Director of Children & Youth Ministries – Sheridan, AR

Position Description:

First United Methodist Church is a well-established, warm, welcoming congregation located in historic Sheridan, Arkansas. FUMC is an active, mission-minded church seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries that will encourage and equip youth and families on a lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus. This individual will be responsible for creating programs and opportunities to inspire and launch the faith of children and youth, partner with and establish trust with parents, and build a vibrant volunteer culture where volunteers love to serve. First United Methodist Church is looking for a candidate who:

  • Has a deep-rooted faith and a desire to guide children and youth as they grow in their relationship with Jesus.
  • Is able to connect relationally with students, families, and volunteers.
  • Has the ability to provide vision and infrastructure for sustainable ministries.
  • Creates a safe environment where children and youth feel welcomed and loved.
  • Is skilled in recruiting, leading, and equipping volunteer teams.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications for this position include strong relational, communication, administrative, and organizational skills. Interested candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and three-five years of ministry experience. Resumes, along with a cover letter, can be sent to Elaine Pendergrass at elaine.pendergrass@ministryarchitects.com.

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Director of Student Ministries – Mountain Home, AR

Position Description:

First United Methodist Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministries. A well-established congregation averaging 350 in worship weekly, FUMCMH seeks to share with others the mission of “Making Life Better and YOU Better at Life Through Jesus Christ.” The Director of Student Ministries will oversee the discipleship programs for 6th-12th grade students. Ideal for this role would be a detail-oriented, hands-on minister who collaborates with and empowers teams of volunteers within a sustainable model of ministry. This position reports directly to the senior pastor. Primary responsibilities for the position include:

  • Provides weekly programs, Bible studies and other discipleship opportunities for youth in 6-12 grade
  • Builds relationships with students and families which may come in the form of mission opportunities, retreats, school lunches, or community events
  • Recruits, trains, resources, and encourages adult volunteers.
  • Participates in district and conference level events and networks
  • Supports and equips parents
  • Organizes the infrastructure of the ministry, ordering paperwork, guiding processes, implementing systems, and managing child protective policies
  • Communicates regularly with key ministry stakeholders, both inside the church and those who are a part of the community
  • Stewards the budget and maintains the financial accountability of the ministry

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School diploma/GED, but some college is preferred
  • At least 1-3 years of student ministry experience is preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate and articulate a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • An understanding of Wesleyan Theology
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and keep accurate and detailed records
  • Strong competence and comfort with technology, including effectively utilizing platforms of digital communications, social media, and church-specific software
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to be flexible and think creatively
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com.

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Director of Family Ministries – Marion, AR

Position Description:

Marion United Methodist Church seeks a full-time Director of Family Ministries. The Director will be responsible for developing and leading a transformational discipleship and missions program for students K-6 and 7-12. MUMC is a vibrant church in the heart of Marion, Arkansas, located just minutes away from downtown Memphis, Tennessee (think small town life with big city fun!). We have a strong history of involvement in our community are are actively growing in our faith, missions, and ministries. At MUMC, we are all about living life on purpose as every day followers of Jesus Christ. We love Jesus, one another, and our community.

  • Teach and model the Christian faith using Biblical and Wesleyan curriculum.
  • Create and coordinate worship and fellowship activities for students.
  • Develop opportunities for students and families to engage their faith through missions.
  • Supervise part-time ministry assistant.
  • Recruit and equip ministry volunteers.
  • Build relationships with students and parents outside of church programming, including attendance at various activities (concerts, sporting events, etc.)
  • Communicate ministry plans to youth, parents, staff, and the congregation.
  • Partner with other church staff in support of the mission of the church.
  • Faithfully steward the children’s and youth budgets.
  • Assist in leading public worship services.

Position Qualifications:

  • Personal faith in Christ expressed through devotional and discipleship practices.
  • Confession of orthodox Christian faith as contained in the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds.
  • Affirm the Wesleyan doctrinal distinctives and way of life.
  • Ability to teach, assist in worship leadership, and speak in public.
  • Strong relational skills within a context of healthy boundaries.
  • Ability to work with others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Passion for missions and outreach.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Christian ministry related field or a suitable combination of education, training, and experience.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to william.cato@arumc.org.

 

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Part-Time Student Pastor – Jacksonville, AR

Position Description:

Marshall Road Baptist Church seeks a part-time Student Pastor. This person will:

  • Sunday – Interact with students and families at services
  • Promote upcoming Youth events
  • Sunday Morning Program
  • Sunday Evening Program (during school year)
  • Weekly Staff Meeting
  • Prep info for staff meeting
  • Attend weekly staff meeting (if schedule allows)
  • Wednesday Student Service · Plan, prepare, and execute weekly Student Services
  • Develop discipleship process for students
  • Follow-up with first-time students
  • Recruit new volunteers, follow-up with their Background Check Process, assimilate new workers through orientations and trainings
  • Pastoral Care for Student Ministry Leaders and students
  • Plan and register for annual Summer Camp
  • Design outreach events to reach students
  • Coordinate any necessary fundraisers for student ministry
  • Work effectively with parents to foster support of the student ministry, including ongoing communication to provide opportunities for input and feedback
  • Support all other staff members
  • Pastorally care for your volunteer team
  • Work closely with Lead Pastor to do everything necessary to impact our community and reach lost people
  • Other Responsibilities as needed (dependent on skill set of the person)

Position Qualifications:

  • Profess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior
  • Commitment to personal spiritual growth and healthy lifestyle
  • Model valuable standards and expectations for leaders at Marshall Road
  • Financial giving to support the vision of Marshall Road
  • Regular attendance at all Marshall Road services & events
  • Leading your family well
  • Wife supports the ministry and the overall ministry of the church
  • Previous experience as a student pastor or intern

To apply for this job, please click here https://justchurchjobs.com/apply/1964.

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