Director of Youth Ministries – Montgomery, AL

Montgomery, Alabama, is the “Capital of Dreams.” First United Methodist Church in Montgomery is poised to make those dreams a reality. Buoyed by a young energetic clergy and staff, this church is creating a culture of innovation just as the downtown around it is being transformed into a more vibrant place for young families to live. The church is looking for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to strategically lead the ministry into a new era while building on the church’s values of small group discipleship and missions. The church is substantially investing in the future of this ministry in many ways including a recently renovated youth ministry facility. If you are ready to begin something new with great support and enthusiasm, click on this link to apply https://yminstitute.securechkout.com/montgomery.

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Associate Director of Middle School Ministry, Madison, AL

The Associate Director of Middle School Ministry serves in a pastoral role to the students at Asbury Church. The student ministry team functions as a whole for all aspects of the ministry, but the Associate Director of Middle School Student Ministry will be the primary advocate, planner and trainer specifically for grades 6 thru 8.

Asbury Church is the largest Methodist Church in North Alabama with over 3000 members and a storied history of 35 years of growth from 300 charter members in a warehouse to multiple services, venues and worship styles, six buildings and two campuses. The main campus is located just adjacent to Huntsville, Alabama in the City of Madison. Madison is known for its nationally recognized schools, educated families and high tech companies.

The Associate Director will serve on a cohesive team that loves the adventures of student ministry and works well together. The student ministry team is blessed to have a unified vision with the church and the support of over 70 adult volunteers who lead small groups of students while experiencing life and the pursuit of Christ together. There are over 300 students who attend the middle and high schools groups each week in addition to special events, mission experiences, and retreats throughout the year. Our church, staff and volunteers work together to make these events meaningful and memorable for the students. Over the years, many former students return to Asbury to serve with the Church and Asbury Students.

The student ministry staff team is composed of the Director of Student Ministries, Associate Director of High School Ministry, Associate Director of Middle School Ministry, Administrative Coordinator, and one intern. Regular Full-time (40 hrs/wk), Salaried Position, Plus Benefits

Goals and Initiatives for The Associate Director of Middle School Ministry:
Asbury is a vision and goal-oriented church.  We ask each of our staff to create one to three smart goals for their position that will embrace the vision of both the Student Ministry Team and Asbury Church.  In addition to these smart goals, we also ask for team members to identify one to two initiatives that they can work towards throughout the year.  These initiatives would be unique to their position, yet would effectively impact the quality of the student ministry as a whole.  These goals and initiatives run August through May and are reviewed and re-evaluated every summer. This system has been a great tool to help us focus on and improve the things that really matter in the lives of our students.

Qualifications:

    • BS/BA or equivalent experience required
    • Two years of full-time paid experience in church student ministry of 70+ students
    • Background of Biblical knowledge and teaching preferred
    • Works well in a team atmosphere and can champion a vision put before them
    • Solid grounding in Scripture; evidence of a vital, mature, and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
    • Leadership style that is people-focused, results-oriented, and adaptable to frequent change
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Ability to manage time and schedules well and to meet deadlines consistently
    • High capacity for organization and multi-tasking projects
    • An anointing of the Holy Spirit to disciple, lead, and mentor students
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Qualified candidates, please email your cover letter and resume to jean.carville@weareasbury.com or click apply now.

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Graduate Resident Youth Minister- TN, TX, AL, MS, GA, KY, LA

Do you have a desire to make a lasting impact on young people?

Fulfill your call to youth ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local ministry setting while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through CYMT’s partner seminary, Austin Theological Seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Partner churches are from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Nashville, TN and Austin, TX. Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited in each region. The cost to the resident is only $2,000 for the 3-year program, with discounts for early acceptance (Nov 15).

Graduate Residents will receive:

  • Full scholarship for tuition, books, and housing
  •  Masters degree from an accredited seminary
  • A job as a youth minister in a local church/camping ministry
  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • Veteran youth ministry coach

Core Components:

  • Cohort: Residents are part of a dynamic, group-learning community that provides encouragement and support as they walk through ministry together.
  • Coaching: Residents receive one-on-one coaching from a youth ministry veteran to help master and apply critical skills.
  • Classroom: In retreat-style, four times per semester, residents will be challenged to think theologically about ministry and empowered to create ministry programs that evoke deep, life-changing Christian faith.
  • Church: Residents get hands-on experience in a local church where they serve 25 hours weekly as youth minister.
  • Care: Residents receive pastoral care and encouragement, empowering them to seek wholeness in their life.

Qualifications:

  •  Desire to work in youth or children’s ministry in a variety of avenues: church ministry, nonprofit ministry, camping ministry
  • Ministry experience working with children or youth
  • Undergraduate degree

Theological Beliefs:

CYMT partners with congregations and individuals representing the theological views and diversity of mainline Protestant Christianity. We partner with mainline Protestant denominations including the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Cumberland Presbyterian, Lutheran (ECLA), Episcopal, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Our partner seminary is Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Qualified candidates, please apply at www.cymt.org or by clicking apply now.

 

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Associate Director of Middle School Ministry, Madison, Alabama

The Associate Director of Middle School Ministry serves in a pastoral role to the students at Asbury Church. The student ministry team functions as a whole for all aspects of the ministry, but the Associate Director of Middle School Student Ministry will be the primary advocate, planner and trainer specifically for grades 6 thru 8.

The student ministry staff team is composed of the Director of Student Ministries, Associate Director of High School Ministry, Associate Director of Middle School Ministry, Administrative Coordinator, and one intern. This position is a full-time (40 hrs/wk), salaried position with benefits.

Qualifications:

  • BS/BA or equivalent experience required
  • Two years of full-time paid experience in church student ministry of 70+ students
  • Background of Biblical knowledge and teaching preferred
  • Works well in a team atmosphere and can champion a vision put before them
  • Solid grounding in Scripture; evidence of a vital, mature, and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Leadership style that is people-focused, results-oriented, and adaptable to frequent change
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to manage time and schedules well and to meet deadlines consistently
  • High-capacity for organization and multi-tasking projects
  • An anointing of the Holy Spirit to disciple, lead, and mentor students

Qualified candidates, please send a cover letter and resume to apply.

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