Purpose of the Position
The Director of Contemporary Worship and Youth Ministries is tasked with leading musical worship for our 9:00 am worship service to draw people into authentic connection with God and overseeing our youth ministry program to connect students into an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.
Key Roles and Responsibilities for Contemporary Worship Leadership
Lead and plan for worship weekly and for special services.
Lead setup and tear down of musical equipment on Sunday morning and at rehearsal.
Recruit and coordinate a worship team of musicians to lead our congregation in worship.
Create and lead the discipleship and connection of the worship team.
Ensure the sound system is in working condition and oversee staffing to make it run smoothly for all worship services.
Assist with off-site worship opportunities as they present themselves.
Meet with the pastor and other leaders to develop the themes and patterns for worship.
Key Roles and Responsibilities for Youth Ministry
Provide oversight and leadership of youth program at Avon UMC, connecting with students through regular activities, Bible studies, worship and mission experiences.
Develop and lead a core group of lay leaders, to assist in ministry to middle school and high school students.
Oversee fundraising, planning, and implementation of a yearly mission trip for high school students in coordination with volunteer leaders.
Create positive relationships with parents, marked by open and regular communication.
Alongside and other leaders, coordinate a middle school ministry and confirmation process.
Connect with youth leaders from the larger Avon region to facilitate cross church relationships.
General Roles and Responsibilities
Attendance at staff meetings and other church meetings as needed.
Oversee the communication of youth events for the whole of the church.
Create and maintain healthy relationships with congregation of Avon UMC.
Remain consistent with the theology of the United Methodist Church.
All other duties pertaining to the worship leader position and youth ministry as assigned by Pastor.
Key Qualities Desired
An ability to play and lead with a musical instrument.
A natural engagement with youth and their families.
Personal faith in Jesus Christ.
Commitment to the mission and vision of Avon UMC.
Positive attitude and able to build relationships with a multi-generational congregation.
A Christ like spirit of acceptance, warmth and conviction. This includes the need for a consistent devotional life.
Direct oversight will be from the pastor. The employment is the responsibility of the Leadership Team.