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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Director of Youth Ministries, Winter Garden, FL

First United Methodist Church in Winter Garden, Florida, is idyllic.  The church is filled with a variety of people (age and ethnic diversity) who are very welcoming, kind, caring, Christ-centered and generous.  They are looking for a Director of Youth Ministries who values these things.  The church is located one block from a vibrant and quaint downtown with many restaurants and entertainment venues for families.  Rated the number one Farmers Market in the United States in 2016, Winter Garden maintains a small town feel while only 20 minutes from downtown Orlando and major theme parks.  The youth ministry, under stable leadership the last five years, has been through a resurgence and is looking for a Director of Youth Ministries to lead them to the next level.  Please send a cover letter and a resume if you see yourself as this person.

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Youth Ministry Director, St. Augustine, FL

Grace United Methodist Church in St. Augustine, Florida, is seeking to follow Jesus together across generational and other differences. Grace members are learning to walk in the way of grace, practicing the means of grace in order to be a part of God’s work in transforming the world. The church is seeking to hire a full time youth ministry director for the opportuniy to develop and grow a vibrant ministry. Please see a full job description on our website.

Qualifications

  • Follower of Jesus
  • Bachelor’s degree and experience working in youth ministry
  • Creative self-starter willing to work hard and develop a strong youth ministry
  • Able to work with staff and volunteers
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines
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Family Ministries Director, Casselberry, FL

The Family Ministry Director at Church Together is for a maximum of 20 hours a week. This person is responsible for developing and implementing Christ-centered programs and activities for children’s ministry (birth-5th grade) and student ministries (6-12th grade).

Priority Competencies

  • Living the gospel of Jesus Christ and the values of Church Together.
  • Experience working with children including the ability to teach and communicate effectively with children, their parents and a volunteer team.
  • Hospitality gifts that will allow children, parents, and guests to feel welcome and comfortable within our church.
  • The ability to develop, lead, train, empower, effectively communicate, and coordinate with a Children’s and Youth Ministry team.

For further information please contact Pastor Andy Searles via phone at 407.405.5055.
Submit a cover letter and resume.

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Director of Family Ministries, Boca Raton, FL

First United Methodist Church of Boca Raton, FL, is searching for a Director of Family Ministry.  This is a dynamic, high-profile leadership position newly created to coordinate all programs for the upcoming generation, from infants and children through high school youth. This position will provide family ministry to both campuses of our church.

Qualifications:

  • A degree or background in a relevant field of study, and/or at least five years of church or faith-based experience in a related position working with children and/or youth
  • A passion for people of all ages with the particular ability to inspire adults (both parents and non-parents of all ages) to volunteer to support child and youth programs
  • An understanding of child development and skill levels, and proven ability to teach and communicate with children and youth
  • Familiar with or willing to learn the United Methodist Church doctrine/discipline
  • Spiritual maturity and high moral and ethical conduct
  • Proven organizational, teaching, administration, and computer/technology skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
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Director of Student Ministries, Land O’ Lakes, FL (part time)

The Director of Student Ministries at First United Methodist Church Land O’Lakes is responsible for the overall visioning, planning, coordinating, execution, and evaluation of youth activities intended to help students (6th to 12th grade) grow as disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. As such, the Director of Student Ministries is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry that includes community building, worship, discipleship, leadership development, mission, and outreach.

Qualifications

Must possess:

  • A passion for God and the Church that is demonstrated in a personal commitment to Christian theology and discipline
  • A minimum of two years experience working with youth in a ministry setting or a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry (or related field).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills (e.g. basic knowledge of Microsoft Office).
  • Ability to engage students and disciple them in creative ways
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and effectively run events for youth
  • Ability to work as a team in cooperation with staff and volunteers
  • A clear background check

Preferred, but not required:

  • United Methodist background or a familiarity with the theology and polity of the United Methodist Church
  • Ability to produce and edit videos/graphics
  • Experience with WordPress or other web design software

Please send a resume and cover letter if interested.

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Director of Youth Ministries and Worship Leader, Palatka, FL

Trinity United Methodist Church, located in the midst of a diverse community of families in Palatka, Florida, seeks a full-time Director of Youth Ministries and Worship Leader. This is a great position for someone who enjoys growing a youth ministry and also aspires to lead a praise team and the congregation in worship. The dual purpose in this position will be to provide spiritual and relational Christian leadership for youth grades 6 through 12, and to lead the musical aspect of worship. It is preferred that qualified candidates have a bachelor’s degree, but not necessary, depending on previous experience in youth ministry. Being proficient in voice and able to play one accompanying instrument – keyboard, piano or guitar – is key. A basic understanding of United Methodist theology is required.

Qualifications:

  1. Must embrace Christian discipline and have a basic understanding of United Methodist doctrine.
  2. Have an active, growing and personal faith relationship with Christ.
  3. A bachelor’s degree preferred but not necessary, depending on experience.
  4. Must display excellent interpersonal skills, conflict management skills, and a proven ability to work effectively with youth, families, people of different ages and races, and teams of volunteers.
  5. Possess a basic knowledge of adolescent development and emotional needs.
  6. Proficiency in lead vocals and at least one accompanying instrument (keyboard, piano or guitar).
  7. Should be able to envision multiple avenues of worship and how to practice them.

Please submit a resume with 3 references to:

Pastor John Bennett

pastorjohn265@yahoo.com

863-843-5829

Trinity UMC: 1400 Husson Ave., Palatka, FL. 32177

 

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Ministry Associate for Youth, Vero Beach, FL

Seeking Full-time Youth Ministry Associate

Looking for an energetic, safe, loving and trust-worthy individual to help realize and infuse the vision of the Youth Ministry of The Community Church of Vero Beach, a progressive UCC congregation.  We need a team player, inclusive, effective communicator, and a positive role model with a passion for God’s children and Christ’s love.  We want someone who will invest in the lives of our youth by entering into their environments of school lunches, sporting events, recitals, and concerts to remind them that they are loved beyond measure.  We are looking for someone to challenge them to follow the radical welcome of Jesus and guide them in changing the world.

Ministry Purpose

The Ministry Associate for Youth will minister to youth in the midst of their joys and trials, teaching them the Good News and guiding them in discipleship.

Experience and Compensation

  • Three years of Youth Ministry experience required.
  • Compensation based on experience.
  • Relocation Package available.

Primary Functions

  • Coordinate weekly Middle School and High School youth group events.
  • Coordinate and implement opportunities for the youth to be directly involved in missions and ministry – both locally and outside the community.
  • Coordinate and implement monthly recreational events for youth.
  • Coordinate and participate with Confirmation.
  • Attend school lunches, student sport events, recitals, and concerts to build relationship with youth in their environments.
  • Coordinate an overall youth curriculum plan for the church for a balanced comprehensive Christian education to Youth.
  • Coordinate and implement an annual proposal for the youth ministry budget and administer that budget with the guidance of the Youth Board.
  • Coordinate with staff on worship planning to ensure Youth experience personal growth and faith development through worship.
  • Coordinate the enlisting, discipleship, training and motivating of adults to serve in youth ministry, in cooperation with the Youth Board.
  • Share the gospel with lost youth and lost parents on an ongoing basis, both individually and cooperatively.
  • Create and implement an overall youth ministry strategy for the church.

Please email resume.

 

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