Director of Student Ministries, Collierville, TN

COLLIERVILLE UMC is a 3,000+ member church with four worship services on Sunday morning, averaging 750 in attendance. The Town of Collierville (population 50,000) is well known for it’s great school system, small town atmosphere, award winning parks and recreation facilities, first rate office and retail developments and beautiful neighborhoods.  The person applying for the Director of Student Ministries should be a committed Christian Disciple. Under direct supervision, this position provides guidance for programming and ministry activities that meet the spiritual needs and help the middle school, high school, and college students of Collierville UMC grow in their discipleship of Jesus Christ. All Student Ministry efforts will be developed and guided by our vision, “Reaching out to transform lives by extending God’s love to all,” and consistent with the core values of CUMC.


  1. Provide overall direction and administration for all student ministries of CUMC.
  2. Chairperson for the Student Advisory Council and Adult Team of Volunteers.
  3. Be responsible for the ongoing recruitment, training, empowering, and evaluating of student ministry staff and volunteers.
  4. Coordinate all structured student ministry activities with high capacity volunteers, including but not limited to Sundays and Wednesdays.
  5. Provide direction and coordination for all special events for students and their families, including but not limited to Confirmation, mission trips, Discovery Weekend, and missional fundraisers.
  6. Teach and recruit others who can teach the Christian faith as understood through the doctrinal standards of the United Methodist Church.
  7. Select and approve all curriculum used for Sunday school and other programming for these age groups.
  8. Be responsible for the compliance of the ministry with regard to safe sanctuaries training and execution.
  9. Serve as a staff liaison to assigned work areas and committees.
  10. Prepares budget requests and monitors expenditures of the student ministries.
  11. Monitor space, equipment, needs, and repairs in the student ministries area.
  12. Other duties as needed and assigned by direct supervisor or Senior Pastor.


  1. Positive Christian Role Model
  2. Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  3. Ethical Conduct
  4. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  5. Communication Proficiency
  6. Collaboration Skills
  7. Conflict management
  8. Flexibility
  9. Confidentiality

Director of Worship and Student Ministries, Ulysses, KS

Here is a great opportunity in a small, but wonderful community, to serve a loving, growing, Christ-centered church. First UMC Ulysses in Kansas is looking for the right person to head up our student ministries and worship.  Ulysses has terrific schools, and is a safe and supportive community for children and youth; it’s a great place to work, live and raise a family. We understand the importance of working together, and encouraging you to be the best you can be.

First UMC is a special place, with beautiful newly remodeled facilities, and a warm, loving faith community. The church gathers about seven generations in fairly equal numbers each Sunday for worship, and we enjoy a blended worship style. Our diverse ministries offer everyone a place to be involved, and to grow spiritually. Our children’s ministry is growing very strongly, and that means more youth on the way! Student ministries, 6-12 grades, is strong with a large and very cool space for youth, great volunteers, and dozens of terrific students. The time has come for us to expand our outreach and disciple ministries to students and we are ready for the right person to lead us.

While a degree in youth ministry and experience is desired, we are open to hearing from you if this sounds like something God is leading you to. Send a resume` with a cover letter briefly sharing why you might be the one to lead us in these ministries. Our comp package is competitive and will be commensurate to education and experience.  We offer vacation, insurance, several holidays, education and professional support.

The right person will be able to handle all facets of student ministries and worship, and will work with and develop the volunteer teams who currently serve in these areas. While a music degree is not required, the love for both contemporary and traditional worship will be helpful; the ability to lead vocally is required.

Email your resume and cover letter to Pastor Todd Guinn at Also, if you have a link to a video where you have recently led worship, or shared a message with youth, we would love to see that, too! Check us out on Facebook and our website, We look forward to hearing from you.


Middle School Minister, Houston, TX

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, TX is currently seeking a full-time Middle School Minister. This individual will support the church by providing primary leadership for middle school ministries under direction of the Director of Student Ministries and in partnership with the entire Student Ministries team.   He or she must be committed to the Mission and Core Values of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.  We’re seeking a deeply committed follower of Jesus Christ who is growing in his or her faith, has a heart for students, and a positive leadership track record in a local church and/or related ministries.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership for most middle school programs, classes, and events (retreats, mission trips, service projects, etc.).
  • Assists with high school and college ministry as needed and assigned by the Director of Student Ministries.
  • Equips adult volunteers and students to be leaders in student ministry.
  • Builds relationships with students and their families.
  • Provides clear and concise communication to students, families, and other stakeholders.
  • Assists in worship leadership by serving alongside acolytes during weekly worship services and serving as crucifer during funerals as assigned.
  • Develop a deep understanding of St. Martin’s and its ministries.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (strongly preferred), preferably in youth ministry, Christian education, or a related field, and 3-5 years of relevant work experience preferred.
Key competencies required for the position include:

  • Impactful oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective teaching skills in a variety of setting and group sizes.
  • Ability to excel in a collaborative work environment.
  • Highly competent in time and resource management.

Kid’s Pastor, Cincinnati, OH

Connect Christian Church is located just outside of Cincinnati, OH. The church is lead by Lead Pastor Mike Edmisten and members of the congregation that make up the Elder Board. Connect has only been portable for around seven years after selling their building to move towards more of a contemporary atmosphere. Attendance right now typically runs around 250 each week. Currently the church offers two Sunday services, 9:30am and 11:00am, both of which are identical. The church is seeking the right candidate to take over as the new Kid’s Pastor to lead their children’s ministry. The right candidate will have a deep personal life in Christ and the character and capacity to lead and develop a safe and growing culture in the children’s ministry that surrounds and supports the mission and vision of Connect Christian Church. Below are the requirements and responsibilities Froot Group has identified for this role:


  • Recruit, develop, and oversee volunteers
  • Plan, execute Sunday morning responsibilities
  • Plan, execute non Sunday service events
  • Interpret and cast the vision of the church into the context of the Children’s ministry
  • Have a strong culture of communication
  • Create relative environments for children to learn more about and love God
  • Be aware of culture trends
  • Be strategic in setting personal goals and ministry goals
  • Select and lead through specific curriculum that aligns with the vision of the church


  • Spiritual maturity and good working knowledge of Scripture
  • Experience in working in a children’s management setting is preferred, but not required
  • Must be able to lead and delegate as well as communicate effectively with energy to children and volunteers
  • Passion for outreach and reaching kids in the community with creative approaches
  • High organization and administrative skills
  • Relational skills (training, recruiting, developing lay volunteers, etc)
  • Education – Preferred candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, but not required
  • Experience – Preferred candidates should have at least 2-4 years of previous experience in children’s ministry of some kind.

For more information, visit the full church profile at:

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Director of Student Ministries, Olathe, KS (part time)

Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Olathe, Kansas, is seeking a half-time director of student ministries. The church has a strong history of youth ministry and provides excellent resources and support. AUMC is located in a growing neighborhood, and the church is beginning a capital campaign. The new staff person will be involved in this exciting time for our congregation! The ideal candidate will have prior ministry experience or training in youth ministry and hold a bachelor’s degree. The schedule includes evening youth gatherings and some daytime meetings, and is otherwise flexible. Interested applicants are invited to send an introduction letter, with a résumé, to Rev. Shelly McNaughton-Lawrence at:


Director of Youth Ministries, Richmond, VA

Reveille United Methodist Church, a large congregation in Richmond, Virginia, has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to lead, manage, and nurture the programs that support the spiritual growth of our youth in grades 6-12. If you are a youth ministry leader who has an authentic trust in God, a strong background in scripture and United Methodist theology, and a desire to build disciples of Jesus Christ through teaching, worship, fellowship, and mission, we would like to learn more about you.  For more information including a complete job description, visit


Experience in youth ministry leadership. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and demonstrated strong knowledge of Wesleyan/United Methodist theology are required.  An advanced theological degree is preferred. A successful background check is required for this position prior to hire.  To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Director of Administration Terri Edwards, The deadline to apply is April 22, 2019.


Director of Next Generation and Outreach Ministries, Manassas, VA

Sudley United Methodist Church in Manassas, Virginia is seeking a full-time Director of Next Generation and Outreach Ministries. This leader would oversee the discipleship of middle school, high school, and college-aged persons along with coordinating all outreach connections for the church. Sudley is looking for a person grounded in a firm faith in Jesus who is energized through serving and connecting with the community and is passionate about discipling the next generation of young people. Located about 30 miles from Washington, D.C. and near North Virginia Community College, Sudley Church is made up of members who are becoming fully devoted followers of Christ to bring hope and healing to their community and the world. Some at Sudley embrace a traditional Methodist theology and others are more centrist. Worship is experienced in a variety of styles. This position would report directly to the pastor.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Be the primary minister, advocate, and ambassador for the middle school and high school youth and college-aged young adults
  • Work with an established volunteer team to continue to create engaging opportunities where the next generation encounter mission, worship, learning, and fellowship
  • Build relationships with community service organizations and mission groups and  organize opportunities for church members to connect and serve on mission together.
  • Establishing internal marketing and communication with parents, volunteer leaders, families, and the larger congregation
  • Reach out to the community to connect people to Christ utilizing social media and varied marketing tools
  • Collaborate with the district and other Methodist churches in the area in event planning
  • Develop and maintain the next generation ministry budget and local outreach budget


  • College graduate
  • Experience working or volunteering in church ministry, specifically with youth
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Knowledge and utilization of adolescent-popular social media platforms
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to organize, focus, and multi-task
  • Eager to grow, team smart, and a humble servant leader

Additional Skills Appreciated:

  • Proficiency with website updating
  • Familiarity with audio visual tools to photograph, promote, and record events and activities

Youth and Community Engagement Minister, Waverly, NE

Join the staff at First UMC in Waverly, Nebraska! We are seeking a full-time youth and community engagement minister. Our church is an engaged congregation on the outskirts of Lincoln, an historic college town. Omaha is just 45 minutes away. Our church is located in the midst of a young, family-friendly area that is growing! An ideal candidate will be excited about working collaboratively with our staff, connecting with our community, discipling youth and their families, and leading volunteers. The position is 75% youth ministry and 25% connecting the church with the community. These are exciting times for our church and we are looking forward to growing our staff with forward-thinking leaders who love sharing the message of Jesus Christ with our congregation and our neighbors. Send a letter of application with a resume to Rev. Jacob Cloud at: