Director of Youth Ministries
Open Table United Methodist Church
Open Table United Methodist Church Raleigh, NC www.opentableumc.org Director of Youth Ministries Full Time $40,000/year Open Table UMC, a progressive, diverse, and LGBTQ+ affirming church in downtown Raleigh, has an immediate opening for a full-time director of youth ministries. While there is a small youth ministry in place, this person will essentially be creating a ministry from the ground up. We believe that our church is strategically positioned to create a ministry for teens that reflects our values to disciple teens in a progressive faith, create a culturally diverse ministry, mobilize teens for the ministry of justice, and create a space for LGBTQ+ students to be embraced and empowered. This position includes both Jr & Sr high ministries. This person would also be a key leader in helping to further the church’s missional efforts to engage with and advocate for at-risk teenagers in the city. The job description will include, but is not limited to: • Engaging students in and out of the church setting • Creating a regular weekly meeting • Integrate the teens into the overall life of the church (mission, service, presence, visibility) • Lead the youth ministry into justice ministries in the city • Regularly engage parents of teens • Create and successfully manage a group of adult volunteers and interns • Participate in UMC events and retreats with the teens • Create and lead a robust confirmation program • Help to lay a foundation of faith and justice engagement that the teens will take with them into adulthood • Attend UMC conference related events as necessary • Join the preaching rotation of the church This is a great opportunity for a progressive, creative, affirming, and justice focused leader whose calling is clearly to help teenagers build a faith that is engaged in our world. As such, previous experience in youth ministry (non-profit or church based) is necessary and a college degree is preferred. Experience in the UMC is also preferred but not necessary. Persons of color are strongly recommended to apply. To apply send a cover letter and email to: info@opentableumc.org This position will remain open until filled. Unfortunately, no benefits are offered at this time.
Posting Dates: 
01/23/2020 to 02/17/2020
Job Type: 
Full time
Job Category: 
Church, Ministry
Contact Name: 
Jason Butler
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