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St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation

Director of Youth Ministries Job Description

 

Specific Responsibilities:

-Promote and execute the mission and vision of SPUMCWF through ministry with youth (6th – 12th grades)

-Implement SPUMCWF’s Discipleship Pathway into a youth ministry context

-Develop, implement and evaluate ministry goals related to youth ministry with supervisor (every 6 months)

-Attend continuing education events related to this position (at least 1 per year)

-Meet with supervisor monthly

-Multiply SPUMCWF’s youth ministry by regularly recruiting, equipping, and supervising servant leaders

-Lead through a team-based ministry approach

-Empower talented and gifted persons in all areas of youth ministry

-Provide spiritual and skill development for all youth ministry teams

-Oversee all teams related to youth ministry including worship; discipleship and education (Sunday school, bible studies, confirmation, etc.); events (programs, retreats, and special events); mission (service projects and fundraising); and counseling and mentoring

-Oversee youth ministry budget

-Establish and maintain up-to-date and accurate attendance/grouping info through the St. Paul’s Hub

-Work with supervisor and team to develop a youth curriculum

-Comply with Safe Sanctuaries Policy

-Oversee all youth communications including: youth’s section of church webpage, youth’s articles for church newsletter, parent/guardian contacts, social media, etc.

 

 

 

Applicant must possess a strong faith in Christ and a clear calling to youth ministry be a member that models standards and expectations of leadership within SPUMCWF including a personal devotional life, worship attendance, giving, serving/witnessing, small group participation, and a dedication to personal development and a healthy lifestyle.

 

Qualifications:

Demonstrate strong sense of integrity, a positive attitude, and be spiritually mature and growing

Demonstrate leadership and teaching ability and express strong relational skills

Demonstrate proficiency in building and empowering teams and apprenticing leaders

Demonstrate strong knowledge of youth ministry as well as current literature and issues

Coordinate youth discipleship to coincide with youth and adult discipleship

Be creative, innovative and a team player

 

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree

Ministry experience working with youth

Proper clearances

 

Preferences

Wesleyan theological education/training

Availability to begin by August, 2019

 

Our Mission is to form faithful followers of Jesus Christ for the transformation of

State College and the world.

 

Our Vision is to be followers of Jesus who are meeting others, making real relationships,

and moving  into new expressions of love and service.   (m³)

 

COLLIERVILLE UMC is a 3,000+ member church with two worship styles in two locations on Sunday morning, averaging 750 in attendance.  The Town of Collierville (population 50,000) is well known for it’s great school system, small town atmosphere, award winning parks and recreation facilities, first rate office and retail developments and beautiful neighborhoods.

SUMMARY

The person in this position should be a committed Christian Disciple.  Under direct supervision, this position provides guidance for programming and ministry activities that meet the spiritual needs and help the middle school, high school, and college students of Collierville UMC grow in their discipleship of Jesus Christ.  All Student Ministry efforts will be developed and guided by our vision, “Reaching out to transform lives by extending God’s love to all,” and consistent with the core values of CUMC.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.       Provide overall direction and administration for all student ministries of CUMC.

2.       Chairperson for the Student Advisory Council and Adult Team of Volunteers.

3.       Be responsible for the ongoing recruitment, training, empowering, and evaluating of student ministry staff and volunteers.

4.       Coordinate all structured student ministry activities with high capacity volunteers, including but not limited to Sundays and Wednesdays.

5.       Provide direction and coordination for all special events for students and their families, including but not limited to Confirmation, mission trips, Discovery Weekend, and missional fundraisers.

6.       Teach and recruit others who can teach the Christian faith as understood through the doctrinal standards of the United Methodist Church.

7.       Select and approve all curriculum used for Sunday school and other programming for these age groups.

8.       Be responsible for the compliance of the ministry with regard to safe sanctuaries training and execution.

9.       Serve as a staff liaison to assigned work areas and committees.

10.   Prepares budget requests and monitors expenditures of the student ministries.

11.   Monitor space, equipment, needs, and repairs in the student ministries area.

12.   Other duties as needed and assigned by direct supervisor or Senior Pastor.

COMPETENCIES

1.       Positive Christian Role Model

2.       Excellent Interpersonal Skills

3.       Ethical Conduct

4.       Personal Effectiveness/Credibility

5.       Communication Proficiency

6.       Collaboration Skills

7.       Conflict management

8.       Flexibility

9.       Confidentiality

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor degree & 7-10 years of experience in a similar or related field.

Fenton United Methodist Church, Fenton, Michigan, is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Director of youth and Young Adult Ministries. For application and job description, please contact the church.

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