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  • Youth / Student Ministry
  • Family Ministry

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  • is United Methodist
  • has an average worship attendance of 1 thousand

Job at Coker United Methodist Church

Director of Student Ministries to lead programs for 6th-12th grade students.

Job Description

Coker United Methodist Church, in San Antonio, Texas is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Student Ministries who will lead programs for 6th-12th grade students. Coker is seeking an applicant that can move the church into new areas of holistic family ministry. Current participation includes 50-60 youth who gather weekly for Bible Study and Sunday School. The selected applicant will build disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to student ministry in areas of worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

• Establish a caring relationship with individual students and their parents offering compassionate friendship and hospitality as illustrated in the life of Jesus Christ • Oversee and approve all curriculum, Bible Study and program materials used in Student Ministries • Provide visioning and goal setting for the ministry • Work within and manage an already established budget • Coordinate/lead small group Bible studies weekly for middle school and high school • Plan and coordinate mission opportunities at both the local and international level • Seek to broaden the base of leadership within the youth by coordinating the Student Ministries Committee and leadership training for youth • Interview, coordinate, and oversee training of all volunteers for Sunday school, small groups, Bible study, and Confirmation through the Rio Texas Conference Safe Gatherings Training program • Create and develop family programming to engage and educate parents • Be an integral part of a ministry team that works closely together to support one another in all areas of ministry • Participate in weekly staff meetings

Educational and Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required • Minimum 5 years of experience working with youth, preferably in a Christian setting

Candidate Attributes:

• Strong Christian faith and Biblical background • Must embrace the United Methodist Doctrine • Called, committed, and passionate about leading youth to develop lifelong followers of Christ • Leads with integrity and lives by strong moral principles and values • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management, and computer skills • Exceptional planning and organizational skills • Creative and willing to try new ideas

Working Conditions:

• Irregular schedule, evenings and weekend hours required • Travel for mission trips, retreats, and overnight functions • Attend extracurricular activities students are involved in such as band, sports, theater, etc. • Requires walking, standing, and lifting objects up to 40 pounds

Salary Range:$54,000-$58,000
To be considered for this position, please submit resume no later than Monday, March 26th.

Coker United Methodist Church

What we believe


We believe in one God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; distinct but inseparable, eternally one in essence and power. (See Article I of the Confession of Faith)


We believe in Jesus Christ, the son of God, who came to humanity as God’s self-revelation. He lived a sinless life, introduced and inaugurated the Kingdom of God, died for the sins of the world and was raised on the third day bringing reconciliation between God and humanity. He now sits at the right hand of God the Father and he will return to bring redemption to all of creation. (See Article II of the Confession of Faith and Article III of the Articles of Religion)

Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the counselor, the advocate who proceeds from the Father and the Son, and leads God’s people in the God’s ways. The Spirit convicts people of their sin and empowers the church to be the body of Christ in this world leading the church to bear spiritual fruit through the use of spiritual gifts. (See Article III of the Confession of Faith)


We believe that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ alone, not by our own merit or work. The offering Christ freely made on the cross is the perfect and sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the world, redeeming humanity from all sin, so that no other satisfaction is required. (See Article IX of the Articles of Religion and Article VIII of the Confession of Faith)

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and contains all things necessary to salvation and understanding the story of God’s gracious action throughout history. We believe that anything not found therein, nor proved thereby, should not be required of any person to be believed as an article of faith, or thought of as necessary for salvation. (See Article V of the Articles of Religion)

The Church

We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is the community of all true believers under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It is the redemptive fellowship in which the word of God is proclaimed and the sacraments (The Lord’s Supper and Baptism) are duly administered. By the filling of the Holy Spirit the Church exists for the maintenance of worship, the edification of believers and the redemption of the world. (See Article V of the Confession of Faith)