First United Methodist Church Somerville , TN 38068
Director of children and youth ministry Somerville, Tennessee (TN), United States 38068
The Director of Children and Youth Ministries will be responsible for the development and implementation of a program directed at assisting children and youth in their spiritual growth and educating them to serve Christ with their lives. This is a full-time position requiring 40 hours per week with flexibility as needed.
Be familiar with current youth culture. Keep the trends and issues important to children and youth to allow counseling in a language, which they understand and respect
Coordinate and teach Confirmation classes in partnership with the pastor and provide leadership for confirmands, mentors, and parents beyond the classroom.
Develop and implement retreats, mission experiences, activities, and other events to help youth grow in their relationship with Christ and servant discipleship.
Manage the Children and Youth Ministries budget.
Develop youth leaders to minister and/or mentor other children and youth.
Recruit, train, direct, and provide structure and support for children and youth volunteers.
Work with other staff to integrate youth into the life of the church.
Be available to minister to and counsel youth and their parents.
Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.
Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for children and youth and recruit volunteer teachers.
Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (e.g., e-mail, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.) with church staff, parents, and the congregation as a whole.
Ensure that the Safe Sanctuary Policy is observed in all children and youth ministry settings.
Create and implement in partnership with the pastor worship opportunities for children and youth for special services (e.g. Ash Wednesday, Easter activities, Day of the Child, Christmas Eve, etc.).
Coordinate and implement special events (e.g., youth fundraisers, Vacation Bible School, etc.).
Be available to youth in a variety of ways (e.g., lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology.
B.S./B.A. in a relevant discipline is preferred. Four to six years' equivalent work experience will be considered.
Administrative skills necessary to organize a budget, plan programs, organize fund-raisers, etc.
Excellent verbal and written communication and strong technology/office skills.
Salary requirements are negotiable.
Organization: Somerville First United Methodist
Contact: Kyle Bomar
Closing Date: 12/31/18