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.


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.


Director of Youth and College Age Ministries, Lakeland, FL

First United Methodist Church of Lakeland, Florida, a vital and active congregation, with an average attendance of about 1,600 and a staff of about 115, is searching for a full time Director of Youth and College Age Ministries. Our Youth Ministries area is a growing ministry and is housed in and shares a ministry center with other youth/young adult vital ministries including our weekday Neighborhood Ministries which include an after-school and all day summer ministry, along with an active scouting program. This position is an important part of the GROW (Age Level) team of staff and volunteers. The Director works in all facets of Youth and College Age ministries with a strong and important leadership emphasis on leading our youth and young adults into a deeper relationship with God and each other as well as missional involvement, both in the local community and beyond.  Regular programming includes Sunday morning, Sunday and Wednesday evening youth programming, and several and various week night small groups and events for college age young adults.


The mission of First United Methodist Church is to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus calls His disciple to ” .. go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”


First UMC is called to live out the mission by being a Worship +3 Congregation. We are called to be:

  • A Worshiping Church – Beginning with God, gathering for worship to praise God, to learn from God and to be the community of faith God has called us to be
  • An Inviting Church – inviting people to know and experience the love of God. It is through relationship with God and with God’s people that lives are transformed, mercy and forgiveness are found
  • A Growing Church – committed to growing in our relationship with and understanding of God
  • A Serving Church – committed to serving in areas of mission, justice and restoration

Qualifications: The Director of Youth and College Age Ministries shall be grounded in basic Christian doctrine, having and professing faith in Jesus Christ. He/she shall agree to uphold the Staff Social Covenant and Church Personnel Policies. He/she shall be familiar and in consonance with Wesleyan theology, United Methodist Church polity and practice. He/she must have a thorough understanding of ministry to youth and college age and shall demonstrate managerial skills necessary to oversee the staff, volunteers and program of the Youth and College Age Ministries at First United Methodist Church of Lakeland, Fl.  He/she shall be committed to and seeking opportunities for personal and professional growth, willing and able to work with other staff/areas of the ministry of this church in a collegial manner.


Education/Training:  Bachelor’s Degree in education preferred

Click here for more information on the position and how to apply, or contact Harriet S. Mayes, Church Administrator at or 863-686-3163.



Full-Time Director of Youth Ministry, Keystone Heights, FL

Join an exciting ministry team of a dynamic and growing United Methodist Church. Keystone UMC is a mid-size church located in beautiful Keystone Heights, FL (between Gainesville and Jacksonville)
Primary duties: Resourcing, developing, implementing and equipping of Children and Youth Ministries, ages 7th to 12th grade. Identify, recruit and train volunteers. Provide leadership and support of church vision.
Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education or equivalent; seminary degree preferred. Experience effectively leading growing youth ministries is required. Salary and benefits competitive and based on experience.
Please forward all inquiries and resumes to Rev. Jeff Tate at; Keystone United Methodist Church, 4004 SR 21 SE., Keystone Heights, Florida 32656. Church phone: (352) 473-3829 or Fax: (352) 473-0710.


Director of Youth and Family Ministry, Auburndale, FL

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Auburndale, Florida, is assertively riding the wave of the growth of their community around them.  Situated at the half way point between Tampa and Orlando, Auburndale is experiencing a sharp increase in population, particularly young working families.  The church is capitalizing on a three-year grant to increase membership and worship attendance.  It is working, as the church has nearly doubled in one year.  In addition, the church has increased its investment in the community, tripling the activity of their food pantry over two years.  Auburndale is home to the US Water Ski Association, the Lake Myrtle Softball and Baseball complex, Florida Polytechnic University, two citrus plants and a Coke distribution center.  The future looks great for Auburndale and St. Alban’s as they seek their next Director of Youth and Family Ministry.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to




Director of Youth and Young Adults, Casselberry, FL

Community United Methodist Church in Casselberry, Florida, is searching for a Director of Youth and Young Adults.  As the name implies, this church is all about community.  Church members serve in the community and welcome others easily. CUMC feels like family to its members and has a long history of great youth ministry with several long tenured youth ministers in the last two decades. The youth ministry emphasizes mission trips and service in the community. Casselberry is part of the greater Orlando area, home to major theme parks and professional basketball and soccer teams. Seminole County boasts many of the highest rated schools in the state.  It is a great place to work and live.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume.



Director of Middle School Ministries, Jacksonville, FL

Mandarin Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, FL, a dynamic and Christ-centered church in the ECO denomination, is looking for an experienced and qualified individual to come on staff as their Director of Middle School Ministries. This person would work under the direction of the Director for Student Ministries as a part of the Youth Ministry staff to live out the church’s vision of leading students and parents towards a relationship with Christ and to grow in their discipleship with Him. This person should have a passion for middle school students and their families in and outside of the church. Together the DMSM will collaborate with the Youth Ministry staff and with the Next Generation Ministries staff to build a dynamic student ministry that engages youth, 6th-12th grade.

Qualifications for this position include a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ. This person needs to be an equipper of others, an excellent communicator, and possess a desire to see families connected to Christ and the church. This person needs to understand and agree with the core values and essential tenets of ECO. Gifted in relational and program ministry and having a good understanding of current youth culture, especially focused on middle school age issues, the candidate should be a builder of others. The candidate must possess a college degree and 2-3 years experience in youth ministry (preferably in the same position).

A cover letter and resume can be sent to Videos of teaching a lesson or preaching to youth should also be included.


Youth Minister (part-time), Indialantic, FL

St. Marks UMC, Indialantic, FL, located on the beach in Melbourne, is seeking a Part-Time Youth Director that will continue to improve and grow our already vibrant Ember youth ministry.

The qualified Youth Director will be a mature Christian with a calling and passion to minister to youth in relatable and authentic ways.  The Youth Director is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of age appropriate youth ministry programs providing spiritual growth through worship, discipleship, mission, outreach, and leadership development.  She or He must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills as well as a strong knowledge of current multi-media and social media formats.  The Youth Director will be a part of a comprehensive ministry team that works with the Pastor to further integrate youth and their families with our community of faith.

An understanding of United Methodist theology, a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, and relevant youth ministry experience is preferred.