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Bethany United Methodist Church

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted:
12/17/2014
Categories:
Christian Education - Christian Teacher - Church Staff - Discipleship Pastor - Evangelism Pastor - Other - Other Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denomination:
United Methodist
Church Size:
1501 to 2000
Job Type:
Full-Time
Bethany United Methodist Church
Job Description:

 

Bethany is a conservative, evangelical fellowship that the Lord is continuing to bless!  We are  the largest Church in the Northeast Conference and we are growing!!  We are looking for an exciting, dynamic person to lead our Youth into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

 


 

JOB TITLE:    Youth Director, if ordained Youth Pastor               

 

SCHEDULE:    Full-Time (50 hour work week) / Exempt

 

REPORTS TO:    Executive Director

 

JOB RESPONSIBILTY:  To support Bethany Church’s mission to Love, Obey and Proclaim Jesus Christ.  The position accomplishes this through a focus on leadership in youth ministry – bringing the Gospel to students within 6th through 12th grade and Discipling student believers.

 

JOB PURPOSE:  To develop vision with the Lead Pastor for the youth ministry, consistent with plans for the overall church.  Lead the ministry toward that vision progressively.   It acts as part of a Discipleship Team for coordinated Christian education development throughout all demographics and life stages.

 

JOB DUTIES:

           

  1. Organize and lead adult volunteers and peer staff members to carry out weekly Middle High and Senior High Discipleship and Fellowship programs, and Sunday morning education courses.
  2. Conduct weekly Confirmation classes and support students’ progression toward Confirmation, each October through May.
  3. Work within the Church’s overall Discipleship Team to execute cross-functional ministries, utilizing own skills, talents and Spiritual Gifts effectively in complement to other team members.  This includes support of small group activity across all ages, event planning and execution, public relations & communications, volunteer recruitment, participation in goal setting and action planning, and other activity.
  4. On each weekend participate either directly in the worship services or in education classes or a mixture of both.
  5. Regularly work with adults in developing their student ministry leadership skills, as well as, leadership skills among the students themselves.  Seek regular mentoring for own leadership skills.
  6. Other duties and initiatives as requested by the Lead Pastor, and/or Ministry Leadership Team.

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

 

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience with leadership training and practice.  Preferred – seminary training with degree.
  2. Preferred – 4-6+ years active involvement in a Christian youth ministry, and 3-4+ years active leadership in a Christian youth ministry.
  3. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  4. Effective written and oral communication.
  5. Action-orientation and self-starter.
  6. Ability to relate to a wide variety of personalities and styles, while maintaining a positive experience and “customer focus” for the other person.
  7. Excellence in public speaking and group facilitation.
  8. Knowledge of the Scriptures and ability to apply them in teaching and relational settings.
  9. Good recruiter of unpaid servants through relational ministry.
  10. Must approach ministry and others as a servant leader, and be a versatile team player.
  11. Computer proficiency, with Microsoft Office experience

 

 

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER:

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

 

 

 

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About the Church

Bethany United Methodist Church

We are an evangelical congregation, deeply committed to our individual faith and to one another. We strive to pursue God-glorifying worship, faithful teaching of the Bible, and loving witness and outreach to our community and the world.

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