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Assistant Director

UL Wesley United Campus Ministry at University of Louisiana Lafayette

The UL Wesley United Campus Ministry is searching for an Assistant

Director. This will initially be a 10-12 month campus missionary

assignment but could be longer. The AD is a committed follower of

Jesus who will serve UL students through the Wesley United Campus

Ministry to help fulfill our mission of creatively impacting the

campus of UL with the good news of Jesus Christ and to train a new

generation of Christian leaders.

The AD will be expected to live in such a way as to exhibit both

personal and social holiness and to be an example of a follower of


We are looking for someone who has campus ministry experience and

understands the "nuts and bolts" side of campus ministry. Our AD will

be able to lead Bible studies, outreach events, do some office work,

be able to personally Disciple college students and be comfortable

speaking to congregations and other audiences about UL Wesley.

We have a three year grant to help compensate our AD beginning at $1K

per month (possibly more) so some support raising will need to be


There is more information on the Careers tab at our website


Please contact Rev. Bill Baker at 478-550-4782 or email at


Director of Children's Ministries

Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, Florida

Job Title Director of Children’s Ministries


SUPERVISES AND SHEPHERDS Staff: Nursery Coordinator, Play Day staff,

Lay Servants: Ministry leaders, Small Group leaders

Sunday School Teachers


WORK SCHEDULE 40 hours minimum per week

COMPENSATION SCHEDULE Bi-weekly (26) annual payments


This position is responsible for the creation of a compelling ministry vision, organization,

design and delivery of program activities for children (from birth through 5th grade). Such

activities will cultivate the spiritual formation of children. This position will lead the

Children’s Team in the development of a comprehensive age appropriate programming.

This will be in partnership with the other members of the Program Ministry, and driven by

the Vision and Mission of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church

SPIRITUAL GIFTS: Administration, Vision, Leadership, Knowledge, Shepherding, Discernment

PASSION: Working with Children and Parents, developing relationships with God

SKILLS: People management, project management, coaching, communication, team builder



Provide faith based programming for children

Grow participation in children programs – numbers and spiritual depth

Inspire parents and others to use their gifts in Children’s Ministry and follow God’s call

on their lives.



Project and cast a compelling vision for the faith development of children and

establish measurable goals.

Recruit, train, supervise, encourage and provide resources for volunteer Sunday

School teachers (primary, as well as substitute teachers), Family Night activities,

special events such as Vacation Bible School, seasonal fellowship/outreach activities

and Third Grade Bible Celebration.

Wednesday Night Programs

Evaluate and select appropriate Bible-based curriculum.

Supervise the Nursery Coordinator to insure a safe, welcoming and nurturing staff for

the nursery.

Liaison to the Bright Beginnings Advisory Board.

Participates with the Director of the Bright Beginnings Early School in spiritual

formation opportunities of the weekday program.

Promotes Play Day

Promotes and co-ordinates Children’s summer camp opportunities i.e. Florida Annual

Conference Camping Ministry

Prepare the annual budget for the children’s program; prepare written reports

showing activities and expected monetary expenditures necessary to accomplish the

activity; control expenditures not to exceed the budgeted values

Helps maintain in the Shepherd Staff and Excellerate Check in systems a database

of each child, including parent’s name, address, and telephone information, that is

involved in activities, or could be served by the activities – including maintaining an

accurate record of attendance/participation at ministry events.

Communicate with parents and/or children directly (telephone, E-Mail, FaceBook)

and indirectly (letters and bulletin notices) to assure an appropriate welcoming

invitation and information relating to program activities

Coordinates and schedules activities/events with other ministry leaders to maximize

learning opportunities for the children of our congregation.

Works cooperatively with the Children’s Ministry Team and Church Council.

Attends all scheduled staff and ministry team meetings.

Establish regularly scheduled office hours.

Ensures compliance with child-protection policies, i.e., screening of workers, security

identification, child /worker supervision ratio, sanitary equipment, and meeting area


Prepares the Baptism certificate and gift and follow up with parents after baptisms at

the church to encourage their involvement in the church.

Participation in annual Continuing Education (2 units per year)


Must profess a belief in Christ, embrace Christian values, and an understanding of

the United Methodist Church.

College degree in Education preferred but not required.

Be experienced in Christian leadership roles with a practical understanding of issues

confronting children/families.


Have basic computer communication skills (e-mail, word processing).

Have the ability to organize work and manage time; be able to work with diverse

personalities and maintain working relationships through interpersonal skills.

Cyndy Cook


Church Administrator

Cypress Lake United Methodist Church

8750 Cypress Lake Drive

Fort Myers, Florida 33919

(239) 482-1250 x 227



Youth Director

Good Samaritan UMC, Cupertino, California

To apply or ask questions, please email youthdirectorsearch@goodsam.info.

Youth Director Job Description

Purpose: To lead and expand a dynamic youth program focused on middle and high school youth, inspiring them to grow in Christian faith through fellowship, discussion, celebration, and service. This program is succeeding if it gains visibility in our community, the youth are engaged spiritually and socially, they are excited about asking friends to join the weekly activities and special events, and these visitors feel welcomed and attendance grows over time.

Key Responsibilities:

Be a positive role model, mentor, and confidant who is passionate about his or her faith.

Develop and maintain an active relationship with youth, take genuine interest in the lives of youth inside and outside of church, stay connected including the use of social media.

Work efficiently with volunteer youth counselors to plan and lead engaging Sunday evening youth program. (5:30pm to 7:30pm)

Recruit and work with youth counselors to plan, advertise, and run special, full-day or overnight events, and periodic youth-led worship services.

Build positive relationships with parents, church and preschool families, and the community. Coordinate with preschool administrators to have youth participate in preschool events.

Communicate directly with parents and youth about upcoming plans, and regularly provide updates to the church via the newsletter, email, bulletin and announcement during worship service.

Involve youth in worship service, small groups, service projects, and conference youth events.

Other Responsibilities

Recruit and train youth counselors as needed

Attend church on Sunday mornings

Implement United Methodist “Safe Sanctuary” requirements, including training counselors and volunteers on “Safe Sanctuary” practices

Attend Church Council meetings as requested by the Senior Pastor

Attend weekly staff meetings

Recommend and work within the annual budget for the youth program

Required Qualifications

BA degree or four years of experience leading a youth program

Minimum age: 23 (a “Safe Sanctuaries” requirement)

Follower of Christ who is passionate about changing the lives of youth through the love of God

Strong organization and communication skills

Comfortable speaking in front of people, especially youth

Open and honest about his or her own faith journey

At ease leading both large and small group groups in games, worship, programs, and discussions

Competent cross-culturally; able to perceive needs of youth within the larger community who may or may not have parents attending church

Licensed driver

Desired Qualifications:

Educational background in psychology

Training in suicide prevention, anti-bullying, youth leadership

Biblical training

First Aid/CPR certified

Social media skills (Facebook, Twitter, Google)

Work Hours:

This is a non-exempt half-time (20 hrs) position, with the potential for additional hours as the youth group grows. It requires non-standard work hours, and weekend commitments.

Director of Children's and Family Ministries

First United Methodist Church in Bloomington, IN

irst United Methodist Church in Bloomington, IN is hiring a Director of Children’s & Family Ministries:

Our large, downtown, progressive United Methodist church in Bloomington, Indiana is seeking an enthusiastic, Christ-centered, delegating leader to direct our growing ministry to children and families.

The candidate would be responsible for the direction, leadership, and growth of the program. They will collaborate with church staff and direct a large amount of adult volunteers to create a comprehensive and diverse faith-based program for children and families at our two worship locations. Candidates should have knowledge of United Methodist theology, as well as experience building leadership teams.

Please visit www.fumcb.org/jobs for full job description and details on how to apply.

Director of Student Leadership Developent

GBHEM Collegiate Ministry Office - Nashville, TN




Reports to: Assistant General Secretary of Collegiate Ministry - DHE

Department:Division of Higher Education – Collegiate Ministry

Status:Salaried, Exempt

Responsibilities:To fulfill the objectives of the GBHEM mission, vision, and strategic plan by giving leadership to the development of programs, resources, and networking tools for the vocational discernment and leadership development of students in United Methodist campus ministries, schools, colleges, and universities. The incumbent is the lead staff person in interpreting the priorities of the agency and the church to college-age persons and leads the agency in developing the church’s understanding of the spiritual needs of college students.

Essential Job

Functions: Create and implement student-oriented leadership development and vocational discernment opportunities, materials, and resources toward creating a culture of calling within UM campus ministries, chaplaincies, colleges, schools, and universities

Lead the development of the UMSM (United Methodist Student Movement) by supporting and resourcing the development of conference and regional student gatherings, developing print and Web-based resources, resourcing a network of local churches engaged in student ministry, and by developing and resourcing the UMSM leadership team.

Direct “Imagine What’s Next” events by leading a support team of GBHEM staff, student leaders, & campus ministers to implement program plans. Oversee event budgets, registration, and coordination of logistical arrangements along with the agency event planner, overseeing site selection and negotiation of facilities/services contracts, overseeing enlistment of event leadership, and overseeing preparation of event publicity & registration materials, including Web site.

Design, implement, and maintain a program for pre-college and college students as a means for connecting them to UM college ministries, higher education institutions, and other higher education resources.

Provide general support of the work of campus ministry through assignments determined by the Assistant General Secretary. Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:Ability to relate to and understand the issues of the current and upcoming generation of college students is fundamental. Ability to relate to academic institutions and annual conferences critical; ability to organize regional and national events; strong organizational skills and ability to handle complex multiple tasks; ability to work independently along with the ability to work collegially with a staff team and supervise support personnel.

Bachelors and a theological Masters (or equivalent) degrees required. A doctoral degree (Ph.D., D.Min, Ed.D.) and ordination in The United Methodist Church preferred.

Understanding of current demographics of students and especially the UM Student Movement; working knowledge of collegiate ministry in either private or public institutions; demonstrated understanding of young adult spiritual formation and vocational discernment; understanding of United Methodist theology and structure. Knowledge and proven track record utilizing web-based tools for social networking and information sharing. Facility in Spanish, French, or Portuguese a plus.

Minimum of three years of experience in collegiate ministry in a Wesley Foundation, ecumenical program, college/university chaplaincy, and/or a local church; 1-2 years’ management or organizational experience; proven record of successful development of leadership programming.


To Apply:Email your resume and a letter indicating how your experience, training, gifts and skills equip you for this work to: GBHEM Human Resources - C/O Director-Student Leadership Development

Email: hr@gbhem.org

Posting Date:April 26, 2017

Job will remain open until filled

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of Collegiate Ministry Leadership Development

GBHEM Collegiate Ministry Office - Nashville, TN




Reports to: Assistant General Secretary of Collegiate Ministry - DHE

Department:Division of Higher Education – Collegiate Ministry

Status:Salaried, Exempt

Responsibilities:Leads the development of high quality leadership resources and training programs for professionals serving in collegiate ministry (college and university chaplains, Wesley Foundation directors, ecumenical campus ministers); Oversees the development of training and continuing education events; connects with and supports the global United Methodist connection, including developing leadership training and resources, in connection with the Office of Global Education; Conducts and/or analyzes research into to emerging trends in higher education, especially those that impact collegiate ministry.

Essential Job Functions:

Develops high quality leadership resources and training programs, including creating material for publication in print and electronic form that resources collegiate ministers and promotes and interprets the work of DHE in collegiate ministry.

Recruits mentors, leaders, and writers that are helpful for advancing the work of collegiate ministers; leads and offers assistance in efforts to facilitate the sharing of resources and training of collegiate ministers and oversight boards (like Boards of Directors, ACBHECMS, etc.).

Develops resources and create awareness around emerging trends in higher education, including developing responses related to increases in online education and other trends in higher education that impact student involvement with collegiate ministries. Develops training and continuing education events for collegiate ministers. Resource other church-related programs that engage in collegiate ministry that are not traditionally identified as collegiate ministries (i.e., Wesley Foundations, chaplaincies).

Works with international collegiate ministries to promote their effectiveness and prepare resources that are relevant for ethnic minorities; involves working with collegiate ministers overseas as well as developing and supporting cooperative work with US collegiate ministers. Resources must be useful in multi-cultural settings as well as international settings.

Provides general support of the work of collegiate ministry through assignments determined by the Assistant General Secretary. Performs other duties including board wide tasks related to the strategic plan as assigned.


Qualifications:In-depth knowledge of the UMC structure and polity; interpersonal, communication and public-speaking skills; creativity and initiative; ability to work with people of diverse theological perspectives and national backgrounds; strong attention to detail; excellent oral and written communication skills; good decision-making skills; willingness to align work with the strategic priorities and disciplinary requirements of the agency; good problem-solving skills; ability to build relationships and form networks; experience working with colleagues in a team approach.

Theological Master’s degree required. A terminal academic or professional degree preferred (Ph.D., D.Min., Ed.D.)

Expertise in current trends in internet communications, e-learning trends, and in developing multi-media resources; strong computer skills; fluency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese a plus.

Minimum of three years of experience in collegiate ministry, preferably with experience in both a Wesley Foundation and a college/university chaplaincy; 1-2 years’ management or organizational experience; proven record of successful development of leadership programming.

To Apply:Email your resume and a letter indicating how your experience, training, gifts and skills equip you for this work to: GBHEM Human Resources - C/O Director-Collegiate Ministry Leadership Development

Email: hr@gbhem.org

Posting Date:April 26, 2017

Job will remain open until filled

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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