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Deeply committed Christian with passion for youth ministry as a vocational call looking for full-time position as Director of Youth Ministry at a United Methodist Church.

Experience

Youth Director
First United Methodist Church of Hammond
May 2016-November 2016
Build a stable youth ministry atmosphere, provided mentorship to youth, parents, and other staff, pursue new ways to bridge the gap between youth and the older generation. Also bridged the gap between youth and children by getting the youth to volunteer during Vacation Bible School and other Children Ministry’s events.

Intern Youth Director
Faith Crossing United Methodist Church, Walker, LA
December 2015 – May 2016
Build and sustain an environment that attracts youth members, provides relational support and encouragement and builds a Biblical foundation for life in teenagers. Participated in Louisiana Conference Ministry of Congregational Development workshop Reaching New People to learn more about what growing, fruitful churches are doing to start and grow relationships that bring new people to the church Subsequently, identified, attracted, and retained six new youth group members in the next 60 days.
Build and maintain strong relationships and connections with youth guardians to help provide support for the families of youth and encourage families toward faithful living at home and in the world. Attended SPARK Youth Ministry “Boot Camp” offered by Southwestern College and led by Charles W. Harrison, CEO of The Center For Youth Ministry Excellence. Using lessons learned, established a Youth Council consisting of youth, guardians, and other qualified and interested adults to plan youth group activities and ensure sustainability of youth program.
Ensure compliance of all volunteers with church’s Safe Sanctuaries Policy.
Set up and maintain church’s Servant Keeper member database.

Youth Intern
Blackwater United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, LA
April 2015 – December 2015
Fostered connectional opportunities, helping plan and execute events for local church, district, and conference Youth Ministry. Led in different ministry settings including large group games and activities, small group bible study and one-on-one leadership development.

Office Assistant
First United Methodist Church, Denham Springs, LA
January 2015 – April 2015
Maintained effective, relevant communication with church visitors, members, volunteers and staff. Regularly attended each of church’s principle worship services to build relationships with others in the community of faith.
Camp Counselor
Camp Istrouma Greenwell Springs, LA
2013 – 2015
Was responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the boys in cabin. Provided high quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences for campers. Organized and led a variety of small and large group activities each week, including bible study, crafts, nature walks, songs, games, opening and closing ceremonies, swimming, archery, and canoeing,. Identified and responded to camper behavior issues and reported concerns to Camp Leadership. Helped guide Junior Counselors and Camp Volunteers to have a deeper understanding of leadership and counseling skills.

Education

Associates Degree (in progress)
Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, LA
Expected May 2018
Lived at LSU Wesley Foundation. Served as Freshman Small Group Leader and Chairperson for Outreach and Hospitality Committee.

High School Diploma
Denham Springs High School, Denham Springs, LA
May 2014
President of JADD (Jackets Against Destructive Decisions) 2013-2014. Chosen as the National SADD Chapter of the Year, praised for exemplifying “the power of young people to make a difference in their community,”

Skills

People Skills
Microsoft(Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc)
Volunteering
Event Planning
Social Networking
Public Speaking

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