Director of Youth Ministries and Coordinator of Children’s Ministries

Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church (1024 Volunteer Road, King, NC 27021, 336-983-9657) is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries and Coordinator of Children’s Ministries

Major Function

The Director of Youth Ministries and Coordinator of Children’s Ministries will provide spiritual leadership to develop and lead a comprehensive youth ministry and coordinate a comprehensive children’s ministry that is consistent with the mission of the church.  The Director/Coordinator will advocate and model United Methodist theology, doctrine, and policy.

The Director of Youth Ministries and Coordinator of Children’s Ministries will serve under the supervision of the pastor, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, and the Youth Council and will report to the Administrative Council regularly about ongoing activities and projects.

Requirements

As part of the application process, a background check and drug test will be required.  The Director/Coordinator will follow all Safe Sanctuary guidelines adopted by the Administrative Council and will also abide by the ethics and conduct policies of the church. The Director/Coordinator will be required to acquire bus license to drive the church bus within six months of initial employment.

Accountabilities for Youth Ministries

Accountabilities for this position shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop healthy relationships with children, youth, and their families (church, home, school, & special events).
  • Develop and lead a follow-up program for youth visitors and their families.
  • Develop and implement programs that attract youth to Christ and promote spiritual growth.
  • Support and work in conjunction and under the supervision of members of the Youth Council to help supervise, guide, and mentor youth.
  • Lead and coordinate programs for weekly Bible Study or small groups for youth.
  • Attend the weekly Worship Service and assist in youth Sunday School programs of the church.
  • Communicate events with all stakeholders (youth, parents, youth council, admin council, SPRC) through church announcements, phone calls, meetings, emails, and other outlets.
  • Plan and lead special events (retreats, camps, mission projects, trips, etc.) that reach youth at various levels of spiritual maturity.
  • Coordinate and lead summer plans (missions, retreats, camps, fun, etc.)
  • Assist in the integration of the youth in the whole life of the congregation: worship, choirs, committees, missions, etc.
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with the Youth Council Chair and the youth council for the purpose of planning, implementing and leading youth ministry in study, worship, fellowship and mission.
  • Assist in the annual budget planning process for Youth Ministries. Plan and coordinate youth fundraisers and monthly mission opportunities.
  • Attend continuing education events as recommended by the pastor and SPRC.
  • Lead weekly Wednesday night emergent worship service targeting youth for the Deep End at the Anchor House.  Senior pastor has final approval on all worship services.  Senior pastor participates in leading worship at the Deep End service, and Youth/children’s minister participates in worship on Sunday mornings. Youth Ministry Director will be responsible for creating order of worship for the Deep End using technology and software programs.
  • Work closely with treasurer of the Youth Council by providing original receipts bi-weekly to stay current with reimbursements and records.  Work with youth council to develop budget and spending practices ahead of purchases with both youth and children’s ministries.
  • Attend church council meetings.

Accountabilities for Children’s Ministries

Accountabilities for this position shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop healthy relationships with children and their families (church, home, school, & special events).
  • Develop and coordinate a follow-up program for children visitors and their families.
  • Develop and coordinate programs that attract children to Christ and promote spiritual growth.
  • Support and work in conjunction with the Chair and members of the Children’s Ministry Team to help supervise, guide, mentor, and lead our children.
  • Coordinate programs for weekly Bible Study or small groups for children.
  • Communicate events with all stakeholders (children, parents, children’s ministries team, admin council, SPRC) through church announcements, phone calls, meetings, emails, and other outlets.
  • Attend the weekly Worship Service and coordinate children’s Sunday School programs of the church.
  • Coordinate special events with the Children’s Ministry Team (retreats, camps, mission projects, trips, etc.) that reach children at various levels of spiritual maturity.
  • Assist in the integration of the children in the whole life of the congregation: worship, choirs, committees, missions, etc.
  • Assist in the annual budget planning process for Children’s Ministries. Coordinate children’s fundraisers and mission opportunities.
  • Serve as a resource to the leaders of children ministries for material, ideas, and coordination.  This includes VBS and special seasonal programs.
  • Recruit volunteers to assist in the execution of the Children’s Ministries of the church

Responsibilities of the Church for the Director of Youth Ministries and Coordinator of Children’s Ministries:

    • Competitive Wages ($14,000 salary per year; based on 20 hours/week)
    • Possible increase in salary after 90 day performance review and evaluation
    • Continuing education funds and travel reimbursement ($500/yr)
    • Vacation – 1 week paid after 1 year of employment
    • Holidays – same as other staff members
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