Director of Student Ministries

August 17, 2020

Hopkinsville First United Methodist Church is seeking an energetic and engaging person to head our youth ministry efforts for middle and high schoolers. Programs to be managed include but are not limited to Sunday School, weekly evening programming, events, small groups, fundraisers, and new member recruiting.

Primary duties: - Plan and implement weekly programs (at this time, Sunday evening programming) - This includes a meal every week you come and usually supplied by a family member or volunteer - this can be directly coordinated by director or pass to volunteer. - Preach/teach, playing games and activities, ensure Safe Sanctuary standards are being met - Recruit youth members to programming from the church membership and the community at large - Recruit, train, and supply volunteers including but not limited to: - Sunday School teachers - small group leaders - weekly volunteers - special volunteers (drivers, event only volunteers) - Review, purchase, and develop curriculum - Integrate students into life of the overall church body - Provide regular communication with family and parents - Assist in Sunday morning services with worship, liturgy, preaching, etc. - Maintain safe sanctuary standards and training - Other duties as assigned

Occasional Duties - Monthly Newsletter - Monthly/Quarterly Calendar - Home visit is necessary - Coordinate special Sundays such as Youth Sundays - Help plan and assist senior pastor with Confirmation - Plan and oversee Graduation Recognition - Plan and oversee mission trips in associated fundraisers - Plan and oversee events and trips suggest retreats, ski trip, lock in, etc.

Skills and Requirements - Bachelors degree preferred - Time management and organizational skills - Excellent communication skills - The ability to be empathetic, connect with students and their families, and teach and uphold both the Christian Faith and the ideals of the United Methodist Church. - The ability to be compassionate about the community, and lead by example when it comes to serving the local Hopkinsville citizens. - The ability to expand the size of our student ministry by reaching more young people. - The ability to relate well and connect with students.

Contact: Robert Harper

Location: Hopkinsville First United Methodist Church

Address: 1305 South Main Street Hopkinsville KY 42240

Phone: (270) 886-0277