ASBURY FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, a large, vibrant, outreach-oriented, progressive, mainline church located in the heart of Rochester, NY, is seeking a full-time Youth Director.
Building upon a current core group of active youth, the Director will oversee the youth ministry (grades 6-12) of Asbury First United Methodist Church and direct the implementation of its mission to welcome all youth to celebrate a growing relationship with God and each other, while joyfully serving in the example of Christ. This includes equipping adult volunteers and ministering to the parents of the youth as well as assisting in a current renovation plan for the youth ministry. Finally, the Director will work to spiritually prepare youth for the challenges ahead in young adulthood and to nurture in those youth a sense of clear Christian identity as a beloved child of God through an understanding of God-given gifts and talents.
The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker and have strong leadership skills. The Director will be an active member of the church’s leadership team that includes the pastoral staff and other directors. A bachelor’s degree is mandatory with seminary training strongly preferred. Candidates should have experience in youth ministry leadership. He or she will join a team that includes a strong volunteer base, a collegial ministerial staff, and a church committed to supporting sustainable structures of youth ministry.
Interested candidates please send resumes by May 1, 2013 via email.