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  • has an average worship attendance of 900
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Assistant Director of Youth Ministry

Job Description

Assistant Director of Youth Ministry
First United Methodist Church, Shreveport, LA
500 Common St. Shreveport, LA 71101
firstshreveport.org

FUMC Shreveport is a large downtown church in Northwest Louisiana, with a combined average worship attendance around 900 people. We desire to lift up Jesus Christ through faithful preaching and teaching of the Bible, honest expressions of community life and worship, and obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit and the authority of Scripture.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Work closely with the Director of Youth Ministry, staff and parent leadership team to evaluate the existing programs and structure of the youth ministry, including leadership visioning, planning, development and improvement of all aspects of the youth ministry.
Help the Director establish a comprehensive strategy for moving forward. This will include developing ways to connect students to Jesus and to one another, providing opportunities to grow and mature in Christian faith and understanding of biblical truth, teaching youth to serve as a way of life, and helping them see that they can lead in the places God has planted them.
Provide balance to the Director with organizational, planning, communication and creative skills as necessary.
Develop healthy relationships with students to lead them in life and faith in Christ.
Help build community with students, young adults, parents and volunteers to implement the vision for youth ministry.
Assist in teaching large groups, small groups, youth worship services and retreats.
Assist in planning and implementing of retreats, mission trips, Summer programs, Confirmation classes, small group and study curriculum.

Character & Competence
Deeply committed follower of Jesus Christ, who lives ad models a Godly lifestyle.
Solid Biblical foundation consistent with Wesleyan theology and practice.
A passion to facilitate the spiritual growth of youth.
Capable of effective, relevant communication with youth, families, volunteers and staff.
Ability to oversee, choose, prepare and provide balanced age-appropriate and biblically based materials to foster conversation and spiritual growth in Christ.
Able to provide initial counseling with youth and parents struggling with life issues. This includes understanding the limits of personal abilities, and know when to refer the student and family to qualified professionals.
Strong belief in the value of community and team ministry.
Able to lead leaders, and yet still be teachable themselves.
Sense of humor and creativity.

This is a full-time, salaried position.

We genuinely desire to be God’s family--laughing, loving and seeing His Kingdom revealed in all its glory and beauty. If this interests you, please send email inquiries and resumes to:

Derek Joyce
Executive Pastor
[email protected]

First United Methodist Church Shreveport

FUMC Shreveport is a large downtown church in Northwest Louisiana, with a combined average worship attendance around 900 people. We desire to lift up Jesus Christ through faithful preaching and teaching of the Bible, honest expressions of community life and worship, obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit and the authority of Scripture.