Reports to Senior Pastor
Duties and responsibilities:
The primary responsibility of the Youth Director is to discipline youth in spiritual growth and to train them in serving Christ with their lives.
1. Lead and teach at the Sunday morning youth service and lead Wednesday night and Sunday night youth programming.
2. Recruit youth from BUMC and the community to participate in youth ministry.
3. Supervise youth during choir rehearsals.
4. Develop and implement retreats, mission experiences, activities, and other events to help youth grow in their relationship with Christ, sense of servant discipleship, and mission.
5. Oversee Youth budget.
6. Develop youth leaders to minister to other youth.
7. Recruit, train, direct, and provide structure and support for volunteers.
8. Set the calendar for Youth activities and event.
9. Work with other staff to integrate youth into the life of the church.
10. Be available to minister to and support youth and their parents.
11. Work with and provide leadership to the Youth Council and serve on the Executive Team of the church.
12. Develop and encourage ties between youth of BUMC and District, Conference and BMCR activities.
Skills and attributes:
1. Possessing personal qualities appealing to youth including being passionate, energetic, enthusiastic, and fun, as well as strong interpersonal skills communicating with and relating to youth. The youth director must be one in whom the youth can have complete trust.
2. Ability to coach and challenge youth as they explore and grow in their faith through shared experiences including retreats, and missions.
3. Maturity and wisdom to provide structure, high expectations, and guidance for the spiritual maturation process of youth.
4. In addition to knowledgeable teaching and preaching, the Youth Director must be a mentor and is expected to bear witness to Christ not just in teaching, but in lifestyle.
5. Visionary leadership and organizational skills to lead a team as well as recruiting and training volunteers who minister to youth and parents.
6. Administrative skills necessary to organize a budget, plan programs, organize fund- raisers, etc.
1. Ability to pass a background check.
2. Ability and willingness to affirm and teach Wesleyan theology, especially as it concerns God’s grace