Director of Youth Ministries, Andover, KS

Andover United Methodist Church – Director of Youth Ministries

REPORTING TO:  Senior Pastor

CONFERS WITH:  Staff, Education and Formation Committee; other committees based on Youth Ministry goals

APPROVED BY:  AUMC Staff Parish Committee

Plan, facilitate, implement, and lead a well rounded Youth Ministries Program for Andover United Methodist Church and work a member of the team with staff to accomplish the greater mission of the church.



  • Prior experience or evidence of successful leadership in youth programs
  • Strong commitment to United Methodist Church
  • Knowledge of materials, activities and resources commonly used in Youth Ministry Programming
  • Lifestyle and behavior consistent with the United Methodist Book of Discipline
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Willing to be part of the staff team to develop leadership of laity
  • Ability to manage administrative and budgetary tasks related to position
  • Ability to complete tasks assigned and appropriately supervise tasks assigned to others
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in education, Christian ministries, and/or child growth and development; (experience in youth leadership also considered)

Director of Youth Ministries Duties

  • Lead Sunday School weekly for Junior and Senior High
  • Lead separate youth group for middle school and high school on Sunday evenings
  • Lead Wednesday evening combined youth groups
  • Attend weekly Lattes and Life chats at Scooter’s coffee shop
  • Lead Confirmation Education classes with Senior Pastor
  • Develop curriculum and discuss with volunteers weekly to implement it
  • Help students plan their faith journey yearly
  • Empower students to serve on a regular basis
  • Develop a vision for youth and grow that vision with all programs

Current vision: Belong Believe Become

  • Mentor and meet with student leadership team to discuss curriculum, programming and leadership development
  • Work with younger members interested in becoming leaders
  • Be a part of Christian Education committee
  • Lead monthly special events ( service or just fun events )
  • Lead group mission trips
  • Lead, vision and develop major fundraising events
  • Lead graduation Sunday event and purchase bibles for youth
  • Be present for all church special events
  • Keep detailed record of youth financial accounts and budget allowances provided by the congregation
  • Compose article for monthly Outreach publication
  • Update main bulletin board regularly
  • Report to congregation on a regular basis
  • Network within congregation to develop volunteer pool and for other church programs
  • Visit schools for lunch or events that students participate on occasion
  • Encourage guests be brought to youth events and follow up with guests
  • Delegate some of these tasks to volunteers adult and youth alike to increase your efficiency and decrease your workload

Minister/Director of Student Ministries, Chesterfield, MO

A family-focused, Christ-centered ECO Presbyterian church in the West St. Louis area, Bonhomme Presbyterian Church is seeking a full-time Minister/Director of Student Ministries to grow students towards the mind and heart of Christ while becoming the hands and feet to Christ in the community. This person will be responsible for supervising the full-time Assistant Director for Youth Ministries and the part-time Assistant for Youth Ministries, collaborating together with the larger staff to build a dynamic student and family ministry that engages youth, 6th-12th and families in faithful discipleship.


Qualifications: Qualifications for this position include a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, a high view of scripture, and an intentional life of prayer and study. The candidate should be grounded in the Reformed faith and have an understanding of the ECO denomination. A builder who is gifted in relational and program ministry and having a good understanding of current youth culture, the candidate must have a commitment to growing students within the family of faith. The candidate must possess a college degree and at least 5 years experience in youth ministry (preferably in the same position).


Cover letter and resume should be sent.




Director of Youth Ministry, Spartanburg, SC

First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, SC, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry to oversee the ministry with youth in 6th – 12th grades. FPCS is a 2000-member downtown church actively involved in mission and serving the surrounding community.

In collaboration with the Youth Committee, the Director of Youth Ministry will account for all youth in developing and implementing a vision for youth ministry that will encourage and challenge youth to become disciples of Christ through a rich variety of opportunities undergirded by vital, caring relationships with youth and families. Youth programming includes fellowship throughout the year, weekly programming, small groups, conferences, retreats, mission opportunities, both locally and abroad, and participating in worship through Youth Sunday.


Qualifications: The ideal candidate would combine a highly-relational approach with the maturity and organizational skills to connect and communicate well with both students and parents. A Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience running or assisting with a Christian youth program are required.


Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume.




Director of Christian Education for Children, Youth and Families, Colombia, SC

Spring Valley Presbyterian Church – a PC(USA) congregation – is a community of sinners saved by the grace of God through Jesus Christ and inspired by the Holy Spirit. We seek to glorify God, nurture one another and express the love of God in word and deed. Spring Valley is the founding church of the Souper Bowl of Caring effort and is the home of a vibrant youth program that is the heart of the church’s local/national/international mission program.
We greatly value the inclusive nature of our Children, Youth and Families program, which serves children and youth from a diverse array of personal and family backgrounds.
The ideal candidate for this position will share those values and bring a heart full of love for all of God’s children.

About the position:

The Director of Christian Education for Children, Youth and Families provides leadership and direction for a quality program of Christian nurture and education for children, youth and their families.
Responsibilities include:
Children’s Ministry
  • Assist Sunday School teachers in providing spiritual, creative, ambitious and fun programs for
    children, with a focus on spiritual development.
  • Recruit, train and equip adult volunteers for ongoing programmatic ministries, such as Strikers (3rd-5th grades), Children’s Church, Worship Preparation and Vacation Bible School.
  • Participate in the planning and leadership of special Sunday events, such as Celebration Sunday, Advent Festival, Celebration of Children Sunday, Holy Week, etc.
  • Supervise the Nursery Coordinator.

Youth Ministry

  • Direct the Youth Council and assist with youth self-leadership.
  • Lead and implement creative, dynamic programs that reach out to youth – within the church and our community – that focus on discipleship and fellowship.
  • Recruit, train and equip adult volunteers for ongoing youth activities and programs.
  • Provide guidance and training for youth advisers.
  • Develop creative ways for youth to participate in the life of the church.
  • Plan summer mission activities both in the community and elsewhere, including international opportunities.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a deep and living relationship with Jesus Christ, a call to minister to youth, gifts in leadership and vision, a bachelor’s degree and two years of youth ministry experience. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume.



Director of Children and Youth Ministry, Houston, TX

St. Francis Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, is seeking a full- time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. St. Francis is a medium-sized, conservative, warm, and fun-loving congregation that worships in both contemporary and traditional styles, also offering a family worship on Sunday mornings that’s more kid-friendly. This position would report directly to the Rector and oversee a part-time ministry assistant and childcare staff.

Primary responsibilities for the position include:

  • Work in collaboration with the children’s and youth ministries’ leadership to manage and lead weekly programming and special events for children, birth to high school
  • Develop and explore opportunities for connection within the St. Francis Day School (currently enrolls over over 900 Kindergarten-8th graders)
  • Serve as a Church Liaison to the Sports Association Board, work with Sports Association Registrar, and attend monthly Sports Association Board Meetings.
  • Recruit and equip volunteers to serve children and youth in weekly programming and special events (including the youth mission trip, VBS, etc.). This includes ensuring that all volunteers complete the required Safeguarding God’s Children Trainings.
  • Work closely with ministry staff and clergy to coordinate milestones, events and programming for families, children, and youth.
  • Engage children and youth into events sponsored by the Diocese of Texas as well as serve with the diocesan leadership for children and youth

Qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with the traditions, liturgy, and doctrine of the Episcopal Church
  • Communication skills including familiarity with technology such as email, social media postings, texting, and other connectional tools useful for working with families and youth
  • Organizational abilities to manage a large ministry as well as systems and processes
  • Long-term call to ministry for children, students, and families
  • Ability to recruit and equip volunteers
  • Vision caster and people motivator

Please submit your resume and cover letter.


Director of Youth and College Ministry, Baton Rouge, LA

University United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a people seeking to be the hands and feet of Christ in the heart of Baton Rouge, is looking for a dynamic and dedicated full-time Director of Youth and College Ministry. Proud of the close relationship with LSU students and faculty, as well as with LSU’s Wesley Foundation on campus, this is a unique opportunity to bring a high level of passion and energy for building and strengthening many different aspects of the church’s ministry to youth and college students. UUMC longs for a director with relational gifts for reaching and inspiring both 6th through 12th graders during their formative years of Christian discipleship as well as minister to the unique needs of college students. In addition to building commitment and trust with parents, training and equipping volunteers, and steering a Spirit-led program of mission and ministry opportunities, the director will join an enthusiastic pastoral, staff, and administrative team committed to youth and their families.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a college degree, several years of experience in youth and/or college ministry leadership, and a strong personal faith consistent with the United Methodist tradition. Please send your resume along with a cover letter.

Director of Student and Young Adult Ministries, Longwood, FL

Sanlando United Methodist Church in Longwood (Orlando area), Florida, is seeking a full-time Director of Student and Young Adult Ministries. The candidate must be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ with a desire to lead fruitful ministry with students (6th-12th grades) and young adults (ages 18-25) in the local church setting. An understanding of basic Wesleyan theology and United Methodist doctrine is essential.

We seek applicants who possess the following characteristics:

  1. At least three to five years of paid experience in youth ministry
  2. A certification in youth ministry or a bachelor’s degree
  3. Proven leadership, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  4. High energy, creativity, strong work ethic, and a proven ability to lead others
  5. A demonstrated commitment to the Christian formation of young people
  6. The ability to discern the unique needs of today’s young people and adapt the ministry to best facilitate their spiritual
    growth in Christ
  7. Willingness to lead in both contemporary and traditional worship as desired by the Senior Pastor

The mission of our youth ministry (called The Point) is to be a community of students where everyone is AFFIRMED as a child of God, and youth are MOBILIZED to seek a deeper connection with Jesus Christ, each other, and the world. This is accomplished through our Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening programs. The ministry also routinely utilizes summer camps, mission trips, Spring and Fall retreats, youth week, youth Sundays, etc.

The young adult ministry, called Crossroads, is also a primary responsibility of this position and currently meets biweekly. This small group of young adults meets to fellowship and explore Bible themes together, growing in their faith through different activities within the church and out in the community.

To submit your resume and request a full position description, email  Deadline for receiving your resume is February 28, 2018.



Camp Director, Neptune, NJ

The Greater New Jersey Conference is seeking a full time Camp Director. The Next Generation Ministries Camp Director serves as the head of camping ministries at the Pinelands and Aldersgate properties, leading camp ministry staff and volunteers to be increasingly effective in providing a world-class camp, conference or retreat experience, aligned with the Next Generation Ministries strategic plan.  The camp director brings energy, ministry vision, inspiring leaders, and the ability to attract a growing number of groups and individuals to utilize the tremendous resources of Pineland and Aldersgate.

Essential functions for this position include:
  • Inspire and lead camping staff with a unified vision, in a way consistent with the vision and values of Next Generation Ministries.
  • Manage the hiring of program staff and ensure the effective, well-coordinated implementation of those programs.
  • Develop and expanding menu of innovative programs each year.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for key camping staff.
  • Provide leaders, parents, youth, congregations, GNJ mission partners, conference staff, and the annual conference with magnetic invitations to enjoy the benefits or invest in a conference, retreat, or camp at Pinelands or Aldersgate.
  • Work in consultation with the Executive Director of Next Generation Ministries and the Staff Action Team to implement the Next Generation Ministries strategic plan.
  • Develop and maintain a web of connection among churches and leaders who are champions of Pinelands and Aldersgate.
  • In collaboration with the Camp Operations Director and the Executive Director of Next Generation Ministries, prepare an annual budget for camping ministry.

Qualification for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Camp Leadership / Certification preferred
  • Five or more years in a camp/conference or similar work environment
  • Youth ministry experience
  • Proven experience in management and marketing
  • Experience working with students of varied ages and a variety of cultures
  • Experience working with a variety of cultures

More information and an application can be found at:

Please read through the information and instructions provided before applying.


Associate Director of Youth Ministries, Fort Worth, TX


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF FORT WORTH, TEXAS, is seeking a full-time Associate Director of Youth Ministries, to work with middle and high school youth and their families. FUMC, a congregation which serves over 3,000 households, is located in a growing and thriving urban setting. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with the Director of Youth Ministries in strategic planning, coordinating weekly programming, developing curriculum, and organizing events. Components of the youth ministry include worship, outreach, service, discipleship, equipping staff and volunteers, building relationships, and integrating youth into the life of the entire congregation.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience in church or parachurch youth ministry. S/he should also possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with staff and volunteers of various ages, abilities and backgrounds. The ADYM should have organizational and administrative expertise, a strong sense of responsibility, and a desire to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. Resumes and a cover letter can be sent to


Director of Family Ministries, Naples, FL

East Naples UMCNaples is a beautiful southwest Florida city near the beach. East Naples United Methodist Church is searching for a Director of Family Ministries who will be responsible for youth ministry, spiritual formation for adults and equipping and empowering those that provide congregational care.  This is a great position for someone who enjoys youth and also aspires to engage the entire congregation in meaningful ministry.  The church is in the process of developing a five year plan that will include already established family and community events as well as established partnerships with local schools.  The youth characterizes itself as a family with a great sense of humor, desiring to grow deeper in their faith.  East Naples UMC is located in the midst of a diverse community of young families.  Please apply by sending a resume and cover letter.