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.
...

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.

...

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.

...

Director of Youth Ministry, Wheaton, IL

Gary United Methodist Church, a thriving, 880-member historic church located in Wheaton, Illinois is looking for a Director of Youth Ministry who can build on the existing momentum of their youth ministry program.  At Gary, you will find a church that is warm, welcoming, and invested in creating an authentic community where students have opportunities to discover a meaningful relationship with Jesus.  GUMC is mission-focused, value playing an active role in their community, and theologically diverse. Wheaton, ranked #27 of “Best Places to Live in the US”, offers residents a suburban feel and is less than 30 miles away from Chicago.  Home to several community-based non-profits, Wheaton is known for their neighborly community and excellent education system.  If you are interested in leading Gary UMC in youth ministry and being part of a dynamic team, please email your resume and cover letter.

...

Director of Youth Ministries, Flossmoor, IL

Flossmoor Community Church, an active, diverse and inclusive south suburban church known for it’s outstanding Youth program, seeks an outstanding person with an understanding of how youth learn;  discerning their needs and abilities, creatively interacting and engaging their involvement, inspiring their spiritual growth and most of all, having the energy and passion to make it fun!

Primary Objectives

The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM), shall assist the Pastor and guide the Board of Christian Education (BCE), lay leaders and the parents of the youth of Flossmoor Community Church in providing for the spiritual growth, Biblical education, discipleship and development of the faith of the youth of this church, ages sixth through twelfth grades.

Desired Gift and Knowledge Base

  • Deeply Christian, spiritually mature person with a passion for the spiritual nurturing of teenagers and adults.
  • Ability to invite, inspire and engage others in discovering and using gifts for Youth ministries.
  • Self-directing, organized, and administratively competent.
  • Effective leader, coach, facilitator, planner, problem-solver, communicator and team builder.
  • Excellent ability to delegate effectively and trust others to fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Understanding of how youth learn, discerning their needs and abilities, and providing developmentally appropriate work.
  • Ability to nurture parental responsibility for faith development of their children.
  • Determination to grow in knowledge and understanding of youth and family ministries, remaining open to new and creative ideas for spiritual nurture.
  • Technological capabilities with a computer and willingness to utilize technology to manage information and work tasks.
  • Ability to encourage youth, youth staffers, and lay advisors to have fun.  Believe that God is with them every step of the way.
...

Youth Ministry Coordinator, Nashville, TN

Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, is looking for a Youth Ministry Coordinator.  The Youth Ministry Coordinator provides essential framework for the youth group of Woodmont Christian Church by contributing logistical and administrative leadership while also embodying the mission of the church and the core values of the youth group.

Qualifications:

  • Seminary experience or extensive experience working with student ministries
  • Is experienced with Constant Contact, Word, and Excel.
  • Is organized and punctual.
  • Exemplifies honest and open communication and treats everyone they encounter with respect.
...

Director of Education, Kansas City, MO

Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri, is an old church with a young heart. We’re looking for a Director of Education that will oversee our growing children, youth and parent ministries. We’re a theologically progressive, socially inclusive, passionate about social justice and diversity group. Staff are young and ambitious and are very family-oriented. We just raised a bunch of money to renovate the space to make it more welcoming, handicap accessible and modern and it’s made a huge difference in our attraction to people checking us out. We work hard to make this an incredibly creative, curious and open-armed place. If you’re interested, reach out to Jimmy at jitczak@secondpres.org for a full job description and more information.

...

Director of Youth Ministry, Fernandina Beach, FL

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is looking for a Director of Youth Ministry that fits the island culture of Fernandina Beach, Florida.  With newly renovated youth space and a growing youth ministry, the church is poised to continue to reach generations of residents “on the island.”  This welcoming and generous church has an incredible variety of worship experiences throughout the year and is well known for being a place where the community gathers for meetings, activities and the many festivals that take place up and down historic Centre Street.  Fernandina Beach is a vacation destination with wonderful restaurants, as well as home to two mills.  Residents move here to stay.  Please email your resume and cover letter to be the next Director of Youth Ministry at St. Peter’s.

...

Director of Youth Ministry, Clearwater, FL

Heritage United Methodist Church is located in the Countryside area of Clearwater,Florida just minutes away from beautiful beaches. We currently have an opening for a full time Director of Youth Ministry. Step into a ministry where you will be surrounded by supportive and committed staff, volunteers,and youth. Join a community of faith where we invite everyone into a life-changing relationship with Jesus by providing a place to belong grow and make a difference.

General Responsibility

The Director of Student Ministry is responsible for leading our middle and high school youth to Jesus Christ by developing and unitizing the Youth ministry programs of Heritage. In addition, they will give assistance to the Senior Pastor in the worship and care of the entire Heritage United Methodist Church family. Duties to include but not limited to all activities that help students and their families to develop their faith through learning experiences. Additional duties may include participation in worship, preaching, teaching, and counseling.

Qualifications

  • Must have commitment to living and preaching the ministry of Methodism.
  • Passion for bringing the teachings of Methodism/Christianity to our youth.
  • Must have a Certificate of Completion of Youth Ministries studies from a recognized Christian educational institution.
  • Ability to envision, create, organize and aggressively pursue programs of “needs” ministry.
  • Possess a genuine love for and enjoyment of people.
  • A college degree, training and experience preferably in Christian Education and Youth Ministry.

Responsibilities

  • Preach and model the words of Christ at all times.
  • Live, preach and bring the teachings of Methodism/Christianity to our youth.
  • Coordinate, shepherd and minister to paid youth ministry staff, volunteers and interns.
  • Plan for all youth activities with adult, youth leaders and interns.
  • Recruit, develop, and train parental volunteers.
  • Recruit, train, and oversee youth counselors and Sunday school teachers.
  • Oversee counseling for the youth, their parents and families.
  • Develop personal relationships with the youth in terms of counseling, spiritual growth, etc. Maintains set hours of availability.
  • Provide an outreach ministry to our young people, including contact with away youths.
  • Plan and coordinate Sunday school programs and guide in the selection of curriculum.
  • Plan for seasonal and special events of learning and spiritual growth.
  • Relate to youth-oriented activities in the community, i.e., schools, YMCA, other United Methodist youth groups, and other Christian youth programs.
  • Involve youths in District, Conference and other types of cooperative programming.
  • Plan, supervise and participate in youth retreats, trips, outings, etc.
  • Provide leadership and teach at weekly youth meetings.
  • Publicize and report all youth activities.
  • Supervise staff hired to work in youth ministry responsibilities.
  • Provide input and direction while working with a worship team in the production of weekly worship services.
  • Help plan and prepare creative worship elements.
  • In service roles: Host the service. Lead the offering liturgy. Announcements
  • Recruit volunteers as needed.
  • Help with set and stage design elements
  • Plan, prepare and evaluate the service and elements of the service.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the Administrative Council.
  • Serve as staff representative on all other special councils, commissions or task groups as needed.
  • Prepare an annual report for the Charge Conference on youth ministry and personal accomplishments.
  • As assigned, work with the Senior Pastor and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee on other tasks not found in the job description.

Staff Responsibility

Take responsibility for the quality of their relationships with volunteers, other staff and the general church body. This position must be engaged with our faith community using sound biblical practices effectively and serving in various ministries when needed and sharing their faith openly and freely.

Employment Conditions

  • The applicant must have theological agreement with Wesleyan doctrine and tradition; be active in the life of the church, attend worship services regularly and be growing in their walk with Christ.
  • The position of Director of Youth Ministry shall be responsible to the Senior Pastor, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee and ultimately, to the Administrative Council. Immediate supervision shall come from the Senior Pastor, who will conduct the annual evaluation of the employee.
  • It is understood that this is a full time position, but the Director of Youth Ministry work hours may occasionally be greater due to the fluctuating demands of some programs.
  • The Director of Youth Ministry shall be encouraged to be involved in continuing education. Requests for funding of desired courses/seminars/conferences should be made to the supervisor.
  • Employment is contingent upon a positive Personal Background investigation. The Director of Youth Ministry or the Church may terminate employment by giving 30 days’ notice. Termination for cause may be made by immediate action.
...

Director of Family Ministry, Bradenton, FL

Be an essential part of the team focused on making young disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in this fast-paced, full-time position as Family Ministry Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church. This position will lead the children’s and student ministry teams; recruit, train and deploy great unpaid servant volunteer teams and leaders; and partner with parents to grow strong families and young followers of Jesus Christ. You will also partner with our senior leadership team to dream and implement church wide discipleship initiatives.

Spiritual:

  • Professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • Commitment to personal spiritual growth and healthy lifestyle.
  • Considers this position a ministry, not just a job.
  • Practices healthy relational boundaries and fiscal integrity.
  • Models standards and expectations of staff members within Trinity UMC including membership and worship attendance, life group participation, lifestyle of tithing and generosity, and faithfully serving out of your call and giftedness.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or spiritual formation or equivalent professional experience preferred
  • Proven track record of success in a paid church children’s, student, or family ministry position
  • Track record of successful recruiting/equipping/deploying servant volunteer leaders and teams
  • Paid staff supervisory experience with a multi-member team
  • Experience in deploying the Orange curriculum a plus

Skills / Qualifications:

  • Able to provide vision and direction for all aspects of children and student ministry
  • Self-starter that is able to work independently under minimal supervision
  • A demonstrated passion and commitment to the spiritual growth of children and teens
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate, inspire, equip and encourage servant volunteer teams and parents
  • Strong overall written and spoken communication skills
  • Strong speaker/teacher that connects with children and teens
  • Systems thinker, planner and implementer
  • Ability to work as part of a larger “get it done” church staff team
  • Student of lifestyle issues and cultural trends

Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision, leadership and oversight for all aspects of family ministry in partnership with student and children’s ministry leaders.
  • Supervise the children ministry and student ministry (mentor, coach, set performance objectives and goals).
  • Develop/implement innovative discipleship opportunities and growth from birth to grade 12.
  • Customize student and children’s curriculum using the Orange strategy in partnership with student/children staff leaders.
  • Build relationships with parents, providing support and equipping them for discipleship within the home.
  • With children and student ministry leaders, recruit, equip and deploy strong servant volunteer leadership teams who will help children and students grow into followers of Christ through special events, large group experiences and small group activities from nursery to grade 12.
  • Ensure the development and deployment of follow-up processes for guests to the children’s ministry and student ministry, as well as intentional outreach events and opportunities to draw in new families to the church.
  • Actively partner with the preschool/childcare director on strategies for connecting center families and families from the surrounding community into the life of the worshiping community and children’s/student ministry.
  • Develop and deploy communication strategies that keep church and center families informed and inspired about spiritual growth opportunities for children and students.
  • Build radical hospitality into all aspects of children and student events and weekend experiences.
  • With the children/student leaders, identify and deploy mission opportunities across all age demographics from grade 1 to 12 (including intergenerational).
  • Oversee the family ministry budgets and expenditures.
  • Be a student of the culture and attend applicable training and be proactive in researching, reading, and learning about/from other successful student and children’s ministry initiatives across the country.
  • Job Type: Full-time (Exempt salaried position)
  • Salary: $45,000 – $50,000
...