Responsibilities: • Lead the Youth Advisory Council in planning, organizing, and coordinating Youth Ministry; • Recruit, equip, and train teachers and volunteers for Youth Ministry; • Coordinate and participate in Sunday evening Youth Ministry programs; • Develop and coordinate special programs for youth including, but not limited to: *An annual summer mission week for youth (i.e., Lake Junaluska Young People in Mission); *An annual weekend spiritual retreat for youth; *Annual programs during Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter; *An annual Back to School event for youth; *Outings such as Conference and District Youth events (Pilgrimage, etc.); *Lock-ins, game/movie nights for youth; *Service projects (highway clean-up, etc.); *Fundraisers (car washes, serving/clean-up for church suppers, etc.) • Provide nurture and recognition during transitional times (graduation, etc.); Qualifications • Spiritual maturity in the Christian faith; • A genuine love and appreciation of youth; • Understanding how to motivate parents and church members to become partners in youth ministry; • A minimum of 2 years combined college and personal experience in Christian ministry with youth; • United Methodist background preferred.