Youth (Senior and Junior High) Director
Time: Full Time Exempt
Church Size: 750
Youth Program Size (Current): 10-15 Weds Night, >30 opportunity
Montgomery United Methodist Church is looking for an energetic, fun, experienced, committed and spiritually mature self-starter to lead and grow a youth ministry, Ignition, for our community (Lake Conroe Area). This position reports to the Senior Pastor and works independently to engage & motivate youth as well as intergenerational volunteers to support goals and objectives of Ignition.
The Youth Director must have a desire to grow the youth program from the current level, and recruit youth and new families to begin or continue their faith development. Montgomery is a growing community. MUMC wishes to engage and equip youth and parents through our programs to join us in our Mission to “Grow in Christ and Share his Love”.
We are seeking a leader who has experience in growing and developing church ministries, preferably youth ministries. We prefer a person who has completed or who is in the process of obtaining a theology or divinity degree and has a calling to witness and provide spiritual guidance to youth in our community. This person needs to be comfortable attending community and school activities. A key aspect of this leader is to support young people in their faith journey while being a spiritual guide.
Responsibilities in this Role will include:
Strategy, planning and administration
Volunteer Recruitment & Motivation
Discipleship and Spiritual Development
Programming and Event Planning
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord as well as a strong
desire to serve within the Church and sense of calling to the youth ministry
Have a strong faith and an understanding of the Bible and consistent with the vision and
mission of our congregation
Have an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of excitement about developing current successful programs and creating new ones
Possess a pastoral sensitivity to the diverse needs of members, community and staff
Ability to identify, recruit and equip volunteer leaders to assist in Youth programs
Ability to work with youth and young adults
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Able to plan, organize, lead and guide complex projects and spontaneous youth activities
Possess competence in basic lay counseling and listening skills appropriate for youth ministry
Ability to work cooperatively with others (staff, church and community members), to maintain a positive outlook and disposition and flexibility in solving problems
Ability to protect the reputation and integrity of others through confidentiality of information
Ability to use social media as a communication and outreach tool for student ministry
Undergraduate degree preferred, completion of college-level or higher course work in Christian education and/or Youth Ministry
More than 5 years of proven experience as a leader in youth development, along with proven experience working with adults in a diverse, intergenerational community
Pass a Background Investigation and possess a valid Driver’s License.
No medical benefits are available for this position.
Contact Tracy Hammond
To apply for this job opening, please first post your resume.
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Montgomery United Methodist Church
Montgomery United Methodist Church is a missions-minded congregation striving to fulfill the Great Commandment to love God, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We affirm that all believers are called to be ministers through God’s abundant grace and love. As a church, we are committed to helping each believer find his or her place of service in the Kingdom of God. More...