First United Methodist Church, in Mooresville, Indiana, seeks a qualified candidate to fill the specialized role of Youth Ministry Leader.
Located in a small-town suburb southwest of Indianapolis, FUMC has a reputation for being mission focused and offering Spirit filled worship. We serve a congregation of 500 members with an average worship attendance of nearly 400 across three Sunday morning services.
This individual will develop and lead, in partnership with the Senior Pastor, our youth ministry program consisting of grades 5-12. We seek a spiritually mature, biblical, and prayerful Christian gifted in leadership to bring encouragement and vision for this ministry and the church as a whole. Areas of focus include relationship building, discipleship and service/missions. Prior youth ministry leadership experience is desired. This is a part time position with the possibility to expand to full time employment based on qualifications and experience.
· You are called to youth ministry, love people, and have a heart for evangelism and outreach
· You live your life for Christ
· You are passionate about equipping others for ministry
· You are fun to be around
· You can relate to youth and they can relate to you
• Introduce young people to Christ, disciple them in spiritual growth, and train them in serving Christ
• Develop and execute a balanced and engaging youth ministry
• Recruit and train volunteers to work in all aspects of youth ministry
• Provide opportunities for youth and their families to be directly involved in missions and ministry
• Provide opportunities for youth to attend special mission, praise, and worship events
• Develop evangelical outreach to surrounding schools by attending student activities as available (i.e. sporting games, band competitions, choir performances, lunches)
• Participate in regular worship as well as assist with worship, scripture interpretations, preaching and teaching as needed.
If this position is for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALBERT LEA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Albert Lea, MN
Staff Position Description V 2.0
TITLE: Director of Family Ministries
Reports to Senior Pastor
Accountable to Staff Parish Relations Committee
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This is a ministry-enabling position that supports Albert Lea United Methodist Church’s Mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our values, in order, are caring, worship, faith-building, kids, youth, and growth in all areas. We have chosen to move from two half-time positions (children’s director and youth director) to this newly created position. Both programs have solid programming in place for building a bigger program. The church has made great progress in being outward-focused in recent years.
The Children’s Program offers Sunday morning and Wednesday night programs. Outreach events include the Easter Egg Hunt (over 300 kids attends this event), Trunk and Treat (over 500 people attend this event), and Summer Camp (Vacation Bible School). A solid group of adults are involved in the Children’s Program.
The Youth Program does many activities, including mission trips and small groups. A solid history of fundraising is in place to help support this ministry.
RELATIONSHIPS: Employees in this position are responsible to the Staff–Parish Relations Committee. Ongoing supervision is by the Pastor.
HOURS: This is a salaried position for 33 hours a week, but for the correct candidate, it can be a full-time 40-hour-a-week job. We want the correct person and can be flexible.
ü Be an authentic follower of Christ who is pursuing the Lord with his/her heart, mind, and soul.
ü Have a life growing in all aspects of the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control).
ü Have an innovative, passionate vision for growing Albert Lea Church’s community and taking it to the next level.
ü Understand that this role is a leader of leaders.
ü Have a heart for achieving goals and making the impossible happen.
ü Always pursue excellence.
ü Have strong leadership and organizational skills.
ü Be a self-starter.
ü Be hard-working but love to have fun.
ü Be willing to go the extra mile.
ü Have the ability to create and foster an environment and sense of unity among team members.
ü Be willing to perform and complete tasks, even outside of assigned area.
ü Have a college degree (preferred).
ü Be able to relate well to children, youth, and parents.
ü Have solid planning and organizational skills.
ü Have strong communication and group skills.
ü Have good leadership skills.
ü Be able to visualize how the youth program is part of the overall church vision.
ü Have a personal relationship with God and be able to freely share faith experiences in order to help youth members develop their own spiritual relationships.
ü Have an understanding of and support the teachings and principles of the United Methodist Church.
ü Be the leader of leaders to build teams—not a person who does everything, but a big picture person.
ü Develop and coordinate the Sunday Christian education program for children three years old through grade 12.
ü Oversee the nursery program for children not in Sunday School.
ü Ensure the completion of required annual training and background checks for all volunteers and staff within the ministry.
ü Advocate for the involvement of children in the life ministry and mission of this congregation.
ü Develop Christian curriculum, teaching strategies, and budget; purchase and maintain materials and supplies for Sunday education programs.
ü Coordinate the Christmas programs and any other special children’s programs as needed.
ü Recruit and train volunteer support networks needed for Sunday School and other special programs.
ü Attend regular staff meetings.
ü Conduct relational ministry by being actively involved with the youth and their families.
ü Share the vision of the youth program with the entire community of Albert Lea.
ü Develop student discipleship ministries, including small groups.
ü Recruit, train, and nurture leaders/volunteers.
ü Plan and lead “Impact Events” with leadership team.
ü Liaise with youth council to guide direction of youth ministry.
ü Be responsible for HS/MS weekly programming.
ü Be responsible for Confirmation.
ü Plan a mission trip or camp experience each summer.
ü Raise funds for and plan all HS/MS youth programming.
ü Be responsible for all youth program communications.
ü Help other members of ALUMC staff as directed by the Senior Pastor.
ü Success will be determined by the number of MS/HS youth and adult volunteers involved in the ALUMC youth ministry.
ü Additional duties will be assigned by the Senior Pastor.
Skills and requirements:
ü Working knowledge of Microsoft products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
ü Working knowledge of using a computer to modify and edit digital pictures.
ü Excellent cross-functional communication skills.
The Young Life Spiritual Leader (Full-Time) is responsible for developing and directing a Young Life Ministry for the youth in the residential community at Rawhide Youth Services. This person will lead spiritual activities and provide support and care to the residential clients, as well as supporting the spiritual activities for the staff at Rawhide. This person reports to the Director, Residential Services at Rawhide while collaborating with the Young Life Regional Director, Wisconsin.
- Must be a minimum of 22 years of age
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Minimum 1 Year of successful experience working in Residential Care with at-risk youth
- Prior experience working with Young Life preferred.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministries/Therapeutic Recreation/Behavioral Sciences or the relevant equivalent
- Able to articulate and evidence Christian doctrine and ethics.
Essential Job Functions:
- Meet with clients for informal contacts and visit the residential units regularly, including mealtimes and activities
- Effectively steward budget. Track spending and allocate resources with fiduciary.
- Lead after-school programs.
- Explore options for “external” volunteer engagement, vetted through Human Resources and DCF Chapter 52 guidelines.
- Participate in Young Life Staff trainings and certifications.
- Contribute and participate in Youth Services meetings and Youth Advisory committee.
- Lend support to Rawhide weekly Fellowship meeting
- Track data and deliverables in alignment with goals established by Director of Residential Services
We are looking for someone who has a passion for the hearts and minds of students. The Student Ministry Director is responsible for the ministries at CCC that support the students in 7 – 12th grade. This includes leadership, development, and oversight of a comprehensive ministry for students from 7th grade to high school graduation that provides teaching, relational and spiritual development through small groups.
Essential Job Functions
- Effectively leads student ministries and is responsible for the oversight and development of all ministries from 7th grade through college
- Development and execution of effective programming that leads ministries to accomplish their purpose and goals
- Oversees, shepherds and equips paid and volunteer staff by leading meetings, training, and coordinating staff retreats
- Provides consistent support and coaching to the teaching team for various ministry environments
- Creates an efficient oversight structure for small groups and equips and supports leaders in effectively shepherding/mentoring student and young adult participants
- Develops, organizes and facilitates summer growth experiences (i.e. camp, training, service weeks, mission trips)
- Leads the development of the annual budget fund; effectively manages and oversees spending for assigned ministry areas
- Effectively and respectfully communicates with parents, volunteer staff, students, and church leadership
Qualifications and Requirements
- Ability to work in a busy office with constant interruptions
- Build sustainable relationships and trust with ministry volunteers through open and interactive communication
- Possess strong commitment to a positive team environment dynamic with the ability to contribute expertise and consistently follow leadership directives at appropriate times
- Combine patience, determination, and persistence to troubleshoot issues in ministry environments
- Willing to go above and beyond to ensure excellent service with both staff and church community
- Consistently strive to build great relationships with co-workers, as all positions require teamwork
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Bible/theology or comparable educational studies
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience leading in student ministry or comparable experience leading in an environment with students
- Leadership experience in equipping and staffing adult volunteer staff in non-profit/for profit environment
- Experience in a professional multi-staff environment
We are passionate about:
Helping people who are searching for something more find a life changing relationship with Jesus.
Love God Fully, Love Other Deeply
- Gracious Acceptance
- Healthy Relationships
- Purposeful Serving
- Intention Rhythms
- Forward Movement
What to Expect
A casual setting which includes modern music and relevant Bible teaching. The music has a contemporary sound and meaningful, memorable lyrics to help us connect in worship with God, and prepare our hearts for hearing God’s Word. The teaching is practical and biblically-based. Sometimes we explore a book of the Bible, sometimes it’s a specific topic, and sometimes we focus on life issues such as relationships or finances.
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES (FULL-TIME)
Overview: The Director of Student Ministries helps the student ministry accomplish its mission of connecting students and families to the Gospel of Jesus Christ by overseeing a ministry that seeks to help every 6th grade through 12thgrade student in the Clearbranch student database make steps toward deeper maturity in Christ, by building a student ministry that fulfills the mission and values of the church.
The Director of Student Ministries will be accountable to and report to the Associate Pastor.
A bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience are preferred.
Description and Responsibilities:
● Develop and maintain a program that engages a growing number of Junior High and Senior High students weekly.
● Plan and promote all major events and weekly programming in such a way that the targeted number of students participate.
● The Director of Student Ministries should know the names of every youth and parent on the rolls.
● Utilization of the MIA (Missing In Action) program, in regards to student and adult volunteers, in order to maintain engagement and reduce attrition.
● Participation and oversight of quarterly contact with all students in the Student Ministry database.
● Involvement in, and oversight of, members of the student ministry leadership team’s face-to-face contact with every student in the database at least once a year.
● The Director of Student Ministries is visible at student events once a week during the school year, and volunteer leaders have been invited to accompany him/her at those visits.
● All weekly student ministry volunteers are recruited no later than one month before
they are to begin serving.
● All weekly student ministry volunteers complete an application and receive training
before they serve in the student ministry. They also receive ongoing training and
● The Director of Student Ministries meets personally with each weekly student ministry volunteer at least once a year, and checks in with them at least quarterly.
● Control documents are developed and distributed in a timely fashion (the student ministry calendar, calendar requests, event and trip registration forms, etc.).
● Compliance documents are updated, distributed, and adhered to by all involved
parties (copyright licensing, background checks on volunteers and staff, etc.).
● One-year benchmarks determined by the student ministry leadership are met.
● Communication through social media, newsletters, etc. will be maintained and kept current.
● Communication with parents takes place, both written and in-person, leaving the
avenues of communication open for concerns and suggestions of parents to be brought
to the table.
● Students who do not typically attend worship are sought out and invited to sit with the
Youth Director and students during the services.
● The church staff, particularly the Lead Pastor, have been communicated with in such a
way that they are informed and enthusiastically supportive of the priorities and
programs of the youth ministry.
● An energetic, engaging, and creative small group program for 6th – 12th graders is built and implemented.
● An exceptional and personal follow-up to all first-time visitors happens within a week of
● Problems in the student ministry are trouble-shot in a way that honors the
concerns of those who brought them, and offered timely, creative solutions to problems.
● The “in-between the cracks” needs of the student ministry are handled in a professional and timely manner, including: bulletin boards, photography, attendance, newsletters, bulletin and church school announcementsforms and registration
● Bible studies are taught and led in such a way that a volunteer always shares
the responsibility for that part of the ministry.
● The Director of Student Ministries is informed or sought out for any special victories, concerns or challenges, or hospitalizations being faced by the student and his or her family and, as often as reasonable, passes that information on to the student leaders for personal follow up.
● An annual youth ministry budget is created, submitted, and adhered to.
Special Talents, Skills Preferred: Recruitment, leadership, equipping, delegating, organization, administration, relates well with teens and their families.
We are looking for a high-energy relational person to oversee a thriving program for those in middle school, where the goal is to move these students toward becoming disciples of Christ. Roswell Presbyterian Church (RPC) welcomes a large family of faith to live out the good news of Jesus Christ. With roots that go back to 1839, RPC belongs to the historic Reformed tradition of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that trusts in the grace and love of Jesus Christ for ourselves and for the whole world. We respond to God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ by loving with our heads, hearts, and hands. Please see the attached job description. https://www.roswellpres.org/careers
Full-time Youth Director position
We are seeking an individual who is passionate about shepherding, equipping, and training middle and high school leaders (working with 6th-12th grades). A qualified candidate is one who loves God and His Word, is passionate about seeing leaders and teens grow in their walk with God and is professionally equipped to meet the needs of this position. To flourish in this role, the candidate should demonstrate humility and a teachable spirit, be a relationship builder, have experience in discipling adults and teens, know how to effectively plan and execute activities related to discipleship, and be passionate about fostering deep, heart transformation in leaders and youth.
Teaching & Facilitating: teach youth Sunday School, Sunday and Wednesday evening youth group; facilitate weekly middle school and high school youth groups (provide oversight for volunteers to lead where appropriate)
Discipleship: intentional integration into the lives of leaders who in turn integrate into the lives of students in order to facilitate a life-on-life atmosphere; build relationships with youth; disciple youth to live out the gospel.
Programming & Event Planning: includes planning regular weekly programing, recruiting/developing/leading volunteers, timely communication with youth and parents, planning and leading a summer mission/service trip and fall retreat, and other youth-related programing; ability to recruit, mentor, and manage teams of volunteers. Ability to facilitate programming and event planning cooperatively with volunteer leaders, and all other ministry areas.
A follower of Jesus, seeking to grow in relationship with Him
Commitment to the authority of Scripture and to living it out; full agreement with the beliefs of Calvary Church (attached)
Completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Experience with teen discipleship, project/event planning, volunteer recruitment, training & supervision
Member/regular attender at Calvary Church
How to apply
For more information, we invite you to connect with Cisco Gonzalez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cypress Lake United Methodist Church in Ft. Myers, Florida, is accelerating forward! With nearly 700 people joining the church in the last five years, a 96% increase in the operating budget and a growing number of families with children and youth in their neighborhood, the church is moving from a part-time to a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. The community feels like a small town in the geographic center of the city. The church is ten minutes from everything you could want, including the beach. Ft. Myers is the spring training home to two major league baseball teams, miles of bicycle paths and many cultural events. Two colleges with a total of over 30,000 students are within ten miles of the church. The church is ready to invest in this next stage of ministry. If you are interested in being part of this dynamic community, email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
3900 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37205
Position: Director of Youth & Their Families
About the Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church (www.nashvillewpc.org) of Nashville, Tennessee, is a well-established, traditional Presbyterian church of approximately 2,200 members, firmly rooted in the Reformed theological tradition. With God’s help, Westminster Presbyterian Church fosters a caring, diverse, and deeply spiritual community that nurtures lives of faith, hope, and love. Through prayer “and with thanksgiving for God’s grace “ we seek to grow in the spirit of Jesus Christ, joyfully committing ourselves to worship, study, and service in the local community and the world.
About Westminster’s Youth Ministry
All Westminster Youth are invited to participate in the Koinonia Youth Ministry beginning second semester of their sixth grade year, and they remain active through their senior year of high school.
“Koinonia” is a Greek word, found in the New Testament, meaning “communion,” “fellowship,” and “community.” Koinonia is an expression of God’s desire to be in relationship with all of God’s people.
Through engagement in God’s word, Westminster’s Koinonia Youth Ministry provides a diversity of opportunities for mission, education, and fellowship that aim to connect youth and parents to God, each other, and all members of the congregation as we seek to live out God’s word together.
Director of Youth & Their Families
We are looking for a full-time Director of Youth & Their Families who will work to create space for community among youth (7th-12th grades), opportunities for spiritual growth, and a deepened relationship with God through fellowship, service, and Bible study. A main focus of the Director of Youth & Their Families is to ensure that relationships are being built between the youth leaders of Westminster Presbyterian and the youth of the church.
This position is open to ordained and non-ordained candidates.
The first priority of the Director of Youth & Their Families is to ensure that relationships are being built between the youth leaders of Westminster and all youth of the church. One of the keys to an effective youth ministry is adult involvement in the lives of youth and in helping the youth develop their own relationships with other youth and adults at Westminster.
The Director of Youth & Their Families knows the congregation’s youth and their families by name.
The Director of Youth & Their Families communicates effectively and regularly with youth and their families about programs, ministry opportunities, and as a form of pastoral care via text, email, social media, etc. – even with youth who do not participate regularly.
The Director of Youth & Their Families participates and encourages youth in their extra-curricular activities outside of the church, by attending school and athletic events when possible.
The Director of Youth & Their Families prays regularly for Westminster youth and the youth ministry program.
Recruiting and Supervision
The Director of Youth & Their Families works and meets with all youth ministry staff and hands-on youth volunteers regularly to ensure that the efforts of all youth leaders and staff members are coordinated to maximize their effectiveness.
The Director of Youth & Their Families recruits and trains youth ministry volunteers and chaperones.
Spiritual support and encouragement is provided to the volunteers working hands-on in the youth ministry.
The Director of Youth & Their Families is involved in the visioning and strategic planning process to ensure that goals and benchmarks are met.
The Director of Youth & Their Families supervises the Associate Director of Youth and the Youth Projects Coordinator.
The Director of Youth & Their Families reports to the Pastor & Head of Staff.
The Director of Youth & Their Families receives staff support for logistical concerns relative to the programs of the youth ministry (forms, transportation arrangements, etc.) in order to be free to create an atmosphere where emerging spiritual and leadership skills can be developed.
The Director of Youth & Their Families plans and implements youth ministry programming including Sunday School, youth group, small groups, 8th grade confirmation (including annual retreat), class events, mission trips for middle and high school youth, Montreat Youth Conference, ski trip, church basketball, local mission partnerships, and kick-off events.
The Director of Youth & Their Families serves as staff support for the Youth & Families Committee, a committee comprised of youth parents whose mission is to support the efforts of Westminster’s youth ministry.
The Director of Youth & Their Families equips youth to be leaders in the youth ministry and to encourage the work of the Youth Council as an extension of the Youth & Families Committee.
The Director of Youth & Their Families recruits and encourages youth leadership and participation in worship (Senior/ Confirmation Sunday liturgy and preaching, beadles/ acolytes, lay liturgists, reports after summer trips).
The Director of Youth & Their Families may also be involved in any other tasks assigned by the Pastor & Head of Staff or the Session.
The Director of Youth & Their Families participates in weekly staff meetings, with both the professional staff and youth staff.
The Director of Youth & Their Families participates regularly on the church’s staff liturgy rotation.
While there is some flexibility with schedule, Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, and some evening meetings are required.
Late afternoon/evening availability is required to attend committee meetings, youth events, plays, games, etc.
Bachelor’s degree and a basic understanding of PC (USA) theology.
Polk Street United Methodist Church is the oldest church in Amarillo, Texas, with a great tradition of vibrant youth ministry. With a first-class facility including a game room and gym, Polk Street UMC is looking for their next Youth Minister to continue the tradition. The church is a pillar in the community with an abundance of resources to share. Just south of Amarillo is Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the second largest canyon system in the United States. Known for its beautiful vistas, hiking, biking and horseback trails, this is an outdoors person’s dream. Amarillo is also one of the most affordable cities in Texas to live, with a population that maintains a small-town charm. If you are interested in joining a supportive church staff looking to maximize their potential, then email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.