Director of Youth Ministries

New Hanover United Methodist C

Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Denomination: United Methodist

Category: Youth Ministry

Posted on: January 20, 2021

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Director of Youth Ministries leads a ministry that will surround youth with an unconditional love that fosters authentic relationships, anchors them in the essentials of the Christian faith, inspires them to a life of service, and equips them to carry the love of Christ to the world.
Position Responsibilities:
• Develops and articulates a vision for the youth ministry
• Directs middle and high school students in their spiritual growth
• Provides spiritual and pastoral leadership to youth and their families
• Oversees the planning and execution of all youth events and trips
• Leads and disciples youth ministry leaders
• Seeks to create a spirit of camaraderie, while avoiding cliques
• Pastors youth, youth leaders, adult leaders, and student families
• Preaches weekend services as required
• Develops a team of volunteers in the youth ministry
• Attends all required staff and ministry planning meetings on a weekly basis.
• Develops and maintains accurate youth ministry budget, including on time provision of all financial reporting documentation on a monthly basis.
• Maintains monthly/yearly attendance metrics.
• Works closely with KidMin Director in special circumstances; e.g., 5th grade communion retreat, promotion of 5th graders to student ministry
• Provides assistance and support for the annual mission’s auction
• Performs other related duties as assigned by Senior Pastor

Essential skills and qualifications:
• Empathetic engagement with youth, youth leaders, and their families
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Familiarity with social media and computer software
• Open, approachable demeanor
• Humble spirit
• Ability to assist, relate, and care for diverse types of youth
• Possesses engaging training skills
• Eagerness to learn
• Demonstrates a heart for service
• Ability to encourage a heart for service in young people
• Models honesty and accountability
• Understands the youth ministry is a vital part of the church and not an independent entity
• Ability to calm and resolve conflict
• Models and promotes a team spirit
Reports to: Senior Pastor

About New Hanover United Methodist C:

New Hanover United Methodist Church is a Spirit-filled and Bible-centered church and is committed to sharing to love of Christ to those in our local community and online. We value unique and creative worship services, engaging Student and Kid Ministries, creating connections in Life Groups, and providing compassionate care to those in need. We support many ministries both locally and around the world. Our belief is that the church should be bold in our actions, humble as we serve others, and live our lives like Jesus. We have two locations, our Main Campus and North Campus. The Main Campus is home to our large worship venue, a traditional Chapel, offices, and meeting spaces. The North Campus houses a video studio, a double sized gym, more meeting space and has room to expand. Pre Covid-19 we welcomed over seven hundred guests across four services each weekend. In the past year, we have seen large growth providing a livestream using cutting edge technology. 

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Director of Youth Ministries
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Full Time
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500 - 750

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Claude Curtis Erb
2211 Swamp Pike
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