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Director of Youth Ministries

North Canton, Ohio (OH) 44720

Faith United Methodist Church (FUMC) is a dynamic, diverse and growing 900+ member congregation in North Canton, Ohio.  The image that has shaped the identity of FUMC since its birth in 1956 is the ship.  Like a ship with billowed sails, we have been moving on a journey.  Propelled by the Holy Spirit, this church has been a vessel for learning, loving and leading toward the mission of making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in light of the kingdom of God.

If you have passion for the purpose, vision and journey of North Canton Faith United Methodist Church, are called to nurturing the faith development of youth and want to be a part of shaping the future of FUMC, this may be the position for you.  We are seeking qualified candidates who are interested in either a full-time or part-time position. 

Position Purpose/Primary Responsibilities:

The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) will build upon and strengthen a youth program which includes Sunday school, youth group, confirmation class, Wednesday mid-week programming, summer programming, mission trips and youth choir.  The DYM will work in collaboration with the Director of Spiritual Formation and the Youth Ministry Team.

Qualified candidates will bring a high level of passion and energy for leading the many different aspects of the church’s ministry to youth. The DYM will, in addition to programming, further develop a team of volunteers who work within a unified vision.

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Education and Training:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Familiar with and appreciation for the United Methodist history and theology
Previous youth ministry leadership preferred

Key Qualities:

Strong Christian Faith
Passionate about serving in youth ministry
Sense of call
Ability to work well with other staff and laity as a team
Ability to establish and achieve goals and complete responsibilities without direct supervision
Good written, verbal and technological communication skills
Value for and commitment to ongoing learning
Ability to respect confidential information

Time Frame:

We will receive applications until the position is filled.
Desired start date is June 5, 2017
This timeline is subject to change.