Children's Ministry Summer Internship

Children's Ministry Summer Internship


3/5/2020

Myers Park United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC is seeking a summer intern to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ, cultivate vocational discernment and spiritual gifts, grow in their professional/personal development, and hone their ministry skills within the area of children's ministry.  

Logistics:  Employment will be the Tuesday following Memorial Day to mid-August, for a length of 10 weeks.  Lodging is not provided.  Work is full-time, forty hours a week.

Position Overview:  The Children's Ministries intern is responsible for working with full-time children's ministries staff to support all summer programming for children age birth - 5th grade.  This position is meant to provide an opportunity to grow personally in their faith formation as well as to explore their calling to ministry with children.  

Responsibilities:  In addition to specific responsibilities within the ministry area, all interns are expected to:
*Attend a group orientation at the beginning of their internship.
*Meet weekly with their supervisor, to set and evaluate goals, reflect upon their work/experiences, and receive guidance/mentoring.
*Attend all-staff meetings, and any ministry area meetings of the department in which they are working  (example:  Worship, Discipleship, etc.)
*Attend Sunday worship. 

Benefits:  $3,000 Salary.  All church related events/excursions paid by the church
*any vacation time must be approved by the Director of Children's Ministries.

Specific Responsibilities:
* Plan and implement three worship care story time experiences for preschool children.
*Maintain and implement preparation and mailing of summer camp care packages to children attending camp as notified by parents.
*Participate in special summer events (i.e. Popsicles on the Playground, Lemonade on the Lawn, etc.)
*Take an active role in Vacation Bible School to gain experience in all aspects of the program (June 22-25) for children ages 3 through 5th grade.
*Take an active role in Summer Fun Days Camps to gain experience in all aspects of the program (July 13-17) and (July 20-24) for children ages 1 through 5th grade.  
*Maintain Welcome Worship bulletins and bags (in collaboration with volunteers) for children to use at all services.  Put them out on Sunday mornings and retrieve them on Monday mornings.
*Plan and implement 1-2 programs/events for children and /or families to engage in faith formation, fellowship and service.
*Assist Children's Ministry team with classroom preparation (curriculum, resources, supplies, etc.)
*Assist Children's Ministry team with other projects (i.e. maintain CM resource list, area CM Director Database, etc.)
*Attend Children's Ministries Team meetings as scheduled.

General Qualifications:
*Completion of one year post-high school education/formation.
*Love for children!

If interested, please send your resume to: 
Amy Harriman
aharriman@mpumc.org 


 

Contact: Amy Harriman

Church/Org/Business Name: Myers Park United Methodist Church

Address: 1501 Queens Road Charlotte NC 28207

Phone: 704-295-4814

Email:

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