Vestavia Hills Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama is seeking a man or woman to be our next full time Minister to Students. We are a suburban congregation of 850 members, dually aligned with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Convention. The Minister to Students’ primary responsibility is to disciple youth into a transforming relationship with Christ by modeling a life with Christ and developing ministry programs that cultivate spiritual growth. The Minister to Students is also responsible for coordination of the church’s College Ministry and participates with other ministerial staff to provide pastoral care and leadership in congregational activities. Minimum Master of Divinity required with prior full-time experience in student ministry. Please email a resume with an introductory letter, referrals, and recommendations.
Riverway is a non-denominational church that began in 2011. Our passion is community involvement and outreach to see people accept Jesus as their Savior and grow in their faith through Riverway. We are looking for a Youth Pastor who is skilled at managing, speaking, organizing, and leading. This person should be passionate about teenagers finding Jesus, creating irresistible service environments, and mentoring youth. This person also needs to have an outgoing personality, highly relational, be able to multi-task as a self-starter, and be a visionary leader to keep our youth ministry relevant and growing. We are a portable church that meets at Champlin Park High School and currently run about 40-50 Middle School and High School students with a leadership team of 10 adults. We believe this situation is ripe for big growth and potential just waiting for the right leader.
This role can expect to work 40-45 hour per week (including Sundays) and is a full-time, salaried position. This person would report directly to the Lead Pastor.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- This role is responsible for all ministries for the youth of Riverway as well as leadership to youth in our community.
- Be the “face” for youth leadership in our church, local schools, and community.
- Lead the way in all vision casting, goal setting, innovation, and excellence.
- Create and maintain a fun, passionate, and engaging youth program every week that will help teenagers build a relationship with Jesus and with other kids their age.
- This role would recruit and oversee all volunteers including their training, encouragement, scheduling and communication. This would include having the right volunteers in the right spot based on gifts and abilities, as well as oversee all measures of security and background checks.
- Oversee all set up and function of Wednesday night services for 6th-12th grade, Sunday morning Middle School services for 6th-8th grade, as well as events and activities.
- Writing and creating all systems for consistency, clarity and excellence.
- Spend time mentoring and building relationships with teens outside of service times.
- Attend the Middle School and High School FCA Bible studies each week.
- Use Small Groups as a part of the discipleship process.
- Great communication with parents and using them as advocates in their kid’s life.
- Create special events and activities to build relationships outside the service times.
- Provide an offering of summer youth camps at Trout Lake Bible Camp and attend with them.
- Other various Riverway tasks and support. (15% of job)
- Bachelor’s degree or seminary training preferred; or a combination of education and experience
- Ministry experience with proven leadership skills
- Strong communication skills both verbal and interpersonal
- Must meet Biblical qualifications for pastoral leadership
- Ability to work in a strong team environment
- Must have a good sense of humor and like to have FUN!! We take God seriously, but ourselves not so much!
If interested in applying, please email a resume and references.
Crestwood Christian Church is looking for an Associate Minister of Youth and Families who will work with the Ministerial Staff Team to develop and administer a vibrant, active youth ministry, college ministry and young adult ministry. In addition, this minister will provide ministry programs and opportunities for the families of the church, taking into consideration the varied definitions of “family” that exist within the congregation.
- Trust and integrity. Is a person of deep and vibrant faith; is regarded as dependable; is considered trustworthy; is committed to being fiscally responsible; honors confidentiality.
- Interpersonal relationships. Relates well to all ages of people; builds relationships with all members of the congregation; is regarded as a team player; is considered personable and approachable; is open to new ideas.
- Communication. Is an excellent communicator across a variety of mediums; is technologically adept and can use it to communicate effectively; can articulate thoughts and ideas clearly; is comfortable speaking in front of a large group.
- Team player. Possesses a collaborative spirit; works well with other staff, ministry team members, and the congregation; desires to serve rather than be served; equips lay people to become leaders; is willing to help out wherever is needed; works well under pressure; is open to feedback and evaluation.
- Organizing. Can gather and organize resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities to accomplish goals; can use resources efficiently and effectively; meets deadlines.
- Desire to grow. Is a self-motivator; focuses on continuing education and self-improvement efforts; pursues an active spiritual life; takes self-care seriously.
- Bachelor’s Degree required
- Seminary degree preferred
- Ordination by a recognized church body preferred
- Experience serving in a church setting required, especially in the area of youth ministry
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church is a community of faith in McLeansville, North Carolina, that strives to represent the love of Christ in the community and beyond. This dynamic church is seeking a hybrid, full-time role: Director of Youth Ministry and Coordinator of Contemporary Worship. With nearly 800 members in this missionally focused congregation, this is a unique opportunity to bring a high level of passion and energy for building and strengthening the church’s ministry to youth and college students while serving as the leader of the contemporary worship service.
Ideal candidates will have relational gifts for reaching and inspiring 6th through 12th graders during their formative years of Christian discipleship, as well as ministering to the unique needs of college students. In addition to building commitment and trust with parents, training and equipping volunteers, and steering a Spirit-led program of mission and ministry opportunities, the director will join an enthusiastic pastor, ministry staff, and administrative team committed to youth and their families.
If you have a deep and living relationship with Jesus Christ consistent with the United Methodist tradition, a college degree, a call to minister to youth and their families, musical ability to lead worship, and contagious faith, we encourage you to send your resume, along with a cover letter
Independent Presbyterian Church (IPC) in Birmingham, AL is a 2,300-member Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation. Located in the heart of a vibrant city in a diverse and historic neighborhood, IPC is known for a commitment to local and global missions, beautiful and uplifting worship, and excellent Christian Education. IPC is in search of a full-time Director of Youth Ministry who will work as a member of the Christian Education staff (CE) and is supported by the Youth Subcommittee. The DYM will work closely with the Executive Assistant for CE, part time youth ministry staff, interns and volunteers. Some qualifications include:
- A mature spiritual life and a deep sense of Christian faith
- Excellent organization, time management, planning and goal setting skills.
- Effective spoken and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the desire and ability to connect with youth and their families.
The desired candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and be proficient with Microsoft Office, power point, and social media platforms.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter
Mandarin United Methodist Church, with a great tradition of youth ministry, is looking for their next Director of Youth Ministry. This welcoming and loving church, focused on spiritual growth and development, embraces many of the communities south of Jacksonville, Florida, where there is amazing growth. In fact, a second campus is being planted in nearby St. John’s. The church has the largest pumpkin patch fundraiser in the southeast benefitting the youth ministry, along with lots of sports activities for all ages. Southwest Jacksonville has all the perks of big city life, suburban family-oriented communities and is close to the beach and rural country side. If you are interested in a great opportunity with supportive staff and facilities dedicated to youth, then send your resume and cover letter.
First United Methodist Church of Topeka, KS, seeks a Director of Youth Discipleship. The church is located in the capital city of Kansas and is active in mission and community ministry. The youth ministry has many wonderful traditions, including previous mission trips to Alaska and other amazing places. The pastor and staff are collaborative and excited about the next phase of this ministry!
The Director of Youth Discipleship is a ¾ time, salaried position. This position includes both weekday and weekend responsibilities to encourage and facilitate spiritual growth and involvement of youth at Topeka First UMC. In performing all duties, this position should be mindful of our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Please send your application materials to Rev. Jeff Clinger, Lead Pastor at Topeka First UMC.
Visit this tropical oasis in southern Texas and you will see why residents are in love with their community and their neighbors. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Harlingen, Texas, is looking for a Youth Minister who dares to fall in love with their church. Harlingen is the most affordable place to live in the United States (according to CBS News). Nestled between two larger cities, Harlingen has two 6A high schools and a welcoming spirit where authentic community forms. St. Alban’s is an extension of these values in creating a generous, non-judgmental atmosphere. People are genuine in their care and support for each other and the staff of the church. The newly hired Youth Minister will be tasked with building a youth ministry in a community ready to embrace new opportunities and relate to the church’s school (through 6th grade), organizing chapel services and social media. The youth meet in the ROC, a four year old facility with a gym, showers, kitchen, comfortable meeting room and rock wall (pictured below). In addition, Harlingen is only 40 minutes from the beach at South Padre Island. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter.
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Roseville, Minnesota, is seeking an individual who engages faith to provide vision and coordination of ministry to children and youth (ages 0-18) as well as their families. The organized person in this position will have proven intergenerational experience to build lasting relationships and equip people in the congregation to serve children and youth in a variety of roles. In our welcoming and socially conscious environment, this broad-minded person will help us bridge all ages while developing and administering all aspects of ministry to support and encourage relationships and growth for children, youth and families in their faith.
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that gathers around God’s grace for all in word and sacrament; nurtures faith through learning, music, relationships, and generosity; and sends people to act for justice, and serve alongside others following the way of Jesus. We are rooted in Lutheran theology and tradition, progressive in theological outlook, and hold a strong sense of boldly living faith in the world today. Questions are encouraged as we reflect on scripture, meaning, and faithful living, and those with wonderings and doubts are welcome. Worship, choir-led music, and service draw us together in community and inspire us to live in the faith, hope and compassion of Christ. In living our mission, we deeply value expansive welcome, generous hospitality, vibrant worship and faith, authentic relationships, equipping one another in vocation, and acting for justice and peace.
- Develop a multi-year programming plan and curriculum scope and sequence that aligns with St. Michael’s vision and values; assess and evaluate success, failures, and relevance of programming and adjust accordingly
- Initiate, build and maintain authentic relationships with children, teens, parents and volunteers
- Recruit, develop, train and appreciate a team of adult volunteers to serve at annual events and on Sunday mornings
- Design and coordinate Sunday morning programming for ages 0-18 including researching, choosing and preparing age-appropriate Biblically-based curricula; oversee paid part-time staff, nursery attendants, and volunteers in various Sunday School classrooms during Education Hour in accordance with our Best Practice and Policies
- Design, schedule, organize, implement, and attend monthly events, retreats, and trips; work from a team-approach with other ministry and office staff, especially Children and Youth Associate, for annual fellowship, fundraising, and service-learning events
- Help parents and guardians inspire curiosity and spiritual interest in their children; equip parents and guardians with resources to be the primary source of faith formation
- Foster congregational awareness and involvement with children, youth and family ministry through coaching and experimenting with intergenerational programming opportunities and worship service involvement
- Establish an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment; encourage thinking, welcome questions, and foster discipleship among children and teens
- Provide targeted, effective and consistent communication and promotion of activities including impact stories to students, parents and congregation via email, monthly newsletter, bulletin boards, church website, social media, etc.
- Invest in the on-going life of students and families outside of church
- Create and maintain resources and opportunities in worship service for children and youth
- Coordinate and participate in rotation with pastors to establish relationships with students during high school Sunday School
- Maintain and update database, calendar and website with office staff
- Manage youth budget and finances
- Direct both Youth and Education Committees and facilitate meeting agendas
- Attend staff meetings and coordinate meetings with Children and Youth Ministry Associate, Director of Children’s Music, and Nursery Supervisor as appropriate
- Participate in continuing education opportunities and network with other children’s and youth ministry directors and leaders
- Be a present and engaged participant in standing church programs and worship services, and other duties as assigned
- Three to five years of related experience
- Bachelor’s Degree (concentration in ministry/Bible/religious education preferred)
- Embrace the Welcome Statement on our home page at stmichaelselca.com
- Familiar and comfortable with Lutheran (ELCA) theology
- Passion for engaging and nurturing children, teens and families
- Flexibility in hours and scheduling
- Ability to successfully pass a background check
- Able to move freely in and out of different children and youth ministry settings (classroom, camps, churches, etc.)
- Able to lift 50lbs
- Able to comfortably speak in public forum
- Have valid driver’s license and is able to drive
- INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Possesses high emotional intelligence and sense of humor; exudes a natural sense of care for the well-being of others; works well with people at all ages of the congregation; practices direct, honest and transparent communication; overcomes personal bias to genuinely hear the ideas and concerns of another; is open-minded, welcoming and approachable.
- LEADERSHIP: Identifies, prioritizes and communicates clear, strategic objectives that are consistent with the vision and values of the church; provides direction, gains commitment, facilitates creativity and change in accomplishing achievable goals; good at figuring out the process(es) necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and tasks establishing good work flow.
- ORGANIZATION: Identifies key objectives, scope, resources needed, realistic timeline for projects, events, and programs; uses time effectively and efficiently; can appropriately balance priorities; can sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; self-motivated in implementing and communicating action plans.
- TEAM-ORIENTED: Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions; appropriately shares authority and responsibility; steps up to offer self as resource to other members of the team; keeps team briefed; understands the dynamics of human negotiation among conflicting interest groups and how to achieve mutual agreement; defines success in terms of the whole team.
- DEVELOPING VOLUNTEERS: Able to identify gifts and skills to recruit people into volunteer positions; is good at establishing clear expectations, setting direction, providing training for each role; provides regular and ongoing feedback and appreciation about performance; creates a climate in which people want to do their best; makes each individual feel that their work is important.
- SPIRITUAL FORMATION: Demonstrates an understanding of discipleship as journey or process; selects curriculum that is relevant, provocative and contributes to a deeper understanding of scripture, theology and spiritual practice; uses a variety of learning styles and experiences to maintain interest, build connection to daily life and social justice issues, and promote deeper relationships while developing faith.
This is a full-time position. Compensation includes salary, health benefits, retirement package and funds for continuing education. Pay based on experience. Send your resume and cover letter by December 20, 2018.
Calvary is a Christ-centered church located in Golden Valley, MN a Northwest suburb of Minneapolis. We are looking for a committed Christian leader with a passion for discipling the next generation. The ideal candidate can relate well with youth, parents and adult volunteers. The Middle School Ministry Director oversees sixth through eighth grade. This position creates, manages and directs all aspects of middle school ministry.
- Live out Calvary’s mission, priorities and prayer, applying them in your personal and professional life with vigor and excellence.
- Operate as an accountable, authentic, caring, collaborative, team-first staff member, encouraging, praying for and building up co-workers, volunteers, congregants and guests.
- Be intentional about one’s spiritual growth and development.
- Model relational discipleship to kids and families
- Partner with the CYF Pastor, Children’s Ministry Director and CYF Ministries Assistant to develop programs that are organized, supervised and promoted
- Responsible for the development and implementation of ministry with middle school kids, including weekly school year programming and summer opportunities (VBS, camps, mission trips, etc.)
- Continue to develop a ministry that impacts the community and respects Calvary’s Lutheran roots
- Recruit, empower and develop a team of volunteers (small group leaders, Guest Experience volunteers, Lenten mentors and special event volunteers)
- Partner with the high school ministry team to equip and build student leaders
- Establish bridges from elementary to middle school and from middle school to high school from a relational and programmatic standpoint
- Help develop the annual budget for middle school ministry
- Other responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:
- A growing Christ-centered faith
- Strong relational skills with kids and adults
- Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with a team
- Minimum 4-year degree.
- Prior youth ministry experience (1-3 years preferably in a large church context)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Proven organizational and administrative skills
Please fill out an application which can be found at www.calvary.org/about/jobs.