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Director of Youth Ministry


Chamblee First United Methodist Church - Director of Youth Ministry The Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for providing spiritual oversight, leadership, and inspiration for middle and high school students (6th-12th grade) involved in the programs and ministry at Chamblee FUMC (the Church) as well as the immediate community. The Director of Youth Ministry is committed to creating a loving, caring, and welcoming environment that provides for the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of students as they grow in their faith as followers of Christ. The Director of Youth Ministry operates under the direction of the Senior Pastor. Key Characteristics: 1. Demonstrate Christian love for students and their families and a passionate calling to youth ministry; 2. Possess good interpersonal, communication, organizational, and project management skills; 3. Be physically able to lead high energy events and travel for extended trips, including nights and weekends; 4. Be a charismatic leader able to inspire and encourage youths to participate in youth activities and volunteer for youth service projects; 5. Be an example of personal spiritual habits and disciplines including participation in Sunday worship; 6. Be able to develop and maintain relationships in the Church and the community; and 7. Pursue educational and growth opportunities on a regular basis. Key Responsibilities: 1. Oversee, plan, and implement the Youth Ministry program, including long-term (1-year) and short-term planning, hands-on ministry, and coordination with the Youth Council and church staff; 2. Prepare and lead Sunday School, Sunday evening Youth Group, and Wednesday evening Bible study for middle and high school youth (including the selection and development of curriculum, as needed); 3. Plan and coordinate other youth activities, including retreats, Confirmation, social events, mission/service opportunities, and worship; 4. Create, evaluate, and maintain effective communication channels with youth families, Church staff, and congregation including weekly communications to the youth via Facebook, Instagram, Email, Evite, SignUpGenius, and GroupChat; 5. Train and supervise Youth Ministry volunteers and Youth Council incorporating Safe Sanctuary guidelines and adherence; 6. Ensure that adults are properly insured as drivers and follow Church policies; 7. Develop and manage the Youth Ministry annual budget as approved by the Finance Committee; 8. Work closely with the Confirmation class teachers to plan and transition Confirmands into the youth ministry; 9. Convene monthly Youth Council meetings to plan and produce an updated two-month calendar which will include topics for each of the instructional times and posted online; 10. Prepare for, communicate, and convene regular parent information meetings: 11. Attend Church worship services weekly and encourage youth participation in Sunday worship services; 12. Attend and participate in weekly general staff meetings; 13. Communicate faithfully with the Pastor and staff; 14. Maintain professionalism in all aspects of the position including punctuality at youth events and worship services; and 15. Other duties as needed may be assigned by Senior Pastor. Education, Experience, and Skills Required: 1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline; 2. Minimum of 3 years of experience in a paid or volunteer leadership role in Youth Ministry; 3. Comfortable working in a church setting, prior church work experience and/or familiarity with the United Methodist Church preferred; 4. Clear understanding of what makes an effective youth ministry; 5. Commitment to the Church’s vision, leadership, and congregation; 6. Ability to be self-motivated, innovative, and value a team concept of Christian ministry; 7. Demonstrate strong people, listening, and communication skills with people of all ages and backgrounds; and 8. Portray a positive, friendly, enthusiastic, spirit and a pastoral heart. Role: Part-Time (averaging 30 hours a week)

Contact: Rev. Eric Lee

Address: 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd Atlanta GA 30341

Phone: (770) 457-2525

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Website: https://chambleeumc.org/