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First United Methodist Church

Student Ministries Director

First United Methodist Church
Kearney, Missouri, United States

Date Posted: 01/06/2015
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Title: Student Ministries Director

Position: Full Time

Reporting to: Senior Pastor




Provide leadership and direct oversight  to all student ministry programs (grade 6-12) of First United Methodist Church, including mission work, worship services, discipleship opportunities, camping experiences, and retreats.


Key Responsibilities:


Teaching and Vision

  • Creatively communicate the Gospel to students, with an emphasis on depth and biblical teaching.

  • Create biblically based messages and studies that engage students and drive them toward a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Percent of time: 30%


Relationships and Networking

  • Develop meaningful pastoral relationships with students and families of First United Methodist Church.

  • Develop and implement strategies to reach unchurched students and their families.

  • Willingness and ability to engage students where they are, such as sporting events, school functions, lunches, etc.

Percent of time: 30%


Leadership Development

  • Work with other ministry leaders to creatively involve students in ministries throughout the church.

  • Identify, recruit, and empower leaders within the church to serve in student ministry in meaningful ways.

  • Participate in continuing education events in order to stay current on student ministry thinking and practice.

Percent of time: 20%


Administration and Communication

  • Provide clear communication with parents, staff, and the broader church about the Student Ministry.

  • Coordinate the student ministry with the various administrative needs of the church.

Percent of time: 20%


  • A dynamic personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Bible and a commitment to Wesleyan theology.

  • Experience witnessing to unchurched people about Christ’s love.

  • A self-starter, create new ministries, committed to excellence, experience recruiting, training, and empowering volunteers for ministry.

  • Exceptional relational skills.

  • Compelling communicator, particularly in teaching and preaching the Bible. Preferred experience in speaking to large groups.

  • Degree in ministry or over 3 years relevant experience preferred.


Key Attributes:

  • Passion for Jesus

  • Relational, especially compelling communicator

  • Evangelistic

  • Biblically literate

  • High standards

  • Understanding of youth culture


    About our church: 

    First Uniteds Methodist Church of Kearney, Missouri is a growing church looking for a dynamic leader to help us continue to make disciples in our mission field. We are a multiple generational generation with many people throughout the generations. Our church has doubled in worship attendance in the last decade and enjoys a large worship attendance, healthy resources, and a great facility. 


    About our city: 

    Kearney, Missouri is located just 20 minutes north of downtown Kansas City. Kearney enjoys a small town atmosphere within close proximity to a major metro area including professional sporting, worldclass shopping, great restraunts and a nearby lake.