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Minister to Children & Families

Covington, Tennessee (TN), United States 38018

Minister to Children & Families

Covington United Methodist Church is located in the largest city and county seat of Tipton county, approximately 40 miles northeast of Memphis, Tennessee. The church has membership of approximately 850 and average weekly attendance of 350 and is known for its active outreach ministries and its engaged lay leadership.

Covington FUMC is currently seeking a highly creative fulltime Minister to Children & Families with expertise in wholistic family discipleship approaches. Ideal candidate would possess a seminary degree (Master of Arts in Religion or Master of Divinity) or College degree with minimum five years experience on a medium to large church staff in lieu of seminary training. Strong biblical teaching/storytelling background highly desired. Position reports directly to the Senior Pastor.

Candidate would lead the congregation in following:

Comprehensive planning for spiritual formation of children, Wednesday evening programming for all age levels, adult bible studies, confirmation, encouraging and promoting an overall high level of engagement with volunteers at all age levels, teacher development, organize several special family-centered fellowship events during course of the year and introduce current and relevant curriculum studies for Sunday schools and other small groups.

If interested, please forward a brief resume, letter of interest, copy of seminary transcript and three professional references to:


Mr. Stephen Smith

Chairperson of Staff-Parish Committee

c/o Covington First United Methodist Church

145 W. Church Street

Covington, TN 38019


Compensation package is competitive and based on experience & education.


Closing Date for Receipt of Materials: Tuesday, August 21, 2017