Director of Student Ministries


Director of Student Ministries 
Isle of Hope United Methodist Church in Savannah GA. seeks an experienced Director of Student Ministries. Isle of Hope is a beautiful community located on an island only twenty minutes from historic downtown. Isle of Hope United Methodist Church is a mission-oriented church offering both traditional and modern worship services in amazing facilities, with a weekly attendance of 50-75 students. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team dedicated to the spiritual growth of students and families. 
Position Overview:  
To lead a dynamic and welcoming Student Ministry for students in 6th Grade through College, and Young Adulthood (18-25) by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach for students and their families that is guided by our mission statement: “To make disciples of Jesus Christ”. 
Position Responsibilities:

  • The Director of Students, Families, and Young Adults has the responsibility to lead and supervise all programming of education, discipleship, fellowship, and outreach for students 6th Grade through College, and Young Adults to reach and grow disciples.
  • Foster relationships with parents in order to build Christ-centered relationships with students; collaborate with staff to assure a smooth transition with families across the spectrum of our family ministries.
  • Attend the activities of the students (school lunches, athletic events, chapels, individual extracurricular activities and events of all types, and campus activities) to foster relationships with students and their families.
  • Recruit, train, encourage, and equip Student Leadership, Adult Leadership, and Youth Committees.
  • Coordinate and provide spiritual growth opportunities for student worship, Bible studies, and small groups.
  • Oversee Sunday School for grades 6-12, as well as College/Young Adults; including teacher recruitment; selecting and ordering curriculum and resource materials.
  • Lead and oversee the Confirmation process including recruiting and equipping teachers and mentors.
  • Plan and provide leadership for special events throughout the year to include mission experiences, retreats, recognitions, and other events.
  • Develop the budget for ministry in consultation with appropriate staff for approval by the Finance Committee and oversee the approved budget.
  • Coordinate student communications strategy with support from the Communications Coordinator to produce and maintain the newsletter, website, and social media sites.
  • Supervise summer interns assigned to Student Ministry in collaboration with the Associate Pastor.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior demonstrated in daily living and a calling to this ministry. A personal theology which is consistent with UMC/Wesleyan doctrine and in alignment with the vision and mission of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.
  • A passion for ministering to others, particularly students, their families, and young adults with the Gospel of Jesus Christ; ensuring their growth and development into fully devoted followers of Christ who will impact this and future generations.
  • Education: A Bachelorʼs degree and Five years of relevant experience in delivering a successful Student Ministry is desirable.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and demonstrated leadership skills, particularly in building and leading teams of staff and/or volunteers.
  • The spiritual gifts of teaching and equipping, discipleship, discernment, hospitality, spiritual leadership, and administration are highly desirable. Proficient in Microsoft Windows and various applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and/or equivalent McIntosh/Apple software.
  • Proficient with standard office equipment.
  • Proficient or trainable in church specific software: ACS and Facility Scheduler (Church Life).
  • Assure all ministry leaders and volunteers are Safe Sanctuary compliant.
  • Attend Staff and Worship Planning meetings.
Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
If you meet the above requirements and are interested in applying, please forward resume and cover letter by May 31, 2023 to:
or mail to:
Attn: SPR Subcommittee
412 Parkersburg Rd
Savannah GA 31406

Contact: Bill Simmons

Address: Savannah GA 31406

Phone: 9126044713

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