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General Responsibilities:  To give oversight and supervision of the youth ministries (6th through 12th grades) of the church

Qualifications:  Minimum four-year college degree in youth ministries or related field; preferred three year’s experience working with youth in a church setting. Must have a moral value system compatible with the United Methodist Church. 

Supervision:  Accountable to the senior pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee

Specific Duties:

  • Recruit and equip volunteer leaders and helpers for all youth programs
  • Plan and operate weekly programs for all youth, including FUEL, Sunday School, Prayer Breakfast and AXIS Bible Study
  • Oversee Sunday School and encourage discipleship for all students
  • Plan and coordinate with senior pastor for Confirmation Class
  • Visit and spend time with students wherever possible, including homes, schools, and after-school activities
  • Plan major youth activities and retreats, including summer camp, ski retreat and other retreats, as well as fundraisers and other smaller-scale events
  • Assist in other church-related programs when possible
  • Communicate all necessary information concerning youth activities via monthly publications, Steeple Chimes, e-mails, text messages, website, and personal notes
  • Assist in worship when possible
  • Hold regular parent meetings
  • Hold regular counselor meetings to foster and continue growing team of volunteers
  • Participate in at least one continuing education event per year (funded amount included in church budget)
  • Lead and support the youth praise band
  • Participate in monthly district and regional youth workers’ meetings
  • Engage with community organizations as appropriate (example: Family Y, local civic clubs)

Other requirements:

  • Attend church staff meetings, worship services, administrative meetings, all work area meetings concerning youth, and other meetings as requested
  • Assume all other duties as assigned by the senior pastor
  • Prepare the youth budget annually in a timely fashion for the Finance Committee

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to

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