Director of Youth Ministries – Cookeville, TN

Position Description:

First United Methodist Church is a large membership, downtown community of faith where we seek to “share the story of grace in the heart of town” in Cookeville, TN. Cookeville is a vibrant college town of 32,000, and Cookeville First UMC is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries to lead a comprehensive youth ministry program. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all aspects of the 7th-12th grade youth group, ensuring there is opportunity to develop fellowship, spiritual formation, discipleship, and the experience of Christian community.
  • Develop relationships and maintain regular communication with parents and youth.
  • Plan, coordinate, and evaluate provided resources and curriculum for the youth for all classes and events.
  • Supervise part-time youth staff.
  • Support and guide the work of the youth council in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth ministry and directing monthly planning sessions.
  • Secure all necessary funds, travel arrangements, leadership and adult chaperones, and provide Christian teaching, time for worship, prayer and scripture study for youth trips.
  • Recruit, assist, and train volunteer youth workers.
  • Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns, and needs of youth in the local church and the community.
  • Work cooperatively with all FUMC staff, communicate event and calendaring information to the appropriate staff members as well as participate in all required meetings.
  • Prepare, submit, and administer a youth budget in consultation with the youth council.
  • Conduct the ministry of youth in compliance with the FUMC Safe Sanctuaries policy.
  • Work cooperatively with others to maintain a positive outlook and disposition, and be flexible in solving problems.
  • Weekly attendance at worship services with our congregation is expected.
  • Other opportunities deemed appropriate with demonstrated gifts and abilities.

Position Qualifications:

  • Sense of calling to youth ministry and a commitment to Christ.
  • Understanding of and commitment to United Methodist theology and practices.
  • Ability to relate to, work alongside, and lead youth from different backgrounds and personalities in fellowship with each other, the community, and Christ.
  • Possess excellent administrative and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, lead, and guide regularly scheduled and spontaneous activities related to youth ministry.
  • Competence in an open-minded approach to basic lay counseling and listening skills appropriate for youth.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field and 5-year experience in youth-centered work is preferred.

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Minister of Youth – Signal Mountain, TN

Position Description:

Mount Carmel Baptist Church Minister of Youth (Salaried Part-time)-  The Minister of Youth is called by God to follow Christ in a life of discipleship, using the leadership gifts given by the Holy Spirit to lead the church in carrying out the Great Commission for the purpose of expanding the kingdom of God.

  • The Minister of Youth will be a Christian
  • Will have a definite call to the ministry
  • Will hold to Scriptures as being divinely inspired and without error
  • Doctrinal position will be consistent with the statement of faith set forth in The Baptist Faith and Message
  • Will be properly trained for the position through formal education and/or practical experience
  • Obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with a passenger designation to support a bus ministry coordinated with the Children’s Ministry
  • Must be willing to submit to a thorough background check
  • Guide the youth ministry family to define, communicate, and implement its purpose, vision, and strategy
  • Guide the development of the youth ministry calendar and coordinate youth ministry lead teams
  • Coordinate the enlisting, training, and motivating of adults to serve in youth ministry in cooperation with the nominating committee
  • Fine-tune skills in leading, administering, ministering, and communicating through a structured reading plan, high-quality conferences, and formal education
  • Coordinate the creation of the annual youth ministry budget proposal and administer that budget as approved by the Finance Committee
  • Assist the youth organizations in providing opportunities for members of the youth ministry family to be directly involved in missions and ministry, both locally and away
  • Coordinate the training and mentoring of members of the youth ministry family who sense a call to ministry vocations
  • Coordinate planning to ensure Christian youth experience authentic worship personally, with the youth group, and wit the full church body
  • Coordinate planning to ensure youth experience true fellowship within the body of Christ
  • Serve as an integral member of the pastor ministries team and give full support to the leadership role of the Senior Pastor

For more information you can visit our website at www.mountcarmelbaptist.com

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Assistant Youth Director & Young Adult Coordinator – Knoxville, TN

Position Description:

Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church is looking to hire someone for the following position: Are you a recent graduate, about to graduate, or just looking for a new opportunity? The Assistant Youth Director and Young Adult Coordinator will serve a) with the Director of Youth Ministries in all aspects of ministry with middle school and high school-aged youth, both already connected to our church and within our community, with the mission of growing a ministry that, in partnership with families, nurtures faith in Christ and love for his church and b) with the Associate Pastor for Missions, Outreach, and Fellowship in coordinating outreach and fellowship among current college students and young adults (ages 18-30) who grew up at SHPC or live in the neighboring community. Here is a little about Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), a vibrant, multi-staffed, multigenerational congregation in beautiful Knoxville, Tennessee, Our congregation of 300+ members is blessed to include young families, empty nesters, undergraduate and grad students from the University of Tennessee, active retirees, and single young adults. Additionally, on any given Sunday, we commonly have many visitors from out of town join us for worship. Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian church: Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church is constantly renewed by the gifts and energies of new people seeking a strong spiritual foundation and vitality that comes from faith in Jesus Christ. Our church has been actively involved in Christ’s work in the greater Knoxville community and beyond for over 70 years. We are a family of open-minded disciples of God who desire to grow daily in our faith and reliance in Him and ultimately want to make a difference in the world. This job offers a competitive salary (40-43k) and excellent medical benefits.

Position Qualifications:

  • A living faith in Jesus Christ and passion for serving the church.
  • A Biblically oriented, relationship-driven servant with a heart for ministry and for students.
  • Willingness to recruit and empower a dedicated group of youth leaders and volunteers.
  • An attentiveness to his/her own spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being.
  • An eagerness to initiate and develop relationships in various ages and stages of life (spanning 6th -12th grade among youth and roughly ages 18-30 among college and young adults).
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries and conduct among college students and/or young adults who may be around the same age.
  • Familiarity with a Presbyterian or Reformed background preferred, but willingness to learn and serve in a Presbyterian context required.
  • Ethical conduct.
  • Stress management and composure.
  • Teamwork orientation and willingness both to lead and to serve.
  • Proficiency in various computer software programs including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access), database management, and other church business applications.

Please feel free to reach out to Brandon Bajema with any questions. bbajema@sequoyahchurch.org.

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