The primary responsibility of this position is to help Lakewood UMC students become fully formed disciples of Christ by reaching, connecting, growing, and sending students to make disciples. The following is how this position will practice this primary responsibility in the Student Ministry at Lakewood UMC.


This ministry title is: Student Ministry Assistant Director


This position is Lakewood UMC’s primary: Leader of programming to help students (grades 6-12) know each other and know Jesus.


This ministry’s purpose is to: Build a community of students and adult leaders that provide an environment for students to know Jesus, follow Jesus, and make disciples of Jesus.


Success will be evaluated mainly in the areas of: Developing and maintaining a Sunday school program that helps students know Jesus, developing and maintaining Wednesday night worship and programming that helps connect student to Jesus, organizing, planning and executing a middle school mission opportunity in the summer, helping to plan and execute a high school mission opportunity in the summer, building and maintaining healthy and life-giving relationships with students, parents, and adult leaders that point them to Jesus


The question that this position brings to every planning discussion/decision is: Will this help staff and adult leaders know students, students to know each other, and students to connect with Jesus?


This ministry’s target populations/constituencies include: Students, parents, and adult leaders


The practice of this ministry is usually located in/on: Lakewood UMC campus, selected ministry events, area school district campuses and facilities, out of town locations for trips, online social media platforms, where students are located.


The initial time allocations for this ministry position are (in order): Building relationships with students and families (25%), organizing appropriate environments (30%), communication/social media/website tasks (10%), developing and equipping leaders (15%), teaching/preaching (20%)


Existing teams and programs for which this position is the staff LEADER include: Middle school mission, Wednesday night programming (The Well), Sunday school, The Big Event, Winter Retreat


Existing teams and programs for which this position is the staff MANAGER include: Weekly email communication, registration for middle school and high school mission trips, The Big Event, and Winter Retreat


Existing teams and programs for which this position is the staff CONTACT include: Sunday school, Wednesday evening activities, Pumpkin Patch fundraiser


The primary supervisor is the Director of Student Ministries.


This is a full-time, exempt position that includes health benefits, 401k, and 2 weeks of vacation annually. A bachelor’s degree and some Student Ministry experience preferred. Candidates must be physically capable of some manual labor (lifting, moving objects, etc.) and sleeping on a cot or air mattress during trips and retreats.



Interested applicants should send cover letters, resumes, and contact info for three references to studentministrysearch@lakewoodumc.org.

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


























































The Evangelical Covenant Church of International Falls (ifallscovenant.org) is excited to call an Associate Pastor of Youth who loves Jesus and believes teenagers are amazing. They are looking for the right person rather than just the right gifts to fit their team. As such, this position includes the freedom to work with the Lead Pastor to build part of the position around their gifts.


Big Idea

After calling the Youth and Worship Pastor to now be the Lead Pastor, the Evangelical Covenant Church of International Falls is excited to find an Associate Pastor of Youth who will build on the momentum and complete the team. With personal devotion to Jesus and His mission being of first importance, this is an exceptional opportunity for a relational person who recognizes that they have something more to add to the church in addition to the youth ministry. Some examples include but are not limited to: worship, technology, preaching, small groups, young adults. Candidates should be prepared to share those areas of interest.


The Church

AFFILIATION: Evangelical Covenant Church
ABOUT: The Evangelical Covenant Church of International Falls is a congregation rooted in Scripture and led by a young, vibrant pastor. The church gathers for worship in a large building that includes a gym and a Teen room with a number of small group rooms. Typical attendance for Wednesday night Teens is 30 including middle school and high school. Sunday services have a casual approach, quality worship, and a friendly demeanor. A value for reaching the least, last, and lost is evident by the outreach in the community and involvement in worldwide missions.


The Candidate

International Falls is an outdoor-centric, lake community and those who thrive here must love being outside and active throughout all four seasons. If you love hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, running, camping, or canoeing, you will find it in International Falls! The right pastor will be a relational leader who models an authentic spiritual life marked by a devoted relationship with Jesus and a profound love for others. Being a self starter, gifted communicator, and visionary are needed strengths. Connecting in the community, breaking down barriers to entry, creating on-ramps to engagement and making it easy for people to get involved are also part of the role here. ECC strives to be a church that makes followers of Jesus in our area and the candidate must have the same heartbeat.


The Location

International Falls, Minnesota is a historic town of 6,500 on the northern border of Minnesota and Canada. Famous for being “The Icebox of the Nation”, the town is home to a large paper mill, a clinic and hospital, multiple school choices, an airport, and a bridge to Fort Frances, Ontario. Still, the town is only half of the community. The other half is Rainy Lake, and to experience Rainy Lake is to fall in love. World class fishing, resorts, and home to Voyageurs National Park are just some of what draw people to the area year round.



Strong, observable relationship with Christ; Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry, Counseling, Christian Education, or experience in the ministry of a local church or Christian organization; Proven leadership and organization abilities; Strong preaching/teaching experience; A personal conviction and ability to communicate a call of God to ministry.


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