Youth Ministry Assistant

First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, NC is seeking a Youth Ministry Assistant (part time staff position, 25 hours per week) to begin service on June 5, 2017.  Hendersonville is a picturesque small town, just south of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. We are a vibrant congregation with an abiding passion for missional engagement and a deep commitment to nurturing our youth as they develop a meaningful and lasting faith as disciples of Christ.

The Youth Ministry Assistant will work closely with our Director of Youth Ministry in all facets of our ministry to 6th – 12th graders:

  • Sunday evening youth program (supper, games, worship, small groups)
  • Sunday morning and mid-week small groups
  • Monthly group outings
  • Summer mission trips (domestic and international)
  • Local service projects
  • High school and middle school retreats

Our Sunday evening program averages 60-70 in attendance and routinely attracts youth from outside our church.

Our ideal candidate possesses:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and/or comparable experience in leading and serving within a congregation
  • Experience working with adolescents (paid or volunteer)
  • Highly developed relational skills with a passion for walking alongside youth in their faith journeys
  • An understanding of and commitment to the theology and traditions of the United Methodist faith and the willingness to model the core values of our church
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to ensure timely and effective communications with parents and participants through weekly email blasts, newsletters, etc.
  • Competency in the effective and appropriate use of social media and technology
  • Organizational skills, as well as the willingness to take the initiative and accept accountability
  • The ability to recruit, train and inspire volunteers
  • A collaborative spirit to work as part of a ministry team

Due to the nature of youth ministry, office hours will be adjusted when retreats, mission trips and other special events are scheduled.

A background check and references are required.

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter supporting their qualifications for the Youth Ministry Assistant position to Mary Casey, Chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, at marycasey0826@yahoo.com.

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