Director of Youth Ministries (Part-Time)
Peace Tree United Methodist Church, Collierville, TN

$15 – $17 an hour
Up to 30 hours a week

Peace Tree United Methodist Church is looking for a part-time youth director to work with students from 6th through 12th grade. This position will report to the lead pastor and work with the church staff as well as Safe Sanctuary-trained volunteers in leading a ministry that provides education in faith as well as spiritual growth.

•Organize and play a leadership role in youth programs (at least one weekly meeting outside of PTUMC Sunday programming and at least one monthly service ministry)
•Plan for annual confirmation class, including seasonal weekend retreats (specifically for confirmands and generally for all youth) at Lakeshore Camp & Retreat Center.
•Work with lead pastor to select and develop curriculum.
•Recruit and train volunteers and church staff to serve as chaperones, teachers, mentors, and other roles needed within the youth program.
•Maintain direct lines of communication with staff, volunteers, and families—providing venues for constructive feedback, maintaining confidentiality with integrity, and resolving conflict in a manner that fosters trust and confidence in the youth ministry and its staff.
•Provide a safe and welcoming environment for all youth in accordance with the church’s Safe Sanctuary policy.
•Build authentic and Christ-centered relationships with youth and families that model and foster life-long faith.
•Disciple and mentor youth in developing their leadership skills and spiritual gifts.
•Care for youth and families in pastoral care situations.
•Work with members of the church staff to execute the vision and goals of the ministry including planning for outreach programs and community events.
•Participate in appropriate committee and staff meetings.
•Create and distribute timely communications to youth and their families including Youth newsletter, website, social media accounts, etc.
•Connect with local schools and community organizations, for example: attend school lunches, extracurricular events etc.
•Ensure that a first-time visitor follow-up process is in place.
•Other assigned responsibilities as directed by the lead pastor.

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