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Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church - A Multi Campus Parish

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Date Posted:
11/28/2012
Categories:
Youth Pastor
Denomination:
United Methodist
Church Size:
501 to 750
Job Type:
N/A
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church - A Multi Campus Parish
Job Description:

Metropolitan UMC, a Reconciling congregation, is seeking a Youth Minister that will engage with youth (grades 6-12) and their families to develop a powerful program that inspires a new generation of Christian leaders.

 

The Youth Minister is a benefit eligible position of 32 hours a week, including weekends.  This position is directly supervised by the Senior Pastor and works closely with volunteers and staff.  Prior youth experience is preferred; ordination is not necessary.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

Strive towards professional development and spiritual holiness in the Wesleyan tradition.

  • Be strongly grounded and informed by faith in Jesus Christ
  • Provide a moral Christian context in which youth can develop, explore, and expand their spirituality as they mature in the Christian faith
  • Through consultation with the Senior Pastor and other staff, develop a long-term vision and goals for youth ministry that will mesh with the vision of the church and ensure growth
  • Attend worship services at our Parish campuses
  • Represent the youth perspective at weekly staff meetings, quarterly Church Council meetings, and quarterly Children and Youth Ministry Team meetings
  • Must be comfortable working in a multi-site congregation
  • Must be comfortable working with a congregation that is intentionally welcoming of the GLBT community.

 

Develop, coordinate, and communicate with strong youth leadership team

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of regular fellowship activities and weekly worship and study opportunities
  • Organize special events and programs, such as the annual Youth Sunday in worship, Senior Recognition Sunday, and a vital Confirmation program 
  • Develop and implement a year-round Sunday school program
  • Organize ongoing youth missions opportunities and develop more effective outreach programs
  • Develop effective systems of communication via email, the Church’s website, Facebook, newsletters, etc.

 

Develop and build a strong system of support for youth ministry in the church and community.

  • Work closely with the Director of Children’s Ministries to ensure a smooth transition for children as they move into youth ministry
  • Recruit and train adult counselors and Sunday school teachers
  • Develop a network to identify and coordinate interfaith opportunities for youth
  • Be knowledgeable and ensure compliance with Safe Sanctuaries policies
  • Develop middle school and senior high Sunday school classes

 

Nurture and develop the youths’ relationship with Christ, each other, the church and community through spiritual discipleship. 

  • As a role model/mentor, offer support and guidance to individual youth and their families
  • Build relationships with youth through outreach at non-church events
  • Engage in outreach to new potential participants and their families
  • Expand youth ministry and coordinate youth activities among existing church programs

 

Oversee financial management of the youth ministry budget.

  • Prepare the annual budget for youth ministry
  • Maintain accurate records of expenses and ensure budget compliance

 

Applications and questions should be sent to Helen Simon, Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor, at HelenMSimon@gmail.com by December 31, 2012.

 

 

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Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church is a three-campus Parish:

 

  • The main campus at Metropolitan Memorial, on Nebraska Avenue, is a large, vital, urban congregation with members who come from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. It holds two Sunday worship services: a very traditional service with organ and choir and a blended, family-friendly service.
  • Wesley is a dynamic multi-cultural, multi-ethnic congregation on Connecticut Avenue with a jazz ensemble and a vibrant gospel choir.
  • Crossroads at St. Luke’s Mission Center on Wisconsin Avenue attracts primarily young adults interested in worshipping and being in community in a smaller congregational setting. It has a contemporary, emergent service on Sunday night with a band of guitars, keyboards, and drums.

 

We celebrate the diversity of our three campuses and operate as a unified Parish entity in activities across worship, study, service, caring and outreach.  The Parish has a passion for excellence in deep and diverse study of faith issues in worship; for service ministries in our city, our nation and across the world; and in operating homeless shelters at two of our campuses.  Metropolitan is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church - A Multi Campus Parish

Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church is a three-campus Parish:

 

  • The main campus at Metropolitan Memorial, on Nebraska Avenue, is a large, vital, urban congregation with members who come from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. It holds two Sunday worship services: a very traditional service with organ and choir and a blended, family-friendly service.
  • Wesley is a dynamic multi-cultural, multi-ethnic congregation on Connecticut Avenue with a jazz ensemble an More...