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Director of Jr High Ministries

Calvary United Methodist Church
Normal, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/09/2018
Categories: Children's Pastor - Church Staff - Family Pastor - Other - Young Adult Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Director of Jr High Ministries


Purpose of Position:

This position will further the vision and mission of Calvary United Methodist Church through students and families. As a member of Calvary’s Family Ministry Team, the Director of Jr High Ministries is responsible for encouraging and equipping jr high students and families to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. This position will provide leadership, guidance, vision and inspiration to students, volunteers, staff and families.  


Job Responsibilities:

I.  Vision

  • Promote and communicate vision to students, families, leaders, and the church

  • Align programming and ministry to church mission and vision

II. General Responsibilities

  • Share God’s Word with students, partnering with them on their spiritual journey

  • Minister to students and families by caring for and about them with the love of Christ

  • Provide a safe and relevant environment for students

  • Provide resources and tools to equip parents and guardians to be spiritual leaders

  • Build and maintain open communication with students and families

III. Programming and Curriculum

  • Oversee programming and ministries for junior high students

  • Evaluate, choose and oversee preparation of curriculum and supplies

  • Collaborate with Family Ministry Team and other staff to develop transitions and intergenerational programs

IV.  Leaders and Volunteers

  • Work with Director of Sr High Ministry to identify, recruit, and connect leaders

  • Effectively train, equip, and communicate with leaders

  • Conduct leader training and background checks and ensure utilization of Calvary’s Child Protection Policy

  • Build relationships, maintain open communication, and foster the spiritual growth of leaders

V. Administrative

  • Oversee communication to Jr High students and parents

  • Create and effectively manage Jr High Ministries budget

  • Manage student rosters, event calendaring and forms using church software

  • Maintain Jr High section of the website

VI.  Professional Growth

  • Stay informed about current best-practices in Student and Family Ministries

  • Network with a community of Student and Family Ministry leaders


Personal Characteristics:

  • A committed and personal relationship with Jesus Christ

  • Continuous personal spiritual development through Bible reading, prayer, worship attendance, good stewardship, service to others and participation in a Christian community

  • Endorses and supports the mission and vision of Calvary United Methodist Church

  • A desire to mentor and equip students and families in their faith journey

  • Exercises discernment and wise judgment

  • Exhibits strong leadership, communication and organizational skills

  • Displays creativity and high energy necessary to work with youth

  • Demonstrates strong team, collaborative, and relational skills

  • Background in family, student or children’s ministry, education or related field

  • Maintains confidentiality