Job Summary

All Chapelwood staff members covenant to live by the Staff Values Covenant, which is formulated in the classic Wesleyan format of “do no harm,” “do good,” and “stay in love with God.”

 The Associate Director of Children’s Ministries, Preschool, is responsible to nurture all ministries serving children of Chapelwood.  This person’s emphasis will be on the 3-5 year old children and their families.  This position will coordinate the Preschool activities of the church, and work with all other members of the Children’s Ministry team to provide the best spiritual formation for children possible.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – Nursery- PreK Ministries

  1. Adhere to Chapelwood's Equipping Staff "Values" and "Responsibilities" Covenants.  The "Values Covenant" covers expected behaviors. The "Responsibilities Covenant" provides a list of meetings and other staff responsibilities. 
  2. Visioning and programming of all ministries serving children in Preschool, PreK 
  3. Select and manage preparation of curriculum for PreK programs
  4. Assist in Safe Sanctuary program - volunteer application and training
  5. Lead and equip volunteers serving the Early Childhood Ministries (Core Team & Board members)
  6. Participate & lend support as needed for Chapelwood Special Events 
  7. Assist with chapel for the day school 
  8. Administrative Tasks 

o   Communicate weekly with Preschool Volunteers via email, phone and notes

o   Coordinate the input of Preschool Facilities needs into EMS Calendar 


  1. Participation in church-wide "all hands on deck special events" 
  2. Attend annual equipping staff retreat - 2 day
  3. Work cooperatively with other Children’s Ministry staff to support all CM ministry efforts
  4. Attend the 8:30 a.m. Family worship service
  5. Administer the Baptism Ministry of Chapelwood
  6. Edit and Manage the Chapelwood Children Website 

Accountable to

Rev. LM Shafer

Chapelwood United Methodist Church

[email protected]

(979) 900-2607


  1. Is a deeply committed Christian, who lives out his/her faith through actions and words
  2. Has a passion to grow in faith and for others to know Christ 
  3. Takes initiative and is a self-starter
  4. Is trustworthy and dependable
  5. Is teachable 
  6. Positive attitude, contagious passion 
  7. Calm, especially in stressful situations
  8. Is confident in beliefs and self


  1. Enjoys working as a self-motivated member of a dynamic and fast-paced creative team, with the ability to adapt well and handle constant change and challenges
  2. Fulfills the expectations of the staff as outlined in the Chapelwood UMC “Staff Values Covenant” (expected behaviors) and the “Staff Responsibilities Covenant” (core responsibilities). This includes being able to demonstrate and communicate the vision of the church.
  3. Values empowering and then working alongside church members


Chapelwood offers a competitive compensation hourly rate to commensurate with education and work experience. Particulars of compensation will be worked out with the successful candidate upon satisfactory completion of financial and criminal background checks.

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