St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
Job Title: Director of Youth and Recreation
Reports To: Executive Pastor
Position Status: Full-Time Employee
Position Summary: The Director of Youth and Recreation develops and implements programs and mission trips for youth in the middle school, high school, and college groups. The position must balance the study of God’s Word, evangelism and service with fellowship and relate Biblical principles to issues young people experience today. The position also organizes recreation events for adults as well as youth. The position requires a self-directed team player who is very organized and able to effectively communicate and motivate youth of all ages and their parents. In addition to the specific responsibilities listed below, the position is expected to work with other members of the church staff to coordinate activities and provide support when necessary.
Oversee the youth ministry of St. Mark’s UMC and direct its mission and vision with a balanced program of activities and discipleship.
Provide leadership and input to the Youth Council in developing and evaluating strategies and goals for promoting Christian growth and developing leadership in St. Mark’s youth.
Encourage and nurture youth and their families in the Wesleyan understanding of Christian faith and living.
Minister to parents of youth to assist parents in nurturing the faith of their children
Plan, implement and coordinate youth mission trips, retreats and various other activities that keep youth and their families involved in their faith and church life
Invite and coordinate youth participation in various s