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Praise Band Opportunity!

If you are interested in making music with the Praise Band, contact Sally Bailey.

Christian Education Opportunity!

If you are interested in volunteering for the Christian Education ministry and being with our amazing children in sharing the gospel through video, story, music and crafts-we welcome you! Please see Janet Frost about what’s coming up for fall 2017.  Teams teach in four-week rotations, you could teach four or more weeks, your choice!  Safe Sanctuary training provided.  You will be loved through this service to the Lord, it is part of our covenant with the children through their baptism to “nurture them in Christian love”.  As you love, so you shall be loved.

 

Youth Ministry Director

Purpose: To provide leadership in developing the Youth (grades 6 – 12) Ministries that inspire the youth of our church and community to be growing disciples of Jesus Christ through education, involvement, peer support and fun.

Duties:

  1. Work schedule is 10 hours/week for 10 months of the year from August 15 – June 15.
  2. Organize the Sunday School classes for all children and youth, ages 5 and up.  
    1. Work with Christian Education Lead and the Pastor to select curriculum.
    2. Sunday school teachers will be volunteers.
    3. Schedule bi-monthly meetings with teachers and Christian Education Chair to discuss needs.
    4. Ensure Safe Sanctuary practices are followed and maintain list of certified teachers.
  3. Teach Sunday School for the youth (grades 6 – 12) each week with other adult volunteers.
  4. Share with the Pastor the leading of Children’s sermon during worship.
  5. Maintain regular office hours 1 day each week for 1 – 2 hours to allow youth to stop in after school.
  6. Schedule 4 – 6 family/child fellowship events each year.  Events are at Director’s discretion.
  7. Participate in the ecumenical youth open gym Saturdays 7 – 8:30pm at St Francis Xavier gymnasium.
  8. Encourage youth to attend Sunday worship and the monthly Praise service Saturday evening before Open Gym.
  9. Encourage youth to participate in the various mission opportunities offered through the church.
  10. Engage with the broader United Methodist Youth organizations and events; such as CCYM and UPWORD.
  11. Submit summary of recent and upcoming youth events to the monthly newsletter.

Qualifications:

  1. A love of Jesus Christ and a commitment to sharing the gospel with children, youth and families.
  2. Experience working with youth within the church, school or community.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate well to volunteers, parents, and today’s youth.
  4. Dynamic teacher with ability to make Christian teachings relevant and applicable to youth.
  5. Ability to network with other local churches and their youth programs.
  6. Administration skills to keep youth, parents, and teachers informed and organized.
  7. Comfortable with social media and current youth communication methods.
  8. United Methodist experience preferred.
  9. Minimum of 21 years of age.

 

Salary is $125/week.