FUMC Waynesville is seeking a hard-working, creative, energetic individual with a passion for youth and the local church to fill the full-time position of Director of Youth Ministries! FUMC Waynesville is a large and growing congregation of 1500 in downtown Waynesville, North Carolina with an active membership and an established, thriving youth group! More than 200 youth are reached across all FUMC youth programs, with an average attendance of 50+ youth during weekly Sunday programming, 80+ through church sponsored school clubs, and more than 100 students through the FUMC After School program. The Youth Director will work alongside a team of 12 Sunday night adult volunteers, 5-8 paid college-aged interns, more than 30 self-initiating youth Sunday school teachers who rotate weekly, and a dedicated team of parents who provide weekly meals for youth events and additional support when needed. The ideal candidate will have experience leading youth programs, and a desire to grow in their abilities as a youth minister in an environment that allows for and invites exploration, creativity, and tinkering.
The Youth Minister should be comfortable connecting with people of all ages, and be willing to step in when something needs to get done. An ability to work with people is essential, and a positive, joyful attitude is expected. Discipleship and humility are key to this position, and the candidate must be a person who is willing to train and equip others to do ministry while serving in a way that always points back to God.
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