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  • Youth / Student Ministry

Our church…

  • is United Methodist
  • has an average worship attendance of 500

Job at Hixson United Methodist Church

Hixson United Methodist Church is seeking a full time Director of Student Ministry to lead our church’s long-standing and vibrant student ministry.

Job Description

The main responsibilities are as follows

Responsible for developing and executing a viable, visionary and productive program for student ministry (grade six through age 25) based on Christian values, biblical teachings, and the Hixson UMC mission.

Develop and implement separate middle school, high school and young adult ministry programs that emphasize opportunities in the areas of prayer, presence, gifts and service designed to enhance spiritual discipleship.

Make available unique, innovative and creative programs that will foster growth and outreach among participants from within the church and attract individuals from the unchurched community at large.

Coordinate and administer the Sunday School Ministry through prayerful discernment of appropriate and engaging classes each term. Recruit, support, and train qualified teachers for each class.

Facilitate a ministry of missions, empowering students to use their time and talents to serve the needs of our neighbors, both locally and globally.

Ensure consistent and effective communications to participants, adult leaders and families.

Partner with church staff to conceptualize and implement seamless discipleship and spiritual formation for children and families.

Facilitate our congregation's Confirmation Ministry, working with teachers and other key leaders to implement an innovative and comprehensive ministry for faith development and membership in the United Methodist church.

Promote the incorporation of students into the life and ministry of the congregation including worship, leadership teams and other congregational events and ministries.

Develop a "Team" approach to Student Ministry by recruiting, equipping and training an adequate number of responsible leaders for each area of responsibility.

Empower, enable and develop leadership among the youth and young adults, offering them appropriate ownership and responsibility.

Promote and facilitate a safe atmosphere and healthy relationships as outlined in the Hixson UMC Safe Sanctuary Policy.

Develop and oversee the Student Ministry Budget utilizing resources appropriately.

Administer and oversee all off-site events and programs within Hixson Student Ministry, including one-night events, retreats and extended trips.

The preferred candidate will possess:

An active and maturing relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, and a strong knowledge of Scripture and Christian Theology.

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Prefer a Master’s Degree or additional training and experience in Student Ministry. Must be willing to invest in continuing education related to Student Ministry.

Ability to effectively communicate with youth, adult leaders, parents and church staff through a variety of tools.

Ability to recruit adult and volunteer leadership and provide training/mentoring to equip them to successfully work with our youth and young adults.

Ability to engage different age groups in activities inside and outside the church that fit with the mission, vision and goals of HUMC.

Ability to create and encourage worship and service experiences where different age groups find a transformational encounter with Jesus Christ.

Ability to plan and organize effective and sustainable congregational ministry with students.

Ability to appropriately evaluate ministry events and programs.

Hixson United Methodist Church

Hixson United Methodist Church is a mission-focused historic church located in the heart of Hixson, Tennessee, a suburb of Chattanooga, TN. With over 1300 members, we pride ourselves on being an integral part of the community with in-person and livestream worship opportunities. Our multi-generational congregation supports an active pre-school, children’s and youth ministries as well as numerous local, national and international mission opportunities.

Our Mission
We believe that knowing our mission is important - it tells us where we’re going; and we are excited to see where God is taking us. We are partnering with God to transform the world by offering Help, Hope, and Healing in Jesus Christ.

Our Vision
HELP for the hungry by feeding as Jesus fed.
HOPE for the lost by proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.
HEALING for the broken by reconciling people through Christian community.