Associate Director of Student and Family Ministries

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, Inc.

3543 Robinhood Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Job Description – August 2020

Primary Purpose:

The role of the Associate Director of Student and Family Ministries is to provide leadership, development and direction for the Fusion and GAP programs, and volunteer programming teams as it pertains to the vision and strategy of all environments and programming specific to Mount Tabor Family Ministry.  This is a 30 hour per week, part-time salaried position.

Position Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred.

·         Experience working with students.

·         A strong faith in Jesus in life and practice.

·         Ability to lead and develop programming for 5th-12th grade students.

·         Self-motivated, optimistic, and enthusiastic with strong leadership, team building and resolution skills.

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to collaborate and coordinate well with other ministries, staff members and parents.


Interested parties who would like additional job details and/or to apply, should go to the Mount Tabor website www.mttaborumc.org and look under the “QuickLinks” list and select “Employment Opportunities” to complete a copy of the Mount Tabor UMC job application.  Contact Deborah Keaton 336-817-8830 with any questions about the application process.

Your completed and signed job application AND resume must be sent by either:

Email attachments (include first and last name in the file name you create) should be sent to:  deborah.keaton@mttaborumc.org

Hard copies by USPS mail to

Search Committee

Staff Parish Relations Committee

c/o Mount Tabor United Methodist Church

3543 Robinhood Road

Winston Salem, NC 27106

NOTE: Interviews will be conducted through a Zoom meeting.

Applications, with resumes, will be accepted for this position through Friday, September 25, 2020 at NOON



























































Overview:  The Youth Director leads the ministry for middle and high school youth.  A passion for youth and their spiritual development as followers of Christ in the Wesleyan tradition, is a must.  Strong Christian faith, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work with adult volunteers are a must.  This is a part-time (approximately 20-hours per week) position.

Job Responsibilities:

·       Connect with youth of the church, their friends, and their families.

·       Plan and lead weekly youth group gatherings (including games and studies) to develop relationships among and with the youth and to foster their spiritual growth.

·       Recruit and train adult volunteers to work with middle and high school youth.

·       Help youth to develop their gifts and to take on leadership roles.

·       Coordinate and communicate about youth activities with youth, their families, church staff, the congregation, and the greater community.

·       Provide opportunities for youth to serve in the church, in the community, and through mission trips.

·       Be familiar with youth and the middle and high schools from which they come (particularly Chatfield HS next door to the church, Dakota Ridge HS, and Columbine HS).

·       Create, develop leaders for, and execute all youth spiritual growth programs (youth group, Bible studies, Confirmation, etc.).

·       Encourage youth and their families to participate in all facets of the life of the church community including worship, fellowship and service opportunities, youth activities, mission projects, etc.

·       Be open to connecting with other United Methodist Youth Directors in the area and to opportunities for continuing education, as appropriate.

·       Ensure that all youth ministries are compliant with Safe Sanctuary policies.

·       Participate in regular staff meetings.

·       Manage the budgeted and designated funds for youth.

·       Act as contact person and charter representative for HUMC-sponsored Boy Scout troops.

·       Other duties as assigned by Senior Pastor.

Desired Technical Skills:

●      Ability to communicate in verbal and written form through letters, e-mail, text messages, and social media.

This position is a part-time position (twenty hours per week) with no benefits. This position works under the day-to-day supervision of the Senior Pastor and ultimately is responsible to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

We are praying for a kingdom entrepreneur to relaunch our student ministry: reaching out primarily to middle and high schoolers and remaining connected to college students while they are at school and during breaks at home. Our goal is to apprentice students as lifelong followers of Jesus, in partnership with their families.


Liberty Corner is a mid-size church in the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO) denomination. We are seeking a Student Ministry Director who is excited about rebuilding a student ministry from the ground up! Liberty Corner seeks an individual who will recreate an active student ministry with mission trips, service projects, regular gatherings, and meaningful discipleship. The church has recently called on a new, dynamic lead pastor, a lay team to support the student ministry, and a group of active parents, which we believe are the key ingredients for a successful program relaunch. We are praying for the right Director to lead!


Purpose: The Student Ministry Director (SMD) is responsible for the vision, leadership and direction of student ministry at Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church, to apprentice students as lifelong followers of Jesus, in partnership with their families. Student Ministry encompasses students as they transition from the Children’s program, through middle and high school, and continues through a student’s college years.


Reporting Relationship: The SMD will report to the Family Ministry Director under the guidance of the Lead Pastor and the Session of Elders, and work closely with student ministry volunteer leaders. The SMD will meet monthly with the Family Ministries Director for prayer, support, and accountability with annual goals and objectives, and to complete an annual self-review to discuss their performance in relation to the goals and objectives. The SMD will attend worship services, weekly staff meetings for prayer, encouragement, communication, and planning, and, as time allows, attend other LCPC events.


we are seeking:

A growing apprentice of Jesus Christ
·       Actively seeks growth through practices like prayer and Bible study.

·       Enthusiastic for God’s Word.

·       Honors God in one’s family/personal life.

·       As a leader, faithfully pursues 1 Timothy 3 characteristics, living with integrity and avoiding immorality.

·       Strives to personally grow and develop through conferences, reading, and exchange of ideas with others.


Gifted as a leader of both students and adult volunteers

·       Passionate heart for students and their families, and feels a calling to student ministry.

·       Experience in leading, mentoring, and building healthy relationships with students and their families.

·       Charismatic communicator of biblical truths.

·       Strong interest in our students’ culture and context, combined with a desire to minister in this culture without compromising the teachings of scripture.

·       A team builder, working collaboratively with others to motivate, grow, and sustain a team of adult volunteer leaders.

·       Engages students where they are physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

·       Possesses solid organizational and time management skills.

·       Demonstrates commitment to personal and professional development and ongoing continuing education opportunities.

Essentials for integrating into the Liberty Corner Family:

·       Embraces the mission, vision, and values of LCPC and our denomination, the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.

·       Desires to work together with the staff team to move all the ministries of LCPC in the same direction, with the same vision, since every ministry thrives with the success and support of the others.

·       Lives by the philosophy that parental involvement is key in training students in spiritual maturity. Be as involved with training parents as with training students.

·       Recognizes student ministry is a 9-5 role.

·       Desires to build influential relationships with students in their contexts, and with local schools for the purpose of building a bridge from students’ everyday culture to the gospel.


Program Oversight

·       As a kingdom entrepreneur, the Director will develop and provide opportunities for students to “Gather, Grow and Go” in Christ. This could include worship, weekly gatherings, Bible studies, camps, VBS/Sports Camp, conferences, retreats, discipleship groups, mission trips, outreach events and community service. The goal of the gatherings is to draw students into a lifelong apprenticeship to Jesus.

·       Provide personal discipleship, coaching, and encouragement to both students and the adult volunteers in the ministry – treating each person as an individual, uniquely made in God’s image and gifted for God’s kingdom.

·       Be involved with the personal lives of the students (directly and through adult volunteers). Again, the expectation is to invest in the lives of students by attending school and extracurricular events as time permits, and minister in crisis situations.

·       Oversee curriculum for confirmation, middle and high school.

·       Coordinate with the other ministries of LCPC.

·       Foster open communication with parents/guardians.

·       Host opportunities for college student events/activities when they are home for breaks and the summer, as well as offering support and encouragement throughout the school year.

·       Build relationships with the local community.

·       Assure proper care of facilities used by student ministry.


Leadership Training

·       Maintain effective leadership for each program of the ministry. Provide the support, assistance, and resources necessary for each program and empower the adult volunteers to be involved in the day to day work of the ministry.

·       Continually build a team of adult volunteers who will build relationships with students and serve as the “frontline” of ministry. Work under an Ephesians 4 model: recruiting, training, and retaining.

·       Provide formal (structured) and informal (by example) leadership training for parents, adult volunteers, and student leaders.

·       Provide formal and informal forums for frequent communication, encouragement, and evaluation of the ministry. Create a team atmosphere with emphasis on involvement.

·       Oversee, with help from adult volunteers, the identification of students with leadership potential and assure opportunities are given for development.

·       Evaluate and make recommendations concerning teaching materials and methods used in all student programs in partnership with Student Ministry Team and the Family Ministries Director.

·       Counsel, advise, and provide resources to students and parents. Build a referral network for both students and parents.



·       With the input and partnership of the Family Ministries Director, establish and maintain a philosophy of student ministry and a clear understanding of annual goals and objectives.

·       Maintain well-planned, carefully balanced opportunities throughout the year in coordination with the other ministries and calendared events of LCPC.

·       Ensure responsibilities for all events (for example retreats, mission trips, and special events) are delegated and understood by adult volunteers and students.

·       Pre-schedule all activities in their entirety, including post-activity plans. Communicate all scheduled programming, events and activities to staff, parents, and students in a timely fashion.

·       Ensure background check paperwork is filled out and submitted for all volunteers.

·       Lead the development of the Student Ministry budget to provide for ministry needs regarding programming and capital needs.

·       Perform other duties as needed.



Benefits: Full time position at 40 hours. Gross salary package will be determined based on education and years of experience in ministry. Specific details and benefits offered as designated in the LCPC Employee Handbook.

Degree required with at least 1 year of student ministry experience.

Interested applicant send resume to: Kellyt@libertycorner.org and Dfgreco920@aol.com

We are seeking the Lord for a man who is gifted by the Lord to connect with youth on their level, reach into their lives, be active in their lives, teach them with the Bible and let it be applicable to their lives and lead them to become on-fire followers of Jesus! Working closely with the pastor and collaborating with other ministry leaders, parents, and Mill Creek Baptist Church members is at the heart of this role. Because of the nature of youth ministry, flexibility in scheduling and the ability to switch gears quickly are very important—and because of this, we are asking God for a man who is keenly aware of the balance needed between family and ministry so that the Lord is honored at home and in the church. Lastly, our heart’s desire is that this man and his family wholeheartedly love the Lord and will join our body as we love and obey Jesus to the glory of God.

Ministry Vision   

Covenant Grove Church is looking for a godly and gifted man or woman to lead our Youth and Media ministries.  Covenant Grove is an 11-year-old, growing church plant in Modesto, California. We are a multigenerational church and intentional about reaching the next generation with Christ.  We have about 375 people on a Sunday morning, and 20-30 Youth midweek (10-15 middle school and 10-15 high school).

We are looking for a person who has a magnetic, vibrant, and growing love for Jesus Christ that overflows into genuine love for youth and young adults.  He or she must be a great communicator and encourager, self-motivated and a good motivator, organized and able to see big picture, and able to handle tasks and delegation well.  The ability to handle multiple tasks with great follow through is a must. We are looking for someone who is hard working, self-disciplined and faithful, with a great attitude, servant’s heart, and teachable spirit. He or she must also be able to grow ministry, work with teams, and develop leaders.  A college degree (preferably ministry related) and at least three years of ministry experience are strongly preferred. This is a full time, paid position.

Our Youth Pastor will be involved primarily in our Middle School and High School, as well as leading another key ministry areas (media, production, Sunday Morning “flow”, etc.) He or she will serve as an Associate Pastor, teaching and communicating with the entire church family, and helping move the Vision of the church forward. You will be part of our pastoral team and must be able to see the biblical Vision that truly fuels all we do for the Kingdom.  We commit to invest in you, support you, and stretch you in your ministry vision, skills and calling.


Mission Statement

Covenant Grove Church exists through the power of God to transform religious and irreligious people into Fully Devoted Followers of Christ.

Our key values (around which we shape all ministry) are:

  • Discipleship – loving God and growing closer to Him in devotion, prayer, obedience, study, and worship.
  • Fellowship – loving the Family of God, connected through Jesus Christ and deeply committed to caring for and serving each other.
  • Mission – loving a lost, needy, and hurting world – reaching out in the Spirit’s power to bring people home to God and meeting needs.

It is our passion to see Covenant Grove be a place where the Kingdom of God is alive, active, growing, and radically impacting the world.


Primary Responsibilities    

  • Have a strong personal walk with God.  Pray regularly for Covenant Grove Church, our people, and those we are trying to reach.  Have a prayer support team of at least 5 people who will commit to pray for you personally, every day.  Personally grow in your faith through a strong devotional life, obedience, and study.
  • Lead the Youth and Media Ministries of Covenant Grove through the Vision of the church – leading people closer to Christ through a life of personal devotion and prayer, strong and regular communication, encouragement, godly relationships, leadership development, and a growing and dynamic program.
    Lead the Media Ministry in our church, including web, video, social media, and more. Have your communication in on time and clearly communicate Vision and momentum. Find new ways (social media, video, t-shirts, etc.) to grow excitement and joy. Build momentum and a sense of anticipation, celebration, excitement, movement, purpose, and vision.
  • Disciple youth around the key habits of our church. Have godly relationships with leaders and parents. Grow godly and healthy relationships with students. Have a level of pastoral care for your entire ministry without favoritism. Invest in the invested and create a discipleship culture that lives out mission and fellowship. Pour into leaders who can have godly relationships with students.
  • Lead a team of volunteers in excellent ministry. Empower, develop and encourage others to do ministry as a team. Raise up leaders who love the Lord and embrace the Vision, and can expand the ministry.  Meet regularly with your leaders and Recruit new leaders into ministry.
  • Communicate the biblical Vision of God as a pastor. Teach the word with conviction. Ensure your lessons are based on the Bible and have a curriculum plan for the year. Center your Vision and relationships on God’s voice in Scripture, and seek to grow a culture of loyalty to the Lord.
  • Communicate regularly to students, leaders, parents, staff, office, and church.
  • The weekly program will include relationship time, games (in Youth), worship, biblical teaching and groups – done with depth, high energy, and encouraging relationships. Your ministry is expected to grow numerically as people draw closer to the Lord. You also must create bridges between Sunday morning and Youth Group, and work to draw families into the church.
  • Have monthly events for Youth that grow the values of Discipleship, Fellowship, and Mission, and grow momentum in the ministry.  This will include 2-3 bigger events per year for each group, including Winter Camp and a mission trip (for HSM).
  • Create a culture of fun and encouragement that is centered on Christ. Create and sustain momentum and anticipation with students and families looking forward to times together. Encourage students as they struggle and go through hard times. Center your encouragement on the Lord.
  • Complete or oversee all administration and organization for your ministry area, including the database and attendance. Be organized and empower others to organize with you. Ensure a sense of organization and direction around the Vision. Create systems for growth.
  • Serve the larger church as needed, as part of a staff team.  This will include events and office tasks. Grow to care for the larger church family as a pastor on staff. You will also be asked to preach 3-4 times per year.
  • Serve the church in an Associate role.  This will be leading a ministry area in the church as a whole, using your gifts to drive the church forward.  This area will most likely be in the area of communication and technology, but the final determination will be by you and the Lead Pastor.
  • Meet regularly with the Pastor for prayer, training, vision, communication and planning.  Attend the staff meetings of our church.  You will also be asked to occasionally attend the Leadership Team meetings of our church.


Compensation and Ministry Benefits      

  • This is a full-time (50+ hours per week) ministry position. You will be asked to communicate your schedule, hours, and days off, and you will honor your Sabbath and rest times.
  • You will have 10 paid vacation days and 9 paid holidays per year.  Because we want you to be rested and full of life, vacation and holiday time does not accrue.  Vacation needs to be approved and coordinated with the Lead Pastor.  2 days per year added until you reach 20 vacation days total.  You will not miss more than 4 Sundays per year.
  • We want you to have a healthy lifestyle – spiritual, emotional, physical, relationships, etc – with a rhythm of life that can be followed.
  • We ask that you be licensed in the Covenant and keep your license in good standing.
  • Upon hire, we will enter into a 90-day trial period during which time either the employee or the employer may determine that this is not an ideal hire for any reason.  This will include an initial evaluation at 30 days.
  • You will have a review twice a year.
  • You will be reimbursed for budgeted and approved ministry expenses. There is no mileage reimbursement, but you may log and deduct your miles.
  • This position includes pension (12.5%) and family healthcare, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
  • Leadership growth and training opportunities are encouraged and available as funds allow.  Attendance at the Thrive Conference and PSWC Celebration are very important, as well as connecting with other Covenant (and non-Covenant) ministers serving in your same position.
  • The greatest benefit by far is the opportunity to serve in a healthy church with a great ministry team, where God is moving and the church is growing. We are committed to investing in your leadership and growth.

Middle School Lead – Position Description


Position Title: Middle School Lead

Reports to: Student Ministry Team Lead


Position Purpose:  The Middle School Lead will be responsible for guiding, shepherding, and leading the middle school ministry (6-8th grade) at Hillside Fellowship. The primary purpose of this position is to disciple students to advance the Gospel, in alignment with Hillside’s ministry strategy. To accomplish this purpose, the Middle School Lead will focus on building leadership capacity by recruiting, developing, training and empowering a team of leaders to carry out the vision and strategy for middle school.


Essential Expectations:


Gatherings:Create a plan to develop a Sunday atmosphere where students are welcomed, connected and discipled.
Create a teaching calendar that accomplishes the goal of discipling students to advance the Gospel in their school, neighborhoods, and local communities.
Create, plan, and carry out events geared towards connecting with new students and embrace them into the ministry.
Groups:Develop and coordinate Community Groups for MS students
Recruit, train, and empower Community Group leaders
Develop and carry out administrative aspects of Community Groups, including but not limited to curriculum distribution, communication with parents, and communication with students at Hillside Fellowship.
Equip:Develop, recruit, and lead a student leadership team for MS ministry. Purpose will be to invest Biblical leadership principles, to invest deeper Gospel advancing principles, and to empower them to discover and use their spiritual gifts to serve both the student ministry and Hillside Fellowship.
Create and develop different initiatives to help MS students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Bible, and of the person & work of Jesus.
Encourage MS students to attend any other spiritual or leadership development opportunities the Student Ministry Team Lead recommends or requires.
This person will also develop and facilitate strong relationships with parents with the goal of building a communication pipeline and partnership to guide their teen during the MS years. They will serve alongside, and under the guidance, of the Student Ministry Team Lead.
Empower:Plan, schedule and encourage MS students to serve in both local and global mission opportunities.
Train up and encourage MS students to find places to serve within the Hillside body as part of their ongoing discipleship.
Train up and encourage MS students to find ways to serve their schools, neighbors, and communities.

Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and a deep passion to pursue Him daily
Must meet, at the very least, the requirements listed for deacons as found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. If the applicant has no prior pastoral ministry experience, then he must express the aspiration toward pastoral leadership per 1 Timothy 3:1.
Must have a passion for discipling students.
Possess a minimum of a college degree or equivalent ministry experience/training.
Must be a team player and a servant leader, willing to jump into any situation, role or task if it helps further the mission of Hillside Fellowship.
Must be a focused self-starter who can see the big picture; be creative and innovative and willing to take chances to reach students with the Gospel.
Must be willing to intentionally pursue self-development – spiritually, emotionally, mentally, educationally and in leadership.
Must embrace and embody our staff culture of being WINSOME
Must be organized and possess a high degree of comfort working within a growing, changing, and dynamic team environment.
Typical Schedule: Sun-Thurs, as well as occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.

Typical Hours: Full Time

Pay Status: Exempt

Benefits: Per Employee Handbook


Shelbyroad is passionate about reaching the next generation for Christ and this pastor will lead our youth ministries in sharing the Good News of Jesus.  This includes creating an overall vision for reaching students, building a team of volunteers to facilitate maximum spiritual growth as well as collaborating with the rest of the pastoral staff in leading the church as a whole.


This person will:


  1. Have already run a vibrant and exciting Youth Ministry
  2. Attract and equip volunteers to join them in doing the ministry
  3. Creatively and compellingly communicate God’s Word
  4. Create opportunities for students to serve God with their talents and skills
  5. Facilitate students serving throughout the church
  6. Create environments where every student can take a step closer to Jesus

Associate Director of Middle School Ministry

Supervised by Director of Student Ministry

Position Summary
The Associate Director of Middle School Ministry serves in a pastoral role to the students at Asbury Church. The student ministry team functions as a whole for all aspects of the ministry, but the Associate Director of Middle School Student Ministry will be the primary advocate, planner and trainer specifically for grades 6 thru 8.  The student ministry staff team is composed of the Director of Student Ministries, Associate Director of High School Ministry, Associate Director of Middle School Ministry, Administrative Coordinator, and one intern.

Goals and Initiatives for The Associate Director of Middle School Ministry
Asbury is a vision and goal oriented church.  We ask each of our staff to create one to three smart goals for their position that will embrace the vision of both the Student Ministry Team and Asbury Church.  In addition to these smart goals, we also ask for team members to identify one to two initiatives that they can work towards throughout the year.  These initiatives would be unique to their position, yet would effectively impact the quality of the student ministry as a whole.  These goals and initiatives run August through May and are reviewed and re-evaluated every summer. This system has been a great tool to help us focus on and improve the things that really matter in the lives of our students.

Education and Experience:
BS/BA or equivalent experience required
Two years of full-time paid experience in church student ministry of 70+ students
Background of Biblical knowledge and teaching preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Works well in a team atmosphere and can champion a vision put before them
Solid grounding in Scripture; evidence of a vital, mature, and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Leadership style that is people-focused, results-oriented, and adaptable to frequent change
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Ability to manage time and schedules well and to meet deadlines consistently
High-capacity for organization and multi-tasking projects
An anointing of the Holy Spirit to disciple, lead, and mentor students

Regular Full-time (40 hrs/wk), Salaried Position, Plus Benefits

Our mission at Fifth Reformed Church is Growing Disciples Who Make Disciples. We are a mission-minded, evangelical and historic congregation in Grand Rapids, MI seeking to build a discipling culture that puts mission and ministry back into the hands of the people of God. We are searching for a Student Ministries Director or Pastor who desires to make a long-term investment in students and young adults. This role provides leadership and oversight to all student ministries and serves as a member of the staff Strategic Leadership Team, providing overall strategic leadership to the church.

Youth Pastor Job Description

Salary $42,000 plus HSA and HSA insurance

Grace Church has a Baptist history that transitioned to a more contemporize style church. Grace is Christ-centered, Bible-believing, seeking to reach the lost, connecting believers in small groups and commissioning them to reach their world for Jesus Christ.  Our vision statement: Inviting everyone to love Jesus, love others, and make an impact.

Candidates for this position must have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and must demonstrate the reality of that relationship through their life and testimony.

Overview:  Full time position to develop and maintain strategies that follow the vision and values of Grace church to minister to middle school, high school and college age groups.


Visionary to reach the unchurched, and those in the church by leading and administrating: gatherings, small groups, events, camps and/or retreats and missions trips.

Collaborate with leadership, build and lead a youth ministry between 50-100 students.

Recruit, develop and deploy: leadership teams, volunteers, small group leaders, and a discipleship process for youth ministry.

Plan and execute biblically accurate, culturally relevant, and high-energy services for youth and occasionally to adults.

Administrate and delegate necessary functions for the overall success of Youth Ministry.

Help to build a successful pipeline between Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry.

Coordinate and collaborate with the pastoral staff team, including pastoral duties such as hospital visitation, preaching on the weekend services (2-4 times a year),

Work well with parents in the process of building the Youth Ministry

Assist in the development of an annual budget for Youth Ministry and manage spending within budget.

Fulfill essential pastoral needs including but not limited to: weekend pastoral duties, event assignments, weddings and funerals, etc.

Other assignments as communicated by Senior Pastor.

Adhere to bylaws and policies at Grace Church Chehalis.


Fulfill qualifications for overseers set out in 1 Tim. 3:2-7 and Tit. 1:6-9

Lifetime Learner

Team player & team builder

Authentic / Transparent

Attitude of excellence

Strong work ethic

Technical Ability:


Computer operational skills

Social Media

Not required but beneficial:


Video / editing

Lighting (digital)




Prefer minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in youth ministry groups over 50+

Prefer the possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical studies or related field. (Extensive ministry experience, in some cases, can be substituted.)