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  • Youth / Student Ministry

Our church…

  • is United Methodist
  • has an average worship attendance of 320

Job at Munholland UMC

Youth Director

Job Description

The Youth Director has the exciting job of leading the Youth Ministry Team to pursue the Munholland UMC mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”. We do this by helping youth CONNECT deeply with God and other Christians, GROW intentionally, SERVE joyfully, and LEAD courageously. The Youth Ministry is presently touching 15-20 youth per week, but has great potential in this vibrant, growing church of 300+ attendance that has a regional draw. Emphasis is placed on continuing to develop, nurture and equip teams of volunteers to minister to youth and their families through various small groups, programs, and events. The Youth Director’s responsibility is to build and sustain an environment that attracts and disciples youth. This is a full time salaried position.

• Deeply committed Christian resolved to live and model a godly lifestyle. • Passion to facilitate the spiritual growth of youth. • Flexible, dedicated, dependable, energetic and personally motivated • Capable of effective, relevant communication with youth, families, volunteers and staff • Solid Biblical knowledge consistent with United Methodist theology and practice • Able to oversee, choose, prepare, and provide balanced age-appropriate materials and messages. • Able to provide initial counseling with youth and their parents struggling with life issues. This includes understanding when to refer the family to qualified professionals.

Educational Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree • Degree or certification in Youth Education preferred • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Youth Ministry

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Invite, encourage & equip a volunteer team to effectively minister to youth. • Coordinate with the youth Ministry Team and Program Staff to provide strategic planning and visioning: setting goals & direction, evaluating existing ministries and creating new ones. • Provide a weekly event that exposes youth in all stages of the faith to the joys of life in Christ. • Provide regular opportunities for youth to connect, grow, serve, and lead in the name of Jesus Christ. • Equip youth to make disciples and engage in the transforming work of Christ in our community and world. • Attend Staff meetings to integrate Youth Ministry into the whole of MUMC’s ministry. • Other duties as assigned.

Munholland UMC

Munholland is an dynamic, growing, intergenerational church in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Munholland has a regional draw as one of the strongest Methodist Church in the Metropolitan area, and is poised for growth. While local missions and discipleship is our heart beat, Munholland has a broader mission. Munholland is committed to helping our children and youth learn to connect with God and other Christians in small groups; take on intentional practices for spiritual growth; serve locally and globally; and learn to use their influence to lead others to Christ. Our theology and worship tends toward traditional and broadly evangelical from a rich historical perspective. We have a very strong Children's Ministry with young families joining regularly. We have strong parental support for a vibrant Youth Ministry, as well. Munholland is well resourced for ministry, and willing to invest in the right Youth Director to disciple our youth and creatively reach many throughout the New Orleans area.