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New Orleans, LA: Coordinator of Youth Ministries and Epiphany House Missions

Coordinator of Youth Ministries and Epiphany House Missions
Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church

About the Position

This role is envisioned as a hybrid role to support two distinct needs our church is facing. First, the purpose is to equip and encourage middle-school and high-school aged young people to serve one another, the congregation, and Rayne’s broader community as Christ’s disciples. To develop and implement youth ministry efforts and mission plans that Rayne’s youth and their families have opportunities to grow in godly wisdom, grace, peace, and justice.

Additionally, in the last three years Rayne purchased the adjacent property at 3924 St Charles Ave property, and we face the blessing of proliferating ministries – more gatherings for special events, more small group and recovery meetings, more requests for facilities use, and more chances to connect with our broader community to shine the light of God’s love and grace. With these joys come a commensurate number of challenges: how best to oversee and manage effectively the utilization of space, as well as communicating with the “anchor church” (i.e., Rayne’s congregation) about the happenings in and around the Epiphany House.

The estimated breakdown of time per task is 20-25 hours per week for youth ministry and 10-15 hours per week for Epiphany House missions.

The Coordinator of Youth Ministries and Epiphany House Missions reports to the senior pastor and/or the associate pastor for spiritual and ministry/missional guidance. The coordinator submits to an annual evaluation and shares strengths and growing edges of the position. 

Key Responsibilities

Required Qualifications and Experience

The coordinator must appreciate and honor an ethic of inclusion for all youth; s/he shall develop a vision and a demonstrated plan for youth ministry; s/he must possess a proven ability to serve effectively with youth, diverse people, and teams of volunteers. Additionally, as Rayne’s ministry to youth and their families has grown, the coordinator is tasked with developing the quality of ministry with youth and growing the quantity of those involved in the ministry area. The director, therefore, is more than a manager of the youth ministry, but will be encouraged to assert entrepreneurial skill in order to expand the scope and size of the ministry area.

Additional skills needed include:

Benefits

About Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church

The historic Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, with its unique and lovely Gothic-revival architecture, built in 1875, has had for 139 years, a strong and active ministry in the heart of uptown New Orleans. Because of its tall, graceful spire illuminated at night, she has become known as “The Church of the Lighted Steeple.”  Committed to a ministry of “open hearts, open minds, open doors,” Rayne welcomes all regardless of race, class, gender, or sexual orientation and is a Reconciling Congregation.

Interested applicants should send their resume along with a cover letter to jay@raynenola.org.