About the job
Director of Student Ministries - The Foundry Methodist Church
About The Foundry… Foundry is a multi-site church serving the communities in NW Houston and Cypress, Texas. Founded in 1978, Foundry has grown into a church with several thousand active members who are engaged in helping others to know, follow and share Jesus. We are committed to building resilient faith in the next generation and to allow God to work through us in our community where we live, work and play. By calling ourselves The Foundry we embrace both the mission of John Wesley, who radically changed the world by sharing the truth about Jesus with countless people, and our start in a humble foundry. We invite God to work in us, using the circumstances of our lives to “refine us like silver and purify us like gold,” (Zechariah 13:9). Together, we are allowing the master artist to transform us and create something beautiful from our lives.
About the position… The Director of Student Ministries will lead the student ministries team to help students know, follow, and share Jesus while placing a strong emphasis on building relationships with students, volunteers, and parents. The Director, with creativity and innovation, provides vision and leadership so that new students are being reached and all students are being discipled and growing deeper in their faith. The Director will recruit, train, and empower volunteers to oversee aspects of the student ministry as well as the weekly programming. The Director will report to the Executive Pastor and work in collaboration with the student ministry team, interns, and administrative staff as well as the kid min team and adult ministries to ensure continuity throughout ministry areas for a solid spiritual foundation for students and their families.
About Belonging – Believing – Becoming…Foundry exists to help people know, follow, and share Jesus. As a part of the Foundry team, you are inviting people into a deeper level of commitment to Christ and His Church. Therefore, you must be able to declare the following:
I am willing to publicly profess my faith in Christ.
I have been baptized.
I am committed to growing as a follower of Jesus.
I have read and accept what Foundry believes (Statement of Faith, Values and Mission).
I agree to protect the unity of Foundry by learning, supporting church leadership and doing my part to stay informed and engaged in the mission of the church.
I agree to participate in the life of Foundry in these ways:Corporate Worship
Offering (Contributing financially to the mission)
Witness (Inviting others to follow Jesus and be part of His church)
Visionary leader with the ability to inspire others into action.
Creative and innovative problem-solver.
Seeks to minister to and with students and the adult volunteers who serve in the ministry.
Has a heart for serving in the community and reaching people where they are.
Serves as a collaborative team member with a diverse group of volunteers as well as church staff.
Has strong verbal and written communication skills.
Exercise good judgment and discretion, maintaining confidentiality.
Has the ability to manage multiple event ministries well and is highly organized.
Exhibits the ability to empower teams of staff and adult volunteers.
Desires to partner with and equip parents to be the spiritual influencers for their students.
Education and Experience: An ideal candidate will have:
5+ years of relevant experience leading in student Large church experience preferred.
Training in Christian education or a willingness to obtain.
Demonstrated ability to recruit and unite a team of individuals that will inspire and encourage families and students in their love of God and others.
Oversee the implementation of student ministry programs including Sunday morning student Life Groups, mid-week Bible studies, retreats, trips, service opportunities and special events.
Communicate effectively and in a timely manner using all available resources.
Ensure relationships are built between the student ministry volunteers, the students and their families by shepherding them and helping them develop their own relationship with Jesus Christ.
Recruit, train, and support volunteers.
Coordinate, equip and supervise student ministry interns.
Create an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship where emerging spiritual and leadership skills can be developed.
Attend student school events (athletics, choir, theater, etc.).
Integrate student ministry into the life of the congregation in which students are serving in leadership roles so that there is cohesion and connection with the rest of the church.
Ensure records are kept of student participation and provide effective follow-up with students and families.
Other responsibilities as required to fulfill the mission.
Compensation: Foundry offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with education and work experience. The particulars of compensation will be worked out with the successful candidate upon satisfactory completion of financial and criminal background checks.