Job Description:
To lead the Grace Crossing Church (GCC) student ministry in discipling both students and families aligned to our Vision, Mission and Values.

Core Competencies:
Connect with Middle School and High School students
Communication/teaching skills to students and adults
Organizational/Admin skills
Competency in Worship or Media a plus
Growing in our Vision, Mission and Values – Emotionally Healthy Spirituality/Oneness
Conflict/Crisis resolution skills
Heart for Missions

Primary responsibilities:
Responsible for the Weekly Operations of the ministry in the following ways…

  • Organize and implement a comprehensive spiritual development pathway (i.e. faith milestones) for Middle School, High School students and Young Adults.
  • Recruit and develop volunteers/leaders to assist the student ministries.
  • Provide leadership training and parent training designed to coordinate effective discipleship to youth.
  • Coordinate and maintain background checks on all volunteers and workers who work with youth.
  • Planning monthly events and activities calendar.

Responsible for leadership development of the ministry in the following ways…

  • Plan and implement regular leadership team meetings.
  • Plan and implement a one-on-one with staff to focus on ministry goals and leadership development.

Responsible for the student discipleship of the ministry in the following ways…

  • Identify, train and disciple key student leaders and families.
  • Identify, train and disciple adult small group leaders who disciple students and families.

Pastor of Student Ministries


Reports to: Pastor of Discipleship Formation


Provide oversight for high school ministries and coordination with the middle school and college ministries.


Candidate will have a strong commitment to Wesleyan theologyand biblical orthodoxy as well as a proven track record for beingeager and willing to build disciples who are committed to Jesus Christ, to the church, and to the work of Christ in the world. This includes but is not limited to:


• Teaching, discipling, and nurturing students through biblical instruction that builds a biblical worldview and develops Christian values and lifestyle.
• Staying in touch with the ever-changing youth culture.
• Programming that ministers to the whole person (physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual).
• Evangelistic ministry on school campuses as permitted in our area.
• Leading or participating in student outreach and mission-oriented opportunities or trips.
• Being available for formal and informal social relationships with students.
• Participating in and administering the calling/follow-up of students whose attendance is non-regular.
• Organize weekly student activities and events.

Staff and volunteer leadership:


Will supervise staff, interns and volunteer leaders for ministry tostudents and recruit those individuals as needed.


This will involve:


• Providing opportunities for their spiritual growth and the identification/development of their spiritual gifts.
• Assisting them in identifying needs and establishing goals for student ministry.
• Being responsive to their questions regarding biblical truth and student behavior as related to Christian living, social interaction, human sexuality and discipleship.
• Being aware of current developments in materials, curriculum, media, social media, etc.
• Encouraging them to attend conferences and other training opportunities for spiritual growth and development.


• Build open and honest communication between parents and teens.
This will include:

• Clearly communicating your student ministry philosophy, teaching topics, goals, and coming activities frequently through regular meetings or electronic communication.
• Being available for personal consultation.
• Providing opportunity for training in parent/teen relationships.
Leadership, and Congregation:


Participate in the overall life of the church to gain personal spiritual enrichment and build a closer relationships with God and each other. This will involve:


• Time for personal study and prayer aimed at continuing one’s own personal growth and equipping for ministry.
• Participation in regular staff meetings and retreats.
• Attendance at regularly scheduled services of the church and participating in the leadership roles assigned for that function.
• Participation in student or leadership conferences for personal enrichment.
• Assisting other pastoral staff as time permits and as one’s gifts allow.
Requirements and Qualifications


• Bachelor’s required (Christian Education or Bible major helpful, but not necessary). Seminary degree strongly preferred. Candidate will have previous experience in a full-time position with a growing ministry in a large (500+ attendance) church, large staff setting, a deep personal commitment to Jesus Christ, and an intense desire to seestudents grow spiritually and:
• Demonstrate effectiveness as a disciple maker.
• Have strong organizational/communication skills.
• Possess spiritual giftedness in the areas of leadership and teaching.
• Display a learning posture, flexibility, cooperation, servanthood and evidence of being self-motivated and willing to work within a team ministry.
Located in Lexington, Centenary is one of the largest United Methodist churches in Kentucky (3000+ membership). It has a long history of tremendous ministry in a growing area of the city on the edge of the campus of the University of Kentucky. We host highly rated outreaches to families including The CentenarySchool, the Centenary School of Music and a large sports ministry, IAM3rd which has almost 2000 students in various sporting activities and teams. We have a very high commitment to reaching individuals and families for Jesus Christ across the ocean and across the street.


Salary: $43-47k (Depending upon Experience) + Benefits


Please send resume by July 20 to:


Janna Melton c/oCentenary United Methodist Church 2800 Tates Creek Road Lexington, KY 40502


We are looking for a high-energy relational person to oversee a thriving program for those in middle school, where the goal is to move these students toward becoming disciples of Christ. Roswell Presbyterian Church (RPC) welcomes a large family of faith to live out the good news of Jesus Christ. With roots that go back to 1839, RPC belongs to the historic Reformed tradition of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that trusts in the grace and love of Jesus Christ for ourselves and for the whole world. We respond to God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ by loving with our heads, hearts, and hands. Please see the attached job description.https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c1a6a28e2ccd16a53828eba/t/5d2657a71d2af200019d5ffe/1562793895972/MS+Director+Job+Description.pdf

Director of Youth Ministry, Full-Time Position


St. Luke United Methodist is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to lead the discipleship process for 7th-12th grades. This pivotal leadership position mentors youth to understand the Christian faith as a relationship with Jesus Christ and encourages them to grow in their love of Christ through ministry, fellowship, study, retreats, and worship. A successful candidate for this new position must have strong faith and love for Christ, a passion for relating to youth, be enthusiastic, organized, and familiar with the United Methodist Church. This person must be able to communicate with youth, parents, and volunteers. This position reports to the Pastor.


St. Luke is a vital congregation in the growing area of Enterprise, Alabama. With both a contemporary and traditional worship service, active discipleship programs, and vision for the future, St. Luke is an exciting place to serve in ministry. The City of Enterprise offers an excellent school system, an engaged community atmosphere, and opportunities for recreation and leisure. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits which will be determined in relationship to qualifications and experience.


Please email resume and cover letter to Organization: St. Luke United Methodist Church Contact: Julie Biddle Phone: 334-347-9023 Email: stlukeenterprise@gmail.com Closing Date: 07/31/2019 • Organization: St. Luke United Methodist Church • Contact: Julie Biddle • Phone: 334-347-9023 • Email: stlukeenterprise@gmail.com • Closing Date: 07/31/19


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

North Naples Church is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Next Generation Ministry.​

Under the direction of the Director of Next Generation Ministry, this position is primarily responsible for helping students and young adults grow in their personal relationship with God and inspiring and equipping them to follow Jesus. This is accomplished by creating curriculum, leading worship services and small groups, and performing all administrative duties for the department in support of the mission of North Naples Church and the goals of the Next Generation Ministry Department.


  • Work closely with the Director of Next Generation Ministry, staff and parent committee to create and lead ministry programs that resonate with students and young adults; facilitate spiritual growth as disciples of Jesus.
  • Assist in the leadership, planning, development, improvement and organization of the ministry of which middle school and high school students and young adults (20’s) are the target audience and help cast vision of the ministry.
  • Create curriculum designed to lead students and young adults to a greater appreciation and understanding of God and inspiring and equipping them to follow Jesus.
  • Lead dynamic worship services and facilitate small group discipleship; lead Bible discussions or conversations about the Christian faith and the furtherance of North Naples Church’s mission and vision.
    Work collegiality with parents, staff, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Boy Scouts, Young Life and Youth Council, and other ministry partners.
  • Mentor and build community with students, young adults, parents and volunteers through spiritual leadership.
    Assist with developing recruitment strategy for recognizing and attaining new leaders; provide spiritual leadership, supervision, and training for leaders.
  • Model excellent relational work in ministry in order to recruit, equip and deploy volunteers in a manner that fosters spiritual growth in their lives and the lives of the people they serve.
    Coordinate and assist in implementation of all student and young adult programming including, but not limited to special programming events: School Chapel, Confirmation Program, Retreats, Mission Trips, “Invite-a-Friend” Events, Summer Programs, Youth Sunday, and Young Adult Sunday.
  • Manage all administrative aspects of the department: logistical arrangements for missions, retreats, and service projects (forms, scheduling, transportation, hotel reservations); departmental calendaring; campus resource reservations; create engaging departmental marketing and communication materials.
  • Use technology to promote programs and communicate to students and parents on an ongoing basis in order to keep them up to date and informed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience in a large church setting leading discipleship in small groups, creating curriculum, leading youth group and worship services, and managing logistics for youth missions and retreats.
  • Possesses deep, abiding faith in Jesus Christ and love for people.
  • Passion and calling for communicating the love of Christ to students and young adults from various backgrounds and beliefs.
  • Strong leadership and relational skills, self-starter, strong initiative, and vision.
  • Excellent communication skills including writing skills and oral presentation skills, including in a large group worship environment.
  • Ability to creatively plan and implement worship and fun events for the youth program
  • Strong technology skills and experience including ability to effectively disseminate mass electronic communications using various platforms, calendaring, and basic graphic design
  • Ability to recruit, train,develop, and supervise youth leaders, equipping them in their roles.
    A positive team player and self-motivated individual committed to excellence.
  • Ability to demonstrate character, core values and personal lifestyle compatible with a Christ-centered ministry and be willing to embrace the mission and strategic plans of North Naples Church.

To apply, please submit your application and resume using our job postings site, which can be accessed from the website link on the right or by visiting: https://nnchurch.org/welcome/careers/

The Ministry Mechanics are excited to partner with Columbia Community Church (C3) in Richland , WA (Tri-Cities) to fill their Student Ministries Director position. C3 is a dynamic and growing church of around 2,500 in weekly attendance. They have a vibrant staff and are committed to reaching people for Jesus. They leverage modern music and technology in their student ministry to help reach people for Jesus. This is a great opportunity for a strong leader to have a huge impact on the next generation! Send your resume to jobs@theministrymechanics.com

At C3, we are passionate about using our talents for God’s purposes and that’s why we’ve dedicated our careers to a ministry, not just a job title. We strive to pursue growth, lead change and engage quality. We laugh hard and honor God with integrity.

We are a large, growing nondenominational church in the ‘Tri-Cities’ in eastern Washington State, where fun in the sun is a way of life. Our area’s inviting waterways beckon water lovers from all over the region to enjoy power and pleasure boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, windsurfing, and much more. From bicycling to golf, hunting to fishing, soccer to snow-skiing (it’s just a short 2-hour drive to the mountains), recreational opportunities are endless. U.S. News & World Report is on to us….they recently ranked Washington as the Best State Overall in the country!

C3’s Student Ministry leads students in 5th-12th grade to become fully devoted followers of Christ.  By teaching truth through God’s Word and being culturally relevant, staff and volunteer leaders develop relationships with students during weekly experiences, small groups, and serving together

Applicant Requirements:
Knowledgeable in student ministries with at least 2 years of experience in large, growing youth program
Willingness to model Biblical priorities and core values of C3 (click here for details)
Skilled to communicate in dynamic ways that point students towards Christ and motivate them to have a deeper walk with the Lord
Passion to develop and motivate adults and students to become leaders

You’ll be happy if you enjoy:
Speaking and leading from the front and seeing lives changed
Hanging out at coffee shops and meeting new people
Recruiting, training, and leading adult volunteers and student leaders
Building a relational youth ministry team
Being a team player who collaborates with all ministries during weekend experiences

We’ll high-five if you:
Find yourself hanging out at high schools and middle schools during lunch
Are highly competitive (and good at 9 Square)
A student’s success through Christ is the highlight of your day
Desire to excel in a centrally driven growing church with multiple venues
Role: Student Ministries Director             Church Size:  2,500

Required Hours: 40hrs/wk (inc. Sundays and Wednesday nights)

Compensation:  Salaried with full benefits including health, dental, vision and identity theft insurance and access to a 403(b) retirement plan.

The Hudson Evangelical Presbyterian Church is looking for a Director of Student Ministries, who is a committed follower of our Lord Jesus, and is passionate about working with middle school, high school, and college age students.   We as a Church desire to be known as a place where people come to Know Jesus, Serve Jesus, and to Bring Others to Jesus, and value student ministry as a gift from the Lord to help us achieve these areas of our Vision.


Professional / Religious Experience and Education:
·     Prior Professional or internship experience in leading Student Ministry at a Church (minimum of 2 years)
·     Experience in Outreach and evangelism to students inside and outside of the Church, teaching at weekly large group and small group meetings, leading Student Ministry events, and working closely with adult volunteers, parents and the Student Ministry Committee

·   Preferred Degree in Christian Ministries with a concentration in working with Students (or a college senior finishing a degree)

·      Affirm the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Essentials (on page 3)


Skills Needed:
·      Effective at Interpersonal Communication
·      Ability to engage effectively with all generations
·      Sound Biblical Knowledge
·      Teaching and mentoring skills at both a student and college student level
·      Leadership abilities to facilitate and lead effective group meetings
·     Planning and Organizational skills, including Goal setting and implementation planning


·      This is a fulltime position of approximately 40 hours weekly


·      The Director of Student Ministries, is responsible for leading our Middle School, High School, and seasonal college age programs.  These responsibilities are as follows:

1.     Develop, implement, and participate in a relationship ministry with the students and their families, and be an on-going personal contact.
2.    Be a mentor to the students, identifying the needs and interest of our youth and bringing exciting Christ-centered ideas, ministries, and programs that will appeal to this age group.
3.    Create opportunities and actively work to invite the community and their students and families to be part of the HPC Student ministry as one form of evangelism and outreach.
4.    Lead and encourage HPC students to invite the community and their students and families to be part of the HPC Student ministry as one form of evangelism and outreach.
5.    Involvement with students outside of church events. This includes attending, student’s sporting events, concerts, and spending time with students outside of the programmatic hours.
6.    Lead and participate in weekly student group meetings and special events.  This may also include retreats, weekly Bible studies, overnighters at the Church, etc.
7.    Recruit and maintain a strong adult volunteer group
8.    Organize and lead local youth missions and an annual youth mission trip.
9.    With assistance from the Sr. Pastor, lead the church’s student membership program.
10. Teach a Sunday morning study each week.
11. Attend, and participate in when asked by the Sr. Pastor, in our weekly worship services on Sunday
12. Attend and participate in all staff meetings.
13. Organize and meet with Student Ministry Committee quarterly
14. Lead a seasonal (Christmas break/Summer) College/Young Adult Ministry
15. Interact and engage directly with the parents of HPC Youth for the purposes of Student Ministry support and involvement.
16. As a member of the Church staff, while these are not under the Director of Student ministries leadership, it is important to engage with various other HPC Ministry Groups including Children’s Ministries, Senior Ministries, etc.
17. With the help of the Student Ministry Committee, establish communication/information plants for HPC’s Leadership Boards in order for them to be fully aware of the Student Ministries plans and progresses throughout each calendar year.


Personal Characteristics:
·      Integrity

·      Planning and organization
·      Leader

·      Group/team leadership
·      Passion for ministry

·      High work standards

·      Self-starter/takes imitative


Communication and Accountability:

The Director of Student Ministries will be responsible to, and work closely with the Sr. Pastor/Head of Staff, as well as the Leadership Board to bring about the Vision of the Church.



·     Based on current market research and candidates experience
·     Health care benefits
·     2 weeks of vacation for first 5 years, and one additional week beginning the sixth year
·      One week of study leave
·     Approved mileage at IRS mileage rate



·       All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God’s redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this sure foundation we affirm these additional Essentials of our faith:

·       We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!

·       Jesus Christ, the living Word, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.

·       The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.

·       Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.

·       The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her visible, yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity; where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting, she awaits the return of her Lord.

·       Jesus Christ will come again to the earth-personally, visibly, and bodily-to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20)

·       The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.” He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Eph. 2:10)

All who are interested please send your resume to Pastor Rob Sparr at rob@hudsonpc.org

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.org and 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.

Grace United Methodist Church is a large 2,000-member congregation located in Olathe, Kansas – a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.  We are a moderate to progressive three-location congregation which includes our main worship and program campus, a missions center, and an extension campus in Southwest Johnson County, Kansas.

We are currently looking for a full time Youth Ministry Coordinator which will develop and implement a comprehensive, ongoing youth ministry for the purpose of inviting youth into a living relationship with Christ, where youth can build healthy relationships with peers and adults and participate in provided opportunities for growth and ministry.


·       Bachelor’s degree

·       Minimum of 3 years of experience and demonstrated success in growing and leading a successful youth ministry program

·       Possesses strong organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to exercise vision, creativity and initiative

·       Highly motivated and self-directed team player able to work well with a large church staff

·       Proficient in social media and computer skills

·       Able to pass a background check

·       United Methodist background is not required, but applicant must be supportive of the standards, theology and policies of Grace United Methodist Church


Supervisor: Director of Next Gen Ministries

Start Date: Immediate

Salary: Competitive compensation package with health benefits