlawful harassment. We will not permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military status, veteran status, disability, handicap, or any other legally protected category under applicable federal or state law. This standard of conduct applies to all managers, supervisors, employees, customers, and vendors.

Job Description Approved by SPRC: 6/11/24

Salary Range: commensurate with experience and education.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement (403b), Vacation, Life Insurance

Submission Process: Candidates should submit resumes and cover letters (optional) to Seth Neumann by emailing seth@belmontumc.org.

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Executive Director of Church Management
Full-Time Position

Seeking an experienced church administrator to direct the daily operations of a large urban church with direct responsibility for its business and operational affairs. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right individual to work in a collegial atmosphere in a vital church that seeks to make a difference in its community and the world.

Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville is a 1400 member church with a $3.3 million budget. (belmontumc.org) Belmont UMC is a community of Christ-followers growing in love of God and neighbor. We believe every person is of sacred worth and created in God’s image. We commit to Jesus’ example of inclusive love, care, and intentional hospitality with (all) persons of every race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, faith story, physical or mental ability, economic status, or political perspective.

Primary Responsibilities include:

Financial Management

  • Work with the Finance Committee to manage all church financial matters, including budgeting, financial reporting, cash management, maintaining the general ledger, and periodic audits of the church’s financial systems.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Pastor and Finance Committee to develop and implement the annual pledge campaign and other fundraising activities.
  • Seek loans and grants to support church ministries.
  • Develop and coordinate a plan of long-term donor development to both the church and the Belmont UMC Trust Fund.

Operations Management

  • Support church’s Staff Parish Relations Committee and Senior Pastor in overseeing personnel matters, including personnel policies and procedures, maintenance of personnel records, staff evaluations, disciplinary actions, hiring, onboarding, terminations/separations in compliance with all federal and state labor laws.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Weekday School (WDS). The WDS director reports directly to the Executive Director regarding finance, HR, payroll, building management and other operational matters.
  • Supervise the church administrative staff.
  • Oversee management of the church database and technical infrastructure.
  • Serve as a liaison between the church and the facilities management company.
  • Support the work of Trustees and Properties Committees by overseeing financial agreements, insurance policies, leases, and other contracts.
  • Work collaboratively with clergy and lay leadership to create and implement strategic visions and plans for the ministry of the church.

Staff Management Responsibilities:

WDS Director (day-to-day operations)
Communication and Facility Use Coordinator
Membership Secretary/Administrative Assistant
Part Time HR Manager
Part Time Bookkeeper
Part Time Worship and Media Coordinator
SFM Building Supervisor (coordination with facility management company)

Hours: 40+ hours per week; hours are flexible during normal work week; expected to work on site, some remote work possible when appropriate and effective. Requires participation in some evening and weekend meetings.

Qualifications: At least six years prior experience in local church or non-profit management with a record of increasing responsibility. Business or related degree preferred. Prefer candidate with an understanding and appreciation of UMC theology and practice; Commitment to Christian values and Belmont UMC’s vision and mission.

Salary Range: $75,000 - $90,000; commensurate with experience and education.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement (403b), Vacation, Life Insurance

Submission Process: Candidates should submit resumes and cover letters (optional) to Seth Neumann by emailing seth@belmontumc.org.