CAREERS

Wynnton UMC is currently looking for these positions.

Director of Student Ministries

General Description. This is a part-time position with the responsibility for planning and oversight of all student ministry programs for 6th through 12th grade students. The program goal is to assist the church and our parents in teaching the Christian faith to our students (Deuteronomy 6:7).

Reports to:  Senior Pastor for program oversight and the Staff Parish Relations Committee for human resource issues.

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Ability to build a community of faith within the student group through their own relationship with Jesus Christ as well as their ability to connect personally with the students and their parents.

  • One year experience middle school or high school students as a volunteer, paid staff or intern in a church or secular setting such as public or private school.

  • Three years’ experience with middle school and high school students on the staff of a church.

  • Basic understanding and willing submission to the Methodist doctrine and church policy as outlined in the current Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church.

  • Attend Wynnton United Methodist Church

  • Pass a Background Check

  • Be at least 5 years older than the oldest youth in the program

 

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Responsibilities

  1. Help the church inspire in our students a passion for following Christ and equip them for the next stage of their faith life.

  2. Teach the essentials of Christian doctrine in a way that connects with the students.

  3. Work with the church’s Youth Council, plan weekly activities to foster the spiritual formation of the students, and organize those activities into a coherent calendar of events including regular, recurring meetings and special events. Must include but not limited to: Sunday school, Sunday evening, and mid-week activities.

  4. Foster student involvement in the total ministry of the church including the Church Council and program areas.

  5. Integrate opportunities for student mission and outreach in program plans.

  6. When requested, provide individual guidance to students to assist them in their faith walk. Know when/what situations to request assistance from the Pastoral staff.

  7. Provide information to high school students regarding colleges, universities, and scholarships that are affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

  8. Transition 6th grade students from Children’s church to the student group through confirmation.Collaborate with the Director of Children’s Ministries.

  9. Work with the music staff in coordinating the calendar, interpreting student needs in music, promoting music and other youth programs.

  10. Lead, train and equip volunteers in the student ministry program to surround yourself with other caring adults that can form relationships with the students.

  11. Review the church’s safe sanctuary policy with other staff members and recommend changes as necessary. Oversee implementation of the policy as it affects the student ministry program.

  12. Guide a student visitation program to involve inactive student and new student members in the life of the church; also, visitation at schools (per school rules/regulations) and organized school events.

  13. Be responsible for publicity through the church bulletin, letters, phone calls, website, e –mails, etc. so that students and parents are informed of activities and programs.

  14. Encourage students to invite all friends, especially the unchurched, to join them at a student ministry event. Recruit, equip, and deploy student and adult leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

  15. Work with the Youth Council to cast a vision for the program that balances fun activities with discipleship.

  16. Purposefully review program strengths and areas for improvement at least annually with the pastoral staff and Youth Council at a minimum.

  17. Provide a written annual report to the Charge Conference summarizing the student program highlights its strengths, challenges, and opportunities.

  18. Support the other ministries of Wynnton UMC as directed.

  19. Purposefully seek professional self-improvement under the direction of the Senior Pastor.

  20. Always strive with God’s help to lead a lifestyle that is glorifying to God and sets an example for our students.

  21. Supervise the use of physical facilities and equipment for student ministries and assist leaders and students in developing a sense of stewardship in the use of these facilities.

  22. Perform other duties as assigned by Senior Pastor.

Staff Responsibilities  

  1. Work cooperatively with the church staff team for the good of the total church.

  2. Attend regular staff meetings to project plans and delegate responsibilities.

  3. Meet periodically for opportunities for evaluation and feedback with the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

  4. Be answerable to the Senior Pastor and ultimately to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

  5. Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

  • Eligible candidates should submit resumes:

  • Contact: Gena Tincher

  • Address: 2412 Wynnton Rd Columbus 31906

  • Phone: 706-324-2424

  • Email: gtincher@wynntonumc.org

  • Website: wynntonumc.org