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Director of Ministries with Youth and Children

St. John’s United Methodist Church ( located in the southeast corner of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is searching for a full-time Director of Ministries with Youth and Children.  St. John’s is a vibrant, growing congregation that lives its mission in a three-fold manner: Glorifying God. Feeding People. Making Disciples. The Director of Ministries with Youth and Children will oversee a thriving ministry with youth and children that invites all participants to live faithfully and joyfully into lives of Christian discipleship.

The main responsibilities are:  

· Maintain day-to-day management of the Christian formation of youth and children, in alignment with St. John’s mission and values
· Develop relationships with children, youth and their families to nurture their relationship with Christ
· Recruit, manage, encourage, and resource volunteers
· Provide oversight to the programmatic aspects of ministries with children and youth, encouraging the leadership of the congregation in the execution of programs and ministries
· Encourage an atmosphere of invitation, hospitality, and welcome to all

Qualifications include:

· Education and/or experience with one or more of the following age groups: preschoolers, elementary age children, middle schoolers, and high schoolers. 
· Experience in volunteer recruitment/management and missional engagement
· A passion for serving youth, children,  and their families
· Ability to serve as a spiritual role model by demonstrating a commitment to Christian spiritual practices and by articulating a personal faith journey
· Ability to plan, implement, and measure the results of ministry programs and events
· Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, please contact:
Reverend Sarah Williams Shoup at


Start Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015
Baton Rouge
St. John's UMC
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