Website Orange United Methodist Church
Director of Youth Ministry, Orange United Methodist Church
Chapel Hill, NC
Purpose: Director of Youth Ministry serves the church by visioning, developing, coordinating, administering, and implementing an effective and comprehensive ministry to youth, grades 6-12, and providing leadership to and supervision of ministry volunteers.
Vision/Mission of Orange UMC: The vision of Orange United Methodist Church is to be a church that helps people find their place in God’s story. Our mission is to be a home that intentionally welcomes, nurtures, equips, and sends all people so that they can find their place in God’s family, their community, and the world.
Statement on Inclusivity: Orange UMC believes all people are beloved children of God. We are committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, gender identity, or expression. OUMC is fully devoted to inclusiveness in order to offer community and opportunities for spiritual growth to all people while complying with all Federal and North Carolina State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
Visioning youth ministry in coordination with the overall ministry of the church and communicating the vision to the church and youth team leadership and volunteers. Teach, lead, and train youth ministry team members to be models of discipleship.
Supervise the youth ministry in the following capacities:
- Spiritual development
- Affirmation of youth
- Support of families of youth
Prepare the annual budget for the youth ministry. Submit receipts in a timely manner and comply with all financial policies and protocols communicated by the financial secretary and finance committee.
Oversee the planning of youth ministry for regular & special activities, such as:
- Weekly midweek meetup and weekly youth group
- Annual events: Christmas party, Friendsgiving, Halloween party, Superbowl party, and other events
- Youth Service trips
- Youth Sunday
- Youth outreach in local community
- Coordinating Youth Council
Work with programming and pastoral staff to have a comprehensive vision for how the youth are integrated into the larger church.
Develop and implement programs to effectively transition youth from one developmental stage to the next (middle school to high school, adolescence to young adulthood).
Work with youth ministry team leaders in recruiting and training volunteer leaders in youth ministry.
Plan training events for youth team leaders.
Counsel youth and parents who need guidance.
Be present at and assist as needed in worship.
Organize and lead confirmation classes and/or retreats. Train and supervise confirmation class volunteers and mentors.
Establish goals and objectives that reflect the youth ministry vision by prioritizing related ministries, managing the use of facilities, planning an appropriate budget, delegating tasks, and evaluating progress regularly.
Work closely with Children’s Ministry leadership to coordinate students’ transition from Children’s Ministry to Youth Ministry.
Work with appropriate church committees, officers, and leaders in carrying out the youth ministry of the church.
Attend staff meetings and retreats, as able.
Attend Church Council meetings as a resource and for informational purposes, as able.
Represent the church by serving on appropriate committees within the church, the denomination, and within the community, as able.
Cooperate with the Pastors by performing other duties when asked.
Oversee and implement Safe Sanctuaries policy for internal and external events, volunteers, and groups.
Communicate effectively with church staff regarding scheduling events. Keep the youth section of the website updated. Utilize the church’s social media platforms to promote youth events.
Attend extracurricular activities (as appropriate) of the youth, such as games, concerts, or plays.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Must have experience working with youth and youth families in a ministry setting.
- Articulate a strong call to serve youth and a biblical foundation of discipleship.
- Familiarity with Wesleyan/United Methodist theology preferred.
Possess strong interpersonal, relationship-building skills to work with youth, parents, staff, and church members.
Experience teaching and facilitating small groups.
Ability to clearly communicate, especially around theological topics in line with United Methodist theology.
Positive, energetic, and optimistic about the ministry of the church, especially youth.
Able to lead the youth in high-energy activities.
This position is 15-20 hours per week with hours to be decided based upon the needs of the youth, pastor and other church staff.
Circumstances may require you to travel for events, work evenings, and/or weekends.
The OUMC Handbook will define all other conditions for employment.
This position will require occasional bending/squatting/pushing/pulling/lifting/walking.
Help coordinate transportation of youth to/from events.
- Annual Salary: $20,000-$25,000 based upon experience
- 15 day annual leave (vacation) accrued on a monthly basis (1.25/mo.)
Desired Start Date: January 1, 2024
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