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Youth Ministries Coordinator

Purpose

To provide coordination of programs and ministries primarily serving families with youth and provide oversight of their faith education and spiritual development process.

Accountability

Accountable to the Pastor/Head of Staff and the Staff-Parish Committee

Administration & Programming Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight of program communication: calendars, weekly press, email and web advertisement, banners, flyers, brochures, and monthly newsletter
  • Coordinate age-specific events and programming for youth and families in conjunction with Senior Pastor and committees
  • Oversees the organization of a schedule of activities and maintain a three month advance schedule of all activities and programs in ministry areas
  • Implement Safe Sanctuary policies throughout youth programs, ensuring that volunteers are properly screened and that youth are provided safe, supervised programs, events, and space
  • Keep the pastor and other appropriate leaders and volunteers informed of ministry programs and timelines

Formation, Education, & Discipleship Responsibilities

  • Give primary oversight to the vision, process, and implementation of faith formation for youth, including coordinating of weekly and periodic programming
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Pastor in coordinating programs and education for parents and youth.
  • Recruit and resource educational leaders (i.e. parents, youth volunteers)
  • Oversee, in conjunction with ministry staff, the selection of teaching materials and curricula
  • Work collaboratively with area youth ministries, partner churches, to create opportunities for fellowship, service, and formation
  • Provide creative opportunities for families and students to develop relationship with one another and for mentoring relationships to take place
  • Oversee the development of intergenerational opportunities for learning, serving, and worshipping

Qualifications

Education and Experience: (1) a strong love for Jesus Christ and the church, (2) a demonstrated ability to work as a member of a ministry team; and (3) a degree relating to the ministry area—such as ministry/divinity, education, psychology, etc. with training and experience relevant to planning, preparing, and coordinating volunteers and programs

Skills

  • Ability to relate well with people.
  • Ability to manage ministries relating to youth, and their families
  • Ability to work as a member of a professional team in ministry.
  • Ability to administrate and organize a variety of Christian education and faith development activities
  • Ability to be self-motivated and self-managed for daily and weekly tasks

Job Classification

10 hours a week

Contact Rev. Norval Brown at pastor@christumcdeerfield.org to appy.

City: 
Deerfield
State: 
Illinois
Employer: 
Christ United Methodist Church
Job Type: 
Part-Time
Job Category: 
Youth Ministry
Denomination: 
United Methodist Church (UMC)