Director of Student Ministries


McKendree UMC is a 1,200-member church in Gwinnett County (suburban Atlanta) with an active Student Ministry. This position is full-time and salaried with health insurance. Goals: Love youth where they are; encourage youth in developing their relationship with God; provide them with opportunities for growth; and challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and in the world. Primary responsibilities: • Lead a comprehensive Student ministry. Develop, implement, and coordinate the student curriculum on Sundays and Wednesdays. • Responsible for annual Confirmation classes. • Recruit and train volunteers and maintain productive working relationships with other staff for effective team ministry. • Participate in Sunday worship, Wednesday night activities and weekly staff meetings. • Manage student ministries budget and record keeping, communication of events, and promotional efforts. • Remain available to students outside structured church events (i.e. lunch at school, attending extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.) The successful candidate: • Is knowledgeable about and willing to lead from a Wesleyan/United Methodist Christian spiritual perspective. • Has a bachelor’s degree or above in a related field and/or commensurate experience. • Demonstrates experience in leading student ministry as well as working with and leading volunteers. • Wants to share their passion for ministering to young people and their families. • Is energetic, motivated, and boldly in love with Christ. Convince us that you’re the one by emailing a persuasive cover letter and resume to Joe Shepard at

Contact: Joe Shepard

Address: 1570 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road Lawrenceville GA 30043

Phone: 7703399801



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