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United Methodist Church of Anacortes

Director of Youth and Children Ministry/Casual Worship Music Leader

United Methodist Church of Anacortes
Anacortes, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 05/14/2009
Categories: Combo Positions
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
Job Description – Director of Youth and Children Ministry/
Casual Worship Music Coordinator (combined position)
United Methodist Church of Anacortes
• To address the concerns and conditions of the youth and children in our community and church so they may grow in their understanding of themselves and of the Christian faith
• In consultation with the Worship Committee and pastor, design, coordinate, and provide leadership for the Casual Worship Service each Sunday and on select additional worship services throughout the year
Desired Qualifications:
• A strong sense of Christian devotion and faith that recognizes a call from God to work with youth, children, and their families.
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills attuned to youth, children, and their families.
• Highly capable instrumental and vocal skills for worship environment in a variety of worship styles, demonstrating ability to train and direct children and youth in hand bell accompaniment
• Committed to the ministries, theological and doctrinal standards, and Social Principles of the United Methodist Church
• Skilled in researching issues, programs, and activities for children and youth
• Possess a valid Washington State driver's license.
• A minimum of 21 years of age.
Duties/ Responsibilities:
• Maintain a personal program of spiritual and personal growth and renewal
• Develop relationships with children and youth through listening, encouragement, and counseling in their faith development and life journeys.
• Recruit, rehearse, and coordinate Worship Team members for Casual Worship Services
• Propose music for the Casual Worship Services; provide vocal and instrumental leadership for these services
• Plan and lead the middle school youth fellowship program, consistent with our Youth and Children Safe Church Policy, with intent to add a grade 4-6 and high school program in the future,.
• Welcome visiting families and youth, inviting their participation in the Youth and Children ministry
• Attend and participate in Youth and Family Ministry Committee, as well as Worship Committee meetings as scheduled
• Manage related budgets and spending, in coordination with the Pastor, the Youth and Family Ministry Committee, and the Worship Committee, as appropriate.
• The Pastor will be the primary supervisor.
• The Staff Parish Relations Committee is responsible for hiring and evaluating, in cooperation with the Pastor.
Hours and Pay:
• Initially, it is estimated that this position requires 15-20 hours per week
• Hours spent will be documented and reported monthly to the Youth and Family Ministry Committee.
• Salary will be $1500 per month
• Contribution to United Methodist Pension Plan is negotiable

The Youth and Family Ministry Committee will consist of the Youth and Children Ministry Coordinator, the Sunday School teachers, the Pastor, and other volunteers. Meetings will be determined by the Committee members.

Rev. 5/2009