Youth Pastor, Benicia, CA

New Harbor Church in Benicia, California, is searching for a Youth Pastor.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have a mature and growing relationship with Jesus
  • Must show a faithful pursuit of the leadership characteristics listed in 1Tim. 3
  • Must subscribe to the constitution and doctrinal statement of the church
  • Must have a healthy knowledge of the gospel, and the Word of God
  • Must possess an ability to connect with students and parents relationally
  • Must possess organizational and administration abilities

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Weekly preaching to the Middle School and High School students
  • Continued management and growth of the Small Group Ministry
  • Recruiting and training the youth leaders
  • Oversee the current campus outreach ministries, and continue to establish a stronger presence on all the surrounding campuses
  • Maintain a well-planned, carefully balanced program throughout the year coordinated with the church calendar
  • Plan and execute our summer camp, and any other weekend retreats
  • Effective and consistent communication with the parents of the students
  • Preach and participate in Sunday morning worship services when asked
  • Attend worship services, and other events of church as time allows
  • Continued personal growth through conferences, reading, and networking

SUPERVISION

  • Report to: The Lead Pastor, and the Elder over youth
  • Position(s) Supervised: Youth Leaders, and youth interns

SALARY

  • Salary and benefits will be based on experience

Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter.

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Director of Children’s Ministry, Keystone Heights, FL (part time)

Keystone United Methodist Church is looking for a Director of Children’s Ministry. It is a part time position (avg. of 20 hours a week). Responsibilities would include Sunday & Wednesday programming, as well as VBS. For more information or to apply contact the church at 352-473-3829 or Teri Sapp at 352-494-3724. You may also print out an application on our website.

Qualifications:

  • Have a vital, growing and personal faith relationship with Christ. Be willing to share
    with others your testimony and continuing journey of faith. This is important to
    children’s faith development.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and manage the Children’s
    Ministries programs within the parameters of the United Methodist Church.
  • Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and practice.
  • Commitment to KUMC mission of Making Christ the Keystone of our Lives.\
  • Must undergo and pass personal background screening process. Must be drug-free.
  • Demonstrate a passion for ministry with children and deep commitment to their faith
    formation.
  • CPR Certification.
  • Have a basic knowledge of child development and understand the importance of
    providing a safe and nurturing environment for children.
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Youth Ministry Director, Los Altos, CA

Would you thrive ministering to students and families in the land of Google and Apple? Do you like seeking creative solutions and innovating change? Are you drawn to churches with a rich history of prioritizing and resourcing ministry to children and youth? Los Altos United Methodist Church, www.laumc.org, a 2400 member affirming church set in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking an innovative youth ministry director with a passion for empowering students, 6th through 12th grade, to explore their faith, inspiring and disciplining them to live on mission for Christ. This full-time role prioritizes creating transformative fellowship, worship, and mission experiences for students and their families, as well as building, equipping and inspiring volunteer teams.

Qualifications:

Currently, the church is involved in an innovative change-making initiative in which we’re exploring out-of-the-box solutions for reaching our Silicon Valley neighbors.   If you have a bachelor’s degree in a ministry-related field and at least three years of ministry experience, along with energy and passion for leading change, please consider applying by emailing your resume and cover letter.

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Director of Youth Ministry, Fairway, KS

Old Mission United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry who desires to lead a dynamic student ministry program in one of the largest United Methodist churches in the Kansas City area.  The ideal candidate will provide a spiritual and relational Christian leadership to our youth and be a passionate advocate for our 6th – 12th graders.  The Director is responsible for overseeing the entire youth ministry program including Sunday school, Youth group, Youth Council, and yearly mission trips.  The candidate must have the ability to work with the Church staff, youth volunteers, students and others to develop, implement and evaluate the youth ministry program.

Qualifications include:

Experience in working with Youth, excellent organization and communication skills, the ability to invite, train and encourage dedicated leaders, and oversight of all aspects related to youth ministry.  If you are interested in being a part of a dynamic team, please email your resume and cover letter to Rev. Karen Nyhart.

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Student Pastor, Orlando, FL

Avalon Church (https://www.avalonchurch.org/) is a diverse, community-based, non-denominational congregation in Orlando, Florida that is in the heart of one of the highest concentrations of Middle and High School Students in the country. This church is seeking a passionate, full-time Student Pastor to join in the church’s mission to “GO and GROW Together” by leading a student ministry that seeks to reach and grow students in faith in Jesus Christ. This includes:

  • Building relationships with students, parents, and leaders to help them take the next step towards faith and maturity in Christ,
  • Overseeing and leading a team of student and adult volunteers who implement the weekly programs and special events,
  • Recruiting, equipping, and providing ongoing support for students, parents, and volunteer leaders,
  • Occasional teaching during the Sunday morning worship service.

Qualifications:

Qualifications for this position include strong relational and organizational skills and the desire and skill to lead parents, leaders, and students towards a successful student ministry. Interested candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree and a few years of student ministry experience.  Please email a resume along with a cover letter if you are interested.

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Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Norfolk, VA

First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Virginia, is looking for a Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.  This full-time position includes all aspects of leading a thriving youth ministry that reflects the mission statement of Seeking Christ and Sharing His Love.  The critical task is to continue to build a relational youth ministry where youth (grades 6 -12) feel welcomed, valued and cared for as they learn who Jesus is, how to follow Him and how basic Bible truths can help them to make right choices in their living.  Another important aspect of this position is overseeing assimilation of young adults into our church family.  The Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries must demonstrate a relationship with Christ in his or her personal spiritual life, including regular corporate worship with our congregation and service to Christ.

QUALITIES OF OUR DIRECTOR OF YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES

  • Strong Christian with a passion for Christ
  • Ability to recruit and manage volunteers
  • Energetic passion for youth and young adults
  • Leader of creative Christ-centered youth ministry
  • Vision and implement inter-generational programming to include the youth
  • Team builder and team player

Please email a resume and cover letter to apply.

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Director of Children’s Ministry, Jacksonville, FL

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, known to many in the Jacksonville, Florida, community because of the nearly fifty-year-old Day School, is looking for their next full-time Director of Children’s Ministry.  Located in an historic neighborhood, canopied by oak trees, one block from the St. John’s River and blessed with a beautiful campus, committed adult volunteers and friendly parishioners, this church maintains a healthy balance of long-time generational members combined with those who are new to the Jacksonville community.  Only 10 minutes away from downtown the best of all worlds meet here.  Great restaurants, professional sports, cultural opportunities, recreation and the Atlantic Ocean are all close by.  St. Mark’s is one of the largest churches in the Diocese of Florida and offers traditional and contemporary worship experiences on Sunday mornings.  This is a church people choose to come back to after they have been away at college or relocated to another town.  St. Mark’s has a solid strategic plan for the children’s ministry, developed with input from congregants and clergy, and is excited to find the right person to help implement it. Please apply by emailing a resume and cover letter.

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Summer Student Ministry Interns, Houston, TX

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church is seeking applications for up to four Student Ministry intern positions for the summer of 2020. Student Ministry interns will be involved in all aspects of a multifaceted, growing ministry. They will have opportunities to learn from experienced student ministers and opportunities to take major leadership roles within the ministry.

Opportunities for interns include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching Sunday School classes for middle and high school students.
  • Supervising approximately 45-50 middle and high school students who serve as VBS volunteers.
  • Participating in one or more summer mission trips, serving alongside students on worksites and providing leadership for worship experiences.
  • Provide leadership in the planning and implementation of Summer Days, a summer day camp for middle school students that combines educational, service and fun experiences.
  • Participate in weekly worship services by coaching and serving alongside acolytes.
  • Assisting student ministers in the planning of fall programming.

Candidates for these internships must:

  • Be a committed Christian with a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Be committed to the mission of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church:   To bring by the power of the Holy Spirit as many people as possible to know, love, and serve God as revealed through Jesus Christ; and to be transformed into spiritually renewed disciples of Jesus who know, love and serve one another and the world.
  • Be discerning a call to ministry (student ministry or other areas of ministry).
  • Have graduated from high school in 2019 or earlier.
  • Be able to begin a 10-12 week full-time internship in Houston, Texas by mid to late May 2020 (exact dates are negotiable).
  • Provide their own transportation to and from Houston, Texas at the beginning and end of the internship.
  • Be able to provide for their own transportation needs throughout the summer.

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will:

  • Provide competitive compensation, starting at $10 per hour.
  • Provide housing with a host family (if needed).
  • Cover the cost of ministry-related expenses (cost of travel for ministry related trips, admission to students’ events, etc).

To Apply:

Please send resume to Shane Hinderliter, Director of Student Ministries, at shane@stmartinsepiscopal.org. Questions may be directed to the same email address. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until positions are filled.

About St. Martin’s Episcopal Church:

Since its founding in 1952, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church has grown to become the largest Episcopal Church in North America with more than 9,500 members. The Parish celebrates worship at six Sunday and three Wednesday services in both traditional and contemporary liturgical styles that provide an opportunity to give thanks and praise to God in the Anglican evangelical and orthodox tradition. The Church offers a wide range of Christian Education programs for the entire family, as well as numerous Outreach and Missions opportunities, and a variety of programs and events for adults, youth and children.

Qualifications:

  • Be a committed Christian with a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Be committed to the mission of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church:   To bring by the power of the Holy Spirit as many people as possible to know, love, and serve God as revealed through Jesus Christ; and to be transformed into spiritually renewed disciples of Jesus who know, love and serve one another and the world.
  • Be discerning a call to ministry (student ministry or other areas of ministry).
  • Have graduated from high school in 2019 or earlier.
  • Be able to begin a 10-12 week full-time internship in Houston, Texas by mid to late May 2020 (exact dates are negotiable).
  • Provide their own transportation to and from Houston, Texas at the beginning and end of the internship.
  • Be able to provide for their own transportation needs throughout the summer.
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Minister for Children and Family Ministries, Santa Fe, NM

United Church of Santa Fe (www.unitedchurchofsantafe.org)  is seeking a full time Minister for Children and Family Ministries who will oversee its comprehensive and multi-faceted program that builds the faith of  infants through high school students and nurtures faith formation for the congregation.  The United Church of Santa Fe is a welcoming, intergenerational, and mission minded congregation, belonging to the United Church of Christ, in the capital city of New Mexico. United’s call is to “Love God. Love Neighbor. Love Creation.” Santa Fe is the oldest state capital a center for music from classical to contemporary, the 3rd largest art market in the US, and is replete with diverse outdoor activities. In addition, the faith communities of northern New Mexico include centuries-old Native American traditions and Hispanic Catholicism, as well as progressive and evangelical Protestants, Buddhists, and others.

With newly renovated and dedicated space for children and youth programming, the Minister for Children and Family Ministries will grow the children and youth ministry programs to develop a lively faith and deep resilience in our young people. The church has a Pastoral Resident for Youth Ministry who is responsible for older middle school through high school youth.  The church wants young people to have a relationship with the living God, to know Jesus’ story and follow in his ways, and to be open to the power of the Spirit. They also want to build Christian leaders who will impact their church and community with God’s love.  The Minister for Children and Family Ministries will have the support of the Children and Youth Ministry Team and will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing a comprehensive faith formation program for infants through high school students using diverse, biblically based curriculum, and incorporating music, art, and service into the educational experience.
  • Recruiting and helping train volunteers for children and youth ministries
  • Providing leadership to several part-time children and youth ministry staff and a pastoral resident.
  • Helping to develop and lead yearly immersion trips and special programming
  • Nurturing programs of faith formation for parents and the wider congregation.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A person of deep faith with a progressive understanding of Christianity.
  • Passion for helping children and parents grow in their faith and live that faith in the world.
  • Commitment to the life and ministries of a local congregation.
  • Willingness to engage the questions and doubts of children and parents and offer direction and affirmation of the faith.
  • Elementary, Middle School or Parent teaching experience and/or Children’s Ministry or other children’s program leadership.
  • Strong work ethic and excellence in previous children’s ministry or education settings.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and taking initiative.
  • Team player/team builder.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to relate to all ages inside and outside our congregation.
  • Sense of humor (which goes without saying).
  • Bachelors in related field (eg., education, Biblical studies, religion, etc.)

Please email your resume and cover letter.

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Director of Student Ministries, Madison, MS

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Madison, Mississippi, is looking for a Director of Student Ministry.  The mission of the Director of Student Ministry is to empower parents and student ministry leaders to create home and church environments where our students can become committed followers of Jesus Christ.  There are three primary responsibility areas: mission, family-based discipleship, and team leadership. These include providing spiritual care and mentorship for Student Ministry volunteers and connecting the Student Ministry to other ministries in the church. It also includes working with the Student Ministry Team to develop and accomplish the goals and vision of Student Ministry at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church. Travel will be required at different times throughout the year for mission trips (domestic and international) and retreats.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, certification in Youth Ministry preferred.
  • 3 years minimum experience in Christian Education or youth ministry preferred.
  • Clearly demonstrates faith in and a growing relationship with Jesus.
  • Understands and embodies the mission, vision, and values of St. Matthew’s UMC.
  • Must embrace United Methodist doctrine and theology.
  • Enjoys working as a team member, as well as being able to work independently and take initiative.
  • Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, organize, coordinate, manage, and implement a student ministry.
  • Ability and willingness to experiment, make mistakes, and take creative risks.
  • Loves students and their families.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, program planning skills, and computer/technology skills.
  • Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.
  • Must be able to receive constructive criticism.

Email your resume and references today.

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