Saint James United Methodist Church
The Youth Pastor/Director of Children, Middle School and Youth Ministries (CMY) is a full-time position with responsibility for carrying out the mission and vision of St. James Methodist Church (SJUMC) and the Children and Youth Ministries. The position reports to the Sr. Pastor of SJUMC with the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) having joint responsibility for review and oversight of the ministry.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Provides spiritual and visionary leadership to develop, coordinate, and empower laity in all areas of CMY ministries. Plans activities, coordinates, articulates, and implements the vision for CMY.
Works with the Children, Middle and Youth (CMY) chairpersons, and Christian Education Chairperson to implement programmatic goals and action plans.
Develops a comprehensive plan for the recruitment, mobilization, and utilization of servant workers within the CMY ministry.
Establishes relationships with middle and high school principals and administrators to build a church presence within the educational community.
Attends all worship services and corporate prayer and bible studies in preparation for Sunday and Children and Youth Worship Services at SJUMC.
Meets with the ministerial staff, Christian Education, and servant workers to coordinate Bible study classes, including the need to often teach Bible study and or be physically present.
Attends monthly staff meetings, District meetings, and other conferences as assigned by the Sr. Pastor.
Works with the church staff and exemplifies team spirit in daily work activities.
Provides spiritual Counseling services to youth during the work week. Assists the ministerial staff in providing pastoral care to children and youth members. Makes weekly visits to youth sick and shut in.
Plans, schedules, and attends Youth Mission Trips that are coordinated well in advance by the Outreach Ministry and sanctioned by the Sr. Pastor.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Sr. Pastor.
Qualifications and Required Skills:
Strong spiritual and moral character.
Degree or advanced degree in Ministry preferred.
Extensive experience in Youth Ministry preferred.
Must have the ability to deal maturely and calmly with the public, including all conversations in a clear and pleasant manner and follow written and oral instructions with little supervision.
Recognizes the need for the application of appropriate security measures in handling sensitive and confidential information.
Punctuality is an absolute requirement.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
This position shall report to and be supervised by the Sr. Pastor and is accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) and the Church Council. This position is full time and is paid bi-monthly. The salary range is between $40,000 - $48,000 based on qualifications and experience. Benefits are provided.