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Youth Minister


Posted:May 4, 2023 (posted 145 days ago)View All Jobs
Industry:Business
Type:Full-Time
Location:ATHENS, GA (Clarke County)
Company:St. James United Methodist Church
111 West Lake Dr.
ATHENS, GA 30606
St. James United Methodist Church

Description:
St. James Church is looking for a Youth Minister! This position is ¾ time to full time, and is an exciting and important opportunity to have influence in the lives of 6th to 12th graders. The youth minister reports to the pastor, oversees an intern, coordinates small group leaders, and works collaboratively on the church staff to ensure biblical teaching, foster deep relationships, and cultivate a Christ-centered environment for students to grow in their faith. Roles and Responsibilities + Leadership & Teaching *Oversee the high school and middle school ministries *Supervise Youth Intern/Assistant *Supervise Small Group college leaders and provide on-going ministry and spiritual trainingimage.png *Supervise teachers for Youth Sunday School; review curricula to ensure it is biblically sound and that it meets the discipleship needs of youth *Assist in recruiting, appointing, discipling, and supervising Student Leadership Team (SLT) *With your intern & college leaders, plan Sunday night programs with a healthy mixture of Biblical teaching, small group discussions, games, etc. *Plan, coordinate, and lead: mission trips; rising 6th grade summer activity; youth fall/winter retreats; SLT retreat; other youth activities (service days, Summer events, etc.) *Plan semester program and activities calendar *Provide leadership (e.g., plan, lead, recruit) for yearly Confirmation Program + Administration *Attend bi-monthly Leadership Board/Ministry Council meetings; bi-weekly Staff meetings and one-on-one meetings with supervisor when needed *Oversee the administrative needs of the Youth Ministry (e.g., weekly parent emails; youth database; record finances for all events; set and adhere to ministry budget, etc.) *Develop and maintain creative communication with youth parents and the church as a whole (e.g. announcements in Church newsletter, pictures on the bulletin board, etc.) + Family care *Develop and nurture on-going relationships with parents of youth and youth ministry volunteers *Counsel youth and parents of youth Qualifications *Is a committed follower of Jesus Christ. *Demonstrates Christian character in how you talk, live & serve in both professional and personal life. *Not only accepts but thrives on coaching and instruction, promptly taking care of any assignments given by the Pastor *Functions as part of a team, rather than a lone ministry ranger. *High School degree; College degree or "in-process" in a related field (e.g., teaching, social work, counseling, etc.) preferred. *Minimum one-year experience in leading youth activities; 2 years preferred. *Ability to organize programs and activities and to manage responsibilities with a minimum of supervision and follow-up.


Qualifications:
*Is a committed follower of Jesus Christ. *Demonstrates Christian character in how you talk, live & serve in both professional and personal life. *Not only accepts but thrives on coaching and instruction, promptly taking care of any assignments given by the Pastor *Functions as part of a team, rather than a lone ministry ranger. *High School degree; College degree or "in-process" in a related field (e.g., teaching, social work, counseling, etc.) preferred. *Minimum one-year experience in leading youth activities; 2 years preferred. *Ability to organize programs and activities and to manage responsibilities with a minimum of supervision and follow-up.


To Apply:
Email resume to: mswift@sjumc.org or call 706-548-1680 for more information


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