St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Position Description
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Deadline: August 3, 2024

Job Title: Director of Student and Recreation Ministries
Reports To: Senior Pastor
Position Status: Full-Time Employee
Position Calling: St. Mark’s United Methodist Church is seeking someone to answer Christ’s
call to Student and Recreation ministry. The Director should strive to create a place for people to
belong with a goal of making disciples for Christ. This person should be warm, inviting and
engaging to students and their families. This person should be collaborative, organized and be
able to effectively communicate.

Responsibilities: (% expected)

Youth Ministries: 70%
1. To develop, explain and implement a comprehensive model of ministry for the Student
Ministry program that includes but is not limited to Sunday School, Sunday night
programming and Wednesday night programming.
2. Facilitate and guide the Student Council, developing leadership in students at St. Mark’s.
3. Encourage and nurture students and their families in the Wesleyan understanding of
Christian faith and living.
4. Create and foster opportunities for spiritual discussion and discourse.
5. Minister to parents of students.
6. Plan, implement, and coordinate student mission trips, retreats, and various other activities.
Example: meet with other United Methodist student groups, one day excursions, summer
mission trip, fall retreat, winter retreat, conference student ministry events etc.
7. Encourage student participation in all church activities, cross-generational connections, and
integration with other ministries of St. Mark’s
8. Mentor and provide direction and spiritual growth to summer interns and Student Ministry
9. Oversee transition of 6 th grade students to Student Ministry through Confirmation in
collaboration with the Director of Children’s Ministries.

College Ministries: 15%
1. Lead and coordinate with the College Ministry Team to provide ministry with local college
2. Provide support and care for graduates of St. Mark’s Student Ministries.

Recreation Ministries: 15%
1. Schedule requested activities requiring use of St. Mark’s recreation facilities and supplies.
2. Lead and coordinate with the Recreation Ministry Team to offer church-wide recreational

Administrative Responsibilities
1. Provide a calendar of events for work areas and staff on a regular basis in a timely fashion.
2. Effectively communicate with staff, students and parents, and ministry volunteers through
various communication platforms.
3. Develop and maintain program budgets and manage fundraising campaigns as needed.
4. Support students’ school activities, sports, and events.
5. Recruitment of ministry volunteers and teachers.
6. Coordinate with the Director of Music and Worship for SonLight choir schedule.
7. Adhere to all Safe Sanctuaries policy and procedures and contribute to the annual review.
8. Perform other related duties as may be requested or required by the Senior Pastor
Qualifications: The Director of Student and Recreation Ministries must have a sense of calling
and passion for ministry with students that is grounded in an understanding and appreciation of
Methodist theology. This person should have experience in student ministry and possess good
communication skills with students and adults. The director should be goal- oriented,
self-directed, and self-motivated and should serve as a role model to the students and other
adults. This person must see this position as an opportunity to develop Christian faith and
integrate students into the broader ministries of the United Methodist Church.

Specific qualifications include:
1. A bachelor’s degree is required, student ministry leadership is expected.
2. Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
3. An ability to identify and foster leadership in adults and youth.
4. A desire to be a team player that works well with other staff.
5. An aptitude for spiritual, emotional, social, and physical wellness.
6. An attitude of flexibility and adaptability in the face of changing moods, plans, and directions
common to working in a church.
7. A resilient and persevering spirit that is not easily discouraged or frustrated.
8. A desire to seek opportunities for students to grow personally and spiritually.
9. A good sense of humor and an energetic personality.
10. Important to be part of the church and the local community.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Submit resumes to: (preferred)
or mail to:
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
Attn: Office and Facilities Manager
1267 N Rutherford Blvd. Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Questions: call 615-893-3455