Current openings:

Nursery Caregiver

STATUS: Part-time
REPORTS TO: Discipleship Leader for Children and Youth

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: To provide reliable, safe, and nurturing care for children ages 0-4
on Sunday mornings and during special events.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for providing age-appropriate care including: feeding, changing diapers, escorting
    to the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, putting children down for naps, holding, or
    cheerfully interacting with children through games, stories, play, and prayer.
  • Welcome new parents and families, obtain care information for children, and provide parents
    with information on the nursery, pick up process, emergency procedure, etc.
  • Ensure the safety of the children and communicate with the Discipleship Leader for Children
    and Youth (DLCY) on safety needs, safety incidents during services, etc.
  • Model Christian discipleship during Sunday School and Worship via provided lessons or stories.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary environment while children are present, including personal
    cleanliness, to decrease the spread of germs. Follow all posted COVID safety procedures.
  • Arrive 15 minutes before service times and stay until the children are secured with a responsible
    adult named on the child’s registration form. Standard Sunday hours are 8:15am – 11:15am.
  • Be polite, friendly, and courteous to all children, parents, and volunteers.
  • Straighten the room and clean any toys/beds before leaving, returning it to weekly standard
    set by DLCY.
  • Communicate in advance, by phone, to the DLCY: 1) any planned absences with an advance
    two week notice, or 2) any unplanned absences at least two hours prior to the shift.
  • Report to the DLCY any issues which are hindering the carrying out of duties or responsibilities.
  • Other duties as determined and assigned by the Discipleship Leader for Children and Youth,
    Senior Pastor, or SPRC.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience caring for children ages 0-4 years with the ability to be flexible and work with a
    variety of personalities.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Must follow the church’s Safe Sanctuary policy, including updating training every 3 years and a
    current background check every 5 years.
  • Consistent ability to arrive to work on time.
  • A love for Christ and a passion for discipling children.

Please send resume and cover letter to Zach@foresthillsumc.org to apply.

Contact Info:
Zach Griggs, Discipleship Leader for Children and Youth
Forest Hills UMC, 1250 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027
zach@foresthillsumc.org
615-373-3131 ext. 14

Director of Communication and Engagement

STATUS: Part-Time (negotiable)
REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

Forest Hills United Methodist Church (FHUMC) is seeking a dynamic leader to support our
mission and vision:
Mission: With God’s love and guidance, we will increase hope and healing in our communities.
Vision: Through relationships and sharing stories of faith, we hope to cultivate an awareness
of God’s presence in our communities, so that we can participate in God’s mission of fully
bringing about the Kingdom of God here in Nashville.

 

We are a medium-size United Methodist church located in the suburbs of Nashville, TN
undergoing a transformation process. In recent years, our main focus has been to move from
a membership model of church (where the church exists to offer programs that meet the
needs of members) to a discipleship model of church (where the church equips disciples to
make disciples for the transformation of the world). To learn more about where we’ve been,
view this short video from 2019 Church Council Chair Peter Cassidy.

In February 2020, we launched our Discipleship Pathway, which is the new model for
intentional discipleship at Forest Hills. Please see the attached brochure and Disciple Growth
Guide to read more about The Pathway and how it touches every aspect of our life together
as disciples of Jesus.

MAJOR PURPOSE :
Build and lead the internal and external communication strategies of the church for the
purpose of deeper engagement with the mission and vision of Forest Hills UMC.
A comprehensive strategy will include:

  • Painting a picture of our vision through storytelling, writing, and visual means
  • Pointing church members and visitors to clear Next Steps to participate in the mission
  • Attending to communication needs for a wide audience: first time visitors, regular
    attendees, disengaged members, and engaged members
  • Communicating across a variety of platforms and mediums; soliciting content from all
    ministry areas and leaders
  • A consistent rhythm of communicating with the congregation before events to promote
    participation, during to sustain engagement and broaden the audience, and
    afterwards to celebrate how God was at work
  • Equipping the congregation to communicate the mission and vision to others

DETAILED ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build a communication strategy to guide your work, to equip leaders to provide
    relevant and timely content, and support the staff in communicating their ministries
  • Create and update print materials and building signage to increase a positive,
    intentional, and hospitable visitor experience
  • Drive conversations and planning with staff and leaders around virtual church
    engagement (i.e. connecting with livestream worship attendees, virtual small groups,
    social media, etc.)
  • Execute communication strategy by writing copy and designing graphics using existing
    brand standards
  • Track and report data on engagement and Next Steps taken
  • Produce worship communications including bulletin, slides, and videos
  • Support ministries by creating and maintaining forms, the virtual church calendar,
    Zoom account, and prayer list

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A commitment to the mission and vision of Forest Hills UMC
  • Takes initiative and is disciplined to see projects through from start to finish; manages
    multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment with the ability to adapt
  • Creatively make videos, print materials, social media content, and graphic designs
  • Communicates effectively both interpersonally and corporately
  • Proficient in WordPress, website management, and email and marketing systems
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field

 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to FHUMC.SPRC@gmail.com to apply.

Contact Info:
Malicia Wilson, vice-chair of Staff Parish Relations Committee
Forest Hills UMC, 1250 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027
615-373-3131