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 church while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through a CYMT partner seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Memphis Theological Seminary and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Partner churches are from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Memphis, 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 $1,500 for the 3-year program.


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
$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.



Distinct call to youth or children’s 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 seminaries include Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary or Memphis Theological Seminary


Application Process:

Apply online at www.cymt.org

Complete online application
Pay $50 application fee
3 references (professor, ministry, personal)
Proof of insurance
Complete background check


Application deadlines:

Early admission: November 15
Final: March 1


Contact –615.823.7595.
Email Dea Wathen, dea@cymt.org, for more information.


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.



Approximately 20 hours/week; Compensation DOE


Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) is looking for the next leader of our ministry to youth focused on community, faith, discipleship and service. We are seeking a candidate with a passion for cultivating faith in the next generation with a creative approach to leading youth ministry in a rapidly changing context.


The ideal candidate for this position is:

·      Strong in character. We are looking for a person of high integrity, a humble learner, a team player, and a servant leader.

·      Deep in faith and formation. We are looking for a committed disciple of Jesus, open to formation by the Spirit, with a hopeful sense of God’s mission in the world.

·      Focused on relationships. This is the primary goal and method of ministry. Relationships will be with kids and families, volunteers and our broader community.

·      Outreach oriented. We desire a director who will love and connect with the kids we already know and be visibly present in the community beyond the church.

·      Creative and adaptable. Come ready to research, learn, experiment, fail, and try again.

·      Visionary. Be prepared to listen and follow where the Spirit is leading, to communicate that vision to kids, families, and mentors and chart a course forward in ministry.

·      Gifted in leadership. The director will plan, execute and equip others to serve in youth ministry. They will facilitate challenging conversations and work towards a new vision for next-generation ministry with the whole church.


This Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for the following:

1.     Develop trusting relationships with kids and families in our church and in our town.

2.     Lead, develop and execute discipling ministries for middle school and high school kids. Plan and lead the fun, the faith lessons, the events, and the trips.

3.     Plan and facilitate one annual mission/service trip and one faith-building retreat.

4.     Use appropriate platforms to communicate with kids, parents, and volunteers.

5.     Recruit, equip, and engage with mentors (volunteers) to connect with our kids.

6.     Partner with the Mission Team, worship leaders, a support team, and the pastor to engage youth and families in the full ministries of the church.

7.     Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.


Required Qualifications:

1.     Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g., ministry, education, or human development.

2.     Experience in ministry, with recent professional development may suffice.

3.     Demonstrated ability to lead youth in faith formation and study of scripture.

4.     Familiarity with current youth culture and adolescent development.

5.     Effective verbal and written communicator with demonstrated organizational skills.

6.     Leadership experience with proven adaptability, creativity and innovation.

7.     Maintain compliance with all state of Oregon and Federal employment law.

8.     Candidate must pass a drug and alcohol test, and a criminal background check.


This position is supervised by the Senior Pastor and will partner with Director of Kids Ministry, administrative, and worship staff. The director will be responsive to goals of Session, the pastor, and the Elder for Youth and Children. They will be reviewed annually to evaluate performance.


To apply: If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to andrew (at) redmondcpc.org. Please include contact information for at least two professional and two personal references.

Presbyterian Church of Western Springs (PCWS) is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) located in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. PCWS has over 325 members with 100 people in attendance during Sunday worship with approximately 25 youth on the rolls. There has been much change in the staff at PCWS in the past few years and, with the arrival of a new called pastor last August, we are now working to rebuild our program staff to support the ongoing ministries and to creatively work to establish new ministries. This is an exciting time in the life of a congregation that has faithfully served the community for nearly 65 years.
PCWS has a long history of youth ministry for both middle school and high school students. Many of our adult members were once students in the youth programs and have had children graduate through the programs. This rich history provides both challenges and opportunities. Our next Director of Youth Ministry (DYM) will be tasked with supporting existing programs while also identifying ways that the program can be changed to fit current trends and philosophies of youth ministry. While many people are attached to “the way things have always been,” the candidate for this position will need to be sensitive to this while also confident enough to guide the congregation into the next chapter of innovative youth ministry at PCWS.
Working closely with the pastor, the candidate will design and implement programs for middle school and high school that focus on the following areas: faith formation/education, worship, fellowship, and mission. Weekly gatherings are expected to include elements of learning, worship, and fellowship (recognizing that there will be exceptions to this pattern). This will be new for many of the youth as they have been accustomed to a primary focus on fellowship/fun during monthly or twice-monthly gatherings. In addition to weekly youth group gatherings, separate opportunities for Bible study, fellowship, and mission will also need to be planned and executed. This includes a week-long high school mission trip.
The DYM will be expected to be in worship on Sunday mornings and assist in worship periodically while also encouraging the involvement of youth in worship leadership and in attendance. Currently, we offer Sunday School for middle school students twice a month. Our plan is to continue to do this with the DYM teaching one Sunday per month and a volunteer teaching the other.
As part of their approach to youth ministry, the DYM should consider building relationships with the youth of the church a top priority. This involves attending sporting events, performances, and other opportunities to show support to the youth, in addition to being available for conversation, counseling, and fun.
The youth ministry components of this position are expected to be approximately 3/4 time. In order to make this position full-time, we are open to finding the right match between our needs and the skills/interests of the candidate. Our priority is finding someone who is the right candidate for the DYM position, and after that, if full-time employment is desired by the candidate, we will discuss whether some combination of the following ministry areas would be appropriate for the candidate:
–      Children’s Ministry (Sunday School coordination and planning and special events)
–      Mission
–      Outreach
–      Church Life
–      Adult Education/Ministry
–      Young Adult/College Ministry
This structure provides an exciting opportunity for someone with a youth ministry focus to explore other areas of interest and ministry. A final job description for the individual will be crafted with the candidate.
Based on the above description of the position, the ideal candidate will be a committed follower of Jesus Christ and an enthusiastic and experienced youth worker with an ongoing passion for youth ministry. They should be able to work with limited supervision and require minimal administrative support. The candidate will be a partner in ministry with the Pastor, The Rev. Erik Khoobyarian, who started his call at PCWS in August 2018. This position is an opportunity to join the ministry team in the early stages with opportunities for significant input and leadership.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibility. While this position is not a called/installed position, ordained candidates or candidates in the Presbyterian Church (USA) ordination process are encouraged to contact us to discuss your interest and individual situation.
Learn more about our church and programs at presbyws.organd we look forward to hearing from you!
For more information about the position and search, please contact The Rev. Erik Khoobyarian at
708-505-5409 or erik@presbyws.org.

You have a passion for your faith.  You have a passion for young people.  You dream of so many possibilities if you could follow both passions, together.

Consider realizing the possibilities you have dreamed about by leading the youth ministry at Wildwood Presbyterian Church.  Your mission will be to lead our youth community to:

LEARN to connect to God through the stories of our faith,

GROW in faith by following Jesus, and

LIVE God’s Word through leadership and service

As part time Director of Youth Ministries, you will be the driving force in meeting the spiritual, social and emotional needs of middle and high school youth.  Through weekly youth gatherings, mission trips, retreats and other avenues you dream up and create, you will lead youth through these critical years on their personal and faith journeys.  Our youth will look to you for encouragement and example in applying Christian values to life situations, both routine and extraordinary.   Our parents and other adults involved in the care of our youth will look to you for regular communication, as will our pastoral staff, Christian education leadership, and congregation.

It will take energy, creativity, a knack for building relationships with youth, and an ability to motivate and inspire youth and those around them.  This is a lot to do in 20 hours a week but you will not be alone.  In addition to having Jesus at your side and in your heart, our youth programs incorporate volunteer adult youth advisors who you will recruit and coordinate to share the load.  WPC has a Child Protection policy which you will abide by and you will ensure volunteers do the same.

Our Director of Youth Ministries must have training or experience in youth leadership, a mature and active faith commitment to Jesus Christ, love of the church, and an appreciation for Presbyterian and Reformed traditions.  While a college degree is ideal, we will also consider those who are a degree candidate in youth ministry or a related field.  Because of close involvement with youth, we will conduct a background check and are unable to consider candidates with a record of child abuse or related offenses or those listed on sex offender databases.  Your responsibilities will involve transporting youth and you must have a valid driver’s license, adequate liability insurance, a clean driving record and reliable transportation.

The Director of Youth Ministries is a salary- only position. While we are not offering earthly benefits, you will have standard eternal benefits provided by God’s grace, no pre-existing condition limitations, eternally renewable and non-cancelable.

Visit our website to see more about our community, our Christian Education programs, and a more detailed description and an application: http://www.wildwoodpc.net/

If you are interested, either complete the application and send it to our church office at 18630 West Old Gages Lake Road, Grayslake, Illinois 60030, or email a resume to personnelwpc@gmail.com

Youth (Director) Wrangler
Ancient history: Youth Director tacks announcement on church bulletin
board and Sunday night youth meeting is packed. Those days are gone,
along with the bulletin board. A thousand options now compete with
Christ for middle- and high-school kids. But skilled wrangler that you
are, you’re going to round them up one-by-one. And being an authentic
Christian, confessing your doubts along with your faith, you’ll model a
transformative difference in their lives. Show them what being a
follower of Jesus looks like and how to love God and love your
neighbor. P.S. You’ll also demonstrate your leadership and love for
basketball by heading up our active Upward youth basketball league in
our beautiful gym.
Game on at youthwrangler@highlandpc.org. Please contact us if
interested!  For full job description click here.

Dynamic Ministry, Supportive Team, Historic Church, Sharing the Love of Christ!

This summer we celebrate 150 years of ministry to the central coast. The core of our ministry seeks to serve our local community through outreach programs to our neighbors without homes, mission engagement locally and globally, partnership with dozens of community assistance groups, disaster relief with the RedCross, and a consistent legacy of Reformed Christian worship, education, and discipleship formation.

As we reflect on our past and look to the future, we’re building on the richness of our traditions, growing and adapting our ministries to meet the needs of today’s families, individuals, and students. Today at FPCSB, we have a strong early childhood program and a thriving kids ministry. To help reach the next generation, we’re prayerfully seeking a new team member who can deliver on a vision to expand and grow our ministry to youth and young adults.

So, we are posting a new role: Minister to Youth and Young Adults, and we prayerfully seek an individual committed to developing, implementing, and serving our Junior-High to College ministries.

Check out the position page here.

Check out the job description here:

Interested in applying? We’re excited to meet you! We held informational gathering on May 21, and we encourage you to watch it here. Once you’ve seen it, you can start our application process by creating a 3-5 minute video that tells us more about you. Feel free to share where you’re from, where you went to school or where you’ve served, and share your experience with these age groups. Other ideas for questions to answer: What drives you and fuels your passion? What do you like to do for fun? What’s your favorite activity to do with youth and young adults?

Have fun, make it personal! Please upload to YouTube, Google Drive, or DropBox (or however you find it easy to share) and let us know by sending your resume and the link to your video to fpcsbyouthminsearch@gmail.com.

We will be reviewing submissions on a regular basis.
Questions can be directed to: fpcsbyouthminsearch@gmail.com




Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, an 800 member congregation in the eastern suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio, seeks an individual with faith, creativity, and commitment to serve as our full-time Director of Youth Ministries for grades 7-12.


A candidate with engaging teaching skills and the ability to build personal relationships is essential, as well as related experience with youth.


See our website for a full job description and an introduction video created by our youth at www.mwpc-church.org/youth or see our MIF at www.pcusa.org/clc.


Submit PIF or resume to mwpcYDsearch@gmail.com.