Youth Pastor/Middle School
Highland Park United Methodist Church

This full-time position is responsible for helping lead youth into a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.  You'll work on a team with other youth staff, focusing primarily on 7th and 8th grade ministry.  Cast vision for the Middle School Ministry, deliver large group messages, lead small group Bible studies, manage a large team of volunteers, be highly relational, and support the entire youth ministry and church with its mission, vision, and strategy.

The Middle School Youth Pastor must thrive in a fast-paced, highly relational, creative environment with tight deadlines and busy schedules.

As with all HPUMC positions, this person is expected to embody the mission of HPUMC each and every day: to help people become deeply devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  You will also be expected to demonstrate the values of HPUMC, which include: (1) being God led, (2) caring for one another, (3) being respectful of our heritage and (4) being focused on our future.

We provide competitive pay, full benefit package, and a fun and supportive workplace!

We require a committed Christian who feels called to Youth Ministry and is comfortable working in a United Methodist Church environment, with the following qualifications:

  Education & Experience:

    - Undergraduate degree required; post-grad education a plus
    - 3+ years in Youth Ministry or related field
    - Experience in large church ministry
    - Experience in delivering powerful biblical messages to youth regularly
    - Good computer skills: email, Internet, other applications

  Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    - Demonstrates enthusiasm and positive attitude
    - High degree of initiative and accountability
    - Ability to manage and motivate volunteers
    - Strong interpersonal, communication and organization skills

Working Hours:  Due to the nature of youth ministry, early mornings, late nights, weekends, and week-long out-of-town events are common.  Office hours will be determined with these factors in mind.

TO APPLY, please email all of the following to jobs@hpumc.org, specifying MS Pastor in subject line:

1. Resume & cover letter/email
2. Video (link or DVD) of a recent teaching
3. Statement of your philosophy of ministry and your call to ministry
4. Your religious/church affiliation
5. Your pay requirement

No calls, please.

Posting Dates: 
01/01/2014 to 02/28/2014
Job Type: 
Full time
Job Category: 
Church, Ministry
Contact Name: 
Becky Hancock
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