Weekly Attendance: 800
Location: Springdale, AR
About the Organization:
FUMC Springdale was founded in the 1870s. In the years since, the church has been fortunate to experience great growth and significant blessing as they’ve worked in their community to forward the Gospel. Despite being a church rich in history and age, the congregation is solid and established, and has thrived over the years.
About the Position:
The primary responsibility of the Youth Pastor is the planning, oversight, and implementation of the youth ministry of First United Methodist Church in keeping with our understanding of Christian discipleship and nurture, and in accordance with the principles and doctrines of the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church.
What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree is preferred for this role. Biblical training is a plus but is not required.
Prior experiences in a leadership youth ministry position is required for this position.
The Youth Pastor will exhibit a living faith in Jesus Christ, including serving as an example of excellent moral character and personal piety in accordance with the highest standards of the Christian faith.
About the Location:
Northwest Arkansas is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in America. Historic downtowns and vibrant entertainment districts are recognized as top destinations for shopping, dining and the arts. Outdoor amenities abound with multiple state parks, 486 miles of Beaver Lake shoreline, an impressive regional trails system, a botanical garden, and hiking/biking/boating opportunities.
Northwest Arkansas comprises the cities of Springdale (where FUMC is located in a charming downtown location), Fayetteville, Bentonville, Eureka Springs, Rogers, and several others that dot the Northwest corner of the “Natural State.”
In 2016 United States Census Bureau estimated the NWA is the 105th largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the 22nd fastest growing in the US, an area nestled in the Boston Mountains and Springfield Plateau subsets of The Ozarks.
Northwest Arkansas doubled in population between 1990 and 2010. Growth has been driven by the three Fortune 500 companies in NWA: Walmart Stores, Inc., Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., as well as over 1,300 suppliers and vendors drawn to the region by these large businesses and NWA's business climate. The region has also seen significant investment in amenities, including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walmart AMP concert venue, and the NWA Razorback Regional Greenway.
Each of the region’s cities offers something special and unique. Visit the charming village of Eureka Springs with its Victorian architecture, incredible living arts culture and numerous shops and galleries. Plan to attend a Broadway performance at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, and call the Hogs at a University of Arkansas Razorbacks home game. Catch a concert at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, and a Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball game in Springdale. Explore one of the region’s four state parks, including Withrow Springs in Huntsville. Hit the rapids year-round at the Siloam Springs Kayak Park, or hit the links at one of Bella Vista’s eight challenging golf courses.
Located in the corner of Northwest Arkansas, Springdale is the fourth-largest city in the state and is home to the world headquarters of Tyson Foods, the world’s largest protein producing company in the world. Estimates of the upcoming 2020 Census put the population of Springdale at approximately 80,000. What once started as a small settlement in 1840 known as “Shiloh,” the town has become one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Arkansas.
Springdale’s strong industrial sector differentiates the city among the four large principal cities of Northwest Arkansas. Additionally, technology is a growing sector in the city. This can be seen through both the Springdale Technology Park, which homes Arkansas’s first nano manufacturer, and the Tyson HQ Main Campus, which integrates poultry science and technology. This simply reflects Springdales’ economic past and future. It outlines the constant, economic growth and the high employment rate that the city experiences.
Springdale Public Schools make up the second-largest school district in Arkansas, providing educational services to over 21,000 students throughout 29 different campuses among the city. Additionally, Springdale has some of the best private educational schools in the state.
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