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Job Opening: Part-Time Youth Minister

posted on November 28

Job Opening: Part-Time Youth Minister
Where: Advance Memorial UMC                   1007 Bellefonte Road              Flatwoods, KY   41139
(606) 836-5634                                               advancesec@windstream.net
Job Description:  Advance UMC is looking for a part-time youth minister to work approximately 20 hours per week. The main responsibilities are: to provide leadership and supervision as a balanced youth program including fellowship, service, Bible study, outreach and worship is implemented. The youth minister will recruit and train adults to assist in the implementation of an effective youth program; and coordinate all programs and activities for youth in Middle School through High School (except Sunday School). This includes scheduling and notification.
     The main weekly activities are  Sunday evening fun night and the Wednesday evening youth meeting with a lesson. There are also special events like Winter Jam, summer camp, mission opportunities, etc. The youth minister will be in attendance at all youth activities and programs or insure that qualified adult supervision is provided. She/he will actively seek new members and work toward involving all the youth who are in the church, and will take advantage of District and Conference training opportunities, as well as promote and attend District and Conference youth activities.
      The youth minister will develop a relational ministry with youth by visiting in homes, attending school events, and providing pastoral care as needed, with appropriate boundaries and a good grasp of the referral process. She/he will form and lead a Youth Ministry Team of youth and adult volunteers to regularly discuss, guide, and receive feedback about the youth program. They will attend meetings of the Administrative Board, and  Council On Ministries, and give an oral and written report at each meeting. The youth minister will maintain accurate records of receipts and expenses incurred in the performance of the duties and be responsible for spending within the budgetary limits (currently $3800). She/he will communicate all programs and activities throughout the church family, attend worship services at Advance Memorial United Methodist Church, teach a Wesleyan/Arminian theological perspective and teach no doctrine that is in conflict with United Methodist theology.
        We want a youth minister who can work together with parents, youth, and volunteers to create a path of discipleship which will enable youth to graduate from high school with a vibrant, mature walk with Jesus Christ that they can defend and pass on to others. This requires a youth minister who is a vibrant follower of Jesus Christ and has the biblical foundation, communication skills, and relational skills to intentionally grow youth toward this end.
     Compensation and Benefits: The compensation (based on approximately 20 hours per week) will be between $12,500-$14,500 depending upon the experience and abilities of the applicant. This also includes an understanding that special events like a mission trip or Winter Jam will require more than 20 hours per week so some regular weeks will be less than 20 hours. The church staff has a regular calendar of vacation days for national holidays. In addition, the youth minister will get 1 week of paid vacation.
     For a more detailed job description and for information on the church, please visit our Facebook page at Advance Memorial United Methodist Church. To apply for the youth minister position, please send a resume with education, experience, and 3 references to the address above or email it to: advancerev@yahoo.com