Job Summary: Primary responsibility for hands-on leadership in the coordination, planning, and development of youth ministries.
- Prepare and lead Bible studies and discussions with youth, leading them to a deeper faith, and helping them to become disciples of Jesus Christ.
- Plan events that will involve youth in group settings including interaction with youth groups of other denominations within the city.
- Develop plans for summer youth trips and other encounters
- Recruit volunteers to lead and assist with youth activities.
- Promote youth involvement in all church services and activities.
- Provide articles for monthly newsletter.
- Develop intergenerational activities.
- Work with the Youth Committee in planning and organizing programs and events.
- Develop a Wednesday night program for middle school and high school youth.
- Spend extra-curricular time with the youth, including becoming acquainted with their parents, visiting in their homes, attending their sporting events and school activities as time permits.
- Attend Council on Ministries and Administrative Board meetings as a voting member to make reports on the state of the youth programs, and ensure cooperation of other committees with the goals and plans of youth.
- Meet periodically with the pastor to update him/her on the plans and accomplishments of the youth ministries.
- Make recommendations to the Finance Committee concerning the budgetary needs of the youth program area.
- Plan and accomplish fund-raising activities as needed to supplement budgeted funds.
- Other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the pastor or that may develop as a result of the growth in the youth programs.
Accountability: This job will be directly responsible to the Pastor of First United Methodist Church, and amenable to the SPR committee.
- Have a mature faith, with the ability to serve as a model, mentor and guide to youth.
- Have a love for the church in order to be active and visible in the ministry of the local church. Will have extensive contact with the entire congregation.
- Must enjoy being with youth and have a respect for young people.
- Good listening and care giving skills, and practice the spiritual disciplines of prayer, devotion, worship and Bible study.
- Since Brewton is a small town, must be willing to participate with community organizations and community projects when called upon form time to time.
- Regular office hours will be required, but may be flexible in order to meet the needs of the ministry schedule.
- Vacation, holidays, and sick leave will accrue based on policies outlined in General Office Procedures manual ofFirstUnitedMethodistChurch.
- Salary and other benefits are negotiable based upon experience, and education.
Please send a complete resume, including a written description of your background, faith experience, and hopes and dreams for youth ministry to:
Phone: 251-867-8051, FAX 251-867-8557