Student Ministries Job Description

Job Posting for Director of Student Ministries
at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church

Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church (“Galloway”), a historic congregation in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministry (“DSM”) to oversee and give direction for ministries to students in grades 7-12, as well as their families. While providing ministry to these students would be his or her primary objective, the DSM would also engage in and maintain relationships with college students. Galloway is a dynamic 2100 member congregation, which was first established in 1836. The church is located in downtown Jackson, the capital city of Mississippi, one block from the State Capitol building and Governor’s mansion. Galloway has many exciting ministries seeking to meet the needs of a diverse constituency, which includes business professionals to a vibrant homeless ministry.

The DSM will oversee, organize, and implement ministry to, with, and alongside students to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. An effective DSM will equip and empower students and adult leaders to live in community with mission as a way of life. The DSM will oversee weekly student bible studies, United Methodist Youth Fellowship, and Sunday School for students. The DSM will also plan and coordinate retreats, mission opportunities, fundraising events, and other student gatherings. The DSM will provide pastoral care for youth and families, create and implement new member formation, participate and engage in worship planning, and take a lead in worship through liturgy. The DSM will also engage in intentional relationships with college students in the Metro Jackson area, as well as remaining in relationships with Galloway collegians in other geographic areas.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Exemplify a contagious enthusiasm for Christ and students.
  • Have experience in full-time student ministry.
  • Be grounded in Wesleyan theology and United Methodist doctrine.
  • Embrace a commitment for long-term planning and implementation of Galloway’s student ministry.
  • Have the ability to function as part of a team in the wider circle of ministry (staff, volunteers, and lay leadership).
  • Have the ability to develop a robust volunteer network and coordinate with volunteers to implement all aspects of the ministry.

The competitive compensation package for this position is commensurate with experience and training. Interested persons should submit a resume and personal statement (Microsoft word or PDF format required) via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The personal statement should be no more than 300 words and should address these two questions:
(1) How would you direct the Student Ministries at Galloway to advance the church’s commitment to revealing Heaven on Earth?
(2) What is it about your training, experience, and/or philosophy that would uniquely qualify you for this position?

Complete Job Description for Director of Student Ministries

Galloway United Methodist Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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New Privacy Rooms


As part of our recent renovations, Galloway has now added two privacy areas in the church for nursing mothers. We are pleased to provide these spaces for you to comfortably and privately care for your infants while you are at the church. For your convenience, you are welcome to utilize the new Mothers’ Room located on the 1st floor next to Lee Smith’s office or the designated area in the parlor restroom located on the mezzanine floor. Both areas are equipped with refrigerators as well as television monitors that will air the 10:50 worship service. In addition, the Mothers’ Room offers a comfortable rocking glider and ottoman as well as a diaper changing station.

For those parents or family members who desire a place to view the service while giving their little ones space to move around or be consoled, you are welcome to view the 10:50 service from television monitors in the Gathering Area and the 4th floor landing area.

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Galloway United Methodist Church

305 North Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201
P: (601) 353-9691
F: (601) 352-5333
Childcare Center: (601) 360-1792

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