Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries  

With the arrival of new Senior Pastor Scott Herr, an exciting chapter is beginning at First Pres New Canaan. We are seeking a Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries (“CM”) to help write this new chapter. They should be someone who can connect with and nurture our youth and children, guide them in their spiritual growth and create a special place in the church for them, where they will play an active and vitalizing role.

The Director will be part of a warm, welcoming, tight knit team of senior personnel who are pushing the next stage of the church’s vision and agenda.  It will take someone with drive and enthusiasm to build out an enticing program of events covering all age ranges; someone with collaboration skills to encourage participation and engage others to help. This is a fantastic role for someone with experience working in small teams, with a focus on youth and children’s programming and excited by the opportunity to take an important leadership role during a period of significant change.

The initial commitment is for one year as “interim,” to be considered for permanent continuance by mutual agreement.







Please send resume to church office at office@fumcbossier.org or contact us at


Additional Information:

·  full time position, currently open

·  continue, develop and grow our ministry with children, from infants through older elementary, and transitioning into the Youth Ministry

·  work with other age level ministries staff and laity

·  work with Children’s Council, Church Council and other related groups

·  plan, implement and evaluate Children’s Ministry programs and events, such as Vacation Bible School, seasonal events (Fall Festival), Sunday School, and weekday programs

Graduate Resident Youth Minister-TN, TX, MS, AL, KY, LA, GA, 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
Core Components:

Cohort: Residents are part of a dynamic, group-learning community that provides encouragement and support as they walk through ministry together.

Coaching: Residents receive one-on-one coaching from a youth ministry veteran to help master and apply critical skills.

Classroom: In retreat-style, four times per semester, residents will be challenged to think theologically about ministry and empowered to create ministry programs that evoke deep, life-changing Christian faith.

Church: Residents get hands-on experience in a local church where they serve 25 hours weekly as youth minister.

Care: Residents receive pastoral care and encouragement, empowering them to seek wholeness in their life.


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

Theological Beliefs

CYMT partners with congregations and individuals representing the theological views and diversity of mainline Protestant Christianity. We partner with mainline Protestant denominations including the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Cumberland Presbyterian, Lutheran (ECLA), Episcopal, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Our partner seminary is Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Application Process:

Apply online at www.cymt.org/graduate-residency/

Complete online application

Pay $50 application fee

3 references (professor, ministry, personal), transcripts, photo, proof of insurance, complete background check

Application deadlines:

Early admission: November 15

Final: March 15

Contact –

Center for Youth Ministry Training Office:  615.823.7595
Tiffany Malone, Residency Support Coordinator:  tiffany@cymt.org

The Center for Youth Ministry Training is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to equip youth ministers and churches to develop theologically informed and practically effective youth ministries. Learn more at cymt.org.

Job Type: Full-time

Winona United Methodist Church: Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries


Are you a passionate Christian who feels called to serve by impacting the lives of teens and children?  Would you enjoy leading at a small-to-midsized multi-generational congregation with an established youth program, a 2000+ sq. ft. youth building, and living arrangements (1 bedroom/1 bath apartment above the youth building) which is included in your compensation package?  Do you have other gifts and aspirations which you would like to develop in our church and local community? We would like to discuss these possibilities with you.


Winona United Methodist Church (WUMC) is seeking a youth director to serve as youth pastor for our youth, children, their parents and volunteers.  The salaried position ranges from 25-35 total hours per week depending on the seasonal activities.


Director of Youth Ministry Responsibilities (Tweens: 4th-6th Grade & Teens: 7th-12th Grade) (approx. 20-25 hours/week)

·         Develop and oversee our student ministry while operating within our Safe Sanctuaries Policies.

·         Select curriculum, recruit & train volunteers, and prepare/execute lessons.

·         Prepare and lead:  1) teen youth groups on Sunday and Wednesday evenings, 2) tweens youth group one additional evening a week and 3) youth Sunday morning activities.

·         Support our youth by maintaining a presence at local school and/or church activities.

·         Lead various youth trips and fundraisers.

·         Participate in our annual Vacation Bible School.

·         Develop a youth ministry budget annually.

·         Attend and be willing to participate in Sunday worship service.


Director of Children’s Ministry Responsibilities (Age 3 – 3rd Grade) (approx. 5-10 hours/week)

·         Develop and oversee our children’s ministry while operating within our Safe Sanctuaries Policies.

·         Oversee Sunday School program and junior church program.

·         Provide a Children’s Message during our Sunday worship service.


Requirements & Skills

·         Mature Christian with passion for Children & Youth Ministries and a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

·         Bachelor’s Degree (with a preferred focus on ministry and/or childhood development).

·         Valid Driver’s License.

·         Able to pass a background check and drug test.



·         Strong people skills, ability to lead volunteers, reliable | flexible | teachable, strong ethics, humble & passionate.

·         Good communication skills.


Additional Info

·         Winona is located in Northeastern Ohio, approx. 5 miles outside of Salem, Ohio (population approx. 12,000), 28 miles east of Canton, OH and approx. 70 miles from Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, PA.

·         The WUMC congregation has weekly attendance of 100-120.

·         WUMC Website: http://www.winonaumc.com/



Please contact winonaumc@gmail.com for a detailed job description and a formal application. We look forward to meeting you.



Compensation package includes $20,000 annual salary and housing (1 bedroom/1 bath apartment).

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The Director of Children’s Ministry will seek to fulfill the mission of Chapelwood United Methodist Church: to help ourselves and others take their next step in their faith journey with Jesus Christ.


This position has three core components.


1) Be the leader of the church’s ministry to children and their families

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate children’s programming by providing regular, developmentally appropriate programs for children to learn about faith and grow as disciples.
  • Establish and maintain communication with children, parents, and the wider church body (e.g. staff, congregation, and volunteer teams).
  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment by fostering authentic relationships through fun, fellowship, spiritual guidance, and age appropriate learning.
  • Perform administrative and other job tasks in an accurate, thorough, and timely manner.
  • Provide spiritual and emotional support to children and families– inside and outside of Chapelwood– through healthy and caring relationships.
  • Work with the Children’s Planning Team (CPT) to establish and track yearly goals and objectives consistent with Chapelwood’s mission and vision.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate consistent opportunities for fellowship, spiritual growth, and service with the input and support of CPT.
  • Be available to children and families at appropriate times.  Hours and schedule will fluctuate based upon program events and needs .


2) Oversee spiritual formation for children and their families.

  • Oversee the recruitment and training of children’s ministry volunteers and Sunday morning Grow teachers, including maintaining Safe Sanctuary compliance.
  • Select developmentally appropriate curriculum for children to be used during various Christian Education Opportunities.
  • Collaborate with staff so that Christian Education activities have a scope and sequence  as well as a shared theme and outcomes over the course of seasons in a year.
  • Participate with other staff members in church wide functions to help foster a community that values church wide spiritual formation.


3) Grow Family Ministry.

  • Continue to build upon the foundations of our Discipleship Pathway
  • Provide an annual whole family grow experience (i.e. Family Retreat, Family Bible Studies, etc.)
  • Assist with and coordinate Chapelwood ministries (i.e. Confirmation, Grow Wednesday Nights, or Kaleidoscope/Parent’s Night Out)
  • Assist families in recognizing, developing, and utilizing their gifts and talents for the betterment of their community.
  • Take on other tasks as coordinated with CPT and Chapelwood staff


Essential Characteristics, Skills, and Expectations

The Director of Children’s Ministry will display healthy character qualities such as emotional maturity, respect, honesty, responsibility, appropriate personal/professional boundaries, proper self-care, authenticity, and be mature in their faith. They will exhibit excellent leadership and organizational skills as well as effective oral and written communication.

The Director of Children’s Ministry is expected to be knowledgeable in Methodist theology and be consistent with that doctrine in their teaching, behavior, and worship.  They will become a member of Chapelwood UMC and support it with their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.  It is also expected that they will learn and work within Chapelwood’s mission, vision, values, strategy, and life marks.

They should be competent in current trends, cultures, and technologies and be willing to help families navigate these faithfully.

The Director of Children’s Ministry should be able to discern and handle confidential, sensitive, or privileged information appropriately.

Essential skills include: email, text messaging, Asana, Microsoft Windows/Office, and Google Apps (e.g. Google Calendar, Gmail, Drive).  Proficiency with Children’s curriculum, ages and stages of faith development, and event planning are a plus.


Works With

Functions as a staff team member and works with lay persons in leadership roles to coordinate a discipleship path that complements the mission, vision, values, and life marks of the church.  Will interface with prospective volunteers, train volunteers and build relationships between staff and volunteers.  They will supervise children (from birth to fifth grade) who are participating in programs, events, training, and other activities, as well as volunteer teachers in the Children’s Ministry program.



The Director of Children’s Ministry reports to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPR), and functions day-to-day under the management of the Senior Pastor.  They will undergo a yearly performance evaluation.

The Director of Children’s Ministry should meet with the Senior Pastor for general supervision.



This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position.  The Director of Children’s Ministry is afforded flexible office hours; however, those agreed upon working hours are approved by the Senior Pastor and then communicated regularly to volunteers and other staff members.

They are expected to spend a significant portion of their time participating in hands-on activities with children and their families. These activities can be both school and non-school oriented (i.e. school events, visiting during lunch periods, etc.)

Through these activities, the Director of Children’s Ministry should make a personal connection with each child and their families, whom are participating in Chapelwood, at least once per semester.


Educational and Experience Requirements

A college degree is strongly preferred.  Prior experience in one of the following required: children’s ministry, family ministry, or ministry in a Wesleyan/Methodist setting. Candidates are expected to either be certified in Christian Education through the Texas Annual Conference or willing to work towards certification.  A graduate degree from an institution recognized by the United Methodist Church in Christian Education (or similar) will be considered equivalent to certification, and given preference. A valid driver’s license is required.


Physical Requirements

The Director of Children’s Ministry is regularly required to sit, kneel, bend, speak, and listen. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. The Director of Children’s Ministry will have the ability to lift and carry a minimum of 40 lbs.


Salary and Compensation

The YS Job Database doesn’t allow for manual entry. The full salary range on this position is $35,000 – $55,000.

Full Time Student Ministry, Children Ministry And Small Group Director.  The person filling this position will be responsible for effectively developing, organizing, and supervising the Student Ministry and Children Ministry of First United Methodist Church for the purpose of making and growing students into disciples of Jesus Christ.  They will lead a team of small group leaders in the growth of a healthy, relational, and outward focused small group ministry that seeks to grow deep relational connections and a growing relationship with Jesus.  Job description, application, and information about First United Methodist Church in North Platte, Nebraska is available at firstchurchnp.com.  Closing date is August 10, 2020.

Job Status:   Non-exempt, 20 hours per week;

Benefits: Medical/Dental

POSITION OVERVIEW:   The Children’s Director plans, organizes, and leads the CPC Children’s ministry with a Gospel centered holistic family approach.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Build relationships with the children and their families, inside and outside the congregation with the purpose of sharing God’s love for them;  Recruit, train, schedule Sunday school teachers and volunteers to ensure the spiritual formation of CPC children. Weekly teaching may be required; Recruit, equip, and develop volunteer leadership through children’s committee to grow engagement of volunteers in CPC Children’s Ministries; Grow engagement of volunteers and children’s program; Plan, market and execute periodic community outreach family events (e.g. Easter Egg Hunt, VBS, Trunk or Treat) to our community in creative ways including postings on our website and social media platforms.

RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES: Administrative: Children’s Ministry budget, churchwide promo (electronic and printed), expense reports, and related supportive documentation; Attend and contribute to weekly staff bible study and staff meetings; Lead monthly children’s committee meetings; Prep curriculum, supplies, special elements, room décor, maintain facilities; Submit a monthly written report to Session on ministry goals and activities; Additional related duties at request of Assistant Pastor.

RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to Assistant Pastor for Families, Young Adults and Intercultural Ministries; Leads the Children’s Ministries Committee in conjunction with the Assistant Pastor; Lives as a member of the body of CPC; Lives by the CPC Personnel Manual and the Children, Youth, and College Ministry philosophy and leader covenant; Periodic performance reviews by the Assistant Pastor and the Ministerial and Staff Relations Committee.

QUALIFICATIONS: Committed mature believer and growing follower of Jesus Christ; A passion for spiritual formation of children and families; Implements regular rhythm of personal spiritual disciplines; Strong organizational and communication abilities to children, families, volunteers, and staff; Aligns with EPC and CPC doctrine in the Reformed Tradition; Must pass standard CPC background check.




Job Type: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Salary Range: $36,000-$45,896


The Associate Director of Family Ministries will work with the Family Ministries Operation Team to provide vision, strategy, and leadership to the families of Noblesville First.  The role will focus primarily on Orange Express, the Children’s Ministry of Noblesville First (~75%).  The role will take a leadership role in The Vine Student Ministries, the student ministry of Noblesville First (~25%) as well.


  • Create and maintain an environment that is conducive to learning, fun, and relationship building
  • Identify, train, and coach leaders for the Children’s Ministry
  • Build and maintain a strong online presence for children and families
  • Organize and execute exceptional summer programming
  • Work alone and alongside the Family Ministries Operations Team to develop events and programs for children and their families
  • Engage in community outreach with families
  • Communicate to families to inform them of current and upcoming events
  • Co-lead Wednesday night Youth Group
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Sit on the Student Ministries Advisory Council
  • Be willing to consistently work Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings as well as other nights/weekends as required
  • Attend and/or lead necessary training for Family Ministries staff including, but not limited to, CPR, First Aid, Safe Sanctuaries, Stop the Bleed, ALICE, etc.
  • Assist in developing and managing a budget
  • Help plan and attend student mission trips
  • Maintain a connection with the Preschool Director and Preschool board
  • Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries



  • 3+ years working in ministry to children and/or youth preferred


  • High school diploma required
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred


  • A great team player that is willing to strategize and vision with the Family Ministries Operations Team
  • Flexibility – as of now, our Children’s Ministry is not meeting in person.  We need someone who can provide an effective online experience as well as in-person.
  • Be an effective teacher in-person and on camera


  • A genuinely devoted disciple of Jesus Christ with a servant’s heart
  • A commitment to the mission of Noblesville First and the United Methodist Church
  • Has a basic understanding of United Methodist and Wesleyan theology
  • Be willing to become a member of Noblesville First United Methodist Church


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Retirement plan with company match
  • Flexible hours
  • Socially distanced office
  • Voting time off
  • Ability to work remotely on occasion
  • 10 paid company holidays, plus a day off during your Birthday week
  • Comp time
  • Expense account
  • Paid Sabbatical leave (every 7 years)
    *Please note – we do not offer medical, dental, or vision benefits

Application Process

To apply, please submit all of the following documents to Noblesville First at jobs@noblesvillefirst.com:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references (include name, job title, phone number, and email address)

The Garfield County Christian Youth Program is primed and ready for a new season of growth. We are a para-Church ministry working to serve Garfield County Washington by supporting the local Church and disciplining youth through lifestyle evangelism. This is a special ministry with lots of community support. We operate a after school Bible club for K-5th, Sunday Night Youth Group for 6th-12th, community outreach events, annual mission trips, and so much more! For more information on who we are and what we do check out our website www.GCCYP.com.

We are looking for a Director of Ministry our job description is as follows.


General Purpose of Position:


To serve as the Pastor of the Garfield County Christian Youth Program. To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Organizational Relationship and Supervision:

The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) reports to the Board of Directors.


The Primary Task:


There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth ministry at all levels within the Garfield County Christian Youth Program. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of ministry is to love God, love people, and serve others in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ.




  • Be a supportive member of GCCYP.
  • Be an advocate for youth and educate the Board of Directors about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the organization and community.
  • Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
  • Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
  • Communicate and work closely with parents in the discipleship of their youth.
  • Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
  • Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.
  • Coordinate group curriculum for youth (grades 6-12).
  • Work in partnership with Board of Directors to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.
  • Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
  • Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality.
  • Ensure that the Child Protection policies are observed in all youth ministry settings.

Qualifications and Aptitudes:


  • Must have an unwavering and growing faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Must have a reputation that models and promotes the Christian faith.
  • Must embrace the Garfield County Christian Youth Programs statement of Faith.
  • Must have a clear calling to youth ministry and a passion to serve students, not just a desire for a career in ministry.
  • Formal Biblical training in biblical studies.
  • Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry in alignment with the mission and vision of GCCYP. ( http://www.gccyp.com/what-we-believe.html )
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.
  • Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with youth, parents of youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background check and drug screen.

Please email any questions you have.

Applicant must be passionate about leading children and youth in their faith journey, be a good communicator, energetic, show emotional and spiritual maturity, and be a well organized leader.  Applicant should be at least 25 years of age, have a Bachelors degree, have a theological fit with the Presbyterian Church, and have at least 2 years experience in a related field with any seminary training optional. Can refer to our church web site at: fpcbentonville.org or contact David Hill at  479-644-0624 or Pastor Katie Cummings at 281-636-8067.