Director of Student Ministries

General Profile of the Role
The Director of Student Ministries will be responsible for ministries for all students from Middle School through High School while simultaneously equipping parents to be the primary faith influence in their students’ lives. A successful candidate must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and demonstrable leadership skills with a history of leading growing ministries. In addition, candidates must be able to plan and organize programming and curriculum, and be able to manage and delegate responsibilities within the student ministry team. The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment with church staff, parents and other congregants. The position will require presence and leadership on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, weekly staff meetings, Student Team meetings and other special events, including retreats, mission trips, community outreach events, etc. As a part of a dynamic and growing congregation, the candidate must also be able to demonstrate the ability to be adaptable in an ever-changing environment.

Student Ministry is at the core of our mission at Advent as we seek to reach, shape, and mold students as disciples of Jesus in a dramatically growing demographic. The primary responsibility for the Director of Student Ministries will be to create, evaluate, and execute excellent ministry environments to provide for the spiritual formation of all students in cooperation with the Associate Director of Student Ministries and Director of Contemporary Worship.

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 Executive Director.

A college degree in education or ministry preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered. The individual should have recent experience in leading student ministry and experience with executing curriculum. The candidate should have strong knowledge and be able to articulate their experience with student development and family dynamics.

About our Church
Established in 1987, Advent United Methodist Church is one of the largest United Methodist churches in South Carolina. Advent is a dynamic and growing congregation, situated in the Five Forks community in Greenville SC, which has been recognized as one of the top areas within the United States for growth and quality of life.

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

We’re Saving a Seat for You This Christmas!

We hope you will join us this Christmas for worship at both of our campuses: Five Forks and Scuffletown!

Advent Five Forks Campus

Saturday, December 24th
Christmas Eve Services

1:00 pm – Family Service: Birthday Party for Jesus

3:00 pm – Traditional Service

5:00 pm – Contemporary Service

9:00 pm – Traditional Service

Sunday, December 25th
Christmas Day

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Advent Scuffletown Campus

Friday, December 23rd
Christmas Under The Stars – Rudolph Gordon School Football Field

5:30 pm – Hot Chocolate & Kids’ Crafts

6:00 pm – Worship Service

Sunday, December 25th
Christmas Day

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