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DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRIES- First United Methodist Church

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COMPENSATION: $19,500 to $23,400 per year depending on experience

WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS: 25 hours per week; must be available to work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays

 

PRIME RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Develops, plans, executes, and grows the middle and high school Youth ministries

· Plans, organizes, and teaches the confirmation program

· Visits and builds relationships with youth and their parents outside of church (at sporting events, school activities, performances, etc.)

· Plans, organizes, and participates with the youth group in mission and outreach projects.

· Works with pastors and other programming staff to develop and grow the Life Long Faith Formation ministries.

· Mobilizes our youth to serve in other areas in the church such as worship, mission, library, and church-wide events.

· Works with Youth Council to get the council to come on board to help the director with youth programs and missions.

· Organizes and participates in events that pertain to youth interest and to bring youth along to these events.

· Prays for our youth and their families, meet with them as needed on a one-on-one basis.

· Works alongside the Director of Children and Family Ministries to develop multigenerational programs, help with First Kids’ Club, and Children’s Sunday School

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Attend the weekly Staff Meeting at 9:30 on Tuesday mornings

· Encourage youth to attend our worship services and participate as Scripture readers at the Modern Worship Service

· Promote and participate in the Youth sponsored events of the Mountain Sky Conference

· Serves as the liaison between the church and youth organizations that meet at First Church such as the Scouts.

· Equips laity for ministry with the youth.

· Establishes and enforces Safe Sanctuary policies.

· Other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

· BS/BA in related field of study (Christian Education, Youth Ministries, Religious Studies, etc.) Professional certification in Youth Ministry in the United Methodist Church or an MA in Christian Education or Youth/Children Ministries is preferred.

· Minimum of three years’ experience in youth ministries in large or medium size churches.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Loves children, youth and is passionate about the ministry.

· Demonstrates enthusiasm and energy when working with children, youth and their families.

· Relational person who enjoys building relationships with others.

· Technical skills in developing and maintaining the youth webpage and social media platforms.

· Proficient in computer programs for documentation, graphics, and publication.

· Open to coaching and learning.

 

Contact:

1005 Stover Street • Fort Collins, CO 80524 • 970-482-2436 • www.fcfumc.net

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