Director of Youth Ministries, Falls Church, VA

The Falls Church Episcopal, a radically welcoming, thriving, transformative church with colonial era roots and a new church plant’s ethos in a bustling suburb of Washington, DC, is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic full-time Director of Youth Ministries. Proud of being simultaneously one of the oldest and youngest congregations in the country, The Falls Church longs for an organized, creative director with a unique skill set to bring a high level of passion and energy for harnessing the rich traditions of the past while laying the groundwork for a wave of teens expected to age into Youth Ministry from an active Sunday School with 100+ elementary-age participants. With relational gifts for loving youth where they are while reaching and inspiring during their formative years, candidates should be able to teach and challenge youth to respond to God’s call to service as a significant aspect of Christian discipleship. In addition to building commitment and trust with parents, training and equipping volunteers, and steering a Spirit-led program of mission and ministry opportunities, the director will be an integral part of a vibrant, self-starting staff passionate about The Falls Church and its history and mission. The congregation has tripled in size in the last five years, and this position will partner with a new Director of Children and Family Ministries to support birth through young adult spiritual formation as well as help bridge the student transition between elementary and middle school ministries.

Qualifications: This is a non-ordained position in which the ideal candidate will have a college degree, several years of experience leading a dynamic youth ministry program, and a strong passion for the Christian faith, preferably consistent with the Episcopal tradition. We welcome your resume and cover letters for consideration.

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Associate Director of Student Ministries, Virginia Beach, VA

This student ministry position is challenging, rewarding, fun, and meaningful.  In this position you never know what the next day will bring.  The successful candidate will be working in a team with the director and lay-leaders with middle school and high school students.  The associate would have a focus on connecting with female students and running the youth prayer ministry.  The successful candidate will need to be able to create and implement strategic programming that builds on the mission of the church.  Our group is event heavy and travels at least 6 times a year taking students on fun retreats and to do outreach.  Additionally, contact work is extremely important by attending student’s games, events, and spending time with them.  The candidate must be relational and able to naturally build relationships with students and adults.  The candidate should be creative and driven to come up with new ideas and then to implement those ideas.  The job entails training leaders and leading small groups.  Most importantly the candidate should love and serve God, and be passionate about youth ministry.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience that demonstrates success working with youth
  • Strong teaching skills
  • Strong understanding of the Bible
  • Willingness to travel and work nights and weekends
  • Self-Starter
  • Able to work with excellence and integrity
  • Creative thinker
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and execute programs.
  • Team player: Earns trust and puts the interest of others and the ministry first
  • Clean Driving Record

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Director of Youth Ministries, Richmond, VA

We are seeking a Director of Youth Ministries to join our staff at Reveille United Methodist Church in Richmond, VA.  If you are a youth ministry leader who has an authentic trust in God, a strong background in scripture and United Methodist theology, and a desire to build disciples of Jesus Christ through teaching, worship, fellowship, and mission, we would like to learn more about you.

The Director of Youth Ministries at Reveille UMC leads, manages, and nurtures ministries that support the spiritual growth of youth in grades six through 12. The director partners with our Youth Council of adults and youth from the congregation, clergy, and other staff, to create opportunities for youth to connect and engage with each other, the congregation, and the community, as they grow their faith, participate fully in worship, and serve their neighbors and God.

This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position with benefits.  Compensation will be determined based on experience and qualifications. Our benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 6% match, generous paid leave, and continuing education support.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to relate to youth and be skilled in leading discussions with young people with emphasis on where God fits into their lives. He or she will be dedicated to developing Christian youth leaders and incorporating youth fully into the life of the congregation.

The qualified candidate will have a commitment to Jesus Christ and to the church as his body performing God’s work, with experience in youth ministry leadership. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and demonstrated strong knowledge of Wesleyan/United Methodist theology are required.  An advanced theological degree is preferred. A successful background check is required for this position prior to hire.

Visit http://www.reveilleumc.org/jobs for a detailed job description. To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Director of Administration Terri Edwards. The deadline to apply is April 14, 2017.

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