Youth Ministry Director - FUMC Alvarado
Youth Ministry Director FUMC – Alvarado
Reports to: Senior Pastor and Staff-Pastor Parrish Relations Committee
Status: Part-time Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt (Salaried)
Job Description: The Youth Ministry Director is responsible for development, administration, supervision, and leadership of programs for students 6th grade through 12th grade in the areas of Christian education, mission, discipleship, and intentional spiritual growth. The Youth Ministry Director is responsible for communication, coordination, and partnership with parents of students.
- The director of youth ministry will be attentive to the hopes, concerns, and needs of students and parents in the community to determine how the congregation might serve them and how they might serve one another as Christian disciples and good neighbors.
- The director needs to be familiar with the congregation’s overall goals and how they are achieved through the congregation’s ministry with students and parents.
- Lead youth ministry (6th - 12th grade), prepare curriculum, cultivate and schedule volunteers to serve in ministry.
- Coordinate, organize, supervise, and teach Sunday morning youth ministry, such as Sunday school. Ensure classrooms have needed supplies.
- Plan and implement Confirmation classes.
- Planning special events such as - but not limited to - summer youth mission trip, midwinter youth experience, mission/outreach event(s) during the year, participation in appropriate church wide events. In addition, assist with student involvement in Sunday worship services, as appropriate.
- Note: A Passion Conference trip may be no more than every other year, but is not required any year.
- Coordinate, and implement participation in United Methodist Church conference and district youth opportunities - at least once per year as events are available.
- Periodically, attend the junior and high school events such as lunch, pep rallies, sporting events, choir concerts.
- Coordinate and/or participate in community events for youth such as “See you at the Pole” or the local “Fields of Faith”, as appropriate.
- In absence of the Senior Pastor, attend to ministerial duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
- The Youth Ministry Director will maintain a healthy and growing spiritual life and will lead other teachers and leaders to do the same.
- Ensure that all who minister with youth are educated to protect students through the implementation of Ministry Safe.
- The Youth Ministry Director is responsible for knowing the youth ministry budget and designated funds and working within the budget and funds to ensure the youth ministry will remain fiscally responsible.
- Participate in staff meetings and other church meetings, as appropriate.
- Network with other churches to develop and share a mutual base of youth ministry.
- Participate in all Sunday worship services at FUMC - Alvarado.
- Provide information for weekly bulletins, newsletters, and other church communication.
- Attend continuing education events (at least one annually) as approved by senior pastor and/or SPRC.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but some college level experience required.
- Demonstrated servant-leadership, organizational skills, follow-through skills, and a knowledge of student development.
- Able to move freely in and out of different settings (homes, church, schools, etc.)
- Ability to speak in public forums
- Managing mission and vision: demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values and beliefs of FUMC - Alvarado; can teach those values to the students, volunteers and parents; leads his/her children’s ministry team to identify unique mission and vision of the Youth Ministry to meet our community context.
- Organizing: Can gather and organize resources (people, funding, material support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; can use resources effectively and efficiently.
- Planning: Accurately assesses the length and difficulty of a project; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and task/ people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
- Developing volunteers: Is able to identify raw talent and recruit capable people into positions of responsibility; provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments for others to do; delegates appropriately; builds people up; maintains open and active dialogue with volunteers; communicates expectations clearly and holds people accountable in a spirit of love.
- Interpersonal skills: Demonstrates ability to lead others; actively listens and openly accepts constructive criticism; productively engages and resolves interpersonal conflict, relates well to all kinds of people, inside and outside of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player.
- Team building: Guides volunteers and parents in sharing best practices, identifying and solving common problems; demonstrates communication and flexibility in scheduling, understands his/her leadership style and temperament type and adapts leadership behaviors to meet the needs of the situation; delegates and empowers, leaders, volunteers, and parents; holds volunteers and leaders accountable.
- Spiritual maturity: Knows and lives by the understanding that one cannot give away what one does not have; models and develops spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22-23) in all youth and volunteer relationships; encourages and designs avenues for youth, volunteers, and parents to engage in ongoing training/study of scripture.
Contact: Church Office
301 S. Spears Alvarado TX 76009
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