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Christ Church

RACINE, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted:
Christian Education - Family Pastor - Youth Pastor
United Methodist
Church Size:
151 to 250
Job Type:
Christ Church
Job Description:

Our current staff member in this position has helped to reorganize and build the family/youth ministry over the last 2 years using “Orange” curriculum, a “Drive Faith Home” resource center, and a philosophy of intergenerational ministry.  With his family moving out of state for his wife’s Master’s program we are praying for the next person to join the staff to continue casting vision, equipping parents, and leading/working with adult volunteers to help the church form youth as disciples who will, in turn, impact their friends and families.  The new staff member would have a foundation to build upon, renovated and dedicated youth ministry space, and the opportunity to not only minister among existing families, but help Christ Church grow in reaching many more for Jesus.



The children/youth ministry currently averages 50-60 students who weekly gather in large groups/small groups on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings along with special events throughout the year.  This is a growing program that draws from several schools and needs a mature, creative leader.  The Director/Minister of Youth and Family Ministry will take direct leadership of the Jr./High school youth groups; organizing events for outreach, discipleship, fellowship, and youth participation in church wide activities; help recruit and train adult leaders; oversee the Children's ministry by coordinating and resourcing the elementary youth group (Kids Club) leaders, the Sunday school teachers supported by the Family Ministry Team.  In addition the Director/Minister of Youth and Family Ministry will work to resource parents and coordinate with other ministry teams to provide for family ministries including seasonal events and a monthly parent’s night out program.   As part of the leadership team you will be expected to offer input to the visioning and goal setting of the congregation.


Other responsibilities include administrating the youth ministry; budgeting; creating communication materials, and engaging youth and families in the community.  While some time in the office and staff meetings is expected, time out of the office in the community doing ministry with youth and families is expected as well.  A general church administrative assistant is available for support.  A complete job description is available for interested candidates. 


-A personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

-Supportive of Christ Church’s mission, vision, and direction.
-Experience and education/training in youth ministry and or theology.

-Understanding that you work for God, under direction of the lead Pastor.

-A high level of passion, energy, creativity, flexibility, and organization.

-Teachable and willing to take part in continuing education, able to use computer and social media.

-The ability to work in a team and lead a team of others, ability to take initiative to guide own work,

-Willing to take risks and learn from disappointments, communication and relational skills, common sense,

-Able to work Full-Time: 40 hours/week (nights and weekends at times with time off to compensate).

-Ability to manage time and set one’s own schedule well.

-Practice self-care to stay healthy spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

-Values consistent with Biblical United Methodist Theology


Compensation/Support Package:

-Salary based on experience, education, and skills.

-Housing in the form of a parsonage with utilities paid.

-Paid Vacation.
-Office space and a ministry budget with professional accounts and continued education.

-Child care at a certified care center on site may be offered as additional compensation (ages 6 weeks- 6 years old).
-Funds to assist in moving will also be available.

-Raises and or bonus available upon yearly review.



To apply please send your resume and questions to Rev. George Kafer at geojkafer@wisconsinumc.org




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Christ Church

Racine is the fifth largest city in Wisconsin, located on the shores of Lake Michigan only a short drive (30 min.) from downtown Milwaukee and an hour from downtown Chicago. There are elementary, middle, and high schools near the church building which is located in the newest and growing part of the city in an area surrounded by families. The Pastor (as of July 2013) Rev. George Kafer, has been appointed to help this mid-size church continue to form disciples of Jesus in the 21 century, engage the community more, and reach a More...