Director of Youth Ministries, St. Stephen’s UMC, Burke, VA

St. Stephen’s UMC is located in the front yard of the Nation’s Capital.  We serve in richly diverse Fairfax County, VA, where our bright and talented youth attend four of the top 100 high schools in the country.  Growing in the Holy Spirit through the five practices of Passionate Worship, Extravagant Generosity, Radical Hospitality, Intentional Faith Development, and Risk Taking Service and Mission, St. Stephen’s is living its Vision to Receive Christ as the Key to life,Reflect Christ as the catalyst for community and Relay Christ as the call for a new generation.  St. Stephen’s is moving forward to reclaim the next generation for the Kingdom of God by investing its resources in developing a long term structure in our Youth Ministry.  We are looking for a Director of Youth Ministry who will take our program to the next level by leading a robust volunteer staff in executing a dynamic and effective program that makes a difference in the lives of our Youth and their families.

Director of Youth Ministries – St. Stephen’s UMC, 9203 Braddock Rd., Burke VA, seeks the best person, full-time or part-time, to lead a vibrant youth ministry for a 1200-member thriving congregation with a burgeoning children’s ministry, creating great potential for future growth of youth ministry. The Director will help St. Stephen’s live into a key part of our vision statement – to relay Christ as the call for a new generation, convinced and committed, sharing faith and hope with others. The best candidate will have strong Christian commitment, relational skills, creative energy, and several years of experience in leading youth ministries.  This person will be responsible for creating a ministry that will inspire and launch discipleship for youth, commitment and trust with parents, and training and equipping for volunteers.  A part-time youth coordinator will provide administrative support to the Youth Director.   For a full job description, see the church website atwww.ststephensfairfax.org .  Applications will be accepted through 15 April 2013 and should be emailed to: youthsearch@ststephensfairfax.org or via mail: St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Attn: Youth Search Committee, 9203 Braddock Road, Burke VA 22015.