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Director of Next Generations Ministry Job Description

Faith United Methodist Church

Supervisor—Senior Pastor & Staff Parish

 

Mission & Vision of Faith United Methodist Church

The Director of Next Generations is expected to work toward the vision of the global United Methodist Church, “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” In addition, Faith United Methodist envisions itself participating in that mission by “becoming like the Good Shepherd to children and families.”

The Next Generations Ministry has a unique role in this mission and vision and has therefore crafted the following mission statement to guide its work among the students of our community. “Build young disciples for Jesus Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to children and youth ministry while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.”

 

Main responsibilities for Director of Next Generations Ministry:

NOTE: This will be a new position for Faith UMC and will combine both Youth and Children’s ministry. This role will be adapted to the right candidate’s talents.

 

General Responsibilities

 

Communicate with parents and students weekly to keep them up to date on activities, events and opportunities
Maintain a weekly email with news and updates
Regularly update social media sites and utilize group texting
Maintain relationships with the parents and guardians of students within the ministry
Keep records of student participation and manage student ministry budget and funds
Bring leadership and guide the work of the Youth Council and Kid’s Council
Create agendas and run monthly meetings as necessary
Find and invite parents and students to participate on the Youth Council and Kid’s Council for a suggestion rotation of 3 years
Develop and implement fundraising campaigns for mission trips as well as special activities
Work with the Youth treasurer to maintain a healthy balance of the Youth Council checking and Youth Mission savings accounts
Develop and monitor annual children’s ministries budget
Serve on committees as designated by the Governing Council
Invite students to participate in the life and ministry of Faith United Methodist Church by being involved in programs, events and mission opportunities.

 

Youth Ministry

Set overall vision for the Youth Ministry and carry it out
Teach students the mission and vision, creating opportunities to discuss implementation
Share vision with volunteers and leaders, implement any training required to implement
Develop and maintain ministry through programs and events
Plan or map of Spiritual Growth for the year, this would include topics, core truths, and Biblical concepts as well as spiritual practices for students to learn and participate in.
Using the map as a guide, Director of Next Generations Ministry shall find or develop curriculum, studies, worship events and mission opportunities to incorporate into weekly meetings.
Include events and programs that focus on team building, fellowship and community to build relationships between the director and students as well as the students to one another.
Plan and provide leadership for all weekly events including Sunday school, Youth Group and Bible Study.
Create and plan large-scale events for students to experience short-term, age group, Christian community
Plan and bring leadership to the biennial summer mission trip. (Rotating between domestic and international).
Plan and execute Sr. High camp for incoming 9th-graduates, partnering with That Thing through Impact 2818.
Be the point person for all summer church camps elementary through high school, through Impact 2818, the camping ministry of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Build and maintain relationships with students
Meet regularly with students within the ministry
Investigate the implementation of a Student Leadership Team
Seek opportunities to get involved with local schools and other organizations to build relationships with students from the community

 

Children’s Ministry

Develop and maintain ministry through programs and events.
Plan and provide leadership for all weekly events, including “Break-out” worship, Sunday School, Nursery & Toddler Class
Provide curriculum for all Children’s age groups
Provide and maintain supplies for all events
Recruit, oversee, schedule, and train volunteers for all events
Oversee paid nursery/toddler staff. Provide schedules
Plan and oversee annual events such as VBS, Palm Sunday, Easter, Teacher Recognition Sunday, Promotion Sunday, Bible Buddies, Touch-A-Truck, Christmas program.
Plan/order curriculum and supplies for VBS in conjunction with Kingdom Kid’s Director
Recruit and oversee volunteers
Plan and oversee setup and teardown of decorations/sets
Provide and maintain supplies
“J-Squad” (5th & 6th grades)
Plan, organize, and delegate outreach/fellowship activities monthly
Administrative
Oversee security/name tag check-in system, record all family information
Mailings: update postcards and emails to families, upcoming events, reminders, birthdays, etc.
Maintain children’s library
Provide children’s activity pages for worship services
Present Children’s Chat during service, as requested by Senior Pastor

 

EDUCATION (preferred): Bachelor’s degree in Children and/or Youth ministry or comparable degree or experience.

EXPERIENCE: Previous experience in developing community relationships with youth and adults helpful

PERSONALITY: Outgoing, personable, flexible, Christian, Organized, and efficient.

 

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