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Wesley Church

Director of Student Ministries

Wesley Church
West Melbourne, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 06/13/2016
Categories: Church Staff - Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Title:  Director of Student Ministries
Reports to:  Senior Pastor
Desirable Candidate:
    •    Agreement with our church’s vision, goals and statement of faith
    •    Prefer at least a Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university (some Bible college or Seminary desired)
    •    Demonstrate at least three years youth ministry experience in a growing youth ministry as either a leader (preferred) or participant
    •    Demonstrate experience managing others
Observable Qualifications:
    •    A strong walk with God through a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
    •    A commitment to being a member of Wesley United Methodist Church
    •    Teachable, with a desire to grow in their faith and abilities
    •    A self starter—highly motivated
    •    Has a passion for youth ministry
    •    Understands youth culture today
    •    Strong verbal and written communication skills
    •    A good role model
    •    Team player with effective relational skills (works well with others)
    •    Participate in regular worship of at least one service a week, as schedule allows
Job Description:

1. Set the vision for the youth ministry in accord with the overall church vision with a plan to carry it out
    - Create a biblically based youth group utilizing: evangelism, discipleship (which includes fellowship, worship, biblical teaching and confirmation), and student leadership
    - Develop a clearly communicated vision and purpose statement and teach it to all volunteers, staff, students and student leaders

2. Develop and lead programs according to the vision and purpose of the youth ministry
    - Create outreach opportunities, activities and events (evangelism)
    - Plan spiritual growth programs, activities and events that include opportunities for students to worship, fellowship and to discover biblical truths and apply them to their lives (discipleship)
    - Plan programs, activities or events, to mentor/coach students who are led spiritually to positions of leadership (student leadership)

3. Recruit and train volunteer leaders to help you with your purpose
    - Every student should know an adult who is praying, caring and investing in their lives
    - Meet regularly with your volunteers and staff
    - Build into your team with consistent training and equipping
    - Provide annual training events or conferences for your team

4. Build and maintain relationships with kids both churched and unchurched
    - Meet regularly with kids from the youth group
    - Befriend several unchurched kids with no strings attached
    - Seek out opportunities to “hang out” with kids on campus, at sports events, or in the community
    - Plan activities both at the church and in the community

5. Build and maintain quality relationships with parents
    - Clearly share your vision with parents so they understand the purpose of the youth ministry
    - Create avenues of consistent contact with parents (regular e-newsletters, annual parent meetings, etc.)
    - Become aware of the needs of the parents

6. Network with other youth workers in the community
    -  Initiate contact with other youth workers to pray for the community
    - Meet regularly with other youth workers, encouraging each other, sharing ideas and experiences
    - Program or attend area events with other youth ministries annually

7. Set and oversee the youth ministry budget
    - Set a budget that reflects the values in your vision and purpose
    - Be prudent with finances, sticking with the budget you set

8. Involve students in the ministry of the church as a whole, supporting and participating in the church’s vision, worship services, and activities

9. Attend weekly church staff meeting

10. Provide a weekly report to the senior pastor of your goals, accomplishments, prayers and praises to also include information on the number of youth attending each week, as well as visits that are conducted to prospective youth.
We are seeking a committed Christian whose first intention is to deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ. To grow in Christ one will participate in the life of the church, concern themselves with reading scripture, prayer, and alone time with God.  The Director of Student Ministries will display appropriate Christian conduct at all times and in all matters: at home, in ministry, in all relationships and in all places.  They will live justly with mercy and love, supporting Wesley Church by their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.
Compensation: $25,000 - $30,000 (final salary will take into consideration applicant's education and experience)