Emmanuel Free Methodist church, in Alton, IL, is looking for a full-time minister of youth and family ministries. We are an intergenerational church of about 250-300 in an area that has a unique blend of rural and urban populations.
To facilitate ministries to youth and families that support the mission of the church, its Biblical mandates to disciple and spread the gospel while utilizing family units to build up the body of Christ.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Create and implement ways to strengthen and support faith in families
Provide resources for families to parent and disciple biblically
Lead Emmanuel’s efforts in creating and facilitation of Family Life Ministries (FLM) events
Develop yearly goals, objectives and budget for FLM programs
Support families in crisis
Oversee other ministries related to FLM (youth ministry, children’s ministry,)
Recruit, equip and encourage FLM leaders and leaders of other related ministries, valuing an intergenerational model
Lead and facilitate youth ministry initiatives
Attend staff meetings
Participate in other aspects of church life (worship, Sunday school, home group, special events)
Perform other tasks as assigned
Qualifications and Skills:
Strong faith in Christ, with an understanding and appreciation of the Wesleyan perspective
A traditional biblical understanding and appreciation for the centrality of marriage and family
Ability to support and show grace to different types of family structures
Humility, love, and appreciation for others
Planning, organization and management skills
Excellent oral and written communication
Ability to lead and mentor others
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work with others as a part of team approach to ministry
Experience and Education:
Experience in church leadership and supervision
Experience working with children and/or youth
Ministry experience, education and training in the areas of marriage and family life, youth and adolescent development, or children’s ministry
Education at least to the level of bachelor’s degree in the fields of marriage and family life, youth and adolescent development, or children’s ministry preferred
Compensation – Commensurate with levels of experience and education.
Emmanuel is member of the Free Methodist Church which is a Methodist Christian denomination within the holiness movement, based in the United States. It is evangelical in nature and is Wesleyan-Arminian in theology.