Job Description:


To serve as a spiritual leader, role model, and champion of youth while integrating youth ministry throughout the church.


Location: Denton, Texas


Hours: Maintain part-time schedule (20-25 hours/week with flexible hours) meeting youth program needs, assisting and participating along with Children’s and Music Ministry staff and in coordination with Senior Pastor during at least one worship service and the Sunday school hour.


Responsibilities and Goals: The Director of Youth Ministries supports the Church’s mission, vision, and values to develop a thriving United Methodist youth ministries program and providing programming and spiritual guidance for junior and senior high youth.  The Director works with the Senior Pastor, staff members, the congregation, junior and senior high youth and their families to develop and implement programming for preparing our youth to become leaders within the church and their community.


Specific duties and tasks of the position


·         Lead and teach youth Sunday school as well as lead the Wednesday and Sunday night youth programming


·         Recruit youth from TUMC and the community to participate in youth ministry


·         Coordinate with the Senior Pastor to develop and teach confirmation class for middle school and high school.  Provide leadership beyond the classroom by equipping mentors, encouraging parental support, and challenging confirmands to fully participate in the journey


·         Work with the youth to set an annual calendar of activities and events


·         Develop and support the planning and execution of events that encompass a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group/team building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach


·         Empower and mentor youth in developing their leadership skills


·         Encourage youth in developing their relationship with God


·         Challenge youth to respond to God’s call to serve in their community and world


·         Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget


·         Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratio


·         Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns, and needs of youth at TUMC and in the community


·         Establish and maintain strong and timely communication with the church staff and leadership, parents, youth and congregation as a whole


·         Ensure that Ministry Safe (child protection policy) is observed in all youth ministry settings


·         Incorporate music as an element of youth ministry either through personal talent or talents of others within the church community including working closely with our Praise Band (plays primarily at contemporary Refuel service (9:45 am)


·         Attendance at weekly staff meeting and worship planning meetings


·         Travel is required several times throughout the year for mission trips, weekend retreats and youth activities


·         Provide sermon leadership once per quarter at contemporary (Refuel 9:45 am) and provide support for contemporary Refuel Service (9:45 am) worship service as needed to support pastor


·         Pastor may provide additional tasks that are consistent with the job description and can reasonably be expected to be accomplished within the position’s work hours (20-25 hours/week)


Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:


1.      Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology


2.      Must know and believe that the mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


3.      A bachelor’s degree in a related field is a preferred requirement.  A Professional Certification in Youth Ministry is a preferred requirement.


4.      Experience at United Methodist Churches is preferred, but not required.


5.      Desired qualities:


A. visionary leadership and organizational skills to plan, develop, coordinate, manage, and implement ministry within the parameters of the United Methodist Church


B. excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer/technology skills including social media and the ability to use church-related software


C. possess a proven ability to work effectively with youth, their families, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers



·        Administrate the Sunday morning Children’s Church, and nursery each week, overseeing ages preschool through 4th grade during each of our worship services.

·        Encourage participation by all children and families in our ministries, fostering a joyous atmosphere of inclusion and growth in knowledge of God’s love.

·        Prepare lesson plans and resources for teachers for each of the classrooms prior to Sundays.

·        In consultation with Pastor and Children’s Ministries teachers select and implement age-appropriate Christian curriculum.

·        Host training events for teachers and helpers throughout the year.

·        Recruit new teachers, helpers, nursery care volunteers and special events volunteers.

·        Assist with oversight and running of special events associated with Children’s Ministries, “Fun for Kids” monthly gatherings, and seasonal offerings like Summer Vacation Bible School, Bible Sunday and the Christmas Pageant.

·        Participate in regular meetings with Pastor and staff and attend monthly Church Leadership Team gatherings.

·        Oversee our Safe Church policies to ensure children are in a safe environment.

·        Regularly communicate with teachers, Pastor, staff, leadership and families regarding Children’s Ministries, needs and opportunities.

·        Join with other staff and lay leadership as an ambassador for Cornerstone and our ministries, which we may continue to serve God, to love our neighbors, and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.


Past experience in Christian Children’s and/or Family Ministries including leadership examples; Bachelors-level education or higher, preferably in Christian education, Children’s education or Early Child Development; an evident passion for God and for encouraging others to grow in Christ; Excellent verbal and written communication; General computing skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and basic email and social media; Strong organizational and people skills; Ability to multi-task; a Servant’s attitude; Familiarity with The United Methodist Church. Responsibility and dependability essential. This is a motivated, relational individual, who can work with a large base of both volunteers and staff.

Time Commitment:
Sunday Mornings typically 8:30am-1:00pm, in addition to other Children’s Ministries                               events, seasonal practices, Cornerstone special events, staff meetings and preparatory hours, both on and off site.
Work Hours:
Totaling 20-30 hours a week

Submit resume and cover letter

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

Polk Street United Methodist Church is actively seeking a full-time Student Ministries Pastor. PSUMC is a leadership church in the panhandle, and is looking for the right person that is passionate about students, looking to build a program, and ready be a part of an excellent staff team.  One year of seminary and three years of experience would be ideal.

First United Methodist Church of Magnolia is entertaining applications for their full-time Director of Youth Ministries position, opening at the end of May. Please send resume and cover letter to our church office, via mail or email at gary.maskell@arumc.org .  Applications accepted until the position has been filled. Call our office at 870-234-4530 for more information.

First United Methodist Church is located at 320 W. Main, Magnolia, AR   71753


Seeking Full Time Director of Youth and Young Adults 
Poteau (Oklahoma) First United Methodist Church is looking for a Full-Time Director of Youth and Young Adults Ministry.  We are a vibrant and growing mid-sized church that is moving from a part-time youth director to full-time youth director.  This position will also be responsible for developing a young adult ministry.

Bachelor’s Degree in Religion, Christian Education, Youth Ministry or equivalent is preferred.
Three years’ experience is preferred

Salary is based on experience and education.

Contact Rev. Jim Perkin by email or phone to receive application, submit resume, ask questions, and to receive full job description.



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.


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.


Make a difference. Change a life. One life at a time. Langdale United Methodist Church in Valley, AL, is a growing community of faith nestled along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama – Georgia state line. We are at a unique time at Langdale in that we are combining two part time staff positions and making it into one full time position. If you are a person with a holy desire to know and share Jesus, and have gifts and graces to minister with youth and lead worship, please consider contacting us about this great opportunity.

Below is a summary of the ministry position:

Regarding the youth pastor role, this person is responsible for building disciples of Jesus Christ among the youth through personal example, small groups, worship, and doing ministry with others. As this youth leader lives  life together with youth through the week in Bible studies, ministries, and other events, the youth pastor can lead youth directly into a Sunday morning worship experience with people of all ages.

Regarding the worship leader role, this person is responsible for working with the pastor in developing and overseeing the musical and artistic aspects of a Sunday morning praise and worship service.
Through worship and other mediums, the Worship Leader will facilitate an environment that allows people of all ages to experience the presence of Jesus Christ and help build an authentic community of followers. This person will have responsibility of one of the three worship services that meets on Sunday morning.

Qualifications: A personal, spiritual walk and commitment to Jesus Christ that attracts others to follow Christ;
Investing and carving time for your own private worship of Christ to help enable you to authentically lead others to worship Christ in a public worship setting;
A knowledge of youth and current youth culture
A knowledge of contemporary praise and worship music;
Experience in leading youth is preferred
Experience in leading praise and worship is preferred;
Ability to lead a praise band which engages the band and congregation in genuine, heartfelt worship;
Be able to play at least one musical instrument.
Be able to read music or chord sheets
Proficiency in ProPresenter is preferred
Ability to coordinate sound through a sound board
A degree in Christian Ministry, Youth Ministry, or Biblical studies is preferred.
Must be at least 22 years of age.
Must understand and abide by our Safe Sanctuary policy.

A full job description is available upon request.

Worship music can get into a person’s heart.  Youth ministry can change the direction of a person’s life.  I know from personal experience. It happened to me. – Pastor Rusty Tate, Langdale United Methodist Church


Mentor United Methodist Church in Mentor Ohio is looking for a Director of Youth Ministry.  The person in this full-time position is responsible for carrying out the church mission to make Christ-centered disciples through developing and facilitating comprehensive youth programs for MUMC and the community.


This person must exhibit confidence, courtesy, cooperation, and most important confidentiality.  Good communication, organizational skills, and proficiency with technology are important.   It is preferred that this person has had 2-4 years of experience in an educational coordinator or leadership position or has had 3-5 years of work-related experience.


Resumes can be sent to sprc@mentorumc.org.