Youth Minister Full Time

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    Job Description

    Woodlawn Christian Church is a family of believers serving Christ together in the growing south Knoxville community in beautiful Knoxville, Tennessee. Our desire is to connect people to Jesus, helping them transform into vibrant mature followers. To assist with the church’s goal to reach and disciple the next generation, we’re looking for a Youth and Family Minister to lead the Youth Ministry (grades 6-12), support and supervise the Children’s Ministry (birth-grade 5) and coordinate family related events and activities to reach children/youth/families from the community.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Commit to continual spiritual growth in your relationship with Christ.
    • Embrace and embody Woodlawn’s Vision, Mission, and Values.
    • Develop a strategy to partner with parents, equipping them to disciple their kids    and students.
    • Communicate with parents and the congregation to inform them about activities/events.
    • Support and supervise the Children’s Minister in developing and leading the Children’s Ministry.
    • Coordinate programming for youth, overseeing development, curriculum and teaching.
    • Recruit, train and supervise youth ministry volunteers.
    • Manage the Youth Ministry Team and youth budget: plan, delegate and evaluate.
    • Create a proper balance in programming utilizing large group and small group environments, fellowship, learning, worship and service.
    • Create activities and events that help youth in reaching their friends.
    • Provide opportunities for youth to serve in the church, community and on mission trips.
    • Encourage and facilitate participation in broader church life for children and youth.
    • Attend extracurricular activities to support youth beyond normal church activities.
    • Support our partnership with the Emerald Youth Foundation by helping recruit church members to volunteer in our Just Lead after school program and integrating, as possible, students and their families into the life of the church and youth ministry.
    • Provide pastoral care for youth and their families.
    • Carry out ministry duties consistent with being on staff at Woodlawn (staff meetings, office hours, work as a team, promote a unified vision, preach as necessary, etc.)

    • Demonstrated relationship with Jesus that displays a life of faith in Jesus, professional maturity, high character, and the Fruit of the Spirit.
    • Bachelor’s Degree from a Christian University/Bible College, or equivalent preferred.
    • A degree in Youth and/or Children’s Ministry is preferred.
    • 3 years minimum of vocational Youth/Children/Family Ministry experience.
    • Proven ability to create and implement a ministry vision and strategy.
    • Excellent leadership skills with proven ability to organize volunteers, programs and events.
    • Strong communication skills with students and parents/guardians.
    • Proven experience with (or willing to learn) social media skills and strategies.
    • Strong desire and ability to collaborate on a team and delegate responsibilities.

    Note: This is a full-time position with a minimum 40 hour work week. Compensation will be determined based on experience (includes $6,000 health insurance benefit).

     Dwayne Curry

    Application closes: August 31, 2024

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