Director of Youth Ministry, Jacksonville, FL

Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida, is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministry to oversee discipleship of youth in 6th through 12th grades. This warm, welcoming, PCUSA congregation is described as “big enough to make a difference – small enough to be a family”. The position would report directly to the pastor, collaborate with the Director of Faith Formation, and oversee a team of volunteers.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Work with an established volunteer team to continue to design, develop, and implement an engaging, growing, and sustainable ministry for youth
  • Oversee all education programs, events, and trips for mid-high youth (6th-8th graders) as well as high school youth (9th-12th graders)
  • Provide care and support for students connected with the ministry and church
  • Serve as the primary liaison and advocate for the youth
  • Communicate regularly with key ministry stakeholders (parents, volunteer leaders, day school families, larger congregation, local community)
  • Assist clergy in relevant related responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain the annual youth ministry budget
  • Engage a variety of adults in leadership and support of the ministry, including parents and families of current students

Qualifications:

  •  College graduate
  • Understanding of pre-adolescent and adolescent development so as to be well equipped to connect and care for persons at this unique life stage
  • Grounded in the Reformed Theology undergirding the tradition of the Presbyterian Church USA
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willing to be coachable and work within the framework that has been established for sustainability
  • Proficient with social media platforms
  • Ability to organize, focus, and multi-task

Please submit a resume and cover letter.

 

 

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Director of Youth Ministry & Worship Leader, Hollywood, FL

Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church in Hollywood, Florida, is seeking a candidate for a full time position divided among 2 primary areas of responsibility, Youth Ministry (75%) and Contemporary Worship Leader (25%).  Hollywood Hills is a medium size church located in a suburban area of South Florida.

Qualifications:

  • Experience leading in Youth Ministry.
  • Familiarity with UMC Doctrine.
  • Play a musical instrument and be able to lead worship vocally.
  • Ability to work with others in planning, equipping, and implementing ministry ideas.

Please send a resume and cover letter if you are interested in this position.

 

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Minister of Youth, Children and their Families, Lexington, KY

Located in the heart of the Bluegrass, Central Christian Church is located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, a dynamic community of 300,000 with a wealth of arts, cultural, educational, and sporting activities enriching our life together.   Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is an historic church who celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016 and is now in our third century of ministry and mission.  Our growing congregation is seeking a full-time Minister of Youth, Children and their Families who has a heart for cultivating a vibrant youth ministry in collaboration with our talented and committed lay members.  With newly constructed dedicated space for children and youth ministries, stellar mission centers on site, the respect of our city’s civic and service sector leaders, an awe-inspiring sanctuary, an outstanding music program, and a congregation open to thoughtful innovation, Central enters its third century with eager anticipation of what is before us.  Our deeply committed staff is eager to welcome our newest colleague as we continue to marry head, heart, and hands in all we do to serve as a beacon of Christ’s light, life, and hope in downtown Lexington and beyond.

Qualifications:

  • Seminary education or a seminary degree are preferred, but we will give serious consideration to all candidates who have the training, experience and desire to form disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, study, and service.
  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Some seminary study up to and including M. Div. preferred
  • Openness to pursuing commission or ordination
  • Previous participation in a congregational youth ministry
  • Previous participation in camp and conference programs for youth
  • Other experiences in youth development/services
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Director of Youth Ministry, Venice, FL

Christ UMC (http://christvenice.com/) in Venice, FL is searching for a full-time Director of Youth Ministry to inspire and equip teens and volunteers to “Say Yes to Jesus.” Christ Venice is a Christ-centered church that is filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit; that preaches the word of God; that is mission–oriented; and that is friendly. The congregation shares a clear vision to “Say Yes to Jesus” and is committed to caring for the youth in their community. They will launch a second campus as they look for more opportunities to serve the community around them.

Essential Functions

  • Create and nurture a safe environment for youth to experience the love of God and build relationships with others
  • Nurture the development of existing youth programs and guide the development of new programs
  • Work with the Youth Planning Team and other leaders to create specific goals and ministry calendar of events
  • Implement the recruiting, training, and evaluation of the youth ministry volunteer and staff team

Qualifications

  • Passion for youth ministry and a desire to strengthen the faith of teens and their families
  • College degree
  • Five + years of experience in youth ministry
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Understanding of child/youth development and family dynamics
  • Ability to work well with teens and to work well as a part of a team

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume.

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Next Gen Children’s Ministry Director, McCordsville, IN

Outlook Christian Church (outlookchurch.org), an Independent Christian Church of 900 in average worship attendance, is located just northeast of Indianapolis, IN, in a growing community.

Outlook Christian Church is in the developmental stages of their new Next Gen. Ministry and is looking for a candidate who wishes to play a key role in its successful implementation. The Next Gen. Ministry team wins when Outlook Christian Church empowers, equips, and encourages families to take their next steps of connecting, growing, serving, and going for Jesus Christ.  The role of the Next Gen. Children’s Ministry Director will, underneath the direction of the Next Gen. Minister, oversee the strategic implementation of ministerial functions for children and students from cradle to graduation. with a heavy emphasis on children from birth through their elementary ages.

The Next Gen. Ministry Director at Outlook Christian Church will:

  • be a strategic leader, a tactical executer, an eager trainer and recruiter of volunteers, a versatile communicator, and a quality counselor who prioritizes people, is professional and fun, well organized, and works well within a team.
  • possess substantive training (at least a Bachelor’s degree or its demonstrable equivalent in training or experience) in the field of ministry and be able to demonstrate a heart and calling to this field.
  • have proven experience serving in local church ministry.
  • be responsible developing teams of leaders and volunteers primarily serving children from birth through fifth grade.
  • partner with families to supplement the ministry already being done within the home.
  • communicate effectively with children and families regardless of their stage of development.
  • plan and oversee ministerial logistics for regularly scheduled programs and special events along with the Next Gen. Ministry Team.
  • collaborate with the Next Gen. Minister to cast the ministry vision to children and families within Outlook Christian Church and the local community

If you have a healthy, growing relationship with Christ and are ready to join a dedicated, creative, energized team who desire to communicate the love of Christ to children, students, and families, please email your resume and any supportive material.

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Director of Youth Ministry, Jacksonville, FL

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry to oversee discipleship of students in 6th-12th grades. This individual should be a purposeful, caring, excited leader who has a solid relationship with Jesus Christ and a heart for youth, their parents, and the teams of the church who pour into young people. St. Mark’s is a neighborhood church with a multi-generational congregation that worships using both contemporary and traditional music. This position would report directly to the Associate Rector for Christian Formation, work closely with the Director of Children’s Ministry, and collaborate regularly with St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Work with an established volunteer team to continue to create engaging opportunities where students get to be a part of mission, worship, learning, fellowship, ministry, and leadership development.
  • Expand and equip a solid volunteer base to be utilized in the execution of the ministry and ensure Safeguarding certifications for all volunteers in accordance with Diocesan procedures
  • Embrace opportunities to connect and build relationships with youth and families outside of the church walls – including those who are a part of St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School
  • Communicate regularly with key ministry stakeholders (parents, volunteer leaders, day school families, larger congregation, local community)
  • Collaborate with colleagues to intentionally coordinate multiple intergenerational events throughout the year
  • Develop and maintain the annual youth ministry budget

Qualifications:

  •  College graduate
  • Experience working or volunteering in church ministry, specifically with youth
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge and utilization of adolescent-popular social media platforms
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to organize, focus, and multi-task
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to keep accurate and detailed records

Please submit a cover letter and resume if this position is a good fit for you.

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Children’s Minister, Lakeland, FL

We are in search of a Children’s Minister to work as part of our Family Ministries Team and serve our K-5th grade children and their families. It is an average of 10-12 hours per week with a possibility of more responsibilities, depending upon skill set and need. We have an established family-based program and a loving environment.

Qualifications:

  • College degree.
  • A love for Christ.
  • A heart for imparting your love for Christ to children and their families.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Ministry experience.
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Youth Pastor, Abilene, KS

Emmanuel Church is seeking a gifted Youth Pastor to oversee, lead, and develop its currently thriving Youth Ministry.  Emmanuel Church is a Spirit filled, conservative Church located in the Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas serving a community whose economy is based in agriculture and industry.  The town is the birth place of President Eisenhower and hosts his Presidential Library along with a museum.  The desired candidate will have experience growing Youth Ministries both spiritually and numerically, oversee a Youth Council comprised of adults and students, and in general passionately take our Youth Ministry to “the next level”.  We are a Missions minded Church.  The Church’s Core Values include Love, Grace, Worship and Truth guided by our vision to Reach, Disciple, and Equip.  We desire a person with spiritual maturity, creativity, and enthusiasm for the things of God to lead our young people into a thriving relationship with Jesus to impact both the present and the future.  If you feel you meet these expectations and would like to be part of what God is doing at and through Emmanuel Church then please send us your resume.

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Director of Children and Youth Ministries, Atchison, KS

First Christian Church of Atchison, Kansas, is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries to oversee and enhance its children and youth ministry program. The Director of Children and Youth Ministries will engage children (birth through 5th grade), youth (6th -12th grade), and their families in order to help them grow in their faith and be empowered to take their place in the life and ministry of the church. FCC is one of the largest Protestant churches in Atchison and one of the fastest growing Disciples of Christ churches in the Midwest. Atchison  is a community of 11,000 people, located in Northeast Kansas on the banks of the Missouri River, near Kansas City, and is the birthplace of Amelia Earhart. FCC has recently remodeled the children and youth wing of the church, and is looking for a director to take the program to new and exciting places!  Working in collaboration with the Christian Education Ministry Team, this person will:

  • Provide weekly programming for children and youth to develop spiritually both personally and communally.
  • Plan, promote, and lead mission trips and service projects.
  • Build relationships with students and their families and provide spiritual care to foster a vibrant and solid student community.
  • Recruit, develop, and empower volunteers serving in the children and youth ministries.
  • Manage administrative tasks, including communications,  children and youth programming calendar, and budget.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following: a minimum of three years experience in youth ministry; Bachelor’s Degree preferred, minimum of 2 years of college course work required; experience in recruiting and developing volunteers; willing to live in the Atchison area. This person must be a team player who can work collaboratively with clergy, staff, and volunteers. Competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits (vacation,  health and retirement) package offered.

Please submit your resume and cover letter

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Assistant Pastor-Director of Youth Ministries, Houston, TX

First Presbyterian Church of Houston, Texas, a large, thriving, Gospel-centered church located in the fourth largest city in the United States is seeking a dedicated full-time Assistant Pastor/Director of Youth Ministries. This is a unique opportunity to bring a high level of passion and energy for guiding and shaping many different aspects of the church’s ministry to youth including leading a ministry staff, engaging and training a large group of volunteers, developing and collaborating in vision casting, and overseeing the ministry’s multi-faceted programming of mission trips, fellowship, and service opportunities.  Compelled by the love of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the congregation of FPC Houston is committed to loving all youth where they are while reaching and inspiring them during their formative years to respond to God’s call upon their lives. The next Director, in addition to building commitment and trust with parents, training and equipping volunteers, and steering a Spirit-led program of mission and ministry opportunities, will join a vibrant pastoral staff and administrative team committed to youth and their families.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be Christ-centered, have a college degree, possess five to ten years of experience leading dynamic youth ministries within larger congregations, and have a contagious faith consistent with the principles and beliefs of the ECO denomination. We welcome your resume and cover letter.

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