Job: Director of Youth Ministries

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Title Director of Youth Ministries
Categories Alumni Jobs
Salary Contact for details
Location Brewton, AL
Job Information

Job Summary:  Primary responsibility for hands-on leadership in the coordination, planning, and development of youth ministries. 

 Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare and lead Bible studies and discussions with youth, leading them to a deeper faith, and helping them to become disciples of Jesus Christ.
  2. Plan events that will involve youth in group settings including interaction with youth groups of other denominations within the city.
  3. Develop plans for summer youth trips and other encounters
  4. Recruit volunteers to lead and assist with youth activities.
  5. Promote youth involvement in all church services and activities.
  6. Provide articles for monthly newsletter.
  7. Develop intergenerational activities.
  8. Work with the Youth Committee in planning and organizing programs and events.
  9. Develop a Wednesday night program for middle school and high school youth.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Meet periodically with the pastor to update him/her on the plans and accomplishments of the youth ministries.
  13. Make recommendations to the Finance Committee concerning the budgetary needs of the youth program area.
  14. Plan and accomplish fund-raising activities as needed to supplement budgeted funds.
  15. 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.

 Job requirements: 

  1. Have a mature faith, with the ability to serve as a model, mentor and guide to youth.
  2. 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.
  3. Must enjoy being with youth and have a respect for young people.
  4. Good listening and care giving skills, and practice the spiritual disciplines of prayer, devotion, worship and Bible study.
  5. 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:

 Tammi Deatherage

First UnitedMethodistChurch

PO Box289

Brewton,AL36427

Phone: 251-867-8051, FAX 251-867-8557

Email: tdeatherage@brewtonfirst.org