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Youth Ministry Director

Crossroads United Methodist Church

Washington, IL

Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry

Posted on: January 31, 2016

Job Description:

Crossroads is a United Methodist, evangelical church in a suburban_noemailmunity. We are a regional church that serves our local_noemailmunity and several surrounding areas. Several years ago the congregation moved from their downtown location to construct a new building to serve the needs of a growing_noemailmunity. They followed the call of God; risking their personal_noemailfort for the sake of the Kingdom. We are_noemailmitted to a philosophy of ministry that revolves around worship, discipleship, and evangelism. We are looking for a Youth Director who desires to have an impact for Jesus Christ on students' lives across our region. Our area of contact includes six school districts and many homeschool students, resulting in hundreds of students to reach with the gospel and lead in discipleship. Our current youth ministry program consists of 30-40 students in the 6th-12th grades with 10-15 volunteer leaders. This is a full time ministry position to start immediately.

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.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Youth Ministry Director
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
40,000 - 50,000
Organization Type:
United Methodist
Worship Style:
Church Size:
500 - 750

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Crossroads United Methodist Church
Contact Name:
Pastor Sarah Wanck
1420 N Main
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