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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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 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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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.

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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.
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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
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Director of Youth Ministries, Port Orange, FL (part time)

Covenant United Methodist Church of Port Orange, Florida is currently looking for our next Director of Youth Ministries to join our staff. We are seeking an individual who has a heart for God and a calling to minister to the challenging and exciting needs of youth and their families. Responsibilities of this new staff person will include but are not limited to working closely with the pastor, staff and volunteers, being an active member in the life of the congregation, and engaging in outreach to the community, especially through the area middle and high schools. Specific responsibilities will be to build working relationships with youth, parents of youth, staff, and the congregation; recruit and train adult volunteers; work with parents, youth, and volunteers to plan, promote and implement ministry opportunities; provide general oversight of all ministries involving youth which include plan and lead biblical teaching opportunities (e.g. Confirmation classes using United Methodist curriculum) and retreats; plan opportunities for local and other mission outreach/trips; grow the ministry by reaching out to the surrounding community and schools; promote United Methodist camps; assist in developing and work with a new Family Ministries committee; follow and oversee adherence to the Child/Youth Protection Policy; plan and manage an annual financial budget for youth ministry.  This position is part-time with 20 to 25 hours expected weekly.  Salary is dependent upon applicable experience, education, and other qualifications.  All interested persons called to minister and lead are asked to please email their resume and a statement of faith.

Qualifications:

  • Heart for God
  • Calling to Youth Ministry
  • Communication skills
  • Planning skills
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