Female High School Youth Pastor

The HPUMC Youth High School Pastor is responsible for ministering to 11th – 12th students and their families.

Our Youth Ministry mission is to help middle and high school students become deeply devoted followers of Jesus Christ. When this mission is executed well, we will see youth that are equipped and powered now to live as disciples now, into college and beyond.  Our strategy for accomplishing this mission and vision has four aspects: (1) create strategic environments, (2) foster personal relationships, (3) intentionally partner with parents and students and (4) promote missional living.

The High School Youth Pastor plays an integral role in the mission, vision and strategy of the Youth Ministry, and must be fully committed to leading high school students with these three elements continuously in mind.

Location:  Main campus, Dallas, TX

Primary Responsibilities

The following responsibilities are a representative sampling of the duties of the High School Pastor.


Serve as the lead Youth Pastor for 11th-12th graders and their families
Continually evaluate the HPUMC Youth strategy and our execution of this strategy

Create Strategic Environments

Work with other HPUMC Youth staff to plan and execute all high school environments
Serve as the lead staff person in these environments
Share primary teaching responsibilities in high school environments with the Director of Youth Ministry

Cultivate Personal Relationships with High School Students

Spend time each week with high school students outside of weekly programming
Recruit and train volunteers to cultivate appropriate personal relationships with high school students
Attend high school extra-curricular events

Partner with Parents

Intentionally develop and nurture personal relationships with parents
Be proactive in communicating with parents regularly
Help to engage parents in the ministry of the church

Model a Missional Mindset

Actively engage in an ongoing relationship with one of HPUMC Youth’s community partners
Help students actively engage in an ongoing relationship with one of our community partners
Help students view their future through the lens of Christ’s calling on their lives.


Attend All-Staff meeting
Attend quarterly Family Ministries meeting
Attend bi-weekly HPUMC Youth department meetings
Meet with Director of Youth Ministry every other week and/or as needed
Other Responsibilities

Lead one major role of the youth ministry (e.g. missions, creative content, communications, summer programming, hospitality).

We Provide competitive pay and full benefit package, as well as a fitness facility, free garage parking, generous holiday schedule, and a fun, collaborative and supportive work environment!

We Require a Christian committed to living a life that reflects the Gospel, who feels called to Youth Ministry and is comfortable working in a United Methodist Church environment, with the following qualifications:


Education & Experience:

Undergraduate degree required; post-grad education a plus
3+ years in Youth Ministry or related field
Experience in large church ministry
Experience in delivering powerful biblical messages to youth regularly
Good computer skills: email, Internet, other applications

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Demonstrates enthusiasm and positive attitude
High degree of initiative and accountability
Ability to manage and motivate volunteers
Strong interpersonal, communication and organization skills

Working Hours:  Due to the nature of youth ministry early mornings, late nights, weekends, and week-long out-of-town events are common.  Office hours will be determined with these factors in mind.

TO APPLY, please email all of the following to jobs@hpumc.org, specifying Female HS Youth Pastor in subject line.  Applications without the following information will not be considered.

Resume & cover letter/email
Statement of your philosophy of ministry and your call to ministry
Your religious/church affiliation
Your salary history and pay requirement

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