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The primary ministry focus will be working with the Junior High and Senior High youth under the supervision of, the Associate Pastor to help students develop a healthy, personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church by establishing an effective, discipling, safe and spirited environment for spiritual formation and growth. The secondary focus will be on leading worship at youth group as well as being a part of the adult worship team as gifting allows

ACCOUNTABILITY:

This position is accountable to the Senior Pastor and Elders through the Associate Pastor (AP). The Youth Director will meet weekly with the AP, and as needed with the Senior Pastor to review goals and debrief completed events. The Youth Director’s job and ministry performance will be reviewed and evaluated by the and AP and Senior Pastor

QUALIFICATIONS:

I. Be an active Christian with a heart for youth and the community.

II. Be working towards or having completed a degree with an emphasis in Youth Ministries, Biblical and Theological Studies, Christian Education or similar.

III. Be a minimum age eighteen (18).

IV. Have a life that is an example of a mature and growing Christian.

V. Worship leading ability preferred.

 

RESPONSIBLITIES:

Inherent to any ministry position is a varying schedule of hours and responsibilities each week.

I. Junior High and Senior High Ministry:

Work with the Associate Pastor and as needed with the Senior Pastor
Establishing and evaluating long range goals and vision for the ministry
Attend weekly mentoring meetings with the AP and Senior Pastor (as needed)

Lead regular youth group meetings and other events as scheduled
Prepare a plan for weekly youth ministry meetings
Communicate with youth volunteers regarding the plan for the week and their roles in it.
Communicate with students so that they are aware of any special events going on.

Establish relationship with the students and their families by
Making regular contact with students
Communicating with the student’s family as needed or warranted
Creating intentional relationship building opportunities within and outside of the program with students (example: taking a student out to coffee)

Coordinate the work of Youth ministry with the rest of the Church ministry by
Meeting weekly with the Associate Pastor
Meeting as needed with the Senior Pastor
Communicating clearly with office staff regarding the schedule of Youth events both special and weekly.

Lead worship once a month and serve as a member of the adult worship team as gifting allows.

Integrate into the life of the Church at Living Faith by participating regularly in worship and attending other Church meetings and functions as warranted or needed.

Director of Ministry to Youth & Families

Our Church

St. Johns Presbyterian Church is a roughly 450-member church with an average weekly worship attendance of around 225.  Worship is offered in a traditional service at 9:00 am and a contemporary service at 11:00 am.  Our core values as a church include:

  • Biblically-Based – We believe the Bible is God’s Word and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. We strive to understand it and stand under it in all aspects of our lives. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Mark 12:29-30; John 14:21)
  • Distinguished by Love – We believe Christians are to be distinguished by our love, endeavoring to guard the sanctity of every human life and to love one another as Christ loves us. (Mark 12:31; John 13:34-35; Exodus 20:13)
  • Penetration of the Culture – We believe our church and every believer must strive to understand our times and uncompromisingly strive to establish Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in all aspects of life. (1 Chronicles 12:32; 1 Corinthians 9:19-22; 10: 31; Colossians 3:17, 23; Proverbs 21:3)
  • Evangelism – We believe that lost people matter to God. Therefore, we believe the responsibility of every Christian is to reach the people God has placed within that Christian’s sphere of influence. (Luke 5:30-32; Matthew 18:12-24)

We are part of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA) in the Presbytery of St. Augustine.  We are a conservative and theologically evangelical church, especially when compared to the PC(USA) and the Presbytery of St. Augustine.  In May of 2016, St. Johns Elders voted to seek gracious dismissal from the PC(USA).

Our Youth and Families Program

Our Youth and Families Program is comprised of a Middle School (6th-8th) and High School (9th-12th) program that seeks to connect youth and their families to Christ, to each other, to the church, and to the greater community.  The youth program strives to create a safe harbor community for youth and develop them as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

An important part of this ministry is to connect volunteers to youth ministry and in so doing serve the spiritual development of both.  Connections are accomplished through fellowship, worship, Bible study, prayer, retreats, service projects and D-Life (a dramatic arts ministry, both live performance and film production, designed to impact youth for Jesus Christ, inspire them to share the Gospel, and provide an opportunity to building significant, personal adult relationships.

Job Description

Inspire | Engage | Disciple | Teach.  The Director of Ministry to Youth and Families must be an engaged, effective and functioning member of a cohesive leadership team.  This calling will require your best effort and 40 plus hours per week to:

  • Connect volunteers to youth ministry
  • Plan and lead weekly youth group (middle school and high school)
  • Plan and lead weekly Sunday school (middle school and high school)
  • Attend weekly contemporary worship service with youth and participate in the life of the church
  • Plan and attend alternate mid-weekly D-Life meetings and Wednesday Hangouts
  • Plan and participate in special events, service projects, and outings
  • Chaperone camps and retreats
  • Engage in contact work
  • Shepherd youth leadership development
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings

Candidate Characteristics

In seeking a Director of Ministry to Youth and Families, we are looking for someone who:

  • Has a vital and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Has a strong passion and ability to disciple youth and help them develop a Biblical worldview
  • Will share his/her faith in a creative, authentic, and compelling way
  • Wants to work in partnership with staff, adult volunteers, and parents
  • Is flexible, creative, and enthusiastic
  • Is a self-starter and good communicator
  • Has some post-secondary education, preferably a College Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preference will be given to those who have experience in leading church youth programs, camp programs, internships, or youth organizations.

Annual Compensation

Salary and benefits negotiable depending upon education and experience.

Candidates interested in this opportunity are encouraged to submit a cover letter expressing their reasons for interest, a current resume, a statement of faith, and the names and contact numbers of at least two references (professional or personal references) to:

Attention: Bekah Wilson, sjpc@sjpcjax.org

St. Johns Presbyterian Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Description:
​There are nearly 300,000 teenagers of active-duty U.S. military parents who are stationed all over the world. These “military brats” (a term of endearment) live in an environment where, “the military mission calls the shots — tells family where and when it’s going to move, what the conditions are going to be and whether the father or mother is going away and for how long.”
We are currently doing incarnational ministry at many military installations around the world. You will have the opportunity to lead and oversee the overall Young Life Military program, known as Club Beyond, which is ecumenically focused and outreach-oriented. Previous experience with military culture is helpful but not necessary as we train all staff to be successful in a military community. Find out more about Young Life Military.​

 

Responsibilities:
​​​​​​Actively develop healthy relationships with adults, as well as kids, and build vibrant relationships with the local community, the military installation,​ and the chapel community.
​Be a role model (incarnational) and assist with developing community outreach to “unchurched” teens, discipleship to Christian teens, and leading and equipping volunteers to do “hands-on” middle and high school Christian youth programs.
Work well in an environment that sees (due to high military operational tempo) a high degree of turnover among teens, families, ​chaplains and volunteers.
Be respectful of and embrace a community that is deeply influenced by a military culture.

 

In this ministry, you will need to live out the Club Beyond Core Value Statement:

Club Beyond is a Christ-centered community of leaders with an exclusively military focus. Our methods are incarnational, and our perspective is ecumenical. We leverage strategic partnerships for the greatest results. We value professionalism from our staff and excellence in our stewardship.

 

Qualifications:
​​​​​​A deep love for Christ ​and for lost teens​.
​Passion for people and to work well with them.
Teachable heart.
Willingness to make a three-year commitment.
Minimum of three years’ youth ministry experience preferred.
College degree preferred.
Willingness to raise part of salary through personal support.

 

Benefits:
​​​​​​​Full-time/Part-time salary: Based on experience, responsibility and fundraising levels.​
Benefits: Full health coverage (including dental, vision and life insurance).
Expense reimbursement (mileage [office and ministry related]).
Training and career development is built into the job.

 

Please submit resume to: recruitingteam@clubbeyond.org

Description:
​There are nearly 300,000 teenagers of active-duty U.S. military parents who are stationed all over the world. These “military brats” (a term of endearment) live in an environment where, “the military mission calls the shots — tells family where and when it’s going to move, what the conditions are going to be and whether the father or mother is going away and for how long.”
We are currently doing incarnational ministry at many military installations around the world. You will have the opportunity to lead and oversee the overall Young Life Military program, known as Club Beyond, which is ecumenically focused and outreach-oriented. Previous experience with military culture is helpful but not necessary as we train all staff to be successful in a military community. Find out more about Young Life Military.​

 

Responsibilities:
​​​​​​Actively develop healthy relationships with adults, as well as kids, and build vibrant relationships with the local community, the military installation,​ and the chapel community.
​Be a role model (incarnational) and assist with developing community outreach to “unchurched” teens, discipleship to Christian teens, and leading and equipping volunteers to do “hands-on” middle and high school Christian youth programs.
Work well in an environment that sees (due to high military operational tempo) a high degree of turnover among teens, families, ​chaplains and volunteers.
Be respectful of and embrace a community that is deeply influenced by a military culture.
In this ministry, you will need to live out the Club Beyond Core Value Statement:

Club Beyond is a Christ-centered community of leaders with an exclusively military focus. Our methods are incarnational, and our perspective is ecumenical. We leverage strategic partnerships for the greatest results. We value professionalism from our staff and excellence in our stewardship.

 

Qualifications:
​​​​​​A deep love for Christ ​and for lost teens​.
​Passion for people and to work well with them.
Teachable heart.
Willingness to make a three-year commitment.
Minimum of three years’ youth ministry experience preferred.
College degree preferred.
Willingness to raise part of salary through personal support.

 

Benefits:
​​​​​​​Full-time/Part-time salary: Based on experience, responsibility and fundraising levels.​
Benefits: Full health coverage (including dental, vision and life insurance).
Expense reimbursement (mileage [office and ministry related]).
Training and career development is built into the job.

 

Please submit resume to: recruitingteam@clubbeyond.org

Description:
​There are nearly 300,000 teenagers of active-duty U.S. military parents who are stationed all over the world. These “military brats” (a term of endearment) live in an environment where, “the military mission calls the shots — tells family where and when it’s going to move, what the conditions are going to be and whether the father or mother is going away and for how long.”
We are currently doing incarnational ministry at many military installations around the world. You will have the opportunity to lead and oversee the overall Young Life Military program, known as Club Beyond, which is ecumenically focused and outreach-oriented. Previous experience with military culture is helpful but not necessary as we train all staff to be successful in a military community. Find out more about Young Life Military.​

 

Responsibilities:
​​​​​​Actively develop healthy relationships with adults, as well as kids, and build vibrant relationships with the local community, the military installation,​ and the chapel community.
​Be a role model (incarnational) and assist with developing community outreach to “unchurched” teens, discipleship to Christian teens, and leading and equipping volunteers to do “hands-on” middle and high school Christian youth programs.
Work well in an environment that sees (due to high military operational tempo) a high degree of turnover among teens, families, ​chaplains and volunteers.
Be respectful of and embrace a community that is deeply influenced by a military culture.

 

In this ministry, you will need to live out the Club Beyond Core Value Statement:

Club Beyond is a Christ-centered community of leaders with an exclusively military focus. Our methods are incarnational, and our perspective is ecumenical. We leverage strategic partnerships for the greatest results. We value professionalism from our staff and excellence in our stewardship.

 

Qualifications:
​​​​​​A deep love for Christ ​and for lost teens​.
​Passion for people and to work well with them.
Teachable heart.
Willingness to make a three-year commitment.
Minimum of three years’ youth ministry experience preferred.
College degree preferred.
Willingness to raise part of salary through personal support.

 

Benefits:
​​​​​​​Full-time/Part-time salary: Based on experience, responsibility and fundraising levels.​
Benefits: Full health coverage (including dental, vision and life insurance).
Expense reimbursement (mileage [office and ministry related]).
Training and career development is built into the job.

 

Please submit resume to: recruitingteam@clubbeyond.org

As a committed follower of Christ, the ideal candidate should possess the background, core skills, and experiences needed to create and sustain dynamic, externally focused and transformative programmatic and worship opportunities for youth. He or she will responsible for the planning and management of the programs and staff for Riptide/Thornley (ages 3 ½ to 11), Children’s Church and Nursery: Sunday, The Current (Youth Worship Jr and Sr High), Breakfast Club (ages 12 to 17), Freestyle (Jr. and Sr. High), Youth Dramatics (New Beginnings, Children’s, and Teen Shows). The candidate will remain heavily engaged with the youth ministry team for the purpose of team building and to measure/assess program effectiveness and growth in both attendance and spiritual maturity. Additionally, he or she will work collaboratively with the beach office manager and chief lifeguard to establish a vision and plan for beach programming that reflects recreation and spiritual formation. Additionally, the candidate will recruit and train interns during the off season for summer programming; and serve as role model / mentor by creating a professional environment that promotes learning, growth and hands on opportunity to discern a call for ministry.

The position requires approximately 40 hours per week in season including nights and weekends from late spring to late-summer; 10 to 15 hours per month during the winter season (remote). The candidate must hold a valid driver’s license and own a vehicle with insurance and safe driving record. Housing is not provided and relocation expenses are not covered. Employment at OCGMA requires a background check, finger printing and completion of the abuse training program; as well as completion of application forms.

Key Characteristics

  • Be in full agreement and committed to the mission and vision of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association and willingly abide the OCGMA code of conduct.
  •  A well-grounded and robust Christian faith and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, with the ability to articulate it to young people.
  •  A demonstrated commitment to working with young people, parents, and volunteers in a high-energy and dynamic environment.
  • Outstanding leadership and relationship skills for educating, inspiring, and empowering young people, teachers, volunteers, parents, and reaching out to newcomers.
  •  In-depth knowledge of the Bible and the ability to discern and express sound Biblical interpretations and Christian theology.
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; a degree in youth ministry, Christian education, or similar is especially welcomed.

Qualified candidates should email their applications to davidburke1@verizon.net Attention: Rev. David Burke

 

The Director of Youth Ministries ensures that various youth and college-age programs and opportunities for discipleship are developed and implemented for youth ages sixth grade through college.  This person is accountable for the development of ministry programming that continues to nurture a spiritual foundation for youth that carries them into adulthood.

 

Major Accountabilities/Job Functions include:

–Coordination, oversight, and development of youth programs to include weekday and Sunday programs

–Identification and execution of ministry and missions opportunities for youth to participate in, including retreats, mission trips, and local service projects

–Coordination, oversight, and development of collegiate programs

–Liaison for all youth program ministries

The Director of Youth Ministries must be affirming of ALL youth.

 

Education and Experience

–Bachelor Degree or equivalent job-related work experience (preferably in Education

or Christian Education/Ministry)

–Seminary Education is preferred.

–Basic computer skills and knowledge, e.g. Microsoft Office, the Google Suite

–Strong team-building skills, work well with a diverse group of people

 

To Apply

Applications and resumes will be received through December 20, 2020.  Interviews held in January 2021.  If interested in applying for the position, please send a letter of interest along with a resume to:

Ida Newsom, Chair SPRC

St. John’s United Methodist Church

321 S. Oakland Avenue

Rock Hill, SC  29730

OR

e-mail:  jobopening@stjohnsrh.org

 

Meet St. John’s:

St. John’s United Methodist Church is a large, vibrant, downtown church in the heart of Rock Hill, South Carolina with a mission of “Making Disciples for Christ.” We strive to be a place where church and community meet and where all people are welcome.  Please visit www.stjohnsrh.org to learn more.

 

What is it like to live in Rock Hill, SC?

Rock Hill is located approximately 20 miles south of Charlotte, NC.  Nestled between the mountains and the beach, Rock Hill is a growing community and a college town.  We are the proud home of Winthrop University, Clinton Junior College, and York Technical College.  We were recently one of ten communities nationwide to be awarded All-America City status.  Rock Hill is home to an active arts community, unique restaurants, seasonal festivals, a booming sports tourism industry, and rich historical roots.  Coming soon is Miracle Park, a place for people of all abilities to work and play, a first of its kind in the US.  To learn more about our community, please visit onlyinoldtown.com.

Direct and supervise ministry to youth in grades 6-12. Plan and participate in weekly student gatherings on Sunday evenings; lead weekly bible study for students on Wednesdays; plan and lead various retreats throughout the year (summer camp, ski retreats, spiritual life retreats, etc.); share in church staff team meetings and daily operations of the church; participate in community groups and high/middle school events at schools as appropriate. Participate in / lead weekend worship.

Bachelor’s degree in bible, youth ministries or other related field. 3-5 year’s experience working with youth in a church setting preferred. Housing provided.

Interested candidates send cover letter and resume to steve@thomsonfumc.org

Description:
​There are nearly 300,000 teenagers of active-duty U.S. military parents who are stationed all over the world. These “military brats” (a term of endearment) live in an environment where, “the military mission calls the shots — tells family where and when it’s going to move, what the conditions are going to be and whether the father or mother is going away and for how long.”
We are currently doing incarnational ministry at many military installations around the world. You will have the opportunity to lead and oversee the overall Young Life Military program, known as Club Beyond, which is ecumenically focused and outreach-oriented. Previous experience with military culture is helpful but not necessary as we train all staff to be successful in a military community. Find out more about Young Life Military.​

 

Responsibilities:
​​​​​​Actively develop healthy relationships with adults, as well as kids, and build vibrant relationships with the local community, the military installation,​ and the chapel community.
​Be a role model (incarnational) and assist with developing community outreach to “unchurched” teens, discipleship to Christian teens, and leading and equipping volunteers to do “hands-on” middle and high school Christian youth programs.
Work well in an environment that sees (due to high military operational tempo) a high degree of turnover among teens, families, ​chaplains and volunteers.
Be respectful of and embrace a community that is deeply influenced by a military culture.
In this ministry, you will need to live out the Club Beyond Core Value Statement:

Club Beyond is a Christ-centered community of leaders with an exclusively military focus. Our methods are incarnational, and our perspective is ecumenical. We leverage strategic partnerships for the greatest results. We value professionalism from our staff and excellence in our stewardship.

 

Qualifications:
​​​​​​A deep love for Christ ​and for lost teens​.
​Passion for people and to work well with them.
Teachable heart.
Willingness to make a three-year commitment.
Minimum of three years’ youth ministry experience preferred.
College degree preferred.
Willingness to raise part of salary through personal support.

 

Benefits:
​​​​​​​Full-time/Part-time salary: Based on experience, responsibility and fundraising levels.​
Benefits: Full health coverage (including dental, vision and life insurance).
Expense reimbursement (mileage [office and ministry related]).
Training and career development is built into the job.

 

Please submit resume to: recruitingteam@clubbeyond.org

Associate Director of Student Ministry
Marvin United Methodist Church
Tyler, Texas, United States

Date Posted: November 2020
Categories: Youth Pastor, Student Pastor, Student Ministries
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: Associate Director of Student Ministry
Weekly Attendance: 1000+
Location: Tyler, TX

The Ministry Job: The Associate Director of Student Ministry at Marvin United Methodist Church will provide leadership, teaching and coordination within the student ministry, with special emphasis on the junior high students.

The Role is:
Overall develop, lead and teach JH ministry on Sunday mornings and evenings and Wednesday night small groups.
Takes initiative with and is intentional in ministry and support of JH students.
Provides collaborative leadership for 6th grade Confirmation.
Plan, develop and implement specific events, retreats, missions relevant to JH students to help them grow in their relationship with Christ and in their sense of servant discipleship and mission.
Work with other student ministry staff to integrate JH students into the life of the church.
Work with the Director of Student Ministry to recruit, train, provide structure and support for volunteer adult/college leaders for JH ministry.
Work with the Director of Student Ministry on overall student ministry related activities and events as needed.

What you bring:

Education:
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (not necessarily but ideally) in a related field such as Bible or religion; a seminary degree is a bonus.

Experience:
This candidate will have 3-5 years of ministry and leadership experience. The ideal candidate does not have to come from the Methodist context, but they must be familiar with and embrace Wesleyan theology.

Meet Marvin United Methodist Church:
Marvin United Methodist Church is a historic and vibrant downtown church in Tyler, TX. With over 1000 people across our 4 Sunday Traditional and Contemporary services, we offer excellence on both ends of the campus. Our Missions, Student and Children ministries are key components to our church as we live out our vision to Call, Equip, and Send people for service in God’s Kingdom. We are a Biblically grounded church that focuses on spiritual formation and transformation through a wide array of ministry options on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, mission days and trips, annual events and retreats.

What it’s like to live in Tyler, TX:
Tyler is a rapidly growing area of East Texas. With over 110,000 residents, Tyler has all the amenities of a major city without the headache. With the zoo, the lakes, the shopping, dining, fine arts, music, great BBQ, entertainment centers and shopping. It’s the perfect place to raise a family. Tyler is also the host for more than 20,000 higher-education students, a college of engineering, a university health science center, and two regional hospital systems.

To apply online send an email to marvinstudentministry316@gmail.com

 

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