Children & Families Ministry Leader (Full-Time) – Fort Worth, TX

University Christian Church - Fort Worth

State: TX

Job Type: Full-Time

Denomination: Disciples of Christ

Church Description:

University Christian Church’s (UCC) core values include Discipleship, Curiosity, Inclusivity, Vulnerability, Generosity and Compassion.

Vision: Transforming the world by living out Christ’s courageous love.

Mission: Seek the Sacred | Commit to Love | Empower to Serve

At University Christian Church, we believe whoever you are, you are valuable, worthy of love, and already part of what God’s doing in the world. Here, we strive to be people with open minds and loving hearts — a place where all are welcome. And yes, all really does mean all. No hidden agendas or litmus tests. We are members of the Disciples of Christ denomination, and as such, we claim “no creed but Christ.” As a congregation, we work together to help heal the world we’re in, remaining comfortable with life’s hard questions but uncomfortable with any easy answers.

When you join us, we hope you’ll find:

  • A brave space where it’s okay to be vulnerable
  • Friends curious enough to listen to your story
  • A community compassionate enough to walk with you through whatever you’re facing

If this sounds like what you need, we’d love to meet you! Come and join us as we experience God’s love and learn to carry that love with us wherever we go.

To learn more about University Christian Church, please visit

Job Description:


The Children and Families Ministry Leader promotes and builds healthy relationships with UCC’s children and their families, the Children’s Ministry Team, volunteers and staff. In addition, the Children and Families Ministry Leader also coaches and mentors adults who are involved in the lives of children by providing opportunities for them to establish relationships with Christ, with one another and with people of all ages at UCC.


The Children and Families Ministry Leader is a visionary planner, innovative disciple, and empowering team leader who has direct engagement with children and families. Specific areas of oversight and coordination include but are not limited to:


  • Recruiting, training and coordinating teams of volunteer leaders for all ministry programming for infants through 5th graders.


  • Developing and executing calendar of events and continual opportunities that fosters momentum and allows children to grow in faith and interpersonal relationships.


  • Partnering with Weekday School (WDS) to provide and promote opportunities for families to connect with UCC.
  • Actively inviting families in the community to participate in the life of the church.


  • Engaging questions and ideas of all shapes and sizes from children and families while offering direction and support that aligns with the theology of the Disciples of Christ and expressed beliefs of UCC.
  • Developing educational and faith-strengthening opportunities for parents.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; ordination not required but welcomed.
  • Experience with building, supporting, and growing programs for children and families, preferably in a faith-based setting.
  • Proficient understanding of early childhood and child development research.

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