Director of Student Ministries & Young Adults


Wynnton UMC- Columbus, GA

Job Type: Full-Time   Posted: 1 week ago   Denomination: United Methodist



Church Description:

Wynnton has had a long history or serving mid-town Columbus, Ga. Wynnton has a membership of 1210 members, but has struggled to return many since the pandemic. We have a new pastoral staff and a vision to reach out and grow our impact in the midtown area. We are in need of someone who has a passion to connect students and their families to our community and vision cast for new opportunities for the future. Student ministry is a critical part of the growth strategy for Wynnton and I am excited to see the way God is able to create new opportunities for family connection. Currently we have two traditional services, but are planning to relaunch our modern/contemporary service in January. God is moving and we are praying for the next piece of the puzzle to complete our staff family. For more questions please feel free to call and contact me at 770-289-4039

In His grip,
Dr. Jason P. Wade


Average Attendance: 200  No. of Active Youth:


Job Description:

Wynnton United Methodist Church
Job Description

Position: Director of Student Ministries and Young Adults

Reports To: Senior Pastor for program oversight and Staff Parish Relations Committee for Human Resource Issues

Classification: Full-time

Position Overview:
To lead a dynamic and connectional Student Ministry for students in 6th Grade through College (Young Adults) by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach for students and their families to fulfill part of the mission of the United Methodist Church: “To make disciples for the transformation of the world.”

Desired Qualifications and Gifts:
A personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior demonstrated in daily living and a
calling to this ministry.

A personal theology which is consistent with UMC/Wesleyan doctrine and in alignment with the vision and mission of Wynnton United Methodist Church.

A passion for ministering to others, particularly students, their families, and young adults with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, ensuring their growth and development into fully devoted followers of Christ who will impact this and future generations.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree minimum

Five years of relevant experience in delivering a successful Student Ministry is desirable.

Excellent inter-personal skills and demonstrated leadership skills, particularly in building and
leading teams of staff and/or volunteers.

The spiritual gifts of teaching and equipping, discipleship, discernment, spiritual leadership, and administration are highly desirable.

Proficient in Microsoft Windows and various applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and/or equivalent McIntosh/Apple software.

Proficient with standard office equipment and/or trainable in church specific software: ACS, Planning Center, Jotform, etc.Responsibilities:
The Director of Student Ministries has the responsibility to lead and supervise all programming of education, discipleship, fellowship, and outreach for students 6th Grade through College and young adults to reach and grow disciples.

Foster relationships with parents in order to build Christ-centered relationships with students.

Attend the activities of the students (school lunches, athletic events, chapels, individual
extracurricular activities and events of all types, and campus activities) to foster relationships
with students and their families as possible.

Recruit, train, encourage, and equip Student Leadership and Adult Leadership Teams in developing student ministry calendar and events.

Coordinate and provide spiritual growth opportunities for student worship, Bible studies, and
small groups.

Oversee Sunday School for grades 6th-12th including teacher recruitment, selecting and ordering curriculum and resource materials.

Work in coordination with Director of Children’s Ministries through Confirmation including recruiting teachers and mentors.

Plan and provide leadership for special events throughout the year to include mission experiences, retreats, recognitions, and other events.

Budget- Prepare and maintain Student Ministry budget for the fiscal year.

Coordinate Student communications strategies with support from the Communications
Coordinator (social media, newsletter, etc.)

Help to create and develop ministry strategies to reach College and Young Adults.

Encourage and participate in Walk to Emmaus, Chrysalis, and Journey events.

Other Duties:

Preach and assist in worship activities when opportunities arise, as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Provide an annual report to Charge Conference on the ministries throughout the calendar year.

Assure all ministry Leaders and volunteers are Safe Sanctuary compliant

Attend Staff and Worship planning meetings; and other Committee and planning meetings as
appropriate to coordinate calendars and communication throughout ministry areas.

Support and Help in other ministry areas of Wynnton United Methodist Church as needed.

Professional development and training as needed and recommended by Senior Pastor.

Supervise the use of physical facilities and equipment for student ministries and assist leaders and students in developing a sense of stewardship in the use of these facilities.

Other duties as assigned by Senior Pastor

Updated 8/16/22

Salary Range: $45,000


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