St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation

Director of Youth Ministries Job Description


Specific Responsibilities:

-Promote and execute the mission and vision of SPUMCWF through ministry with youth (6th – 12th grades)

-Implement SPUMCWF’s Discipleship Pathway into a youth ministry context

-Develop, implement and evaluate ministry goals related to youth ministry with supervisor (every 6 months)

-Attend continuing education events related to this position (at least 1 per year)

-Meet with supervisor monthly

-Multiply SPUMCWF’s youth ministry by regularly recruiting, equipping, and supervising servant leaders

-Lead through a team-based ministry approach

-Empower talented and gifted persons in all areas of youth ministry

-Provide spiritual and skill development for all youth ministry teams

-Oversee all teams related to youth ministry including worship; discipleship and education (Sunday school, bible studies, confirmation, etc.); events (programs, retreats, and special events); mission (service projects and fundraising); and counseling and mentoring

-Oversee youth ministry budget

-Establish and maintain up-to-date and accurate attendance/grouping info through the St. Paul’s Hub

-Work with supervisor and team to develop a youth curriculum

-Comply with Safe Sanctuaries Policy

-Oversee all youth communications including: youth’s section of church webpage, youth’s articles for church newsletter, parent/guardian contacts, social media, etc.




Applicant must possess a strong faith in Christ and a clear calling to youth ministry be a member that models standards and expectations of leadership within SPUMCWF including a personal devotional life, worship attendance, giving, serving/witnessing, small group participation, and a dedication to personal development and a healthy lifestyle.



Demonstrate strong sense of integrity, a positive attitude, and be spiritually mature and growing

Demonstrate leadership and teaching ability and express strong relational skills

Demonstrate proficiency in building and empowering teams and apprenticing leaders

Demonstrate strong knowledge of youth ministry as well as current literature and issues

Coordinate youth discipleship to coincide with youth and adult discipleship

Be creative, innovative and a team player


Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree

Ministry experience working with youth

Proper clearances



Wesleyan theological education/training

Availability to begin by August, 2019


Our Mission is to form faithful followers of Jesus Christ for the transformation of

State College and the world.


Our Vision is to be followers of Jesus who are meeting others, making real relationships,

and moving  into new expressions of love and service.   (m³)


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.

Position: Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Hours: Full-Time
Est. Start Date: July 1, 2019



Hilldale UMC, in Clarksville, TN, is on a mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world.

We do this by… Loving God. Loving people. Making this world a better place!


We are seeking a creative and energetic person with a heart for Jesus, youth, & young adults. Our youth & young adult ministry is passionate about finding a strategic leader who will help us continue to build a vibrant and sustainable ministry. We expect this position to thrive on a large church staff that loves working together and supporting each other in ministry.

If you believe you are the person to help this ministry thrive within a supportive and nonrestrictive church culture, then keep reading…



  • In love with Jesus and have a history of sharing that love with others.
  • Responding to a call toward youth and family ministry.
  • Aware of your strengths & adept at recruiting your weaknesses.
  • Experienced at developing adults & students into leaders.
  • Accomplished in program development.
  • A hard-working self-starter who thrives on relational teamwork.
  • Able to nurture your spiritual development while discipling others.
  • Committed to the theology of the United Methodist Church.
  • Ready to make an impact in the lives of youth & young adults!



  • Responsible for leading a relational model of youth ministry while working to grow young adult ministry in our church.
  • Setting & achieving tangible goals in direction with the ministry’s vision.
  • Leading and working closely with a Ministry Council that aids in oversight and planning.
  • Developing and implementing curriculums in unity with the ministry’s vision.
  • Planning and communicating well with other staff, laity, and ministry areas.
  • Recruiting, training, and leading adult and student leaders.
  • Providing consistent opportunities for the spiritual growth of adult leaders & students.
  • Enthusiastically celebrating “wins” to students, parents, the congregation, and the community.
  • Providing support and pastoral care to youth, young adults, & families.
  • Overseeing the financial aspects of the ministry with the Ministry Council.
  • Reporting to and working closely with the Lead Pastor while collaborating on a team-driven staff that cares for and supports each other.

If you think you could be the right person for the job, send us your résumé and convince us too!



Full Job Description: bit.ly/humcjobs
Salary Range: $38,000 – $45,000,
Commensurate with experience, education, and organizational fit.



Send Résumé to:
Stephen Sauls, Senior Pastor
(931) 647-2249


Hilldale UMC
1751 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37043

This position is to make disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a Gospel-centered approach to Student Ministry. The individual who is someone who loves God and is dedicated to following Jesus faithfully loves His people with humility and grace and has a calling to connect with middle and High School students. This individual understands the power of the gospel and is able to communicate the gospel in creative and engaging ways.


Job Description of  position     (Director of Student Ministry)


Be on staff with a team on fire for the Lord, our community and the world. Submit your resume today

at (jobs@cpceco.org)


Bethel Richland

Position Title: High School Ministry Director

Position Job Description: Lead and serve the high school by creating pathways to discipleship through equipped adults and students

Position Status: Exempt, Regular Full-time

Responsible to:  Next Generation Director

Spiritual Qualifications:

·       Personal relationship with Jesus Christ

·       Exhibits traits of a disciple of Jesus. Maintains a growing walk with the Lord.

·       Committed to following the membership covenant of Bethel.

·       Regular church attendance, small group participation, and attendance of major church events

·       Committed to understanding and aligning with the doctrine of Bethel Church

·       Teachable

General Qualifications:

·       Passion to help the next generation grow and become mature Christians

·       Ability to effectively communicate to various leadership audiences

·       Team player

·       Teaching gift and desire to teach students and adults (may fill the pulpit as requested by Sr. Pastor)

·       Strong, creative, and innovative leader

·       Ability to partner with parents

·       3+ years of experience leading a high school ministry


Responsibilities and Duties

·       Develop, assemble, and equip a group of adults to shepherd the students

·       Teach in the large group setting on a regular basis, and develop other teachers as well

·       Work with interns (to help lead the ministry)

·       Be apart of our Bethel sports leadership team

·       Develop, assemble, and equip student leaders

·       Provide pathways to discipleship in many areas (large group gatherings, small groups, retreats, fun activities, ministry trips, etc)

·       Hire and equip support staff such as coordinator. and music leads

·       Promote connection with students in the local high schools

·       Create a culture that reaches out

·       Create a culture of service (inside and outside the church)

·       Create weekly set list for NextGen services and communicate that to music coordinators by agreed upon timeline.

·       Schedule band members for NextGen services and communicate that to music coordinator by agreed upon timeline.

·       Monthly event for all worship team members that include students & leads

·       Attend weekly or bi-weekly meeting with ministry directors to discussion service planning and vision

·       Coordinate:

o    Leading Worship and creating a worship team

o    Leading of weekly rehearsals (personally or by trained leads)

o    Leading devotionals (personally or by the trained lead) before practice weekly



Specific Qualifications

·       An ability to turn Bethel’s vision into a strategy and workable plan

·       An ability for mentoring and developing others to effectively carry out ministry

·       An ability to reach students beyond those regularly attending

·       An effective communicator to both large and small groups

·       The maturity to both lead and to follow

·       An ability to oversee a large diverse ministry


Nothing in this job description restricts Bethel Church right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Calvary Church is seeking a spiritually mature and experienced Student Pastor. The leadership at Calvary Church desires an individual whose calling and character inspires others to look toward Christ. Though loving students is important, it is critical that this candidate be effective in all aspects of student ministry. The primary responsibilities of the Student Pastor include: 1) Building relationships with students and their families while pointing them to Jesus. 2) Loving and equippng parents to engage in their teen’s spiritual growth. 3) Recruiting and training volunteers to make followers who make followers of Jesus. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to studentsearch@calvarybc.net


First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley

Director, Youth and Family Ministries

Full Time Exempt, Benefits

Priority deadline to apply:  March 22, 2019, open until filled


Job Summary:                                                                                                Date: February 2019

Develop, oversee, and grow the Youth and Family Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley in fulfillment of the church’s mission and vision, with direct involvement in the High School Ministry.


Major Responsibilities/Activities:

Christian Formation of High School Students through Weekly Programs (30%)

·         Develop and implement short term/long term goals and coordinate curriculum and vision for Youth Ministry.

·         Develop and oversee Sunday morning High School and Middle Hour program including curriculum development, worship, and activities.

·         Lead weekly Thursday night High School program.  Develop and/or select Bible Study curriculum.

·         Develop, train, and equip a high school leadership and volunteer teams to take ownership of the youth ministry.


Discipleship (30%)

·         Meet with students and leaders on a regular basis, walking with them as they seek to be faithfully formed into the image of Christ.

·         Connect regularly with parents as pastor to them, partnering with parents in the formation of their children.

·         Train and motivate adult volunteers for leadership in Youth Ministry, and meet with them on a regular basis, equipping them for faithful ministry.


Special Events  (25%)

·         Provide leadership, training, and participation for retreats and special events.

·         Organize special mission trips (e.g. Mexico).  Prepare self and students, train volunteers, and participate in trips.  Arrange for necessary logistics.

·         Plan missional and social events appropriate for High School students.

·         Participate in annual All Church Conference.

·         Partner with Director of Children and Family Ministries in the development and implementation of Vacation Bible School (VBS).


Church Leadership/Administration (15%)

·         Ensure the visibility of the Youth in Sunday Worship, including worship leadership responsibilities.

·         Attend staff and church leadership meetings as appropriate.

·         Supervise Youth Coordinator in the leadership of Middle School Ministry.

·         Collaborate with Director of Choirs in development of Network Choir.

·         Create and maintain yearly Youth Department budget.

·         Adhere to Church Policies regarding forms and safety procedures.

·         Maintain Youth Department weekly newsletter and website for regular communication.


Minimum Requirements

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree, Masters of Divinity or Theology; Masters Youth Ministry desired


·         A growing and deepening faith in Jesus Christ.

·         Three to five years of prior experience in leading youth ministry, including curriculum and event planning, speaking, and supervising other youth staff and volunteers.

·         Possess a solid theology and philosophy of how youth ministry fits in the life of the church.

·         Demonstrated ability to develop, oversee, and grow a ministry program.

·         Demonstrated ability to be a mature and engaging presence in the lives of students
and families.

·         Demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate, and work graciously with volunteers.

·         Excellent communication skills to large and small groups, including interpersonal and people skills, discretion, and ability to hold confidentiality.

·         Desire to grow as a teacher and mentor.

·         Strong organizational and administrative skills to prioritize and implement multiple programs.

·         Proficient knowledge of software programs and web-based applications, which may include: Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Publisher, Google Drive and Docs, and familiarity with using database programs. Willing and able to apply advanced features in software and applications, and learn new programs and applications as needed.


Reports to: Associate Pastor for Christian Formation


Note: Nothing in this job description restricts the right of First Presbyterian Church leadership to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

How to Apply:

·         Visit www.fpcberkeley.org/employment.asp for our application form.

·         Return the completed application form along with your cover letter and resume to Bonnie Rauscher, Human Resources Manager at bonnier@fpcberkeley.org
or mail to Bonnie Rauscher, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA  94704


Priority Deadline:  March 22, 2019. Rolling review upon receipt.

Early Applications are encouraged.

Position will remain open until filled.

Final job offer will be contingent on passing a criminal record background check.

We’re a diverse downtown Presbyterian church in a small town in Pennsylvania that has the best ice cream and bacon in the universe. As a church we strive to live into our vision to “share the heart of Christ from the heart of the city.” Our mission-oriented youth group has become multicultural and we find that diversity wonderful and challenging. Our young adult group is growing and meets weekly at a local pub and has great potential. We’re looking for a Jesus-loving, creative, energetic, mission-focused youth and young adult pastor who wants to help young people become devoted followers of Jesus Christ who love God and love neighbor. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary (based on experience and qualifications) and full benefits. Candidates must have a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, some experience in leading youth ministry (2+ years preferred) and be knowledgeable about resources, curriculum and best practices for leading youth ministry. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. The full position description is available on request. We’d love to hear from you. Send your info to emellott@tapestrytech.com

To apply, submit a job appropriate cover letter and resume to director@stjohnucc.org. You must submit a cover letter to be considered for this position. No phone calls please.


St. John UCC is looking for an innovator who recognizes that children and youth ministry is changing, and who brings new ideas of how to reach children and their families with the gospel. This person will lead the Children and Youth Ministry programs at St John United Church of Christ, working with other staff and volunteers to build a program that builds Christian discipleship and faith development in our young people from birth to adulthood in the areas of Christian education, small group ministry, worship, camps, mission, fellowship, and inter-generation connections with the congregation and with the wider church. We are looking for someone with a heart for bringing new children, youth and families into the church.

Direct Supervisor:
The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries reports directly to the pastors, who will provide an annual evaluation. Boards and Committees that provide financial oversight and collaborate with this role are: Board of Christian Education, Youth Ministry Committee, Children’s Ministry Committee.

Supervisory roles
The Director of Children and Youth Ministry will supervise the Children’s Ministry Coordinator and the Youth Ministry Leader and complete annual performance reviews for each.

Hours: Full-Time. Employee can select office hours with some flexibility, but Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings and weekend availability are required.

Salary: Salary + benefits based upon experience

General Description
St. John UCC is looking for an innovator who recognizes that children and youth ministry is changing, and who brings new ideas of how to reach children, youth, and their families with the gospel. We are looking for an experienced Christian educator who will build on existing programs, creating a sense of community for young people at St. John, and helping them take their faith beyond the walls of the church and into the wider community.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
5 years experience in Children or Youth ministry OR 5 years in a parallel field with significant church background.

Organizational skills to manage a multi-faceted program.

Person of deep personal faith eager to share that faith with others.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree with a major or minor in religious studies, education, or both.

Involvement in or understanding of the beliefs and practices of the United Church of Christ



Children’s Ministries Responsibilities
1)      Nurturing existing Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Children’s Ministries (infants through 5th grade) which includes:

·       Cultivating volunteer leadership by supporting current volunteers and identifying and training new volunteers.

·       Identifying or creating curriculum that engages children and which is aligned with our UCC values.

·       Communicating with families of the church to make sure that our programs are meeting their family’s spiritual needs.

2)      Coordinating with Pastors, Staff, and Committees to develop a whole family approach to Christian education.

3)      Develop opportunities that invite people in.



Youth Ministries Responsibilities
1)      Nurture existing Sunday morning and Wednesday evening small group studies.

2)      Organize and lead annual mission trips for middle school and high school each summer. Provide opportunities for mission and service throughout the year.

3)      Actively participate with youth in activities to build strong relationships.

4)      Work with the Youth Ministry Leader to develop seasonal special events and Bible studies for youth and their families.

5)      Recruit and train volunteers.

6)      Maintain awareness of issues that affect youth and create opportunities for discussion.

7)      Develop an atmosphere that encourages honesty and builds community among the youth group.

Combined Responsibilities
1)      Implement all programs using Safe church principles and guidelines.

2)      Communicate effectively using all resources available (call/text, email, website, Facebook, church app, newsletters, bulletins, etc.). This includes being available to youth outside normal working hours.

3)      Understand and maintain appropriate boundaries.

4)      Understand and appreciate the unique heritage and practices of the United Church of Christ.