McMannen United Methodist Church, located in a diverse community 2 miles west of Duke University’s main campus in Durham, is seeking a full time Director of Youth and Young Adult Outreach and Ministries. McMannen is a historic congregation known for its mission involvement in the local community. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in practicing Wesleyan Christian disciplines, forming new opportunities for relationship building, evangelism, and discipleship with area youth and young adults. This will be an outreach-focused role, using creative events, recreation, small group formation, networking, and community development to build a new generation of Christ followers and connect them to the church.
At the same time, the Director will work to create, improve, and sustain ministries to nurture and challenge those who are already a part of McMannen’s church life. Along the way, the Director will strengthen the entire church by fostering Christ-centered relationships between generations and across diverse interests and backgrounds. Due to the characteristics of youth and young adult schedules, many of the job responsibilities will be conducted during evenings and weekends, with occasional overnight outings.
The Director will join a team of three part-time and two full-time church staff, and as such will be expected to demonstrate exceptional oral and written communication skills, servant leadership, and a true spirit of collaboration with people of all ages. The Director will work with people from diverse cultures and economic backgrounds in outreach, and help to inspire and organize partners in ministry both inside and outside the church family.