Youth Director

Sydenstricker United Methodist Church
Job Type
Youth/Student Pastor
Springfield, VA
Salary Details
Depends on Full or Part time up to $30,000.00
Contract Type
Full-Time, Part-Time
Hours per Week
Full Time - 32 Hours per week or Part-time- less than 32 hours per week
Closing Date
Sydenstricker United Methodist Church in Springfield, Va. is looking for a full or part time Director of Youth Ministries. This position is full or part-time. Full time applicants will receive 401K, Health Insurance and Retirement plan.

Job Description

Sydenstricker United Methodist Church in Springfield, Va. is looking for a full or part time Director of Youth Ministries. This position is responsible for the planning, coordinating, leading and building all aspects of the youth ministry program for 7th through 12th grade.  The principal function of this position is to help youth develop a strong relationship with Christ by serving as spiritual leader, mentor, and role model for youth. This position uses a comprehensive active approach involving missions, relationship building, and outreach.   These programs should encourage youth by providing opportunities for spiritual nurture and growth and challenging them to respond to God’s call to serve the church, the community, and the world. There is no relocation allowance for this position.

Position Qualifications:

A professing Christian and member in good standing in a congregation
A bachelor’s degree or professional certification or in progress of  United Methodist Certification in Education and/or Youth Ministries preferred but not required
Experience working with youth and volunteers in an education /church setting
Ability and experience to plan, develop/build, coordinate, manage, implement programs, fund raise, and lead youth activities
Work with the Director of Children and Family Ministries to develop a bridge program between the two programs for rising 5th and 6th grade students
Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with youth, children, parents, and teams of volunteers

Position Schedule

This position has a flexible schedule with some definite requirements:

Tuesday a.m. staff meeting
Weekly meeting with the youth group for chats and study groups, time and day to be determined
Sunday morning: 2 services and Sunday School for 7th – 12th grade
All special services/programs throughout the liturgical year

Organization Description

At Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, our mission is that of the United Methodist Church- to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our vision is to be Christ's love in action, bringing God to people and people to God.  Our goal is to reach out in service and welcome all people so that each individual may be nurtured and transformed as a disciple of Christ. We are called to:

INVITE, reaching out and receive people just as they are
FORM, helping individuals relate to God
EQUIP, developing, supporting and nurturing individuals as they grow in discipleship
and SEND, affirming and sending disciples into the community to create a more just and loving world

This is "Christ's Love in Action."

 We are proud of our Methodist heritage of accepting the diversity of opinions, cultural traditions, ethnic backgrounds and beliefs within our church family.  As a United Methodist Church, we do not apply a doctrinal purity test to those wishing to join us; instead, we welcome everyone into our church family. We respect our differences as we grow and work together in our communal journey of transformation and service.

Sydenstricker United Methodist Church

Application Questions

1.  Can you reliably commute to Springfield, VA?
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