Zion UMC, East Prospect is Seeking a Director of Youth Ministry

Zion United Methodist Church at 1 North Main Street, East Prospect, PA is seeking a director for their youth ministry. This is a part time position that will begin as soon as a hire is made. This director will be under the guidance and direction of the pastor and Pastor Parish Relations Committee (PPRC). She or he will also be working with our current director until August 2023, at which time she or he will take full responsibility for our Youth ministries. We anticipate the job to take between 10-15 hours per week, with a compensation of $20 per hour. The job may also require additional hours due to the occasional special event throughout the year; these will be compensated accordingly. Special events would include, but not be limited to an annual mission trip to be planned and run under the director’s supervision and several “fun” outings (perhaps one a month).

Job Description

  • Demonstrate a passion for Jesus
    • Believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God
    • Believe in a biblically defined rather than a society defined world view
    • Present a good example to our youth through regular attendance at one of our weekly worship services (not included in the 10-15 hours per week)
  • Demonstrate excellent teaching skills
    • Recognize and develop the gift of leadership in our youth
    • Inspire our youth to continue their own work of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
    • Teach a Biblical curriculum designed to help our youth grow in their commitment to and faith in Jesus Christ in a fun, relevant, and safe environment where students are encouraged to talk about the issues they face daily
  • Plan, implement, and run our weekly youth program
    • Responsible for the Sunday evening Youth Fellowship meetings
    • Responsible for staffing Youth Fellowship meetings with required volunteers to be Safe Sanctuary compliant
    • Encourage our youth to be involved in a weekly worship service at Zion or their home church
  • Demonstrate excellent people skills
    • Interact comfortably both in a group setting as well as one-on-one
    • Recruit and train volunteers from within our congregation to help with the youth programs of our church
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills
    • Communicate well with both the youth group as well as the congregation and parents using a variety of electronic, paper, and face to face formats
    • Schedule events in a timely manner
    • Coordinate the schedule with Zion’s Ministry Council
    • Follow through on the established schedule
    • Plan, implement, and run special events like mission trips as well as outreach and fun events for our youth
  • Comply with all Safe Sanctuary requirements
    • Complete online Safe Sanctuary training
    • Obtain all necessary background and FBI checks

As you can see, we are looking for a mature Christian who has a passion for introducing young people to Jesus. If this describes you, please contact our church at 717-252-1800 or zionep@comcast.net. Our youth are eager to meet you.