Youth Ministry Director


Position Summary:  The Director of Youth Ministry has overall responsibility for all facets of the youth ministry program for 6th – 12th graders.   The program includes Sunday evening youth programs; Sunday morning and mid-week small groups; monthly group outings; summer mission trips; local service projects; and high school and middle school retreats.  This position is also responsible for recruiting and training both adult volunteers and youth leaders.
Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Selecting and coordinating the Sunday School and small group curriculum for youth in grades 6 – 12
  • Track attendance, coordinate and lead Sunday night youth activities, including leading a message, group games, supper, worship and small groups
  • Coordinating and leading the Youth Praise band, monthly youth outings, Serve Sundays, Outreach events, a high school winter retreat and a middle school youth conference
  • Coordinating and leading high school and middle school summer mission trips, including overseeing all fundraising activities for each
  • Recruiting, mentoring and developing leadership skills of the Youth Ministry Assistant
  • Mentoring  the 11th and 12th grade youth leaders in the development of leadership skills, including monthly meetings and an annual youth leadership retreat
  • Recruiting, overseeing, training and equipping a laity team to implement the programs and strategy outlined for the youth ministry
  • Ensuring that all youth ministry volunteers are screened and comply with the requirements of the Safe Sanctuary Policy
  • Coordinating confirmation classes, confirmation retreats, and logistics for confirmation Sundays
  • Leading, coordinating and planning special activities such as Wednesday night small groups, Graduation Sunday, Senior High Banquet, etc.
  • Provide youth pastoral support as appropriate
  • Communicating to the congregation to tell youth stories supporting our Vision – Changing Lives – Making Disciples
  • Leading quarterly parent meetings and an annual 6th grade youth orientation
  • Supporting the College Ministry team
  • Developing and managing an annual youth ministry budget
  • Attending weekly staff meetings and establishing effective working relationships with the Family Ministry team and church staff
  • Participating in Continuing Education events and training
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and/or comparable experience in leading and serving within a congregation
  • Experience working with adolescents (paid or volunteer)
  • Highly developed relational skills with a passion for walking alongside youth in their faith journeys
  • Embrace the core values of FUMC and convey those values through the Youth
  • An understanding of and commitment to the theology and traditions of the United Methodist faith and the willingness to model the core values of FUMC
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to ensure timely and effective communications with parents and participants utilizing a variety of technologies
  • Organizational skills, as well as the willingness to take the initiative and accept accountability
  • The ability to recruit, train and inspire volunteers
  • Competency in the effective and appropriate use of social media, technology and Word and Excel.
  • A collaborative spirit to work as part of a ministry team

Contact: PJ White

Church/Org/Business Name: First United Methodist Church

Address: 204 6th Ave W Hendersonville NC 28739

Phone: 8286934275

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