Youth and Young Adult Director

Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Organization: Main Street United Methodist Church

Location: Greenwood

City: Greenwood

Website: View Website

Job Type: Full Time

Requirements:

Qualifications and Aptitudes:
 Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides
the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
 Youth Ministry Experience
 Demonstrates spiritual maturity and engages in biblical reflection.
 Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate and implement a youth
ministry within the parameters of the United Methodist Church.
 Demonstrates leadership skills which include active listening, conflict resolution, creating an
atmosphere of trust and connectivity, an ability to work well with others, ability to delegate responsibly
and follow-up to complete tasks, an ability to assess successes and failures, and an ability to identify
opportunities for growth.
 Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, computer and social media skills.
 Must be self-motivated and possess a proven ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals,
and volunteers.

Job Description:

The Youth Minister will promote and facilitate a holistic ministry for young people ages 6th-12th grades to make
disciples of Jesus Christ. These categories are further divided into ages 12-18 and 18-25. This person shall
advocate and provide support for the youth and young adult ministry to engage participation and to assist
youth to grow in faith.
Responsibilities and Duties:
 The primary task is to:
 Love youth and relate to where they are
 Encourage and nurture youth while providing opportunities to develop their relationship with
God.
 Challenge youth to respond to God’s call and to serve in their communities and the world.
 Organize, plan, supervise and evaluate a comprehensive youth ministry to include:
 Approve and engage youth with curriculum choices and teach 11-18 Sunday School with the aid
of other adults. Coordinate Sunday for 18-25 age group.
 Plan UMYF (Elevate) program for Sunday and Wednesday evenings
 Work with Senior Pastor to develop and conduct Confirmation Classes
 Plan and supervise service projects and retreats
 Plan and supervise mission trips
 Build and maintain a strong relational connection with youth, including attending school
performances, extracurricular and performance events in which our youth participate
 Maintain regularly scheduled meetings with the Youth Council
 Work cooperatively with other ministries of the church
 Promote youth activities through various methods of communication
 Maintain accurate youth ministry data base
 Maintain clear and consistent communication with youth and parents of youth
 Compile and present annual budget; fundraising to supplement budget if needed

Schedule:
Contact Name:
Debbie Tharpe
Contact Phone Number: 864 229 7551
Application Process:
Submit a resume and a 2-4 minute (maximum) video statement of your vision and philosophy of youth ministry
along with at least three reference names and contact information to:
Debbie Tharpe, Administrative Assistant – debbie.tharpe@msumc1.org
CC: Myra Greene, Staff Parish Relations Chair – myra.greene851@gmail.com
Employer Address:

211 N. Main Street
Greenwood, SC 29646
United States