Male Middle School Youth Pastor

This full-time position is responsible for helping lead youth into a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. The Middle School Youth Pastor will work on a team with other youth staff, and will focus primarily on 7th and 8th grade youth ministry. This position will include casting vision for the Middle School Ministry, delivering large group messages, leading male small group Bible studies, managing a large team of volunteers, being highly relational, and supporting the entire youth ministry and church with its mission, vision, and strategy.

The Middle School Youth Pastor must thrive in a fast-paced, highly relational, creative environment with tight deadlines and busy schedules.

As with all HPUMC positions, this person is expected to embody the mission of HPUMC each and every day: to help people become deeply devoted followers of Christ. They are also expected to demonstrate the values of HPUMC, which include: (1) being God led, (2) caring for one another, (3) being respectful of our heritage and (4) being focused on our future.

Location:  Dallas, TX

Primary Responsibilities

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


Serve as the lead Youth Pastor for 7th-8th 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 middle school environments
Serve as the lead staff person in these environments
Share primary teaching responsibilities in middle school environments with the Director of Youth Ministry

Cultivate Personal Relationships with Middle School Students

Spend time each week with middle school students outside of weekly programming
Recruit and train volunteers to cultivate appropriate personal relationships with middle school students
Attend middle 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, 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 preferred
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 regular.  Office hours will be determined with these factors in mind.

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

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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