Director of Youth Ministries Munholland UMC Position: Full-time, Salaried Reports to: Senior Pastor, Dr. Jonathan Beck Summary: The Youth Director has the exciting job of leading the Youth Ministry Team to pursue the Munholland UMC mission of "making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world". We do this by helping youth CONNECT deeply with God and other Christians, GROW intentionally, SERVE joyfully, and LEAD courageously. The Youth Ministry is presently touching 30 youth per week, but has great potential in this vibrant, growing church of 300 attendance that has a regional draw. Emphasis is placed on continuing to develop, nurture and equip teams of volunteers to minister to youth and their families through various small groups, programs, and events. The Youth Director's responsibility is to build and sustain an environment that attracts and disciples youth. Qualifications: " Deeply committed Christian resolved to live and model a godly lifestyle. " Passion to facilitate the spiritual growth of youth. " Flexible, dedicated, dependable, energetic and personally motivated " Capable of effective, relevant communication with youth, families, volunteers and staff " Solid Biblical knowledge consistent with United Methodist theology and practice " Able to oversee, choose, prepare, and provide balanced age-appropriate materials and messages. " Able to provide initial counseling with youth and their parents struggling with life issues. This includes understanding when to refer the family to qualified professionals. Educational Requirements: " Bachelor's degree " Degree or certification in Youth Ministry preferred " Minimum of 3 years of experience in Youth Ministry Essential Duties and Responsibilities " Invite, encourage & equip a volunteer team to effectively minister to youth. " Coordinate with the youth Ministry Team and Program Staff to provide strategic planning and visioning: setting goals & direction, evaluating existing ministries and creating new ones. " Provide a weekly event that exposes youth in all stages of the faith to the joys of life in Christ. " Provide regular opportunities for youth to connect, grow, serve, and lead in the name of Jesus Christ. " Equip youth to make disciples and engage in the transforming work of Christ in our community and world. " Attend Staff meetings to integrate Youth Ministry into the whole of MUMC's ministry. " Other duties as assigned. Send your resume to Dr. Jonathan Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Munholland UMC, 1201 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA 70005. For more information call Dr. Beck at 318-219-6512.