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COORDINATOR OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY

Posted On: 01/19/2017

COORDINATOR OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY

HERTFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, HERTFORD, NC

hertfordumc.org

 

SCOPE

Plans, develops, coordinates and leads Christ-centered activities and programs for children, youth and families.  The primary focus shall be on growth by attracting young families in the community to become disciples of Jesus Christ.  Duties and responsibilities will be carried out in accordance with United Methodist guidelines, including member-staff confidentiality and Safe Sanctuary Procedures for the Protection of Children and Youth.

IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Personal commitment to Christianity and United Methodist teachings
  • A calling to child and youth ministry
  • Ability to work with children, young adults and their parents
  • An understanding of adolescent and spiritual development
  • Ability to plan, organize and lead child and youth activities
  • Creativity in developing programs that engage and connect with children and youth
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and good computer and social media skills
  • Ability to protect the reputation and integrity of others
  • Willingness to work cooperatively and empower others
  • Ability to recruit, train and coordinate volunteers
  • Completion of a college degree in youth ministry or related field

 

CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES

  • Grow the Youth Fellowship (grades 6-12)
  • Grow activities and programs for children (preschool through 5th grade)
  • Plan, coordinate and direct the Vacation Bible School program
  • Participate in and support children and youth Sunday school
  • Plan, develop and coordinate ministries with families
  • Work with the Pastor to ensure disciplines and theology of the United Methodist Church are presented to children and youth
  • Represent children, youth and family ministries as a member of the Spiritual Formation – Christian Education Committee and other church committees as requested
  • Keep the congregation informed regarding children and youth activities, events and programs

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience providing leadership and responsibility for a similar position.
  • A College degree in Christian Education, counseling, child development or other related field is preferred.  Applicants actively pursuing such a degree will be considered.
  • A background check and drug test resulting in an appropriate report.
  • Provide contact information for two (2) personal references and two (2) professional references.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Children, Youth and Family Coordinator is responsible in his/her performance to the Staff Parish Relations Committee and is under the direct supervision of the Pastor.  Performance is evaluated annually.

 

WORK SCHEDULE and COMPENSATION

The Children, Youth and Family Coordinator shall be a part time/30 hours per week, non-exempt position.  The salary range will be commensurate with experience and professional credentials.  A significant portion of the work week will occur on weekends and during week day evenings, although specific hours worked will vary according to ongoing activities.

 

Reply to Pastor Jane Leechford,  jleechford@nccumc.org 

 

For more information, contact:
Pastor Jane Leechford
(252) 426-5467
jleechford@nccumc.org
hertfordumc.org

Address:
200 Dobbs St. Hertford
Hertford, NC 27944

Student Pastor

Posted On: 01/25/2017

Student Pastor Job Description

Ordained / Licensed Exempt Employee

Education & Experience

College graduate with 2+ years’ experience in ministry with a passion for students.  Ability to communicate easily with adults and youth, with good organizational skills and adaptable to changing situations.  Computer competency in a variety of application and social media.  Musical ability is preferred.

 

Overall responsibilities:

This is a ministry position under the supervision and direction of the Executive Pastor, which serves as a leader and resource in coordination and execution of student ministry (6th thru 12th grade).  All duties and responsibilities will be performed in a manner to glorify Christ and further the mission and ministry purposes of Connect.  This position will adhere to church approved guidelines as set forth in the Connect Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

Specific Ministry Related Duties:

  • Develop policies and programs which meet identified Student Ministry needs.
  • Development of Ministry structure to better facilitate communication, planning and implementation of student ministry programs in conjunction with Early Childhood and Elementary Children’s ministries.
  • Develop and implement the performance results description (PRD) for student ministry based on the objectives and values of Connect.
  • Participate on the preaching rotation as required.
  • Counsel with students and parents as needed.
  • Build strong relationships with students and parents in time of need such as hospital, emergency, family death, etc.
  • Oversight and coordination of:
    • Weekly Middle School and High School Church programming.
    • Work with Worship Pastor to coordinate student praise band(s).
    • Curriculum selection process in conjunction with Early Childhood and Elementary Children’s ministries.
    • Develop Student Ministry Leadership Team
      • Student and Parent coaches.
      • Provide periodic training sessions for leadership team, coaches, teachers/facilitators, etc.
      • Conduct periodic programming and planning meetings for leadership team, coaches, teachers/facilitators, etc.
    • Participate in budget preparation process for student ministry.
    • Coordinate special events, service projects, and mission trips.
  • Invite people to volunteer in the ministry on a regular basis and ensure proper training of volunteers.

Student Pastor Job Description

Ordained / Licensed Exempt Employee

Responsible for the preparation of the Spending Plan as it pertains to Student programming.

  • Support summer camp activities for students.
  • Develop and lead Connect’s sports ministry.
  • Develop and lead Connect’s college ministry.
  • Cooperate with all Pastors, Elders and other staff members in promoting the entire ministry plan of Connect and promote a team effort in accomplishing related results.

 

Other Ministerial Duties

  • Be a visible image of Connect in the community
  • Lead and or teach Connect groups and Bible studies as appropriate.
  • Maintain a vital and growing personal walk with the Lord through committed study, prayer and meditation.
  • Maintain proper priorities in your home and be a spiritual leader to your spouse and children.
  • Develop personal evangelism opportunities within and outside the church.
  • Financially support the ministry of Connect by faithfully giving and maintaining wise stewardship practices.
  • Other duties as necessary to promote the ministries of Connect.
CONNECT CHRISTIAN CHURCH is located in metropolitan Charlotte, North Carolina in the dramatically growing city of Concord.  The Student Pastor position ministers to the Middle and High School young people in our youth ministry.  Connect Christian Church serves more than 700 people on its campus each weekend and uses its facilities each day of the week serving people and community.
For more information please contact John Cox, Executive Pastor jcox@connectchristianchurch.org

For more information, contact:
John Cox
(704) 788-6315
jcox@connectchristianchurch.org

Address:
3101 Davidson Hwy
Concord, NC 28027

Youth Minister

Posted On: 03/27/2017

Minister for Children/Youth

PITTSBURGH, PA – Hazelwood Christian Church, located 4 miles from downtown Pittsburgh seeks Minister for Children/Youth. HCC is one of Pittsburgh’s oldest Christian Churches, incorporated in 1868, and is in the process of upgrading our entire ministry. The Hazelwood section of the city is in the beginning stages of major renewal initiatives and our church is poised for tremendous opportunity and growth. The successful candidate, who will need to either raise support or be bi-vocational, will join our other two (bi-vocational) staff members and will be responsible for building the ministry from the ground floor. Please send resume and letter of interest to Ed Gratton at HCC1868@gmail.com

For more information, contact:
Ed Gratton
(724) 640-4632
HCC1868@gmail.com

Address:
118 Glen Caladh Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Director of Youth Ministries

Posted On: 03/27/2017

 

  Job Description

 The Director of Youth Ministries will help the congregation fulfill its mission through discipleship ministries for our youth (6th grade to 12th grade).

 Our Focus

  • Developing a strong, forgiving, loving community of Christ-centered believers.
  • Emphasizing the importance of the Word of God in our lives.
  • Developing supportive relationships with our youth and providing them with the spiritual encouragement they need to come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior
  • Prayer as a priority
  • Ministering to one another and reaching the lost.

 

What We Are Looking For in Faith and Personal Life of Our Youth Pastor

  1. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  2. A commitment to faith in one God as revealed in the Bible as Father, Son, Holy Spirit and as expressed in the Bible.
  3. A commitment to and a study of the Bible as the written Word of God.
  4. A commitment to a personal devotional and prayer life.
  5. A calling to the ministry as a youth pastor

 Educational Requirements

  1. A minimum of an Associate Degree (Bachelor’s Degree preferred) or 3 years of equivalent experience

 Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated organization, leadership, management and directing skills.
  2. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including computer literacy and familiarity with various forms of social media.
  3. Demonstrated ability to solicit, obtain, and train volunteers. 
  4. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with pastor, staff, leaders, volunteers and congregation and to work with all age groups, particularly youth.

Essential Responsibilities 

Youth Discipleship

  1. Oversee Youth Sunday School
  2. Provide visionary leadership and program management for a weekly evening gathering
  3. Cultivate relationships with youth for the sake of their faith development. This would include supporting the youth in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, etc.
  4. Develop creative pathways for all youth to experience worship, education, fellowship, outreach, caring, and service
  5. Plan and implement at least two opportunities for extensive fellowship per year. This would include things like retreats, trips, etc. that would ideally include elements of Christian education
  6. Plan and implement at least two opportunities for extensive spiritual growth per year. This would include things like retreats, events, etc.
  7. Plan and implement quarterly opportunities for mission experiences. This would include things like service projects, mission trips, etc.

Connecting with Families

  1. Provide caring support and resources to youth families
  2. Train, resource, and lead the youth counselors who serve with the youth family

General Leadership

  1. Attend and encourage youth to attend weekly worship services and other activities of the church
  2. Assist in worship services
  3. Connect the Youth Ministry to the broader church and community
  4. Partner with the Senior Pastor and volunteers in other leadership areas as needed
  5. Attend church meetings
  6. Participate in the development of Child Protection Policies for the  church

Compensation

  • This position will be a full-time position (40 hours per week) with salary commensurate to experience.

   Contact Connie Frazier connie@lobbync.com 919-274-0557

            Church website http://www.hopewellfriends.com

For more information, contact:
Connie Frazier
(919) 274-0557
connie@lobbync.com
www.hopewellfriends.com

Address:
2244 Hopewell Friends Road
Asheboro, NC 27205

Full-time Youth Minister

Posted On: 05/09/2017

First Christian Church of Lake Butler

155 NW 1st ST

Lake Butler, FL 32054

 

Status:                      Full-time position

Reports to:                 Church Board and Senior Minister

Salary:                     Commensurate with Experience

 

General Purpose of Position:

 To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.  The following ministries are potentially involved: children, teenagers, and young adults.  Ministries shall be age-defined and involve various purposes within each age group.

What We Believe

 Qualifications:

  • One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.
  • One who possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, experience in senior high youth ministry, and a personal spiritual life congruent with biblical mandates for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-7).
  • One who is gifted and is called to youth ministry, loves young people, and has a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.
  • An engaging teacher, with a strong biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with First Christian Church of Lake Butler’s doctrine and beliefs.
  • One who has well-developed organizational skills and is capable of creating and executing a long-term vision and strategic plan for First Christian Church’s children and youth ministries.
  • A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing relational skills with students, parents, and staff.
  • Experience leading worship/music experience would be beneficial, but not required for consideration. 

 Expectations:

  • Grow the youth ministry in meaningful ways (including, but not limited to: spiritually, children and youth activities, involvement in community functions, etc.).
  • Weekly one hour one-on-one mentoring by the Senior Minister and/or Elder(s) for: encouragement, direction, support, and continued challenge toward holiness and righteousness.
  • Attend all worship services, regular programming, and special meetings unless prior arrangements with Senior Minister and Church Board are made.
  • Present monthly ministry updates and goals for the coming year to the church board.
  • Participate in annual performance review.
  • Preach on occasion.

 Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and mission opportunities, understanding the importance of advance planning, preparation, and regularly scheduled activities.
  • Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer youth with diverse gifts and personalities.
  • Provide spiritual counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis.
  • Maintain contact with students, parents, Senior Minister, Church Board; keeping them informed of ongoing activities (regular meetings, online calendar, newsletter, email list, etc.).
  • Keep parents, Senior Minister, and Church Board updated on ministry strategies, and plan and organize events in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.
  • Support parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with the Senior Minister and Elders.
  • Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budget; also manage student fees for events and trips in a timely fashion.
  • Seek to integrate youth ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries.
  • Participate as needed or requested in the evaluation and development of the overall church ministry.
  • Work with the Senior Minister and Church Board to identify volunteers within the church family who may be given leadership roles within the various ministry areas as needed for the successful implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Other duties as required.

For more information, contact:

Address:
155 NW 1st ST
Lake Butler, FL 32054