Job Opportunities

Director of Children’s Ministries (Approximately 20 hours per week)

The Director of Children’s Ministries gives leadership to the children’s ministries of Plainfield United Methodist Church. The ideal candidate will have a visible and vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ displayed in his/her leadership of PUMC's Children's Ministries.

Ministry responsibilities:
The Director of Children’s Ministries takes work direction from, reports to, and is accountable to the Senior Pastor.

Tasks related to Children’s Ministry Direction include but are not limited to:
  • Work with supervising pastoral leadership, Children's Council* and other church leadership, to develop, articulate, and deploy a Christ-centered philosophy for faith development (building disciples) at PUMC
  • Meet with and advise the Children’s Council on education plans, curriculum, budget proposals, and overall development of children’s ministries
  • Supervise, resource and consult the directors of Kid’s Connection and Weekday Children’s Ministry regarding operations and policies, and sit on the Executive Boards of both programs 
  • Supervise and assist those responsible for recruiting, training, and deploying volunteer leaders for Sunday morning programming and other education ministry settings
  • Supervise and train child care and nursery leaders for Sunday morning and other church events, including paid nursery staff person

As a member of the PUMC Staff, this person will:
  • Attend meetings of PUMC Staff, Church Council, Children’s Council, assigned staff teams, and various short term planning groups as needed
  • Set annual professional ministry goals with Senior Pastor and participate in ongoing supervision and review
  • Other duties as the ministry requires and directed by the Senior Pastor

Skills and gifts:
  • Personal commitment to Christ and the work of the Church
  • Have a passion for spiritual development, and an understanding of children’s ministry needs in the local church
  • Experience and demonstrated leadership and proficiency in children’s ministries
  • Effective communication, relational and administrative acumen
  • Preference for an education background

To apply, click here to complete application, attach resumé, and salary requirements..

*Children’s Council:  PUMC committee with oversight of Church programs and monitors the weekday Children’s Programs.

Kids Connection Seeks Leader/Driver (part-time)

PUMC’s Out of School Program, Kids Connection, is looking for a part-time leader/driver. Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and hold a valid driver's license.

Hours vary. The duties of this position include but are not limited to:
  • Driving children in grades Kindergarten through fifth in a fifteen passenger church van.
  • Monitoring children during play and ensuring their safety.
  • Transporting children on field trips, as well as to and from school.
  • Assisting children with homework and monitoring high school aides who work with the children.

Candidates must be punctual, reliable and be able to pass a background check. To apply, please send resume, completed application, references, and salary requirements to [email protected].

Preschool Teacher's Aide (part time)

PUMC is receiving applications for a part-time (with full-time potential) Preschool Teacher. The Preschool Teacher is responsible for the safety, well-being, and security of all children in PUMC’s Preschool program. The Preschool Teacher will be responsible for monitoring and teaching the children in the program, developing a curriculum that the children will respond to positively, and partnering with the staff team to enhance the environment in the church and school.  

Candidates must be punctual, reliable and be able to pass a background check. To apply, please send resume, completed application, references, and salary requirements to [email protected].

Childcare Specialist 

PUMC is receiving applications for a part-time Childcare Specialist. The Childcare Specialist is responsible for the safety, well-being, and security of all children in PUMC’s Play ’N Share program.

Candidates must be punctual, reliable and be able to pass a background check. To apply, please send resume, completed application, references, and salary requirements to [email protected].

Worship Arts

Music and Praise Leader for Contemporary Worship Service 

The Music and Praise Leader at Plainfield United Methodist Church in Plainfield, IN, will provide vocal and musical leadership to the Sunday morning contemporary worship service. PUMC seeks an individual gifted in leading contemporary congregational worship, possesses leadership and organizational skills, and is a team player. This position will take direction from, report to, and is accountable to the NewDay Lead Pastor and collaborates with the Director of Music. This position is a part-time, year-round position—approximate weekly hours, 6.5+ hours per week.  To apply for this position complete a job application and submit a resume.

Ministry responsibilities:
Takes work direction from, reports to, and is accountable to NewDay Lead Pastor.
Collaborates with the Director of Music.

Tasks include but are not limited to:
  • Leading and encouraging praise team (instruments and/or vocalists) 
  • Directing musical rehearsal every week
  • Collaborate with the Director of Music for worship music for weekly Sunday Praise Worship service, including advance planning, communication, and setup/strike 
  • Collaborating with pastoral leadership to develop meaningful, creative worship that continues to grow in scope and excellence
  • Foster musical and spiritual growth of praise team, and expand participation
  • Set annual professional ministry goals with NewDay Lead Pastor and participate in ongoing supervision and review
  • Other duties as the ministry require and directed by NewDay Lead Pastor

Skills and gifts:
  • Familiarity with all aspects of contemporary praise worship (music, media, technology, emerging trends, etc.) 
  • An understanding of contemporary praise and worship needs in the local church
  • Advanced skill in at least one instrument or a strong singing voice, and have experience leading a congregation in worship (skills should complement those of the Director of Music)
  • Personal commitment to Christ and the work of the Church
  • Effective communication, relational and administrative acumen
 
Approximate Hours: 10-12 hours/week; 12 months