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St. James UMC

Director of Youth Ministry

St. James UMC
Tampa, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 12/12/2011
Categories: Youth Pastor
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Reports to: Executive Director of Ministries


Status: Full-time

FLAS: Exempt

Job Summary

The Director of Youth Ministries will provide dynamic growth, leadership and oversight to the middle school and high school students of St James UMC and its community. The Director will effectively interact with the students, influential leaders in our community that impact our youth, staff members of St James UMC and the parents of the youth ministry to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Required Functions

Develop ministries that foster students’ growth in five key areas: Fellowship, Worship, Discipleship, Evangelism and Service.
Cultivate an environment that attracts middle school and high school youth to be part of the Body of Christ
Create and communicate an executable vision for the youth ministries
Able to recruit qualified adult volunteers to assist with vision
Devote your personal and professional life to being an example of what it means to follow Jesus Christ and walk in His Grace

Other Responsibilities

Develop networks in the community with the local and middle schools and high schools
Establish partnerships with local Para-church organizations to offer a channel for students to become involved in the local church
Partner with other ministries within St James UMC to form a cohesive ministry unit
Properly create an annual budget and effectively manage expenses to accomplish goals
Continually explore opportunities on how to grow the youth ministry and capture the students’ hearts to pursue a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

Minimum Qualifications

Five years of successful youth ministry experience
Advanced degree in some form of Biblical studies
Understanding of connectional church environment
Ability to pray, teach and play well with others

Physical Requirements

Ability to communicate to large crowds
Ability to participate in athletic activities as required for relationship-building in youth ministries

Core Competencies

Relationship Building