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Haymount United Methodist Church
Category: Youth Ministry
Posted on: October 14, 2019
Loving youth where they are
Encouraging youth in developing their relationship with Jesus Christ
Providing youth opportunities for nurture and growth
Challenging youth to respond to God's call to serve in their community and world
Plan strategically to develop leaders within the youth ministry
Develop Christian education opportunities for the congregation in conjunction with the DCE
Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and need of youth at HUMC and in the community
Support the planning and execution of all events that encompass a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach
Engage resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratio, adhering to all Safe Sanctuaries policies
Coordinate with the DCE to teach confirmation class and provide leadership beyond the classroom by equipping mentors, encouraging parental support, and challenging the confirmands to fully participate in the journey
Work in partnership with the Committee of Outreach to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan
Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget
Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all resources (email, website, bulletin, social media, etc.)
Establish and maintain strong communication with the church staff and leadership, parents, youth and congregation as a whole
Be available to youth in a variety of ways, including but not limited to lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, and visitation in times of crisis
Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members & volunteers while maintaining a teamwork mentality
Attend and participate in worship as well as have a visible presence in Sunday School for grades 6-12
Incorporate music as an element of youth ministry either through personal talent or talents of others within the church community
Travel is required several times throughout the year for mission trips, weekend retreats and youth activities
Participation in district and conference wide activities is expected for both the Director of Youth Ministry and the youth of HUMC
Pastors or direct supervisors may provide additional tasks that are consistent with the job description and can reasonably be expected to be accomplished within the position's work hours.
About Haymount United Methodist Church:
We offer both traditional and alternative worship; diverse ministries for children, youth, and adults; outreach; and many opportunities to discover and grow your God-given spiritual gifts through music, drama, mentoring or community service.
Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology
A bachelor's degree in a related field. Preference will be given to those achieving a Master's Degree in a related field. A Professional Certification in Youth Ministry is desired.
Experience at other United Methodist churches is desired
Have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement ministry within the parameters of the UMC
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer/technology skills.
Possess a proven ability to work effectively with youth, their families, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers
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