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Youth Affiliation

Provide opportunities for Young Adults ages 18 – 40 to learn and apply basic principles of Christianity, as taught by Jesus Christ, for the enrichment of the individual, the Church and the community.
To develop an annual action plan for the purpose of:
1. Strengthening the Young Adult Ministry
2. Expanding the role of Young Adults in the UAME Church.

To develop young adult members into positive Christian leaders in the Union American Methodist Episcopal Church while providing an opportunity to serve the church, the community and God.
To encourage one another to lead balanced lives by providing opportunities for leadership, fellowship, stewardship, and Christian education.

To minister to the individual, spiritual, emotional and mental needs of the young adults within the UAME Church family and the surrounding community.

To reach beyond the circle of UAME Church and minister wherever a need exists among people, particularly in the surrounding community, in order to strengthen the ties between the church and community.

To increase knowledge of God and His relationship with mankind by encouraging 100% Young Adult Ministry member attendance in Church, Sunday School and Bible Study.

To help meet the financial needs of the Church more adequately by encouraging stewardship, tithing and commitment on a consistent basis.

To become actively involved in the U.A.M.E. church; thereby, becoming more knowledgeable of its mission and purpose.
a. Have a annual young adult conference
b. Have Quarterly Young Adult Seminars and Workshops
c. Have a General Youth Conference every (4) years

Be attentive to the hopes, concerns, and needs of young adults in the community to determine how the congregation might serve them and how they might serve one another as Christian disciples and good neighbors. The coordinator will identify key people in the community and congregation for collaboration and advocacy for young people’s issues.

Be familiar with the Conference’s overall goals and how they are achieved through the congregation’s ministry with young people.

Advocate that all young people are welcome and expected to be vital participants in the congregation.

The coordinator will work with people of all ages to plan and carry out ministry with young adults in a varied and wide-ranging program that includes worship, study, fellowship, service opportunities, and more.

The coordinator will guide the work of the young-adult leadership team throughout the year, including planning its agendas and presiding at its meetings.
The coordinator will work with other leaders to learn about curriculum and other resources available for young adults in order to help teachers and group leaders select appropriate resources for study and growth.

Qualifications
• Have one or more of these spiritual gifts: servanthood, teaching, exhortation (encouragement), leadership, administration, evangelism (meeting new people), helping, and shepherding.

• Evidence of passion for young-adult ministry, prior effective ministry leadership, and evidence of active and growing discipleship.

• The ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages and the ability to work with other ministry leaders, delegate responsibility, and follow up to complete tasks.
• Genuine interest in responding to the hopes and concerns of young adults in the community.
• Strong organizational skills
• Knowledge of social media

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