Crossroads United Methodist Church
Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
Posted on: January 31, 2016
o Has a heart for God and a Christ-like character of love that aligns with Scripture.
o Knows salvation in Jesus Christ and has a growing, personal relationship with Him.
o Possesses a deep knowledge and understanding of Scripture.
o Possesses the ability to effectively_noemailmunicate Scripture and its application in real world conversations.
o If married, has a healthy, faithful marriage and family life.
o If single, has an honorable approach to dating that provides a good example to students.
o Is a self-starter who actively seeks out healthy ways to have an excellent, energetic program.
o Is highly relational and_noemailmunicates well with students, parents, volunteers, the church body, and staff.
o Possesses_noemailanizational, word processing, social media skills, and management skills.
o Is skilled in teaching and_noemailmunicating with adults and students and has confidence in public speaking.
o Is a team player and can develop both youth and adult leadership.
o Has a sense of humor, energetic, and initiates fun.
o Willing to learn and receive guidance from pastoral staff.
Bachelor's Degree in a biblical field from an accredited institution.
Evidence of education or training in Youth Ministry.
o Provide vision and direction to the Youth Ministry Program in alignment with the current vision and culture of the church.
o Plan,_noemailanize, and lead an energetic, enticing, weekly youth group program for middle school and high school students.
o Plan,_noemailanize, and lead retreats and trips that take students off site for spiritual development or service.
o Provide opportunities throughout the year for students to serve the church and the_noemailmunity.
o Develop and host exciting outreach activities for students to invite friends.
o Organize and teach confirmation each year. (With supervision from pastoral staff.)
o Make contact with students with a presence at school and local para-church ministries.
o Assist students as they prepare for life after high school, and assimilate in the life of the church as adult members.
o Oversee the Youth Sunday School program in both theological content and its presentation, teaching where appropriate.
o Recruit, train and encourage volunteer staff, encouraging a volunteer-driven ministry.
o Lead efforts to implement and maintain the youth ministry's use of Social Media, providing regular_noemailmunication of youth events/activities. Engage students using social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, etc.
o Set and administrate the youth ministry budget.
o Communicate regularly with office staff regarding activities and participant information.
o Provide occasional connection points or meetings for parents to help encourage_noemailmunication.
o Meet weekly with pastoral and office staff to discuss the greater ministry/vision of the church.
Please send a cover letter, resume (including personal Facebook page information), examples of teaching or experience in youth ministry, and a brief philosophy of youth ministry to Rev. Sarah Wanck, Associate Pastor at pstrsarah@mtco_noemail by February 29, 2016.