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Fulfill your call to youth ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local church while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through a CYMT partner seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Memphis Theological Seminary and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Partner churches are from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Memphis, TN and Austin, TX. Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited in each region. The cost to the resident is only $1,500 for the 3-year program.

 

Graduate Residents will receive:

Full scholarship for tuition, books, and housing
Masters degree from accredited seminary
A job as a youth minister in a local church
$1,000 per month stipend
Veteran youth ministry coach

 

Core Components:

Cohort: Residents are part of a dynamic, group-learning community that provides encouragement and support as they walk through ministry together.
Coaching: Residents receive one-on-one coaching from a youth ministry veteran to help master and apply critical skills.
Classroom: In retreat-style, four times per semester, residents will be challenged to think theologically about ministry and empowered to create ministry programs that evoke deep, life-changing Christian faith.
Church: Residents get hands-on experience in a local church where they serve 25 hours weekly as youth minister.
Care: Residents receive pastoral care and encouragement, empowering them to seek wholeness in their life.

 

Qualifications:

Distinct call to youth or children’s ministry
Ministry experience working with children or youth
Undergraduate degree

 

Theological Beliefs:

CYMT partners with congregations and individuals representing the theological views and diversity of mainline Protestant Christianity. We partner with mainline Protestant denominations including the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Cumberland Presbyterian, Lutheran (ECLA), Episcopal, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Our partner seminaries include Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary or Memphis Theological Seminary

 

Application Process:

Apply online at www.cymt.org

Complete online application
Pay $50 application fee
Provide:
3 references (professor, ministry, personal)
Transcripts
Photo
Proof of insurance
Complete background check

 

Application deadlines:

Early admission: November 15
Final: March 1

 

Contact –615.823.7595.
Email Dea Wathen, dea@cymt.org, for more information.

 

The Center for Youth Ministry Training is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to equip youth ministers and churches to develop theologically informed and practically effective youth ministries. Learn more at cymt.org.

 

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)

 

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