• Assist in developing and implementing a long-range vision and plan for the Children and Youth Ministries
    • Assist in recruiting, training, directing and meeting regularly with volunteers to augment the Children’s and Youth Ministries
    • Facilitate Youth Sunday School Programs. This includes programming, curriculum planning, instruction and periodically leading worship.
    • Participate on the Council of Ministries and attend their scheduled meetings when requested.
    • Attend District and United Methodist-sponsored leadership events when appropriate or requested.
    • Assist in the planning and preparation of quarterly Children and Youth led worship services, including writing the order of service and periodically leading worship.
    • Facilitate communications with parents and other church leaders that interface with the children and youth to include a monthly calendar of events and education topics
    • Seek input from youth and parents and include them in the planning of events and activities.
    • Benchmark other Youth Ministries for best practices.
    • Improve the Youth Ministry participation in District sponsored events where appropriate.
    • Ensure the Youth are involved in stewardship and evangelism, including regularly scheduled outreach activities and participation with other youth groups.
    • Provide or arrange counseling services to youth and parents as required or requested.
    • Plan special programs on key holidays to involve entire children/youth ministry.
    • Plan and execute 6-8 week Confirmation Class with ceremony at conclusion.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Ability to structure & teach biblically based curriculum for Children & Youth church
    • Knowledge of & practices the ethical standards of the United Methodist Church
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to recruit & train volunteers & work positively with youth and adults.
    • Ability to work in a team environment, and interface with diverse groups.
    • Strong oral, written, visual media presentation skills
    • Ability to operate standard office equipment & software, i.e. computer, Office Suite
    • Ability to lift 25 pounds

    EXPERIENCE:

    • Training, knowledge and experience in the area of child/youth development
    • Experience operating in a fiscally constrained environment with ability to optimize resources and talent
    • High School Diploma, required. BS degree preferred, not required
    • Valid Motor Vehicle License, required; Valid Texas Driver’s License, preferred
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