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EUM Church

Director of Student Life

EUM Church
Racine, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted: 03/17/2015
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Evangelical United Methodist Church

Director of Student Life


Time: Full time


Reports to:  Pastor of Family Life






  • Preparing weekly message and learning experience for Merge (weekly gathering)
  • Preparing weekly small group lesson & leader’s guide
  • Teaching within in student leadership, summer Bible study, etc…
  • Teaching at special events such as winter retreats and mission trip




  • Interacting with students outside of regular programs
  • Connecting with students and families on Sunday morning & Wednesday nights
  • Providing pastor care to students and their families (As needed)
  • Meeting with students and families for counseling (As needed)
  • Praying regularly for students and their family




  • Planning special events throughout the year including all retreats, mission trips, special outings, volunteer appreciation, etc…
  • Communicating with volunteer leaders, church staff, parents and students directly
  • Developing a budget for all events and maintaining good stewardship with resources
  • Creating and developing programing ideas in conjunction with Family Life Pastor.
  • Responding to questions via phone, email, Facebook in a timely manner.
  • Sending letters, postcards, etc…to students and their families (as needed)




  • Developing curriculum for small groups
  • Developing teaching series for Merge
  • Creating/Teaching new ministry tools for volunteers as well as training opportunities together



  • Ensuing that the youth ministry is operating within the overall vision of EUM
  • Overseeing the current youth ministry programs of Merge, small groups, Serve teams and student leadership
  • Attending all necessary meetings- staff meetings, ministry board, Dessert Derby, etc.
  • Helping to develop and empower the youth ministry team-  both paid staff and volunteer staff
  • Encouraging and empowering volunteers in their roles through monthly meetings, emails, one-on-one meeting, etc.
  • Recruiting new volunteers to open positions, processing application, background checks, interviewing them and placing them in specific roles with appropriate training.


Qualities and Skills


  • Learner: Someone who will at their core live into this call as a learner.  We are looking for someone who is going to pursue personal and professional growth.
  • Relational: Someone who will pursue personal and healthy relationships with students, leaders and parents as a primary way to build connection, buy-in, and discipleship.
  • Vision for Youth Ministry:  Someone who will come in with a pre-determine vision/philosophy for youth ministry that will be modified as the context demands.
  • Understanding of Youth Culture:  Someone who knows students and youth culture and has skills in connecting/listening to the ever-changing group of students.
  •  Bridge builder:  Someone who can take God’s word/truth and connect it with the lives of students (6th-12th grades)
  • Communicator:  Someone who can communicate clearly, compassionately and concisely with students, leaders and parents.
  • Character:  Someone who has an outstanding character and a high degree of integrity.



  • College Degree (Ministry Related is preferred)
  • 2-3 Years of Youth Ministry Related Experience (In some Capacity)



Please send resumes or further question to Brian Zahasky (