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Student Ministry Director

Student Ministry Director Needed!

First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge is seeking a Student Ministries Director. The position is 20 hours a week and will work in conjunction with our Staff Youth Team to implement High School and Middle School youth ministry programming and education. The candidate will need to have a flexible schedule, and be able work Sundays, some weekday evenings, and an occasional overnight for retreats, lock-ins, etc.


To Whom Responsible – The Student Ministries Coordinator



-Work with the Staff Youth Team to develop energized and participatory Christian education programming for middle and high school students.

-Build and develop relationships with students through regular and consistent communication.

-Attend local school and community events in which students participate, including some evenings and weekends.

-Lead a youth Sunday School class each week.

-Lead regular weekly youth activities.

-Assist with student retreats.

-Promote youth events and gatherings with like-minded youth programs in the community and region.

-Develop youth’s spirituality and sense of community.

-Lead Youth Leadership Council meetings, as needed.

-Perform other duties as assigned by the Student Ministries Coordinator.



-Ability to lead people

-Ability to be a team player and adapt to changing circumstances

-Ability to be comfortable teaching and connecting with both middle & high school youth

-Ability to function within a team structure and work on tasks independently

-Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously

-Ability to confidently and comfortably engage with parents of youth

-Display a driven personality & high work ethic

-Display Organizational Skills and the ability to develop long term plans and goals

-Ability to think creatively about new and existing youth ministry programming.

-Willingness to communicate in front of groups & consistently develop this skill

-Willingness to learn & receive feedback from leadership, parents & volunteers


Experience & Education:

-Education related to youth ministry desired (but not required).

-Internship or Staff experience in church youth ministry desired (but not required).

-Experience being in a highly visible leadership role in a church desired.

-Experience planning retreats, mission trips, or overnight activities for youth desired.


If interested, please send your resume to Rev. Mark Flynn, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 or


Organization name:
First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge

United Methodist Church


1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike


Date Posted:
October 23, 2018

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