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  • Youth / Student Ministry

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  • is United Methodist
  • has an average worship attendance of 720

Job at Boone United Methodist Church

Lead and grow a vibrant youth ministry transforming the lives of young people through the love of Christ

Job Description

Director of Youth Ministry

Mission: To love our community and invite all to discover life in Christ

Position Overview: The Director of Youth Ministry will equip and guide a ministry team in providing high quality discipleship, spiritual formation, worship, and mission opportunities for youth. The Director of Youth will lead the youth ministries team utilizing all of the gifts and talents within our congregation and community. This includes leading church staff and laity in planning, implementing, and evaluating how our youth ministry enhances worship and strengthens the mission of the Church. He or she will have a passion for the gospel, a commitment to team-building, leadership development and the ministry of the laity, and an ability to articulate a clear vision for Youth ministry that is in keeping with BUMC’s mission.

Essential Job Functions Lead youth ministry of 100+ active students with 200 students on role
Provide ministry, discipleship & care for students & families grades 7-12
Recruit, train, coordinate, develop, lead and empower volunteer leadership team of 20+ active adults
Plan and lead weekly programming and activities for all middle school and high school students
Plan and lead weekly Sunday night youth gathering for 100+ students – includes, but not limited to coordinating weekly parent volunteers to provide meal, coordinating and resourcing adult volunteer team, planning games, worship, Bible teaching time, facilitating student small groups and more
Plan and lead Sunday School on Sunday mornings
Plan and teach weekly high school Bible study for 10-25 students
Plan, teach, or delegate weekly middle school Bible study for 10-30 students
Communicate weekly with youth parents through email, an email newsletter, social media and paper mailings
Build relationships with youth and their families by connecting with them beyond Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings by meeting them beyond the church walls
Help assimilate and connect youth and families who are new to BUMC
Communicate consistently and creatively with students through various social media channels
Plan and lead annual summer mission trip, both domestic & international, for 30+ students and adults
Plan and lead annual summer youth backpacking trip for 25+ students and adults
Plan and lead winter retreat to off-site camp for 75+ students and adults
Support Director of Children’s Ministry as needed with Confirmation program for 6thGraders as they bridge into youth ministry
Develop and manage the youth ministry budget in consultation with Finance Committee and the BUMC Office Administrator
Serve with and work alongside the church staff to accomplish the overall ministry of the church
Reporting Structure - The Director of Youth will report to the Pastor of Discipleship.

Hours - 40 hours per week.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities Demonstrated ability to manage a team of leaders, develop and oversee a budget and coordinate ministry with a large church staff to achieve the mission of the church
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Excellent planning including the ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities as well as demonstrated ability to execute well organized programs and events
Effective communication skills with both youth and their parents

Credentials Bachelor’s degree in youth ministry or a related field required.
Experience in youth ministry and working on a church staff

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiatedto meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Application deadline is August 31st. Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact info for 3 references to ATTN: Joe Hill- Director of Youth Ministry at [email protected]

Boone United Methodist Church

Boone United Methodist Church is a medium to large church that is growing. Located in a lovely mountain university town near Appalachian State University, we are near hiking trails, ski slopes, and excellent restaurants. Our church has a strong missional cultural serving our community locally and globally. We offer a variety of worship options committed to transforming lives and making disciples. Our youth ministry is vital and growing supported by a strong leadership team and excellent facilities.