Director of Student Ministries, Maumelle, AR

FUMC Maumelle is searching for a passionate and creative candidate for Director of Student Ministries. The Director will oversee middle school and high school students in worship, missions, and special events.


  • Some experience in Youth Ministry
  • Bachelor’s degree or educational equivalent

Director of Youth and College Age Ministries, Memphis, TN

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, in Memphis, TN, is accepting applications for their full-time Director of Youth and College Age Ministries. Emmanuel averages 400+ in weekly worship with participation of 25-30 youth. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative team dedicated to the spiritual growth of our youth and families.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Planning and administering youth and college age programming
  • Equipping a staff of passionate and dedicated volunteer adult counselors
  • Helping youth and college age adults grow in relationship with God and one another


  • Bachelor’s degree required, appropriate theological studies preferred.
  • A strong faith and theology consistent with the United Methodist Church.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and leading teams.
  • Excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Prior experience and proven success in youth ministry.
  • Physical health exam.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commiserate with experience.  Please submit a cover letter and resume.



Assistant Youth Director, Shreveport, LA

The Assistant Director of 1stStudents assists in the development of our student ministry and aligns with the mission and discipleship process of First United Methodist Church. The Assistant Director of 1stStudents collaborates with the Director of 1stStudents to develop and implement a comprehensive ministry to students. The primary goal is to help students lead students to connect, grow, serve, and lead.


  • Deep, abiding, faith in Jesus Christ and love for people.
  • An understanding of traditional Wesleyan theology.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred with at least 1 year of experience in Youth Ministry.
  • Passion and calling for communicating the love of Christ to people from various backgrounds and beliefs.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to teach Sunday School lessons and deliver messages as necessary.
  • Strong leadership and relational skills, self-starter, strong initiative, and vision.
  • Great verbal, written, and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead, recruit, train, and develop leaders.
  • A positive team player and self-motivated individual committed to excellence.
  • Sense of Humor.
  • Ability to demonstrate character, core values, and personal lifestyle compatible with a Christ-centered ministry and being willing to embrace the mission and strategic plans of First Methodist Shreveport.


Director for Youth and Their Families, Severna Park, MD

Summary of Position: The primary responsibility of the Director for Youth and Their Families (YTF) is to direct, train and recruit a team of youth leadership and adult volunteers to serve the spiritual needs of young people (grades 6-12) and their families by creating an
environment where youth, their families and their adult leaders can engage in life-long Christian growth and discipleship.

Reports To: Director of Family Life at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church


Duties and Responsibilities

The Director for Youth and their Families is a leader of leaders. He/she is responsible (with the assistance of the YTF Ministry and administrative staff) for overseeing the coordination and implementation of Woods’ youth and family ministry including Bible study, confirmation, middle- and high-school youth fellowship, youth small groups, mission trips, and conferences. Specifically, this individual will serve as the following.

Leadership Developer – The Director for Youth and their Families will:

  • Train and equip youth and families for ministry in the church and community
  • Identify adult advisors, volunteers, youth, and the Youth and Their Families Ministry (YTF) chairs
  • Encourage the congregation to participate in the ministry for youth and their families
  • Supervise YTF interns
  • Work cooperatively with the Session, YTF Ministry, Confirmation Task Force, WoodsWork Committee and other subcommittees and groups to provide broad support to our multi-faceted youth ministry


Spiritual Guide – The Director for Youth and their Families will:

  • Provide spiritual guidance and support to the leaders of youth, both adultsand teens
  • Nurture and lead youth and their families toward a relationship with God and with each other through prayer, study of scripture and the Reformed tradition
  • Collaborate with a team of people (to include Woods pastors, deacons and Stephen Ministers) who provide high quality pastoral care for youth and their families
  • Coordinate with other ministries of the church, Baltimore Presbytery and other PCUSA congregations to provide ministry opportunities for youth
    and their families

Worship Leader – The Director for Youth and their Families will:

  • Proclaim the gospel as teacher and speaker at youth gatherings
  • Serve as a colleague in ministry and member of the senior leadership staff
  • Encourage full participation of youth and families in worship

Director – The Director for Youth and their Families will:

  • Evaluate, update and implement Woods’ vision for youth and family ministry
  • Direct the creation and planning of youth retreats, activities, and events for the year
  • Foster a high level of participation by youth and families in the overall life
    of the church and in service to the larger community

Administrator – The Director for Youth and their Families will:

  • Serve as staff resource for the Youth and their Families ministry
  • Oversee the preparation and distribution of youth ministry publications,
    including written materials, website, texts, e-mails, and all other forms of communication
  • Working with the YTF Ministry, establish a budget and ensure that it is monitored
  • Provide pertinent resources and materials for leader training and youth education
  • Maintain strict adherence to Woods’ Child Protection Policy
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues on the church staff and in the Presbytery, as well as in the community

Ministry Beyond the Local Church – The Director for Youth and their Families will:

  • Participate in the ecumenical community and connect with local youth organizations
  • Be aware at all times that he /she is a witness to the nature of Jesus Christ and a representative of Woods Church to the congregation, to visitors and to the public


General Terms of Employment and Benefits

  • Up to 18 months of professional coaching from Ministry Architects (under contract)
  • General terms of employment and benefits are set forth in the current Personnel Manual
  • Salary is established annually by the congregation through the Session and the Human Resources Ministry
  • Work Time: This is a salaried, full-time, exempt, position. Overtime is not available. Work week includes Sunday, another weekday off is provided.
  • Retirement and Health: available
  • Vacation Time: Based on service as specified in the Personnel Manual
  • Study Leave: available
  • Continuing Education, Automobile and Discretionary Expenses will be

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in Christian Education, Youth Ministry, or some other related field.



Director of Youth Ministries, Auburndale, FL

First United Methodist Church in Auburndale, Florida, is looking for a Director of Youth Ministries.  The church, overlooking Lake Ariana between the high school and middle school, is an ideal location for dynamic youth ministry.  The location is only part of it.  The church is friendly and has outstanding facilities dedicated to the youth ministry. The church has deep roots in the community, specializing in caring for others by partnering with the community in many areas of outreach.    Auburndale is nestled between several lakes just south of the I-4 corridor, connecting Tampa and Orlando.  There is a small town feel with all of the amenities of the city less than an hour away in either direction.  Please apply for this great opportunity by sending a resume and cover letter.


Minister of Youth and Family Ministry, Denver, CO

Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church of Denver, CO is seeking a full-time Minister of Youth and Family Ministry. Montview is a vibrant, urban congregation of 1500 in Denver with traditional worship, progressive theology and serves as a house of prayer for all people.

Montview’s youth program (6th – 12th grade) is a cherished part of the life of the church.  We have longtime members who participated as youth and still feel strongly about the youth program. We have parents who choose Montview hoping for a rich, faith-filled community for their children. We have youth whose lives are enriched and transformed by participating in the youth programs at Montview. The youth program has strong traditions around annual summer work trips for middle and high school students and a lively music and theater program. Youth programming also includes fellowship throughout the year, service opportunities, Sunday school, confirmation, and participating in worship through Youth Sunday. In recent years, the program has experienced some changes and transitions. The ideal candidate would be able to embrace existing traditions that are strong and help strengthen new areas of youth programming at Montview.

Essential functions for this position include:
  • Encouraging growing relationships between youth, families, and the larger congregation
  • Providing oversight for fun, faithful Christian Education opportunities for youth
  • Coordinating a robust, engaging Confirmation program
  • Building and overseeing a team of adults caring for youth in the church
  • Serving as staff liaison to the youth committee

Qualifications for this position are:

  • Advanced theological training (MA, MDiv, etc.)
  • Five+ years’ experience in youth ministry
  • Excellent communicator through all media (oral, written, digital, etc.)
  • Understanding and empathy for youth and their families.
  • Organized, pro-active, self-starter
  • Creative, collaborative, enthusiastic spirit
  • Proven track record of building deep relationships with youth

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume.


Youth Minister, Greenville, SC

Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, a caring faith community in the heart of Greenville, South Carolina’s vibrant downtown, is looking for a dedicated full-time Youth Minister. With nearly 3,000 members in this missionally focused congregation, this non-ordained position will be responsible for organizing and coordinating ongoing ministries that maximize 7th- 12th grade students’ growth as disciples of Christ, both in and outside the walls of the church, while building relationships with parents and equipping volunteers for ministry. The Youth Minister will serve as an integral part of the confirmation process, enriching the holistic faith formation process at BSUMC. The successful candidate has a proven track record of leading a dynamic youth program shown to foster faith, deepen spirituality, provide opportunities to be the hands of God in the wider world, and build Christian community. In addition to partnering with parents, training and equipping volunteers, and steering a Spirit-led youth program of mission and ministry opportunities, the Youth Minister will join an enthusiastic pastoral, staff, and volunteer team committed to youth and their families.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will ideally have a college degree, 7-10 years of experience in youth ministry leadership (preferably in a large congregation), and a strong personal faith consistent with the United Methodist tradition.

Resumes along with a cover letter can be sent.


Director of Youth Ministry, St. Petersburg, FL

Pasadena Community United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, is looking to continue a tradition of great youth ministry by hiring their next Director of Youth Ministry.  As one of the largest United Methodist churches in the state, Pasadena continues to be seen as a community church, working with elementary schools, social services and other agencies that enhance the experience of those living near the church.  At Pasadena, people experience love in action where all are welcome.  The youth ministry is one of its greatest assets with great staff and volunteer leadership for decades.  This family oriented church continues to reflect a population in St. Petersburg that continues to grow younger.  Of course, there are world class beaches, restaurants and other amenities that makes St. Petersburg and the surrounding bay area a tourist destination for many and a place to live for those seeking a mix of urban chic and beach casual.  Send a resume and cover letter if you are looking for a great place to live and do ministry.


Youth Director, Lutz, FL

First United Methodist Church in Lutz, Florida, is looking for their next Youth Director.  The church sits on the northern edge of the Tampa Bay area.  This semi-rural community has all the advantages of a major city in Florida – professional sports, shopping, arts, theme parks, beaches (nearby) and plenty of great restaurants – while maintaining a family friendly environment.  The church is passionate, genuine and sincere in their love of the Word and one another.  The youth ministry has benefited from outstanding and stable leadership over the last seven years.  This is an exciting time for First UMC Lutz as they are preparing for vibrant growth.  Please send a cover letter and resume if you are called by God to be part of the movement of the Holy Spirit at First UMC Lutz.



Director of Youth Ministries, Jacksonville, FL

Lakewood United Methodist Church is a community of people that pledge to seek God’s will in all things, serve God humbly and enthusiastically, surrender our fears and embrace God, support each other with the love of Christ, and share our faith in the name of Christ.

We are located in Jacksonville, Florida about 8 miles southeast of the downtown area. We are an established church with an average of 425 attending two worship services. Requirements for the position is a Bachelor’s Degree and include but not limited to three years of some type of youth work experience. The position is currently a salaried position with a range of compensation of $40,000- $50,000 depending upon experience and qualifications. Please see below for the Position Overview. If you interested in applying for this position please send a resume.

Position Overview

The Director of Youth Ministries will be first and foremost responsible for building and maintaining a program that will help lead the youth of Lakewood UMC to a relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and help the youth of Lakewood UMC maintain that relationship by growing their Christian faith through the variety of weekly and annual programs and retreats. More importantly the Director of Youth Ministries will help facilitate a growing relationship between the students and Christion adults so that the youth are challenged and encouraged to grow as followers of Christ.

The Director of Youth Ministries should support the teachings of the United Methodist Church as outlined in the Book of Discipline as well as assure compliance with the Book of Discipline, the Legal Resource Manual and the United Methodist Church in all business transactions.


The Director of Youth Ministries will be responsible for planning and executing the following:

  • Retreats
  • Choir Tour/ Mission Trip
  • Winter Retreat
  • Retreats for Seniors
  • Summer Activities including Youth Week
  • Programming
  • Sunday night UMYF- The most regular and important meeting of the week. This is both an entry point for new youth and also an opportunity for spiritual growth for older youth. The programming will be scripturally based and include discussion, teaching, recreation, and experiential elements.
    Bible Study- Develop a weekly after school bible study
  • Wednesday Night- Developing “lighter” programming for youth while adults have their own programs.
  • Sunday School- Coordinate volunteers to teach Sunday school and work with them in choosing curriculum.
  • Miscellaneous- this includes taking youth to other events and service opportunities as well as investing time in attending occasional outside activities that youth participate such as sports, concerts, and other extracurricular events.
  • Budget- Responsible for building and maintaining a budget that covers the costs of Sunday night activities, retreats, choir tour and other areas where costs are incurred.
  • Communication- Keep parents, youth, and counselors up to date on upcoming programs, retreats, an any other noteworthy activities through newsletters, meetings, and social media.
  • Leadership Development- Develop and encourage both adult volunteers and youth to find areas in the youth ministry where they can better utilize their unique gifts, lead programming, and develop a better sense of connection with the ministry and vision for the group.
  • Educational Development- On a personal level, spend time reading, researching, and studying, various theological and resource oriented ideas to continually grow learn and develop as a leader and Christian.