General Qualifications: The director of youth ministries should be of fine Christian moral character and present an excellent model of a Christian lifestyle, and possess good organizational, communication, and basic computer skills; be a United Methodist; and, have a college degree with emphasis in Christian education (preferred). The director of youth ministries reports to (1) the associate pastor, and (2) the senior pastor. Responsibilities: · Be an active member of the church leadership team, demonstrating loyalty, commitment to the mission of the First United Methodist Church (UMC) of Ozark, and a professional approach to issues involving teamwork. · Ensure that all youth activities are conducted in compliance with applicable church policies and regulations, including the Safe Sanctuaries policy. · Plan and implement programs and activities for the youth of the church (grades 6-12), which reflect a balanced approach to and concern for each of the following goals: · To promote spiritual growth reflected by the Wesleyan Theology; · To provide fellowship; · To increase Biblical knowledge and understanding; · To provide support for community activities in which youth are involved; · To provide good, clean fun, and · To help discern and meet needs of youth living in our community; · To be an advocate for the concerns and needs of youth with: · Parents and families of youth · Administrative Board, COM, and other working bodies within the church · The church family in general · Develop an annual budget for the youth program, and keep expenditures within approved budget. · When appropriate, visit in the youth’s homes and school; attend athletic and community activities in which youth are involved to the extent possible, given other responsibilities. Comply with the AWFC Safe Sanctuaries policy while performing these specific duties. · Whenever possible, participate in all trips and retreats as staff person in charge. When unable to participate, coordinate for adult support well in advance of the trip/retreat. · In cooperation with the associate pastor, appoint and provide leadership and staff support to a Youth Council, working with adult volunteers to: · Train youth as leaders; · Recruit parental support and involvement; · Provide orientation and training for adult volunteers; · Encourage participation in district and conference events; · Encourage cooperation with other youth in community events, and · Organize snack suppers, programs, and retreats. · Teach and lead in Bible studies and worship, both with youth and in cooperation with the church staff in various areas of ministry as needed. · Publicize youth activities in the church newsletter/bulletin, local newspapers, and other media as appropriate. · Build relations with and support from adult practicing members who attend the 8:30, 9:00, and 11:00 a.m. services by periodic attendance at these services. · Participate in regular meetings of church staff. · Accountable to associate pastor for weekly work schedule.
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Address: 167 E Broad St Ozark AL 36360-0583
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