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Director of Youth Ministry

St. Pauls United Methodist Church

Cedar Rapids, IA

Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry

Posted on: November 03, 2014

Job Description:

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Director of Youth Ministries (Youth Director)
Reports to: Associate Pastor
Effective: December 1, 2014
Status: Full-time
FLSA: Exempt

St. Paul's United Methodist Church is one of the oldest and most respected churches in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As a congregation, we are_noemailmitted to service to our_noemailmunity and beyond. St. Paul's enthusiastically supports a youth ministry that is focused in the faith development and outreach of students, lived out in service to the church,_noemailmunity, and the world. We are called WORD Youth Ministry, and our mission is to inspire youth to know Christ, to share Christ's love and share Christ's truth. Check out the church website www.stpaulsumc_noemail and look at our youth information and newsletters.

Job Summary:
The Director of Youth Ministry will provide leadership to grades 5-12, emphasizing relationships with God and one another. These opportunities happen through Sunday school, Youth worship, Confirmation, Lunch fellowship, retreats, Bible study, local service and summer mission experiences and are all important_noemailponents.

Youth ministry is broken into three separate age appropriate focuses of Club 56 (grades 5-6) Mid-High (Grades 7-8) and High School (9-12), though there are times when some or all are joined in focused programming when appropriate.

Essential Functions:
Vision, design, budget, and implement a_noemailprehensive youth ministry for students, grades 5-12.
Provide leadership of spiritual formation, worship, mission and fun.
Incorporate young people fully into the life of the church and take their faith into the world.
Eagerness to go beyond church walls in outreach, as well as supporting youth in school/ club activities
Connect with parents for support and involvement within the ministry
Recruit, train, supervise, and encourage adult volunteer youth sponsors.
Responsible for working with a large church staff to schedule and calendar events
Work collaboratively with other ministries of the church.
Relate to the Youth Council.
Enforce Safe Sanctuaries.
Manage youth_noemailmunications through all available means.
Speak publicly, lead Bible study, and preach the gospel.
Walk with youth/parents in crisis, knowing boundaries and when to refer to clergy or professional counseling.

Other Responsibilities:
Set an example of importance of_noemailmunity worship through participation in Sunday morning/ special worship services.
Be an advocate and liaison between the youth, parents, and congregation.
Connect with other youth groups ecumenically and through the UMC to further positive peer pressure in support of our youth.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in related field. (Education/religion_noemailmunication/ministry.)
Experience in leading youth ministry as part of a church staff

Physical Requirements:
Physically able to play active games with youth.
To lead by example, working with teams on mission sites.

Core Competencies:
Visionary for youth ministry
Flexibility to remain relevant with youth and the youth culture.
Vibrant and self-evident faith in Jesus Christ
Integrity, Trust, Ethics and Values
Self Differentiation
Mission Ownership
Initiative, Creativity and Innovation
Spiritual Maturity & Biblical Knowledge
Verbal Communication, Listening and Interpersonal Skills
Compassion and Care
Influencing and Team building Skills
Management Skills
Leadership Development
Time Management

Contact Information Garr Hintz ghintz@stpaulsumc_noemail 319-363-2058
Interested applicants should provide a_noemailpleted St. Paul's United Methodist Church application for employment form (found on the church website www.stpaulsumc_noemail or on paper in the church office) and a resume to Garr Hintz at the church office by noon Friday, November 28, 2014.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Youth Ministry
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
30,000 - 40,000
Organization Type:
United Methodist
Worship Style:
Church Size:
1500 - 2000

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
St. Pauls United Methodist Church
Contact Name:
Garr Hintz
1340 3rd Avenue SE
PO Box 2065
Cedar Rapids
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