Director of Student and Young Adult Ministry, Normal, IL

First Presbyterian Church of Normal, Illinois, is looking for a Director of Student and Young Adult Ministry.  This person will be responsible for the following:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Develop and maintain a compelling, realistic vision for the student and young adult ministries of First Presbyterian Church of Normal.
  • Formulate a full, diverse, attractive calendar of programming including opportunities for spiritual formation, fellowship, service, recreation, and outreach.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage, inspire, equip, and empower a competent team of volunteers for programs including youth group gatherings and Sunday school.
  • Provide energy, excitement, and dedication to the student ministry and young adult programs of First Presbyterian Church of Normal.

Student Ministry:

  • Develop the teaching schedule for the program year of messages and lessons offered to students in both Sunday school and Sunday night youth group.
  • Encourage the middle school and high school students of First Presbyterian Church of Normal to grow in their love and faith in Christ and encourage them to regularly participate in the life of the church.
  • Create a positive and safe atmosphere where each student is encouraged to develop and grow in their special gifts and talents.
  • Collaborate with the pastoral staff for the annual Confirmation class.

Young Adult Ministry:

  • Establish compelling programs and opportunities for young adults.
  • Engage young adults and invite them into the worship and life of the church.
  • Maintain and foster encouraging, supportive connections with our college students while they are away at school.

Communication:

  • Inspire and offer an anticipation and joy surrounding the activity and identity of the student and young adult ministries.
  • Effectively share all necessary details as well as fostering open lines of communication for any questions or new members.
  • Utilize multiple forms of media on a consistent basis to ensure communication is visible to all demographics including students, families, church staff, congregation members, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Strong faith with dedication toward growth and regular devotional life.
  • Display strong character and sense of maturity.
  • Prior experience or education in Students Ministry.
  • Demonstrate a proven understanding of pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults today.
  • Ministry education is preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrate an adept knowledge of, appropriate use of, and presence within social media/technology.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and build strong relationships with families.
  • To model the attributes of a Christian leadership and modeling from 1 Timothy 4:16…
    o       Speech: Appropriate language free of foul language and coarse joking.
    o       Life: To live a life that models the heart of Jesus Christ.
    o       Love: To demonstrate love and grace to all people as our neighbors.
    o       Faith: To exemplify a passionate, growing faith in Jesus Christ.
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Director of Youth Ministries, Atlanta, GA

The Director of Youth Ministries at St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, is responsible for giving direction and oversight to the planning and implementation of the program of ministry and spiritual growth for the youth of St. James (UMYF).  This individual should possess a visionary concept of Youth Ministries who works well within a team framework.

Responsibilities

  1.  Coordinate and direct the overall Youth Educational Ministry of St. James.
    a.      Plan, develop, implement, and participate, as appropriate, weekly programs, retreats, mission trips, Youth Week, and other special activities for the UMYF.
    b.      Support and counsel Youth in their school activities or individual needs and referring them to counsel from others when deemed necessary or helpful.
    c.      Initiate opportunities with the youth members and parents of the youth of St. James UMC for counseling, spiritual guidance, friendship and support.
  2.  Oversee and direct the recruitment of teachers and leaders for all youth ministry programming.
    a.      Recruit and train adults to serve as counselors and/or staff for the UMYF.
    b.      Be present and available to youth during Sunday School and morning worship and fill in as a teacher for youth and adult Sunday School classes.
    c.      Order, review and assess Sunday School, resources, and curriculum for the youth of St. James
    d.      Provide training opportunities for the teachers and leader of the youth at St. James
    e.      Participate in at least one continuing education in the area of youth ministries per year to ensure the youth of St. James the very best programming available.
  3. Be knowledgeable of the youth ministry programs of the North Georgia Conference and involve the youth in said programs.
  4. Implement an annual Youth Sunday in consultation with the Senior Pastor, the youth leadership team and the Director of Music to give the congregation an experience of witnessing the leadership of youth in worship. In addition, the Youth Minister will help to promote the inclusion of youth in a leadership role in “main” congregational worship at least once a month (e.g.: offering music, ushering, greeting, liturgist, drama, art).
  5. Coordinate youth schedules with the Director of Children’s Ministry and the Director of Music, and participate in the Youth Choir Tour as needed.  Interface with the Worship Committee as needed.
  6. Keep up-to-date on financial requests for payments and reimbursements made to the finance office as well as manage the annual Youth budget.
  7. Dedicate 5-10 hours per week to overall communication needs of the church including Youth Ministry and all other ministries.  (website, mailers, signage, etc.)
  8. Weekly attendance and quarterly participation in the Sunday morning worship services.
  9. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by direct supervisor.

Skills and Experience Required

  • College Degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • Collaborative attitude with Parents, Youth, Church Staff and Congregation at large (Team Player)
  • Experience leading Youth programs
  • A love of teenagers
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Musical background a plus

Please email a cover letter and resume.

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Student Ministry Intern, Erie, CO (part time)

Calvary Bible Church is one church in two locations: Boulder and Erie, Colorado. Our Boulder campus was founded in 1889 and we launched our Erie Campus in 2006. Currently, we are averaging roughly 1100 people in attendance at the Erie Campus on Sunday mornings. On average, we minister to 230 unique students per month (130 MSM and 100 HSM). Our church is growing and we hope to find someone who can help take our ministry to the next level.  Student Ministry Interns work directly with Student Ministry Directors to help implement weekly programs, build relationships with students, learn to empower leaders and develop ministry skills in areas of interest. Our goal is to help confirm an interns calling to ministry. Every intern completes our Calvary Student Ministry (CSM) Training Course in order to equip him/her to lead a spiritually vibrant and healthy student ministry. We work hard to help every intern leave CSM ready to lead a student ministry of his/her own.

Objectives:

During the internship, the intern will have achieved or made significant progress in the following areas:
  • Develop as a spiritual leader in all areas of life (family, vocation, church).
  • Develop his/her strengths and a call to ministry.
  • Develop a personal philosophy of ministry.
  • Learn how to work within the entire ministry team (i.e., students, worship, outreach, children, education, etc.).
  • Gain insight into a full-time student ministry role at a church.
  • Grow in your personal relationship with Jesus by loving God and loving others.

Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the student ministry leadership to assist in the implementation of the vision, values, and goals of the student ministry department.
  2. Work with the student ministry leadership to lead and implement disciple-making programs in Erie via gatherings on Sundays and mid-week as well as trips and events.
  3. Lead and guide the students in the student ministry to a deeper life in Jesus Christ and push them towards a disciple-making lifestyle.
  4. Assist with the development of curriculum, trips, and events for the student ministry to move students towards a disciple-making lifestyle.
  5. Assist in the connection and assimilation process of all incoming new students.
  6. Have an intentional emphasis with a small group of students by helping them live a disciple-making lifestyle.
  7. Serve as a member of the student ministry team and attend weekly student ministry team meetings.
  8. Communicate with leaders, parents, and students regarding the overall direction of the ministry and the tools we are using to help students grow.
  9. Assist in recruiting, developing, and training a team of volunteers to minister to students.
  10. Assist whenever called upon by the Director of Student Ministry.

Expectations:

  • Interns need to have a love for the Lord, first and foremost.
  • Interns need to have a servant heart.
  • Interns need to have a teachable Spirit.
  • Interns need to be willing to go the extra mile to develop as a minister.

Accountability:

  • The Student Ministry Intern is directly accountable to the Director of Student Ministries in Erie for daily supervision.
  • The Student Ministry Intern is responsible to the Calvary Bible Church Leadership Team and ultimately accountable to God.

Qualifications:

  • Faithful follower of Christ, hungry for God’s Word, proven leader, desire to make disciples.
  •  Born again with clear evidence of a godly lifestyle.
  • In agreement with Calvary Bible Church Constitution.
  • In agreement with student ministries philosophy of ministry.
  • A call and desire towards student ministry.
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Graduate Resident Youth Minister, Nashville, TN

The Center for Youth Ministry Training is searching for a Graduate Resident to serve churches in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. Graduate residents work as a youth director for 25 hours a week, complete a full scholarship seminary program to earn a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry, receive coaching from a veteran youth director, and participate in a cohort. The Center for Youth Ministry Training works with mainline denominations to train youth ministers and create sustainable youth ministries. CYMT currently partners with Memphis Theological Seminary and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary to offer a full scholarship MA in Youth Ministry. Graduate Residents receive housing, books, and a living stipend.

Graduate Residents:

  • work 25 hours a week as youth director
  • earn a full scholarship MA in Youth Ministry
  • receive coaching from a veteran youth worker
  • participate in a cohort of youth ministers

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Called to ministry
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Director of Youth Ministry, Naples, FL (part time)

St. Monica’s Episcopal Church in Naples, Florida, is looking for a Director of Youth Ministry.  The Youth Minister will serve as a part-time employee (avg 12-18 hours per week) who works with the priest to create Christian Formation experiences and provides pastoral care for the youth and parents of children at St. Monica’s Episcopal Church. The Youth Minister will plan, coordinate, collaborate with other ministers who oversee the following areas of ministry: The Youth Group, Sunday School, Acolytes, and Nursery. Director of Youth Ministry will function as a lay pastor to the children and youth, and will partner with and support the parents, as they raise their children as disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Qualifications:

Candidates should have at least 1-2 years Youth Ministry experience serving in team leadership, camp counselor, or director.  A commitment to serve youth while utilizing ministry gifts to create opportunities for young people to grow in a love and commitment to Jesus Christ is essential.  Candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to the Rector:  The Rev. Eric Cooter.

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Youth Director, Homosassa, FL (part-time)

Do you have a passion to help youth connect with Jesus and the church? First United Methodist Church in Homosassa, Florida, is seeking a part-time (15-20 hours) Director of Youth Ministries. We are looking for someone who is in a growing relationship with Jesus, who can cultivate a team, oversee ministry, and, most importantly, build relationships with youth in the church and community. The new Youth Director will help build the existing Youth Ministry, working with parents, as well as youth. The ideal candidate will have a deep and loving relationship with Jesus, a call to minister to youth and experience working with youth. Salary determined upon qualifications.
Email Cover Letter and Resume to Donna Munsen.

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Director of Youth and Family Ministries, Clarendon Hills, IL

Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) of Clarendon Hills, Illinois, is seeking an experienced full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministries. CPC is a PCUSA congregation that is centered around living the gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, community, and our journey of faith. The church is located in the village of Clarendon Hills, a southwestern suburb only a train ride away from Chicago. Clarendon Hills gives you a village feel in a suburban area. CPC’s youth program is a strong, well-supported program with passionate and engaged students and devoted, long-term volunteers. CPC is committed to their youth and investing in their spiritual growth and they are looking for the right person to lead this ministry.

Essential functions:

  • Oversee the Christian Education program for sixth through twelfth grade students and college-age students, which includes: Small group program, Sunday school, Fellowship and service opportunities, Retreats
  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement a comprehensive and cohesive Christian formation plan
  • Execute the vision for the youth program
  • Coordinate, facilitate, support, and attend all youth mission opportunities including week-long summer opportunities for all high school students
  • Facilitate opportunities for youth and their families to build community and feel supported
  • Maintain and manage all modes of communication for youth programs
  • Manage the budget for youth ministries
  • Grow the youth program in participation, enthusiasm, and excellence

Qualifications:

  • Has a personal relationship with God
  • Is a person of prayer, personal integrity, and joy
  • Acts as a good model and teacher of the faith
  • Has the ability to relate to and work well with youth and their families
  • Is an enthusiastic and engaged partner with staff and other leaders
  • Possesses a deep sense of calling to youth ministry
  • Exhibits strong communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills

Education and experience:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of three years’ congregational youth ministry experience in a mainline reformed tradition

A competitive compensation package including full benefits is offered. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume.

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Pastor of Student Ministries, Lexington, KY

Located in Lexington, Kentucky, Centenary UMC is one of the  largest United Methodist churches in Kentucky (3000+ membership). It has a long history of tremendous ministry in a growing area of the city on the edge of the campus of the University of Kentucky. The church hosts highly rated outreaches to families including The Centenary School, the Centenary School of Music and a large sports ministry, IAM3rd (which has almost 2000 students in various sporting activities and teams). The church has a very high commitment to reaching individuals and families for Jesus Christ across the ocean and across the street. A candidate will have a strong commitment to Wesleyan theology and Biblical orthodoxy as well as a proven track record for being eager and willing to build disciples who are committed to Jesus Christ, to the church, and to the work of Christ in the world.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s required (Christian Education or Bible major helpful, but not necessary). Seminary degree strongly preferred.  A candidate will have previous experience in a full-time position with a growing ministry in a large (500+ attendance) church, large staff setting, a deep personal commitment to Jesus Christ, and an intense desire to see students  grow spiritually.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness as a disciple maker
  • Have strong organizational/communication skills
  • Possess spiritual giftedness in the areas of leadership and teaching
  • Display a learning posture, flexibility, cooperation, servanthood and evidence of being self-motivated and willing to work within a team ministry
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Peer Minister with Youth and Young Adults, Ann Arbor, MI

First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, seeks an engaged, enthusiastic and passionate person to be our next Peer Minister!  This 10+ month position is an opportunity to dream, plan and implement various events and activities with youth and young adults to form intentional relationships that reflect the love and grace of God.  The Peer Minister is supported with mentorship and vocational discernment, guided by a team of ministry professionals and incorporated into the life of the church, with ample opportunities to learn and contribute to shaping the ministry.  Housing is included in the benefit package.  To apply, please email a cover letter and resume.

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Youth Director, Winter Haven, FL (part time)

St. Paul Episcopal Church in Winter Haven, Florida, is looking for a part time youth director willing to work a flexible schedule.  Most responsibilites will be on Wednesdays and Sundays.  This Christ follower must have youth leadership experience with the following:

  • Biblical Teacher
  • Mentor
  • Worship Leader
  • Game Extraordinaire

Please email a cover letter and resume.

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