Cornerstone Church and Our Youth Program

Cornerstone is a community-oriented, intergenerational congregation with an average weekly attendance of about 225 and a staff of eight. We are dedicated to the Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection, the hope of new life today and tomorrow, the love of God for all people, and the commission of Christ to care for the poor and build the Kingdom. Our youth program is intended to reflect this overall commitment, with an emphasis on welcome and inclusion of all students, and the provision of a safe and encouraging space in which to grow in faith, service and practice. We have one of the largest youth groups in the area with year-round programming, events, and more.


Position Summary

The primary responsibility of the Director of Youth Ministries is to encourage youth in the development of their own relationships with God in Christ, via weekly youth group, worship attendance, service and mission opportunities, special events, and involvement within the larger scope of the Church. The Youth Director position is diverse in responsibilities, detail-oriented and highly relational in nature.


Weekly Responsibilities include:

·       Planning and oversight of weekly High School Youth group on Wednesday evenings, including programmatic details like meal provision, games, worship, and speakers/large group studies/small group coordination

·       Attendance at weekly Sunday Worship services

·       Coordination with youth volunteers, pastor and staff, including Middle School youth coordinator and Children’s Ministry Director

·       Relational availability with students

·       Program preparation


Monthly Responsibilities include:

·       Participation in monthly staff meeting and Church Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

·       Communication with our Church, Parents and Youth via Social Media, our Newsletter, Emails, Sunday Announcements, etc

·       Support and equipping of youth volunteers


Seasonal and Yearly Responsibilities include:

·       Special Events in conjunction with or in addition to regular programming. Recent examples have included Fall kickoff, Friendsgiving, Christmas Party, Youth Sunday, Progressive Dinner, outreach events and service project opportunities

·       Plan, coordinate and help lead a pair of retreats each year; recent examples include a joint-youth mid-winter break retreat, and a youth summer retreat in conjunction with Cornerstone’s annual weekend at Lazy F Camp

·       Recruit, develop and coordinate adult volunteers and leaders in support of youth programming, including training and provision of necessary curriculum or resources

·       Coordinate, equip and empower students in leadership and areas of responsibility, including musical talent and participation within Sunday Worship

·       Join with pastor, staff and lay leadership in adhering to Safe Church Policy and the provision of a safe, caring and enthusiastic environment for youth. This includes oversight of permission slips, adult-to-student ratios, driver supervision when transporting youth, etc

·       Participate in the larger ministries of Cornerstone Church, and join with staff and lay leadership as an ambassador for our congregation


·       Christ-centered faith and willingness to share it enthusiastically

·       Ability to organize, communicate and direct youth programs, from weekly gatherings to yearly events

·       Ability to relate with and hold positive interactions with senior high-aged youth

·       Biblical knowledge and ability to select and lead a biblically- based curriculum

·       Education and work experience related to working with youth

·       Effective team building and teamwork skills

·       Strong communication and interpersonal skills


Time Commitment and Compensation

·       Willingness to commit at least two years to nurturing and growing the youth ministries of our Church

·       Weekly time commitment may vary on season and schedule, but should typically average 30 hours

·       Vacation benefits provided

Position: Director of Youth Ministries

Location: Bloomington, Illinois

Hours: Maintain full-time schedule with flexible hours meeting youth program needs, be present to assist and participate Sunday mornings during at least one worship service and the Sunday school hour.

Supervises: Employees and volunteers of youth ministries.

Objective: The Director of Youth Ministries supports the Church’s mission, vision, and values by overseeing the ongoing development of a vital United Methodist youth ministries program and offering spiritual guidance for junior and senior high youth.

Summary: The Director of Youth Ministries is responsible for youth fellowship programs and youth mission activities that guide youth as they grow spiritually as disciples of Christ. The Director shall assist in the recruiting, training, and supervising of employees and volunteers for youth ministries. In partnership with the Church’s pastors, staff, members of the congregation, junior and senior high youth and their families, the Director will work to develop and implement programming that equips youth to become leaders within the church and their community.

Directing and Coordinating Youth Related Ministries
1. Visioning and setting goals
• Develop and implement the goals for youth ministry that support the Church’s mission in alignment with the following areas: Discipleship, Fellowship, Mission/Service, Evangelism, Welcome, Leadership, and Church
2. Program Coordination and Administration
• Administer a complete junior and senior high youth program including but not limited to weekly youth fellowship activities, Confirmation, mission/service opportunities
• Coordinate and schedule all events relating to youth ministries
• Coordinate youth involvement in the Rummage Sale and other fundraisers and serve as one of the chairs for the Rummage Sale
• Coordinate, teach, and oversee youth Sunday school, Wednesday evening youth gatherings, and other discipleship opportunities for youth
• Work closely with student leaders (Youth Cabinet) to develop them into strong Christian leaders
• Develop and work within a youth budget
3. Coordinate Adult Volunteers
• Recruit, train, supervise, provide resources for, and communicate with volunteer adults to be youth leaders and mentors

Connection and Communication
1. With Youth
• Coordinate various youth communications
• Oversee the content of the youth page on the church website and other social media
• Produce a calendar of events
• Make appropriate announcements at worship services when necessary
2. With Adults and Families
• Keep key adults and parents of the Church informed of the youth ministry through letters, phone calls, personal visits, email
3. With Congregation of Church
• Work with staff to inform youth of vital opportunities for service, worship, and education within the church
• Work with staff to inform the church of vital opportunities for service, worship, and education within youth ministries
4. With District and Conference
• Participate in and encourage youth involvement in local, district, conference, and national United Methodist events

Accountability to Wesley Staff
1. Attend weekly staff meetings
2. Keep others informed of scheduled office hours as work is often flexible due to evening and weekend youth commitments
3. Perform other duties as may become necessary in the team ministry of the Church and assigned by Associate Pastor or Staff Parish Relations Committee

Personal Growth and Self-Care
1. Seek and maintain time and activities for personal spiritual renewal and growth

Qualifications, Skills, Abilities and Education Requirements

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree required.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills for working with youth and adults
• Enthusiasm, desire, energy, and stamina for working with youth
• Effective administrative and organizational skills
• Willing to support and instruct United Methodist Church beliefs and practices
• Professional training and/or experience in the following:
– Biblical and theological training
– Adolescent psychology (college coursework or equivalent)
– Working with junior and senior high age level
– Interpersonal relationship building
– Christian education
– Leadership training
• Exhibit professional skills, appearance, and conduct
• Commitment to continuing education for personal and professional development and growth
• Knowledge of basic computer skills, including:
– Word processing
– Internet and email
– Printer/Copier
– Social media and texting

Additional Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter addressing your experience to Pastor Justin Iverson at 309.827.8046 or jiverson@wesley-umc.com.

Youth Director Columbia Presbyterian Church

Purpose – The Youth Director at Columbia will provide opportunities and guidance to our youth to help create life-long disciples of Jesus Christ always considering our Youth Ministry guiding principle of  L.I.F.E.R.S.  (Creating life-long disciples, Intentional planning, Family centered, Equipping our youth and families, forming and facilitating meaningful Relationships, and Service)

Accountability – This position will report to the Associate Pastor for Youth and Family Ministry in conjunction with the Youth Ministry Team, the Personnel Ministry Team and the Session.

Time – The Position is 40 hours a week. It is an exempt and salaried position.

Responsibilities –

Regularly meet with Associate Pastor for Youth and Family Ministries
Event champion and lead person on all Middle School/High School events and Middle School and High School Sunday School
Directly Provide and oversee pastoral care issues related to Middle School/High School students and their parents/families
Shared program leadership with Associate Pastor for both Middle School and High School
Regular contact work with students
Retreats and Calendar Planning
Recruit and Equip Leadership for Middle School Ministries (Adults and Core Leaders) and High School Ministries (Adults)
Participate in Sunday Worship at Columbia Presbyterian Church
Full participation in program staff meetings
Participation in monthly Youth Ministry Team meetings
Oversight over our Annual Work Camp Auction
Lead our annual Summer Internship for High School and College Students
Manage the budget for Youth Ministries in cooperation with the Youth Ministries Team
Minimum Requirements-

o   College Diploma from an Accredited University

o   A deep love for Jesus and for students

o   Previous youth ministry experience with students (preferred 2-3+ years)

o   Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with other colleagues in a multi-staff and team based environment

o   Good conflict resolution skills

o   Ability to engage in long term planning

o   Ideal candidate would have some abilities in several of these areas:

o   Technology and Social Media

o   Musical Gifts for Worship

o   Capacity for and interest in theological reflection

o   Biblically based teaching that is relevant and engaging

o   An active and healthy prayer life

o   Leadership of games and activities


The Church-

Columbia Presbyterian Church is a vibrant congregation that has been a solid example of Christ’s witness in its community since the 1950’s. While we are a blended church in terms of age and tradition, we are on the cutting edge of student ministry. We have developed new approaches to youth ministry that are currently leading national conversations about the future of student ministry across the United States. In short, we are a blend of the traditional and the innovative. We are not a flashy church, but what we do, we do well. We are biblically centered and Christ centered and while we have remained in the PCUSA denomination, we represent a center right church theologically. Columbia is orthodox, passionate for Christ, but unwilling to settle for simple answers to any question. We are highly reflective. Our youth ministry is vibrant and well supported financially and in terms of leadership. It is a spectacular place to worship and call home and is a very healthy staff. It is also a community that has a long history of caring for its ministers well.


The Community-

The Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon metro area is one of the most popular places to live in the country with mountains, rivers, and lakes galore. It is a wonderful place for people who like the outdoors and a small/medium sized metro area. The urban and the wild are 15 minutes in either direction. The climate, though rainy and often grey in some seasons, has wonderful fall seasons, mild winters, and superb summers. There are great schools in the area and it is a wonderful place to call home.



The salary range starts at 50k and may be higher depending on experience. There is generous vacation and study leave time. There are also generous professional expense applications and some funding for study leave. There are also medical benefits and the possibility of a package of other benefits depending on experience and years served. Anyone inquiring about the position can ask about these other benefits.



Underpinning all of these responsibilities is the Youth Director’s need to engage in self-care.  This would include:


-Tending to your relationship with Jesus

-Tending to your family

-Taking adequate time for personal rest and reflection so that you are ministering from abundance

-Taking time for professional study leave for the sake of professional and spiritual growth



Interested Candidates should contact:

Matt Overton- Associate Pastor for Youth and Families



Director of Student Ministries

The Village Community Presbyterian Church in Rancho Santa Fe, CA (north San Diego County) is seeking to hire a full-time Director of Student Ministries, which serves middle school and high school age students, and young adults.

The Director must be a committed, mature disciple of Jesus Christ, who will inspire others, especially students and their families, to follow Jesus for life. The Director shall: lead and teach at Sunday, midweek, and special student gatherings; cultivate strong relationships with the students and families of the Church, as well as community and ministry partners; supervise student ministries staff; assist in providing pastoral care to students and their families; help to lead camps and mission opportunities; work collegially with other church staff and volunteer leaders; and provide administrative leadership of the operations of student ministries. The successful candidate will have acumen in building and inspiring intergenerational teams and partners, a “people person” with a strong EQ, adept as a student and teacher of Scripture, able to work in a fast-paced environment, but keen on when to pray and discern.  The Director is to be a listener, a collaborator, and professional in demeanor while being able to relate to students, families, church staff and leaders of all ages and of all backgrounds.  Additional preferred and desired skills set, or a willingness to learn, include: strategic planning and execution, budget development, program review, conflict resolution/management, and risk mitigation.

Qualifications: Minimum high school graduate, preferred associate’s/undergraduate degree; 2-5 years related experience; theological training or degree a plus.

Visit www.villagechurch.orgto learn more about the congregation. Confidential Inquiries or to submit a letter of application, CV or resumé, along with three professional/academic letters, contact Rev. Dr. Neal Presa at nealp@villagechurch.orgor (858) 756-2441, ext. 104

Job Title:  Director of Student & Family Ministry

Status:  Full time

FLSA:  Exempt

Reports to:  Executive Pastor

Job Title Directly Supervised:  Student Ministry Administrative Assistant

Revised:  July 3, 2019


Main objective: Strengthen the student ministry of Anderson Hills by building young people as whole persons in Jesus Christ.  This involves students in grades 7th-12th and includes all programming for those ages.  These include Sunday morning small groups, youth fellowship, Confirmation, service projects, retreats/trips and other student ministry activities.


Key Result #1 | Ministry Team (AHSM Volunteer Staff)

Supporting Goal: Develop teams of Christ-centered adults and students who will work together to achieve the youth ministry goals as developed with the AHSM Volunteer Staff.


Performance Standards:

·         The AHSM Volunteer Staff meets bi-monthly (every other month) for inspiration, support, planning & leadership development.

·         The Director of Student Ministry (DoSM) aids in the spiritual development of the AHSM Volunteer Staff.

·         The AHSM Volunteer Staff participates in fellowship events that are separate from planning meetings three times a year.

·         The DoSM keeps the vision of the student ministry at the forefront by reviewing the ministry goals with the AHSM Volunteer Staff regularly.

·         A maximum ratio of 7 students to 1 adult Volunteer Staff person is maintained.  If this ratio is exceeded, the DoSM will recruit and develop leaders.

·         The DoSM provides curriculum guidance and support for all small group leaders.

·         The DoSM will coordinate leadership development/training/planning opportunities for students and adults at least twice a year.


Key Result #2 | Coordination & Communication

Supporting Goal: Develop and manage a Christ centered, sustainable, student ministry program in coordination with and responsive to the direction of the congregation, pastors, staff, and the AHSM Volunteer Staff.


Performance Standards:

·         The DoSM and his/her supervisor meet at least weekly for the first year and at least bi-weekly (every other week) thereafter.

·         The DoSM is available to give talks/presentations to various groups in the congregation.

·         The DoSM participates in networks with other local and regional youth pastors.

·         AHSM events are to be planned at least 6 months in advance and communicated to the appropriate people.  The details of the events should be planned at least 2 months in advance.

·         The DoSM monitors and takes into consideration the calendar for the Forest Hills Local School District.

·         Evaluations of special events will be gathered and filed by the DoSM.

·         The DoSM will maintain and update communication outlets on a regular basis – including the AHSM page in the Link quarterly magazine, the AHSM webpage/blog, the Weekly, Facebook, weekly eNewsletter, yf postcards, Txt Signal daily Bible verses & announcements, and others.  Adept at social media.

·         The DoSM will coordinate financial records and legal forms regularly in conjunction with the administrative assistant assigned to the student ministry.




Key Result #3 | Outreach

Supporting Goal: Build relationships with students and parents and work to draw them closer to Christ and the Church through personal contact, AHSM gatherings and events.


Performance Standards:

·         The DoSM plans regular outreach/yf events.

·         Personal contacts with students ( ~ 3-5/week)

·         Personal contact with parents ( ~ 1/week )

·         Attend community/school events ( ~ 2/month )


Key Result #4 | Fellowship

Supporting Goal: Provide opportunities for students to meet, fellowship and develop relationships with other Christian students and adults through gatherings, activities and events.


Performance Standards:

·         A minimum of one gathering dedicated solely to fellowship is provided monthly for the Jr. High and Sr. High students.

·         Youth Fellowship gatherings are always open to all students and:

o   Include AHSM Volunteer Staff

o   Help students feel welcome

o   Help students have a positive experience with the church

·         At least one intergenerational event is planned yearly.


Key Result #5 | Discipleship

Supporting Goal: Equip AHSM Volunteer Staff to lead and shepherd a small group of students.


Performance Standards:

·         Identify, recruit and equip adults and students for leadership.

·         The DoSM helps the AHSM Volunteer Staff organize students into small groups of students by age and gender.

·         Encourage/promote participation in quarterly retreats/trips.

·         The DoSM provides leadership and organization for Sunday morning Small Groups.

·         The DoSM is responsible for making sure AHSM events and programs are begun and ended with prayer.

·         The DoSM is to be available to meet with students for Bible Study/discussion/discipleship.


Key Result #6 | Service

Supporting Goal: Provide opportunities for students to grow as servants and to be of service to their peers, church and community.


Performance Standards:

·         The DoSM plans a monthly opportunity for Jr. High and Sr. High students to serve.

·         The DoSM provides support for current annual mission trips and explores new opportunities.

·         The DoSM encourages students to attend ASP, Jr. High missions opportunities and supports the Volunteer Staff who lead these events.



Other Meetings Requiring Participation:  Staff Meeting, others as requested


Qualifications:  Christ Centered, Bachelor’s Degree, experience in similar position


508 Center St, Ashland, Ohio

Job Description



Description:  The Director of Youth Ministries will also work together with a committed team of volunteers to develop and implement youth ministry in grades 6-12 (approximately 120 youth). They will build connecting relationships with teens families and the congregation; recruit, train and support volunteers; and lead youth activities including but not limited to Sunday School, Catechism, small groups, outreach projects and social gatherings.



1.       A relational faith in and with Jesus Christ.

2.       A solid biblical foundation.

3.       A love for Christ’s Church.

4.       A firm and personal commitment to Christian discipleship and making disciples.

5.       A commitment to teach in accordance with the Scriptures, the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran confessional writings (especially Luther’s Small Catechism.)

6.       A heart for students which endeavors to treat others with dignity, respect, compassion, and professionalism.

7.       Leadership skills (administration, communication, organization, etc.)

8.       A self-starter who initiates ministry and builds Christian community within the entire congregation.

9.       Preferred candidates will have a college degree and/or previous experience working with youth and basic computer and technology skills.


Ministry Context:  Trinity Lutheran Church is a large congregation in a community of 20,000.  The congregation believes in the Gospel of Jesus Christ; seeks to uphold the biblical faith in areas of teachings and ethics.  We have a history of thriving youth ministry.

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

·      Attend worship and be involved in Sunday educational ministries for youth

·      Catechism coordinator and team leader (grades 7-8)

·      Wednesday Evening Teacher: Mosaic (grades 6-12)

·      Director of Youth Council (student leadership team)

·      Provide pastoral care and counsel to youth

·      High School Summer Mission Trip

·      Supervise other part-time youth staff members

·      Administrate program: organize, publicize, keep records,

·      Recruit adult volunteers as teachers, mentors, supervisors

·      Have regular office hours and attend weekly church staff meeting

·      Administrate finances of youth program


Accountability:   Regular supervision and direction will come from the Senior Pastor.

Hours:   Full time – Salaried with benefits.  Requires work on weekends and evenings when necessary.


Student Pastor/Director


Beach Church is a 1200 attendee church in Myrtle Beach, SC and is seeking a full-time Student Pastor/Director.  Candidates will be taking over a very healthy student ministry in a very spiritually healthy and growing church community.

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the East Coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. It is in the center of a large and continuous 60-mile stretch of beach known as “The Grand Strand” in northeastern South Carolina.  It is exactly what you think it is, an awesome town filled with beaches, golf, attractions and amazing weather year round.


Applicants for the position of Student Pastor/Director should be spiritually mature individuals with a proven record of effectiveness and experience in ministering to students and families inside and outside the church. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a measurable ability to connect with students, parents and volunteers.


They will be able to demonstrate strong abilities in the following five areas:


Leadership-  They will be able to train and lead students and parents as well as an already established volunteer leader base and internship program.


Vision- They will be able to cast vision to students, parents and leaders as well cast vision through well planned and Biblically accurate teaching.


Entrepreneur- They will able to be a self-starter and self-driven with a heart to see the ministry grow spiritually within the context of the larger church body.


Servant-  They will need to have a heart to serve as if serving God and not man and demonstrate that by serving students, parents and volunteers as well as working collaboratively with the others areas of the church.


Dreamer-  They need to think big picture and not get so focused on right now that they are not thinking and dreaming about what’s to come.  They need to be articulate their God given dreams and vision in order to grow the student ministry




– Personal faith in Christ; contagious commitment to Him as Lord; devoted to Word & prayer; demonstrates fruit of the Spirit & qualities required of church leaders

– Gifted in, heart for & rapport with middle & high schoolers; desire to serve them long-term.


– 5+ years in a larger student ministry with an ability to show how they’ve grown the ministry.


– College degree (educational background in Christian ministry or education is a plus)


-Demonstrated ability to recruit and train leaders and partner with parents for the work of the ministry



Interested applicants should 1.  Go to our website (www.beachchurch.org) and make sure that you agree with theological and stylistic elements of Beach Church and 2.  Submit a resume and cover letter to Mike Abbamonte at mike@beachchurch.org (DO NOT CALL)  3.  With your resume and cover letter please submit your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media.


*Please note that if we do not contact you back it is due to the sheer number of resumes or that we have applicants that we felt were a closer to a fit for our church’s needs.

Job Title:  Director of Student Ministries


Reports To:  UCO Wesley Campus Ministry Board of Directors and Associate Minister of FUMC Edmond


FLSA Type:  Exempt


Position Description:  The Director of Student Ministries will be responsible for overseeing both the middle and senior high youth ministry of Edmond First United Methodist Church and the student ministry of UCO Wesley Campus ministry.  The Director of Student Ministries visions, directs, and implements the ministries of both programs.  This person will be responsible for various ministerial and programming duties as detailed below.


The Director will be a person who is comfortable and confident in reaching out and ministering to teenage youth as well as college students at UCO, dedicated to cultivating an environment that is welcoming and affirming while also challenging students to dive deeper into their faith through a Wesleyan approach that appreciates the fullness and richness of diverse perspective.


Additionally, the Director will be expected to promote a friendly, caring, and healthy attitude as they will interact daily with people from multiple age groups and cultural backgrounds.  A caring patience and attention to detail is essential.



College Student Development:

·         Reach and recruit new students to join and invest in their spirituality and growth of program

·         Create and maintain student database to more effectively communicate and minister

·         Organize and teach weekly Bible study(s)

·         Plan and lead a yearly mission trip

·         Coordinate weekly lunches with local United Methodist Churches

·         Equip and cultivate ministerial skills of student interns

·         Facilitate Christian community during the ordinary times of the day, week, semester, and year

·         Continue growing relationships with other Wesley Foundations and Centers

·         Plan and/or attend a campout or retreat with students once a semester

·         Establish connections with incoming freshmen and retain connections over the summer

·         Continue New People New Place program of connecting with high school students via local UMC

·         Start, teach, and grow the Edmond FUMC college Sunday School class



Youth Student Development:

·         Develop a positive relationship with each youth and his/her family

·         Plan and implement ministries to develop Christian community and strengthen relationships

·         Oversee the recruitment and training of adult volunteers

·         Plan and implement age appropriate activities including service projects and quarterly retreats

·         Work with Youth Council to work with a budget and plan fundraising

·         Attend and emphasize Conference supported summer camp

·         Encourage youth to participate in all facets of the local congregation, the district and Conference

·         Coordinate youth ministries with other ministries of the congregation

·         Work with church policies regarding the use of the bus

·         Plan and implement Confirmation in January through May

·         Attend weekly staff meetings, Administrative Council meetings, and Youth Council meetings

·         Attend and encourage attendance of Worship on Hurd and assist with leadership of service as requested

·         Develop and maintain a database of youth and youth families

·         Work with other staff and leaders to assimilate “tweens” into the youth ministry

·         Assimilate graduating high school seniors into college ministry program

·         Work with appropriate staff for communications on Facebook, newsletter, Twitter, and other media


Medical benefits and housing may be provided

Woodcrest Church in Eagan, Minnesota is seeking a full-time Student Ministry Director to provide strategic leadership for student ministry grades 6-12. By leading and equipping the students in the areas of worship, outreach, discipleship, fellowship and service this person will have great impact in the lives of students and their families as well as the entire congregation.

Woodcrest envisions an individual who is mature in their faith, who models a spiritually disciplined life and who is truly dependent upon God for life and ministry—faithful, open, honest, humble, secure, consistent, and teachable. We value highly an individual who loves God and loves students!

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or be graduating Spring Semester 2019. In addition, candidates must be able to understand and relate to middle and high school students and their families, effectively communicate the Word of God to students, have solid administrative/organizational skills, and be flexible.

If interested:
Email resumes to searchteam@woodcrestchurch.org

Address resume and cover letter to:
Student Ministry Director Search Team

You can find the Job Outline and Opportunity Profile HERE


For instructions on how to apply for this position, please visit our website and click on About Us, Staff and Leaders, Job Opportunities.

Purpose: To provide a bridge between Elementary and Youth ministries at University Covenant Church (UCC), by assisting the Pastor of Student Ministries and Children’s Ministry Director in providing support for ministries to 5th through 9th graders. This is done through relationship building with students and leaders, training and mentoring volunteers, executing vision, and leading programs.

Local Context: Davis, California is a town 15 miles from Sacramento that is known for its strong university presence (University of California), cycling community, parks, Farmer’s Market, local agriculture industry, and independent streak. University Covenant Church was founded in 1966 and is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. UCC currently has three Sunday services with a total average attendance of 800-850. Our vision is “That all people would know Jesus.” We are seeking to do this by Making Disciples, Multiplying Leaders, and Unleashing Compassion.

Reports to: Pastor of Student Ministries

Key Areas of Ministry Responsibility

Develop, implement and oversee 5th & 6th Grade Sunday Morning Programs – 12 hours per week

  • Lead half of all Sunday morning programs for 5th & 6th graders
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer leaders, including a Sunday morning leadership team for half of all Sundays
  • Develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum
  • Communicate effectively with staff, leaders, volunteers, and parents
  • Partner with parents to equip them to be effective spiritual influences in their kids’ live


Develop, implement and oversee 5th & 6th Grade Youth Group (Glacier) – 7 hours per week

  • Participate in on-site leadership of all 5th & 6th grade youth group programs and events
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer leaders
  • Develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum
  • Communicate effectively with staff, leaders, volunteers, and parents
  • Partner with parents to equip them to be effective spiritual influences in their kids’ lives


Leadership development in Jr. High ministry (Edge)  – 7 hours per week
a.   Assist Student Ministries Pastor in recruiting, training, and encouraging volunteer team
b.   Oversee volunteer programs as needed
c.   Meet weekly with Student Ministries Pastor and with Children & Youth team
d.   Meet regularly with the Executive Director of Children & Youth
e.   Develop and lead the Breakaway leadership program for youth volunteers


Execute Jr. High ministry programs – 12 hours per week
a.     Assist with Sunday Morning program for junior high students, this includes leading half of all Sundays.
b.     Provide leadership and pastoral presence for junior high ministries
c.     Manage administrative duties related to coordinating events, communication, and weekly programs
d.     Assist in development of curriculum for weekly programs
e.     Be part of preaching and teaching team for youth groups, Sunday Mornings, and high school Confirmation classes
f.      Participate in the on-site leadership for Jr. High ministry camps and retreats

Participate in, and assist in leading, church-wide initiatives and programs  – 2 hours a week
Examples:  Christmas Eve, Easter, Breakaway, All-Church Retreats, etc.

Core Competencies and Qualifications

  • Spiritual leadership
  • Strong skills in strategic planning, vision, and systems thinking
  • Leadership multiplication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with youth and adults of all ages
  • Collaborative and skilled at working on teams
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Available for flexible schedule that regularly includes evening and weekend hours
  • Familiar with the needs, desires, and developmental stages of youth
  • Must exhibit good judgement when faced with decisions regarding safety and propriety
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Willing to complete background check with the Justice Department
  • Computer Skills
  • A professional work ethic – organized, committed, proactive, energetic and dependable with administrative skills and good time management

 Expectations of all UCC Ministry Directors

  • Strong knowledge of and love for the Lord
  • Agreement with the vision, mission, and values of University Covenant Church and the Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Work cooperatively with other team members to support the whole ministry of the church
  • Ability to manage a medium amount of stress
  • Oversee and support volunteers to support ministry work
  • Punctual and dependable attendance
  • Ability to manage a medium amount of stress
  • Staff adjust their normal work hours (with prior supervisor approval) when extended time is needed for ministry events.

For instructions on how to apply for this position, please visit our website and click on About Us, Staff and Leaders, Job Opportunities.