The Director of Youth Ministry will help middle school and high school students and their families grow in their discipleship at Immanuel UMC. Youth are a primary focus of this position as we work to deepen relationships, encourage spiritual formation, and challenge them to live out their faith. This is a quarter-time position, and there is a possibility of this being a shared position if a team is interested in taking on this work together. Essential Functions: • Develop and oversee, in partnership with lay leadership, a comprehensive strategy for living out our vision related to GROW Ministries as they relate to youth. This would include programs like Re:Ignite, Sunday morning studies, special events, service projects, and the resources (ie: budget, curriculum) needed to accomplish this strategy. • Provide care and spiritual direction to youth and families and/or refer where needed. • Deepen intergenerational connections within the church. • Recruit and support mentors who will help disciple youth in small groups and one-in-one relationships; help parents teach/nurture their children. • Communicate and promote the opportunities, events, and ministries within the scope of this position, both within the congregation and in the broader community.
Contact: Rev. Katie Dawson
Address: 2900 49th St Des Moines 50310