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Student Ministries Coordinator

Company: First United Methodist Church
Location: Memphis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Bluff City Church (UMC Church Plant)

Memphis, Tennessee

Part Time

Bluff City Church is a community of people striving to live in holy love for God, holy love for neighbor, and holy love for self. We believe holy love is the most powerful, captivating force in the world, the means by which God transforms the world from chaos to beauty. We are an intentionally intergenerational congregation, who promotes inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity of all in our community.

The focus of the Student Ministries Coordinator is to support the spiritual formation of BCC Youth from 6th grade through college. The role will educate and equip BCC Youth to participate in sacred conversations, and their integration and active participation as members of the BCC congregation.

The role is part-time, expecting to work up to a maximum of 30 hours per week.

Essential Functions

  • Key responsibilities include:
  • Working closely with BCC Leadership Team to activate the Student Ministries vision, engage youth, and ensure relevant activities are developed, scheduled, and delivered.
  • Developing, curating, and evaluating appropriate curriculum to meet the development objectives as determined by the BCC Dream Team. Ideally, creating content that may become a resource to other church youth organizations.
  • Recruiting, training, coordinating, and deploying volunteer resources to support a wide range of youth activities.
  • Ensuring critical youth programs such as Confirmation are planned and delivered.
  • Educating and involving youth in appropriate social justice work.
  • Involving church youth in the volunteer and service needs of the church.
  • Communicating with BCC Dream Team, youth, parents, and the congregation regularly to build excitement about BCC Student Ministries, engage youth, parents, and volunteers, and keep congregation appraised of all events.
  • Creating an emotionally and spiritually psychologically safe environment for BCC youth.
  • Interacting effectively with BCC youth, while listening and responding with empathy, maintaining and enhancing self-esteem, and asking for help and encouraging involvement.


Preferred knowledge, experience, and qualifications include:

  • Strong communication skills, including written and verbal.
  • Networking ability, building strong working relationships, and encouraging involvement.
  • Inclusive leadership skills where there is an understanding of unconscious bias, ability to cultivate new relationships, and the courage to challenge status quo in order to ensure all are valued, heard, and included.
  • Theological capability. Possessing the openness and learning agility, moral witness, and correct theological understanding of The Trinity.
  • Experience and knowledge of how youth in the target age group learn, grow, and develop spiritually.
  • Planning and organization skills, including verbal and digital communications, coordinating and scheduling, and executing and delivering upon commitments.
  • Related college degree is preferred, yet relevant experience (including internships) can be considered in lieu of degree.

Organization: Bluff City Church (UMC Church Plant)

Contact: Greg Smith

Phone: 901-848-6383

Closing Date: 05/28/2021


Keywords: First United Methodist Church, Memphis , Student Ministries Coordinator, Other , Memphis, Tennessee

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