Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries


Salem United Methodist Church Denver, NC Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries This position will provide spiritual leadership and discipleship formation as well as direction for effective Salem UMC middle school, high school and young adult ministries – including program development and leadership as well as recruiting, training and oversight of volunteer leaders to enable effective ministries; youth and young adult community outreach and missions; and management of the Youth and Young Adult Ministry budget. Essential Job Functions ● Design, implement and continue to build upon existing youth and young adult programs that integrate relationship building, worship, spiritual formation and missional opportunities ● Recruit volunteers, both youth/young adult, as well as Adults, to serve on the Youth Council. Collaborate with volunteers to offer opportunities for youth and young adults. Also, develop opportunities for the Youth and Young Adult Group to connect with other groups and Salem UMC as a whole ● Provide oversight, direction and support to the Youth Council. With the assistance and input of the Youth Council, plan and distribute an annual program/event calendar ● Develop and execute a plan and a vision for the Young Adults Group at Salem UMC, including growth and outreach to new members ● Lead and promote Bible studies, conversations and other learning opportunities for the Youth and Young Adults Group to grow knowledge of the scriptures and connect with one another ● Recruit, develop and train students and adult leaders who wish to participate in the planning and execution of Youth/ Young Adult in church wide ministries. Share responsibilities for planning, attending and overseeing special youth/young adult events and trips that offer mission opportunities and community outreach ● Collaborate with church staff and key lay leaders to integrate the Youth and Young Adult Ministry into the overall life of the church ● Provide oversight and support for weekend and midweek programs to include Christian education and social time ● Oversee the creation and maintenance of the Youth and Young Adult Ministries budget ● Maintain adequate and appropriate communication with students, parents and the church regarding youth and young adults. Communicate with the congregation and community via church media (i.e. bulletin, website, Salem Matters, etc.) and other avenues. Use social media and technology effectively and appropriately. Job Qualifications: ● Bachelor’s Degree desired; or equivalent work experience ● Knowledge of the Bible and essential Christian beliefs ● Knowledge of the United Methodist Church’s structure, policies, programs and mission. ● Strong relational skills ● Effective verbal and written communication skills ● Ability to utilize social media effectively in support of Youth and Young Adult program goals ● Ability to multitask and have flexibility ● Can maintain confidentiality of sensitive information without exception ● Demonstrated leadership skills in a variety of settings ● Strong commitment to continuing education ● Passion for walking alongside young people and young adults in their faith journey Performance Responsibilities ● Serves on Salem United Methodist Church staff with responsibility for Youth and Young Adults ministries ● Assist with setting goals, developing and maintaining budgets, recruiting and maintaining well trained volunteers in Youth and Young Adult Ministries to ensure successful and effective ministry for middle school, high school and young adults. ● Manages the Salem United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuary programs for Youth and Young Adult ministries. Ensures compliance with all Safe Sanctuary policies. ● Have a vision for the growth of our youth and young adults’ faith and for the growth of the Youth and Young Adult Ministries Expectations The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries should attend to their spiritual growth through participation in a small group or regular devotional time and through the discovery and use of their spiritual gifts; give regularly in support of Salem UMC; pray for the ministry and mission of Salem UMC; participate in continuing education activities related to the appropriate areas of responsibility; provide clear leadership for their assigned area of support

Contact: Eric Lane

Church/Org/Business Name: Salem United Methodist, Denver

Address: 378 N Pilot Knob Rd Denver 28037

Phone: 7044835055

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