Website United Methodist Church of Los Altos
Job Summary: The Director of Youth Ministries is responsible for all ministry to Youth (defined as middle school and high school students). The Director will share ministry functions with other staff related to ministry with families, youth, and children.
Help design and implement the overall vision, style, and program structure with the involvement of youth, parents, and other adults as the Senior Pastor directs.
Work collaboratively with the LAUMC Ministry Team in designing a program to grow and expand the reach of the church’s ministries to children, youth, and their families.
Recruit, cultivate, coordinate, and sustain a highly engaged team of volunteer adult leaders who consistently build empowering relationships with the youth of LAUMC and their families.
Train and empower volunteer leaders to partner in leading all significant areas of youth ministry.
Work toward a smooth transition between Tween and Middle School, High School, and College ministry.
Provide leadership that embodies a deep understanding of the values for the inclusion of all persons regardless of age, cultural background, disabilities, ethnicity, financial circumstances, gender identity, marital status, religious tradition, or sexual orientation.
Take primary responsibility for providing formative ministry for the youth and youths’ families touched by LAUMC.
Design curriculum and coordinate with the Senior Pastor the church’s confirmation program.
Design, promote, and provide leadership for mission trips and retreats aligned with the youth ministries’ mission and values.
Design a relational ministry strategy that empowers a team of caring adults to support students through being present at activities of LAUMC youth (games, recitals, concerts, etc.)
Build positive and formative relationships with LAUMC youth and their families.
Work with the Senior Pastor to coordinate pastoral care to LAUMC youth and their families, maintaining appropriate confidentiality and a referral list of available counselors in the area.
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