Youth and Children's Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
Parker United Methodist Church, an established church community in the heart of Parker, Colorado, is looking to hire a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. We are looking for a dynamic, teachable, well-organized leader to join the staff and develop a strong team of volunteers. This individual will be engaging and reaching into the lives of the youth and their parents. S/he will work with the youth leadership to develop a vision for youth ministry. S/he will also empower volunteers to build and grow a healthy, sustainable youth ministry that will flourish. The right candidate will have 2-4 years of experience teaching and leading youth, hold a bachelor’s degree and embrace United Methodist theology. Resumes, along with any questions about the position, may be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org re: Youth position
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Demonstrates Christ-like character. Demonstrated zeal for God and a heart for youth.
- Knowledge of the Bible and of the theology of the United Methodist Church.
- Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively to teach/reach youth; ability to communicate effectively with youth parents.
- Experience with teaching, coaching, camp counseling, or similar activities with middle and/or high school students.
- Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff and church members and maintain a teamwork mentality.
- Good communicator with relational strengths – a ‘people gatherer’. Ability to lead and mentor adults to support ministry with youth.
- Ability to work effectively with technology and social media.
- Maintain a hospitable and welcoming culture among youth and families.
- Integrate youth and family activities into the entire church family.
- Bonus skill is experience in leading youth and young adults in worship
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plan and lead weekly youth gatherings. Facilitate regular outings for fun, fellowship, and outreach for youth.
- Recruit, train, and resource adult and parent volunteers to lead youth small groups and other discipleship opportunities.
- Develop relationships with students and their families through presence at school and community activities involving youth.
- Meet with students and volunteers outside of church to build relationships and invest in student leadership.
- Lead the development of the vision and goals of the youth ministry annually in alignment with the PUMC Leadership Board
- Coordinate and teach Confirmation classes in partnership with the pastor(s)
- Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth (grades 6-12) and recruit teachers.
- Develop and manage the youth ministry budget.
- Provide spiritual counsel and guidance to youth.
- Communicate regularly with students, parents, and pastors about youth events and activities.
- Ensure that the Child Protection Policy (Safe Sanctuary Training) is observed in all youth ministry settings. Maintain up-to-date background checks on volunteers
- Maintain PUMC’s youth ministry social media.
- Maintain a database of students who are involved in the youth ministry program and follow up with those who have been absent for several weeks.
- Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
- Determine Bible-centered curriculum (subject to approval by the supervisor), program functions and activities that will foster personal and spiritual growth through ministry to and by our youth.
- Provide mission trip opportunities (both a week each summer for Jr. High and Sr. High trips). Provide retreat opportunities (to get away from church grounds) for spiritual growth, reflection and fellowship opportunities. (Jr. High and Sr. High separate weekends)
- Work with the Endowment committee to advertise and receive applications for graduating senior scholarships
To Apply: Rev Barb Sholis email@example.com