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Director of Student Ministry Position Available

Director of Student Ministry

Purpose:  Primary responsibility for leading a thriving Youth Ministry program driving the spiritual formation and growth of Advent United Methodist Church students (Grades 7th-12th).

Summary: Advent UMC is seeking our next full-time Director of Student Ministries who will continue to shepherd, nurture and grow Advent Student Ministries program.  Our overall Church mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  At Advent, we embrace this mission and believe that students are not only the church of tomorrow; they are the church of today.  We strongly believe that it is our mission to pour into the lives of our youth and their families, while emboldening and empowering them to be disciples within and outside our church walls.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in reaching and inspiring youth, ages 12 – 18, during their formative years of Christian discipleship.  We seek a mature, positive and enthusiastic yet humble leader who can work effectively as part of a team.  The Director will oversee weekly youth programming and special events for our current group of 200+ students and 60+ adult volunteer leaders, while building relationships with youth within and outside Advent UMC. In addition, the Director will serve as a mentor to our Assistant Director of Student Ministry, and both will be responsible for recruiting and equipping our team of adult volunteers.  The Youth Ministry team also includes the Director of Contemporary Music, who oversees, mentors and influences the Cross youth band and Crescendo youth choir.

The Director should have a vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be committed to living and modeling a godly lifestyle inside and outside of church. S/he should have at least a college degree, coupled with relevant experience and a demonstrated passion for Youth Ministry.

About our Church – Established in 1987, Advent UMC is the 10th largest UMC congregation in South Carolina with a mission for continued growth. Advent UMC is a dynamic and growing congregation, situated in the Five Forks community in Greenville SC that has been recognized as one of the top areas within the United States for growth and quality of life.

Position Structure and Compensation: Full Time and commensurate with experience and abilities, year-round 

Position Accountability: Guidance for this position will be offered by the Pastors

For a full position description, please click here.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to
[email protected]

Inclement Weather Update


Since road conditions, parking lots, and sidewalks are already slushy and temperatures are expected to drop below freezing for much of the day, all services and scheduled activities have been canceled for today. Advent Community Christmas will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned for details on that soon.




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