Director of Student Ministries


McKendree UMC is a 1,200-member church in Gwinnett County (suburban Atlanta) with an active Student Ministry. This position is full-time and salaried with health insurance.
Goals: Love youth where they are; encourage youth in developing their relationship with God; provide them with opportunities for growth; and challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and in the world.
Primary responsibilities:

  • Lead a comprehensive Student ministry.  Develop, implement, and coordinate the student curriculum on Sundays and Wednesdays.
  • Responsible for annual Confirmation classes.
  • Recruit and train volunteers and maintain productive working relationships with other staff for effective team ministry.
  • Participate in Sunday worship, Wednesday night activities and weekly staff meetings.
  • Manage student ministries budget and record keeping, communication of events, and promotional efforts.
  • Remain available to students outside structured church events (i.e. lunch at school, attending extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
The successful candidate:
  • Is knowledgeable about and willing to lead from a Wesleyan/United Methodist Christian spiritual perspective.
  • Has a bachelor’s degree or above in a related field and/or commensurate experience.
  • Demonstrates experience in leading student ministry as well as working with and leading volunteers.
  • Wants to share their passion for ministering to young people and their families.
  • Is energetic, motivated, and boldly in love with Christ.

Contact: Joe Shepard

Church/Org/Business Name: McKendree United Methodist Church

Address: 1570 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road Lawrenceville GA 30043

Phone: 7703399801

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