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Church of the Shepherd United Methodist Church: Director of Youth Ministry


1601 Woodstone Drive
63304 St. Charles , MO

Director of Youth Ministry
Church of the Shepherd United Methodist Church

1601 Woodstone Dr., St. Charles, MO 63304

Church of the Shepherd is a vibrant congregation of 1100 members and an average attendance
of 900. This outwardly focused congregation has a firm commitment to the next generation
and their families that is being lived out through our relational discipleship program. We have
recently completed a visioning process with Ministry Architects and are seeking a full time
Director of Youth Ministries (grades 6-12) to live out our new vision for sustainable youth
ministry with youth that are currently at COS and those that are yet to come. This position will
be assisted by a part time youth ministry staff and work in collaboration with the church staff

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to:
 Envision, implement and oversee the youth ministry activities and programming
 Recruit and equip adult and student leadership
 Work collaboratively with other staff, parents and youth to grow disciples
 Strategically partner with parents, encouraging and equipping them for spiritual leadership
in the home
 Disciple and train youth to reach out to unchurched friends and classmates
 Be an active presence in local schools and the community

You will thrive and love this position if:
 You are a person of faith: A mature commitment to Christ demonstrated through life and
 You have a passion for youth and their families: you love being with students
 Committed to Relational Discipleship: Discipleship is meant to be lived with others,
maturing with, sharing, and serving one another
 You want to gain experience in a supportive staff that will provide mentoring, coaching, and
 You have a passion for developing student leaders
 You enjoy meeting students on their turf and building relationships in the community
 You can develop and deploy leaders who can lead teams
 You are action-oriented and self-motivated

Requirements for this position:
 Experience: Two years of experience with youth and/or church ministry preferred
 Education: Bachelor's Degree desired; formal ministry training preferred
 Beliefs: Mainline, moderate theological position
 Management: Experience managing and leading others
 Active learning with knowledge of current youth culture

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