Director of Children's and Youth Ministries

St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 07/07/2018
Categories: Children's Ministry - Christian Education - Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Oversight, planning and coordination of children’s ministry on Sunday mornings which include Sunday school and worship as well as ministries such as community outreach throughout the week and seasonal events such as Christmas, Easter, and VBS. 

Build a youth ministry program at the Hilton Head campus and assist youth group ministry as needed at the Bluffton Campus.

Partner with ministerial and laity leaders in developing a comprehensive vision for children and youth ministries.  This includes the spiritual educational, physical and emotional growth and engagement of children, youth and families.

Recruit, train and equip leaders who serve in the nursery-12th grade.

Supervise paid nursery staff and provide all needed support and supplies.  Develop a nursery policy, ensure all background searches and safe sanctuary training is up to date.

Recruit, train and resource leaders who serve age group ministry areas.

Connect children, youth and families into the life of the church.

Recruit, welcome, and help introduce children, youth, and families into the life of the church.

Create a way for children and youth to make age level transitions such as entering elementary school, middle school, high school and college.

Ensure all leaders are Safe Sanctuary trained and policies are followed.

Build relationships with children, youth and families.

Manage online presence through social media

Serve as the church liaison to Upward Sports ministry and work to engage families into the life of the church.

Manage ministry area budgets.

Worship alongside children, youth and families.

Qualifications and Experience:

College degree (Bachelors)

Grounded in faith and with basic biblical and theological understanding

High degree of personal integrity

Maintain a high level of confidentiality

Self- motivated

Team player

At least three years of church experience or in related field

A passion for working with youth and their families

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