The original Munger Place Methodist Church was founded in 1913, and for years it was one of the largest and most influential churches in Dallas. In the Summer of 2009, the church partnered with a larger United Methodist church congregation in North Texas, which assisted with planting a more solidified congregation in a newly renovated site. Thus, Munger Place Church became an extension campus of Highland Park Methodist Church.
Today, Munger Place Church stands as a symbol of resurrection and renewal for the surrounding community, and continues to anticipate great things ahead. Averaging 900 adults in worship followed by thriving kids and youth ministries, Munger Place continues to make a strong evangelistic impact in its community.
The Director of Kids Ministry will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the Christian education program for children from birth through fifth grade, including Sunday morning programs, mid-week programming, Vacation Bible School, and others. This position will also collaborate with other Munger staff of general discipleship and church-wide programs and matters. This role will maintain oversight of 200+ children, and approximately 80 adult volunteers on Sunday mornings. The expectations of the position will require the individual to maintain high Christian values and professional integrity, for the purpose of providing an example for the children and families of the community.
Success in this role will be determined by the following:
- The Children’s Ministry is at a point where people are excited to serve.
- Families are inviting their friends.
- A necessity to create new space due to growth/growth potential.
- Growth in kids service attendance is larger than adult service attendance.
- Children experience a ministry environment that is fun, energetic, life-giving, biblically rooted, and discipleship-oriented.
A strong preference for a bachelor’s degree in a related field complemented with seminary training and/or intensive Bible training is a highly preferable qualifier for this role. Furthermore, the successful candidate’s scope of experience will include the following:
- 3 years experience (at minimum) in Children’s Ministry as a church staff member or lay leader.
- Comfortable working in a United Methodist Church with familiarity in United Methodist doctrine, or a background in the United Methodist denomination.
- A history of supervisory experience.
- Ability to build, lead, and empower volunteer teams.
- Ability to adapt and evaluate curriculum.
- Ability to implement a ministry vision.
- Proficient in computer skills/applications, email, internet, social media, and web updates.
- Excellent organization, communication (verbal and written) and listening skills, with a high degree of initiative and accountability.
- Capability of teaching within United Methodist doctrine, and representing the church.
The ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making Dallas the #1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas. Throughout the city, one will enjoy the best shopping in the southwest, four-and five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants, the largest urban arts district in the nation, fourteen entertainment districts, and much more. Blend in moderate weather, year-round sports, and genuine Southern hospitality for a true "taste" of the Dallas difference. Its pioneering spirit is alive and well, and the philanthropic contributions from its many residents continue to enrich the community and quality of life. It is the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. A majority of this highly diversified city is comprised of Hispanics (41%), Caucasian (29.5%), African-American (24%), Asian, and multiple other races and ethnicities. The city is home to notable school districts and nationally prominent universities such as Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), and Dallas Baptist University (DBU). The city also has an incredibly thriving business community with sixteen Fortune 500 companies, including Exxon Mobil at #2 on the list.
The church is located in Munger Place, a Dallas Landmark District that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Established in 1905 by a manufacturer named Robert Munger, the highly exclusive community was dubbed one of the first suburbs of Dallas, consisting of the city’s social elites as its residents. Today, comprising over 250 households, it is the largest collection of Prairie-style homes in America. Each year, the neighborhood holds a home tour and an art festival that attracts fans of historic architecture and independent artists. The community is served by Dallas ISD, several private schools, and exemplary rated K-12 institutions. The meticulously planned vicinity holds a mixture of retired couples, young professionals, and transplanted careerists. Munger Place is a desirable neighborhood for those who seek a charming, historic area to live near downtown Dallas.
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