Point Hope United Methodist Church
Category: Youth Ministry
Time Type: Part Time
a. Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.
b. Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of Christian community, worship, discipleship, devotional practices, mission, and outreach.
c. Support and guide the work of the Youth Council or equivalent body in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth ministry and directing monthly planning sessions.
d. Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
e. Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
f. Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.
g. Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth (grades 6-12) and recruit teachers in partnership with the Education Committee.
h. Work in partnership with the Evangelism Committee to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.
i. Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget.
j. Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (text messaging, social media, email, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.
k. Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at school, available beyond the time youth group meets, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
l. Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality.
m. Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings.