Community Church at Murphy’s Landing
Job Title: Youth Director
Department: Youth Ministries
The Youth Director should have a clear witness of personal commitment to Jesus Christ, a history of involvement in a local church, and should demonstrate a lifestyle of integrity and Christian character. The Youth Director must agree with and uphold the statement of faith of CCML and commit to become an active member of the church family. The following qualities should be part of his/her life:
• A heart of worship that deeply desires to serve God. Motivation for ministry should spring out of a passion for Christ and a calling to minister to young people.
• Daily discipline of spending time with God in Bible study and prayer.
• Active participation in life of the church – Worship services, Life Groups, classes or Bible studies.
• High personal standards that seek to reflect Christ, honor God and set a good example for the youth to follow.
• Teachable and approachable spirit that listens before speaking.
• Commitment to serve under the authority of the church leadership – Pastor and elders.
Our youth ministry exists to encourage all students, grades 6 – 12, to know and walk with Jesus, to grow in their faith, and to love their world by serving others and sharing Christ’s love.
The Youth Director will be directly accountable to the Pastor, who is accountable to the Board of Elders. He/she will meet regularly with the Pastor and other staff members, and at the Pastor’s or Elders’ request will meet with the board periodically.
- Develop, implement and lead Youth Ministry for Middle School & High School, including: Planning and leading classes and small groups for students that will facilitate life transformation and spiritual growth.
- Work with Christian Education Committee to coordinate curriculum, themes and focus. Provide for teaching of Sunday morning classes and leading Sunday or Wednesday evening youth groups.
- Planning and carrying out youth activities, events, etc. that will provide a venue for kids to invite their friends.
- Building relationships with and mentoring our students, being available to counsel and encourage them, and offering support for their families.
Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree desired in Youth Ministries, Christian Ministries, or other related field; and/or experience working in youth ministry in a local church or Christian youth organization.
Bethel Church is a family of believers committed to making disciples of Jesus who glorify God in all of life. That’s our mission. We are a non-denominational church in Houston, TX, in the Dallas Seminary tradition. Though we draw from across Houston, the church occupies a beautiful campus in Houston’s upper Post Oak/Tanglewood area, a short distance north of Houston’s Galleria. Senior Pastor Wayne Smith, a DTS graduate, has served Bethel for 6 years. Average Sunday attendance is approaching 400. To find out more about Bethel, visit our website. To meet Pastor Wayne, click here.
The Director of Student Ministry serves as Bethel’s leader and point man on our Mission to the middle schoolers and high schoolers of Bethel’s families and target radius (3 miles). Approximately 35 students are currently involved in our Student Ministry, along with a strong volunteer and support staff team. The position is currently part time at 30 hours a week. We are offering from $24,000 to $36,000 per year (without benefits), depending on qualifications. For a more complete description of the position, click here.
- Personal faith in Christ; contagious commitment to Him as Lord; devoted to Word & prayer; demonstrates fruit of the Spirit & qualities required of church leaders
- Gifted in, heart for & rapport with middle & high schoolers; desire to serve them long-term, eventually full-time
- Deep knowledge of God & His Word; ability to communicate in a way that makes middle & high schoolers feel it was written just for them
- Servant leader eager to take up his cross daily for youth, parents & ministry partners; self-starter & hard worker who eagerly supports & submits to those over him in the Lord
- Leads in a way that reflects importance of the work to which we’ve been called & God’s deep love for those who have been called alongside us
- Alignment with our Doctrinal Statement; Bethel member
- Bachelor’s degree or substantial relevant ministry experience
- Record of demonstrated effectiveness through at least two years of significant paid or volunteer student ministry involvement
- Bachelor’s degree in ministry from an evangelical Bible College or graduate level studies at an evangelical Seminary
- Experience serving in a changing ministry environment in a major metropolitan area; proven experience in managing a large volunteer ministry staff
The Director of Youth Ministry position is a part-time, 30-35 hour/week position (negotiable). The person in this role is responsible for the oversight of all curriculum, classes, volunteers, and events related to youth, grades 6 through 12, in the church.
Our church focuses on cultivating a relationship with Jesus Christ in three ways, and we are seeking someone who is passionate about helping our students cultivate their relationship with Jesus in these same ways:
- Belong: we have deep relationships that are rooted in a particular place.
- Believe: we have an alive, growing faith in Jesus Christ.
- Be Loving: we are branching out to serve others as Jesus did.
We believe that healthy, positive relationships are the main focus of youth ministry, so we hope to find a candidate who can connect with a wide variety of students and their families.
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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)
– 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor FPCAA is searching for a leader who reflects an engaging Christian faith, welcoming spirit, and a love for young people while participating actively in a congregation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. We are seeking a self-starter with a calling to work with youth between ages 12 and 18 who values their participation in the daily life of the church; incorporating youth in all aspects of worship and leadership; engaging them in intergenerational interactions, ministries and mission; and advocating for the intergenerational faith formation efforts of FPCAA.
Qualifications: 3 – 5+ years experience with youth, M. Div. or M.A.C.E. preferred but not required; church work experience preferred. The position has potential for advancement to an Associate Pastor in an installed position.
Part-time Director of Youth Ministry – Brenham First UMC, Brenham, Texas
The director of youth ministry will work directly with students, grades 6-12, and their families to provide opportunities to grow in discipleship through worship, recreation, Bible study, service, and mission trips. The youth director will report directly to the senior pastor while also relating to the church leadership.
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Send cover letter and resume to:
Contact: Rev. Bobbie Maltas
408 N Baylor
Brenham, Texas 77833
Position Description: The person in this position will work with the Youth Ministries Director, youth staff, and volunteer youth leaders to cultivate a community that values relationships, longs to be transformed by Jesus Christ, and seeks to live as people sent by God.
The person in this position will provide principle leadership and vision for the discipleship, teaching, and leadership efforts for the high school ministry. This leader will build Christ-centered relationships with students, parents, and volunteer youth leaders through the following ministry areas:
- Discipleship Ministry:
Foster a culture in the high school community where discipleship and transformation are prioritized;
- Plan, develop, and coordinate the high school small group Bible studies and discipleship groups;
- Assist students in cultivating a lifestyle of personal discipleship and equipping students with the tools to study the Bible and grow in their faith;
- Develop a relational ministry with students.
- Teaching Ministry:
- Plan and develop large group Sunday morning teaching ministry that is rooted in the Bible;
- See to it that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed to students with grace and love;
- Foster a passion among students to share the good news of the Kingdom with others.
- Leadership Ministry:
Provide vision and leadership in the high school ministry for parents and volunteer leaders; serve as primary contact for the high school ministry.
- Integrate high school students into life and leadership of the church;
- Recruit, train, and supervise high school interns
- Utilization of Volunteers:
Recruit, train, support, and equip small group leaders and Sunday morning teachers for high school ministry;
- Serve as the point person for high school volunteer leaders and parents;
- Contributory role in selecting, training, and providing work direction for approximately 25 adult volunteers
- Team ministry:
Work collaboratively with the High School Outreach Director and participate in campus, fellowship, and mission efforts as needed;
- Along with other members of the Youth Staff, will plan and implement large events, retreats, and mission trips;
- Work cohesively with the Youth Ministries Director and the youth staff in carrying out the mission of Christ’s church, MDPC Youth Ministry, and MDPC;
- Pray regularly for students, leaders, and parents.
Here 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.
- 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
- You are highly competitive (and good at 9 Square)
- A student’s success through Christ is the highlight of your day
- You get energy from excelling in a centrally driven growing church with multiple venues
Role: Student Ministries Director
Church Average Attendance: 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.
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St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation
Director of Youth Ministries Job Description
-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
A bachelor’s degree
Ministry experience working with youth
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)