Director of Youth Ministries


Brevard First United Methodist Church

Job Type: Full-Time   Posted: 5 days ago   Denomination: United Methodist



Church Description:

Brevard FUMC is a thriving church in a rural mountain community in Western North Carolina. We have recently completed a Visioning process and are moving to bring our goals to reality. One major goal is to provide our youth with programming and activities that will be meaningful in their lives and draw them closer to Christ.
Our Mission Statement best describes our church:
We are Christ’s People, Drawn Together in Love, Moving out to Serve


Average Attendance: 350  No. of Active Youth: 15


Job Description:

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES
Job Description

We are Christ’s People, Drawn Together in Love, Moving Out to Serve

Job Summary: The Director of Youth Ministries is a full-time position tasked with serving and building a thriving ministry to and for youth that aligns with the vision and mission of Brevard First United Methodist Church. This person will have overall responsibility for leading and overseeing all ministry areas for young people (6th grade through high school). These areas include worship, small groups for discipleship, partnerships with local/community ministries, mission trips, retreats, and other gatherings. This person will also play a key role in empowering the whole church to be in ministry with young people.

Qualifications: A committed follower of Jesus Christ, seeking to serve God and live out one’s calling within the mission and ministry of Brevard First UMC with the following expectations:

A calling and passion for youth ministry

A heart for spiritual formation of young people

Demonstrated experience in ministry with youth

Relational skills and enthusiastic presence for leading youth and volunteer teams

Skilled in the use of technology and social media

Strong organizational skills

Proven ability for leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills for healthy and encouraging relationships with coworkers, volunteers, church staff, and congregation

Bachelor’s degree in related field

Primary Responsibilities:

Oversee all middle and high school programs and activities (through planning, scheduling, and recruiting/training volunteers, small group leaders, hosts)
Develop and lead the leadership team (youth council)

Develop and lead a discipleship path for youth:
• Weekly organized meeting/program and/or other times
• Encourage participation in worship, Sunday School, life groups, etc.
• Involvement in Confirmation
• Plan ways for youth to be present and engaged before the congregation, for example assisting regularly in worship, reading scripture, playing musical instrument/singing, etc.
• Youth representation on Leadership Council

Empower and incorporate youth in the life of the congregation (worship, care, hospitality, outreach ministries, and other activities that enable youth to interact with older members)

Schedule, plan and oversee trips, events, and missional opportunities for youth

Plan and schedule activities for youth to invite friends or other “new youth”

Communicate regularly with parents/guardians of youth

Discern and develop ministry strategies for youth in partnership with Leadership Council

Implement Safe Sanctuary training for all volunteers relating to youth ministries, ensuring compliance by all parties

Work as a member of the church staff in planning, coordinating, calendaring, visioning, etc.

BEING PRESENT AND AVAILABLE TO YOUTH (attend events in which youth are involved, visit in the home, etc.)

Work with youth to play and carry out a youth worship service at least once a year

Managing a budget (planning, purchasing, reconciling disbursements, documentation, etc.)

Other projects or duties as assigned by senior pastor and/or Staff-Parish Relations Committee

The Vision Goal for Brevard First United Methodist Church:

Be a genuine, joyful, loving Body of Christ, nurturing spiritual growth and serving the diverse needs of our church family and the community.

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000


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