First United Methodist Church

Associate Director of Student Ministries

First United Methodist Church
Georgetown, Texas, United States


Date Posted: 01/27/2018
Categories: Christian Education - Family Pastor - Small Group Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Role Summary: The Associate Director of Student Discipleship will provide leadership for junior high (7th and 8th grade students) ministries of First UMC in alignment with our purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Associate Director of Student Discipleship works in collaboration with and under the direction of the Director of Student Discipleship. Together, this team is primarily responsible for building relationship with and among our students and their families and providing ministries and missional experiences to develop, support, and nurture their lifelong relationship with God as followers of Christ.

 

We are seeking someone with a passion for engaging junior high students and their families into a meaningful, lasting relationship with God. We desire someone with the ability to connect with junior high students and provide them with a safe environment for exploring, questioning, and deepening their faith. We are especially interested in identifying creative and innovative ministries to meet the busy, often hectic, lifestyles of students and their families.

 

Ministry Environment: The Associate Director of Student Discipleship serves on our Discipleship Team, a collaborative team of staff ministry leaders focused on working in partnership to make disciples of Jesus Christ in a changed and changing world. We seek to create synergies across our ministries, when possible, and are intentional about supporting one another through comradery and prayer. We are unapologetically Wesleyan in our beliefs and strive to live out of a servant spirit, reliant upon God’s grace.

 

Learn more about our congregation at http://www.fumcgt.org/

 

Qualifications: Ideally, the Associate Director of Student Discipleship will have at least two+ years of experience working with adolescent/teenage students as well as an undergraduate degree. We require this person to embody a deep commitment to Christ and possess the following skills:

  • Proven ability to develop quality relationships and establish appropriate boundaries
  • Fun, positive attitude, enthusiastic spirit, and a willingness to play
  • Ability to engage students theologically and facilitate meaningful dialogue individually as well as in both small and large group settings
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Gifted at identifying, training, and empowering volunteer teams
  • Outstanding leadership, administrative, and organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Proficiency in managing multiple priorities with flexibility
  • Effective communication skills
  • Dependable, responsible, and punctual

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Please submit resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Kenny Bray (kenny@fumcgt.org).

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