Neodesha UMC in Kansas needs someone with an amazing attitude and is seeking to pursue his/her calling to minister to youth. The youth pastor must have a passion and a love to minister the Love of God to children.
Lead all aspects of the youth ministry including, youth group, Wednesday evening service, Sunday school, and other various youth-related projects within the church.
An effective youth ministries coordinator will work with other church and community leaders to address the needs of youth and maximize opportunities so that all youth grow in strength and wisdom. Youth ministry shall be for, with and by youth. Youth in your congregation and community will grow in faith as Christian disciples.
Spiritual Gifts and Qualifications Helpful for the Job
The youth coordinator benefits from having one or more of these spiritual gifts: servanthood, teaching, exhortation (encouragement), leadership, administration, helping, and shepherding. This leader should show evidence of passion for youth ministry, prior effective ministry leadership, and evidence of active and growing discipleship. This person demonstrates a basic knowledge of youth development. Useful skills for this position are the ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages and the ability to work with other adults, youth ministry leaders, and youth. Other skills needed include the ability to delegate responsibility and follow up to complete tasks. This leader should show genuine interest in responding to the needs and concerns of youth in the community.
Responsibilities of the Position
The coordinator of youth ministry will be attentive to the hopes, concerns, and needs of youth in the community to determine how the congregation might serve them and their families and how they might serve one another as Christian disciples and good neighbors. This person will identify key people in the congregation and community for collaboration and advocacy for young people’s issues. The coordinator needs to be familiar with the congregation’s overall goals and how they are achieved through the congregation’s ministry by, with, and for youth. This leader will advocate that all youth are welcome. The coordinator will raise congregational awareness of the needs and contributions of youth in the community and the world. The coordinator will promote the understanding of Christian vocation in daily life in work with youth, building understanding of God’s call for all Christians. The coordinator will advocate for quality leaders and excellent mentors who encourage young people to develop their own gifts, skills, strengths, and ideas. The coordinator will be informed of and follow the conference child safety policies, procedures, and requirements that are to be followed by the local church. The coordinator will work with others to plan and carry out ministry by, with, and for youth in varied and wide-ranging programs that include worship, study, fellowship, service opportunities, and others. The coordinator will intentionally communicate with organizations, people, and resources in the community that relate to youth and seek to connect the congregation with the community for a strong program. The coordinator will guide the work of the youth leadership team (if organized) throughout the year, including planning its agendas and presiding at its meetings. The coordinator will work with other leaders to learn about curriculum and other resources available for youth in order to help teachers and group leaders select appropriate resources for study and growth. The coordinator is accountable to the charge conference through the church council.
Contact: Pastor Hans Hazen
Address: 802 Indiana St Neodesha KS 66757