Director of Children and Youth Ministry


The leadership of First United Methodist Church of Elkin, NC is looking to hire our next ministry team member for the goal of creating a best-in-class Children and Youth ministry.  We have a vision for establishing a Christian formation ministry which will shape the spiritual life of children and students from birth – 12th grade.  The primary goals of this new Ministry, which will be designed under the direction of this new staff member, are to nurture young people in their knowledge and relationship with Jesus and to engage current and new members of this Body of Christ who are gifted and called to this work.   The successful candidate will have a creative and entrepreneurial spirit and will be drawn to this fresh-start opportunity.      
The initial focus of this Position: 
- Focus on creating a Design for this ministry
- Focus on identifying the gifted and called People to help build this ministry
- Focus on developing and training the Teams required to execute this ministry
- Focus on the Systems required to support this ministry.
A bachelor’s degree in Teaching/Youth Ministry/Christian Education is preferred with successful experience in one of those fields.  Since this position is currently unfilled, we are also open to a new graduate who may be looking for a work study placement - a budget for this position has been approved that allows us to offer a salary commensurate with the experience of our best candidate.  If that person is you, please let us know of your interest by submitting a resume of personal and professional gifts and talents along with a full history of employment.  You may email this information and/or your questions to Pastor Howard Fleming:      

Contact: Howard Fleming

Address: 340 Hawthorne Rd Elkin NC 28621

Phone: 7046812722

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