Hixson United Methodist Church is seeking a full time Director of Student Ministry to leaddlead our church's long-standing and vibrant student ministry. The successful candidate will partner with our youth and adult leaders to share the love of Christ with students and their families in our community. Our new Director will facilitate a ministry that emphasizes Christian formation, ministry and missions, with strong ownership from student and adult leaders. We are looking for an experienced visionary who loves God, is passionate about youth, and can inspire adults.
The main responsibilities are as follows:
Responsible for developing and executing a viable, visionary and productive program for student ministry (grade six through age 25) based on Christian values, biblical teachings, and the Hixson UMC mission.
Develop and implement separate middle school, high school and young adult ministry programs that emphasize opportunities in the areas of prayer, presence, gifts and service designed to enhance spiritual discipleship.
Make available unique, innovative and creative programs that will foster growth and outreach among participants from within the church and attract individuals from the unchurched community at large.
Coordinate and administer the Sunday School Ministry through prayerful discernment of appropriate and engaging classes each term. Recruit, support, and train qualified teachers for each class.
Facilitate a ministry of missions, empowering students to use their time and talents to serve the needs of our neighbors, both locally and globally.
Ensure consistent and effective communications to participants, adult leaders and families.
Partner with church staff to conceptualize and implement seamless discipleship and spiritual formation for children and families.
Facilitate our congregation's Confirmation Ministry, working with teachers and other key leaders to implement an innovative and comprehensive ministry for faith development and membership in the United Methodist church.
Promote the incorporation of students into the life and ministry of the congregation including worship, leadership teams and other congregational events and ministries.
Develop a "Team" approach to Student Ministry by recruiting, equipping and training an adequate number of responsible leaders for each area of responsibility.
Empower, enable and develop leadership among the youth and young adults, offering them appropriate ownership and responsibility.
Promote and facilitate a safe atmosphere and healthy relationships as outlined in the Hixson UMC Safe Sanctuary Policy.
Develop and oversee the Student Ministry Budget utilizing resources appropriately.
Administer and oversee all off-site events and programs within Hixson Student Ministry, including one-night events, retreats and extended trips.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Keith Fogleman, Chairman, HUMC Staff Parish Team at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 27.