Job Posting:
Children & Youth Ministry Director

JOB TITLE: Children & Youth Ministry Director
JOB LOCATION: Wesley United Methodist Church/Austin, TX
FLSA STATUS: Part-time/Contract (10 Hours per Week)
REPORTS TO:
Senior Pastor

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide spiritual Christian leadership, vision & direction for an effective Children & Youth Ministry.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in developing and implementing a long-range vision and plan for the Children and Youth Ministries
  • Assist in recruiting, training, directing and meeting regularly with volunteers to augment the Children’s and Youth Ministries
  • Facilitate Youth Sunday School Programs. This includes programming, curriculum planning, instruction and periodically leading worship.
  • Participate on the Council of Ministries and attend their scheduled meetings when requested.
  • Attend District and United Methodist sponsored leadership events when appropriate or requested.
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of quarterly Children and Youth led worship services, including writing the order of service and periodically leading worship.
  • Facilitate communications with parents and other church leaders that interface with the children and youth to include a monthly calendar of events and education topics
  • Seek input from youth and parents and include them in the planning of events and activities.
  • Benchmark other Youth Ministries for best practices.
  • Improve the Youth Ministry participation in District sponsored events where appropriate.
  • Ensure the Youth are involved in stewardship and evangelism, including regularly scheduled outreach activities and participation with other youth groups.
  • Provide or arrange counseling services to youth and parents as required or requested.
  • Plan special programs on key holidays to involve entire children/youth ministry.
  • Plan and execute 6-8 week Confirmation Class with ceremony at conclusion.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to structure & teach biblically based curriculum for Children & Youth church
  • Knowledge of & practices the ethical standards of the United Methodist Church
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit & train volunteers & work positively with youth and adults.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, and interface with diverse groups.
  • Strong oral, written, visual media presentation skills
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment & software, i.e. computer, Office Suite
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

EXPERIENCE:

  • Training, knowledge and experience in the area of child/youth development
  • Experience operating in a fiscally constrained environment with ability to optimize resources and talent
  • High School Diploma, required. BS degree preferred, not required
  • Valid Motor Vehicle License, required; Valid Texas Driver’s License, preferred

 

Wesley UMC is an equal opportunity employer
Employment subject to passing a drug screening and background check
Please Contact: (512) 478-7007 or thedeskofwesley@sbcglobal.net

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