Youth Ministry Director - Half Moon Bay Community United Methodist Church


Half Moon Bay Community United Methodist Church is hiring a part time director of Youth Ministry HALF MOON BAY COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Position Announcement: Youth Ministry Director Are you called to share God’s astounding love with the youth, and those who work with them, in Half Moon Bay? Our mission is to inspire young people to develop and deepen a relationship with Christ so that their faith makes a difference in their lives and in the world. This position will hold primary responsibility to coordinate and collaborate with a volunteer ministry team to implement programs for youth at Community United Methodist Church. Who We Are: We are a congregation that has the resources and the depth of discipleship to envision creative and innovative ministry. For example, we send more than 30 students on weeklong mission trips each summer to Native American Reservations and inner-city Los Angeles; and we built a water system for a village in Kenya which provides water to 50,000 people. The potentials here are great - and we have a solid base from which to grow. Currently worshiping 150 on Sundays, we have about 25 children, 30 youth, about 10 volunteers participating in our Children and Youth Ministries regularly. Special events can draw up to 75 participants. We value collaboration, a "whatever it takes" attitude, and a willingness to try new things. JOB DESCRIPTION: • Support the CUMC vision to have a quality, age-appropriate, ministry program which integrates Sunday School, Worship. Summer Camps, Methodist Youth Fellowship, Confirmation, Community Service, and other youth activities. • Provide direction and leadership in recruiting, training and supporting teachers, mentors and program facilitators. • Oversee and/or administer all aspects of the Children and Youth Ministry including budgeting, attendance, paperwork, registrations, and communication tasks. • Collaborate and communicate regularly with the senior pastor, staff, and leadership teams regarding the goals and activities of and children and youth. • Work together with staff and volunteers on church-wide projects and ministries so that the youth are an integrated part of our church family. • Oversee, administer, and ensure compliance with all components of the Child Youth Safety Policy. • Work as a member of the ministry staff team, providing coverage as needed across the breadth of our work. Examples include bringing the message at the Sunday morning worship service, making pastoral calls, or otherwise assisting the Senior Pastor when requested. QUALIFICATIONS: Spirituality: Able to communicate Christian faith as an authentic expression of one’s own identity. Skills/Aptitudes: An excellent communicator with both children and adults making use of diverse tools such as website, print, email, and social media. Team player, leader, ability to work with church staff, leadership, volunteers, parents, and church members with diverse experience and skills. Lifelong learner with a willingness to try new and bold ideas. Ability to exercise a high degree of discretion, independent judgment, and reliability. Experience & Knowledge: Five years post-high school with a combination of life/education and work experience is required. Experience in program design, administration, and volunteer recruitment/support. Thorough understanding of methods and styles of delivering children and youth ministry programs in a Christian setting. Education: Training in early childhood education and/or adolescent development. Christian education and or Youth Ministry is desirable. This is a part-time position We are looking to fill two part time positions; Director of Children and Family Ministry and Director of Youth Ministry. We would be open to combining the two positions into one full time position for the right candidate. To apply: Please email resume, references, and personal statement to:

Contact: Pastor Lisa Warner-Carey

Address: 777 Miramontes St. Half Moon Bay CA 94019

Phone: 650-726-4621