Director of Youth Ministries – Lakeland, FL

If you are looking for a mix of all the best things in life, then First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Florida, is looking for you to be their next Director of Youth Ministries. Lakeland is perfectly situated between the Orlando theme parks and the Gulf Coast beaches. It is a medium sized city with four colleges where small businesses thrive, a hot spot for young adults.

Lakeland has been rated by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the #1 most generous city in the state. The church is also very giving and is among the largest United Methodist Churches in Florida with excellent facilities, a thriving children’s ministry and after school care program, great and varied music opportunities and small groups for all ages.

If you like a collaborative, team-approach to ministry and are looking to make a long-term investment in a great experience, then send a cover letter and resume to


Youth Director – Lutz, FL

First United Methodist Church in Lutz, Florida, is looking for their next Youth Director. The church is passionate, genuine and sincere in their love of the Word and one another. This is an exciting time for First UMC Lutz as we move into a new season of growth. This is a part-time position with a strong core of youth and a supportive volunteer base. The church sits on the northern edge of the Tampa Bay area. This semi-rural community has all of 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.

Please send a cover letter, and resume to  or click apply now if you are called by God to be part of the movement of the Holy Spirit as First UMC Lutz.


Children’s Ministry Director, Palm Harbor, FL

East Lake Church is hiring a part-time Children’s Director who feels called by God to minister to children ages birth-5th grade. The qualifications for this position are exceptional relational and communication skills to connect children and their families to Jesus and East Lake Church. Building a strong connection with Young Days Christian Academy and its families will be important. This position will be 15 hours per week which may be expanded to 20 hours per week when more onsite events can safely be scheduled.

The Director of Children’s Ministry reports to the Senior Pastor. Compensation: $18-20/hour for approximately 15 hours/week to possibly expand to 20 hours/week. The Director of Children’s Ministry is also encouraged to participate in continuing education opportunities.


  • A minimum of 3-year experience working with children or in children’s ministry required

Qualified applicants please send your cover letter and resume to Lucy McGee at or by clicking apply now.


Graduate Resident Youth Minister- TN, TX, AL, MS, GA, KY, LA, FL

Do you have a desire to make a lasting impact on young people?

Fulfill your call to youth ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local ministry setting while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through CYMT’s partner seminary, Austin Theological Seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Partner churches are from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Nashville, TN and Austin, TX. Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited in each region. The cost to the resident is only $2,000 for the 3-year program, with discounts for early acceptance (Nov 15).

Graduate Residents will receive:

  • Full scholarship for tuition, books, and housing
  • Masters degree from accredited seminary
  •  A job as a youth minister in a local church/camping ministry
  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • Veteran youth ministry coach


  • Desire to work in youth or children’s ministry in a variety of avenues: church ministry, nonprofit ministry, camping ministry
  •  Ministry experience working with children or youth
  • Undergraduate degree

Application deadlines:

Early admission: November 15
Final: March 15

Center for Youth Ministry Training Office: 615.823.7595
Tiffany Malone, Residency Support Coordinator:


Student and Family Ministry Director, Sarasota, Florida

Church of the Palms in Sarasota, Florida is seeking a full-time Student and Family Ministry Director. This individual will oversee the opportunities designed to help middle and high school students experience what it means to love God and love neighbor. Ideal for this role would be an engaging, collaborative, strategic leader who values relationship and organization when it comes to supporting teams within a sustainable model of ministry. Additionally, this person would be passionate about reaching students from all walks of life and understand what it means to minister to the whole family. This position oversees the Director of Children’s Ministry and reports directly to the Director of Outreach and Families.


  •  Communicating effectively to students in relevant and engaging ways through worship, discipleship, evangelism, and outreach
  • Planning curriculum for the student, young adult, and parent ministries
  • Coordinating events and facilitating groups that build community
  • Creating worship opportunities for families
  • Developing a ministry specifically for parents
  • Recruiting, training, and supporting a team of volunteers
  • Overseeing the work of the Children’s Ministry Director to ensure that the components of the Children’s Ministry – align with the priorities set forth in the Church of the Palms faith formation plan
  • Evaluating ministries and making recommendations for improvement
  • Managing and maintaining administrative pieces of the ministry


  •  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (preferred)
  • Knowledge and acceptance of the basic beliefs of the Presbyterian/Reformed faith and working knowledge of the Bible
  • 3-5 years experience working with youth, in a church-based setting
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and various social media platforms
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to organize and keep accurate and detailed records

Qualified candidates, please send your cover letter and resume to or click apply now.


Director of Children & Families, Winter Springs, Florida

New Covenant Anglican Church is a Christ-centered, multi-generational, church located in Winter Springs, Florida. We see ministry to children as an essential aspect of our ministry as a parish and a powerful doorway to disciple families who are just coming to know Jesus Christ. Our new part-time Director of Children and Family Ministries will equip our newly arriving and current parents to raise their children in the good news of Jesus Christ. This person will champion children’s discipleship that focuses on experiencing the good news of the Gospel through biblical literacy, whole-life formation, and a Great Commission vision in the framework of a local church.

For additional information regarding the Job Description, Qualifications, and to apply, click the apply now link below or email


Director of Children’s Ministry – Fort Myers, Florida

Cypress Lake United Methodist Church has a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry position open. Cypress UMC is one of the largest worshipping communities in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, with 1,000 in worship. The Church is blessed with a talented lay leadership team and an exciting staff.
The Director of Children’s Ministry reports to the Pastor of Youth Ministry and is responsible for overseeing the vision and implementation of the children’s ministry and discipleship at the church. The Director will work with the discipleship-focused pastoral team, staff, and laity to achieve the mission and vision of the church. Specific responsibilities include overall development, planning, and implementation of an engaging ministry for children from birth through fifth grade, including the selection of curriculum, activity planning, and implementation of special events. The Director must be skilled at recruiting, training, empowering, and supervising a large laity servant leadership team to accomplish these responsibilities. The Director also must be committed to forming lasting, impactful relationships with parents and caregivers, also guiding them in their journeys as parents and disciples.


  • Professing Christian
  • Bachelor’s degree in Children’s Ministry, Education, or related field preferred but not
  • Experience in providing Christian-based education for children, with experience in a United
    Methodist Church preferred but not required
  • One year of experience supervising employees preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively with parents and staff
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Ability to build and empower effective teams
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with experience in church management or children’s check-in
    software preferred

Qualified candidates, please send a cover letter and resume to apply.


Associate Director of Student Ministries, Tallahassee, Florida

Killearn UMC in Tallahassee, Florida has an opening for a full-time experienced and energetic individual to join their staff as the Associate Director of Student Ministries. This person will work under the supervision of the Director of Student Ministries and support the mission of Killearn to present Christ, grow in faith, and be sent out to serve the world.

The Associate Director position has an emphasis on middle school ministry, discipleship, worship, service, and outreach. Key elements of the position will require a partnership with staff, parents, and volunteers to accomplish tasks outlined by the Director of Student Ministries. This person must have excellent communication skills, experience in coordinating regular youth events, familiarity with keeping a master calendar and youth ministry data base. An understanding of current youth culture is a plus.

A detailed job description, compensation, and benefits is available upon request. This is a full time, Salary non-exempt position. Qualified candidates, please apply by sending your cover letter and resume.