Director of Children and Youth Ministry

Ebenezer United Methodist Church (4948 Burns Road Granite Falls, NC  28360) is seeking a DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRY

Position Summary:

Youth Minister: Responsible for all aspects of our church programing directed to children and youth in grades K through 12.  This includes Children and Youth groups and Sunday school, developing new events, activities or groups that reach youth/children unaffiliated with Christ and/or his Church.

Job Type:  Full-time.  Salaried position: $20,000 to $35,400 per year, based on education and experience. (Benefit allowance to be decided)

Reports to: Staff Parish Relations Committee and Pastor. 

Relates to: Parents, adult youth helpers, Church Council and Church Secretary. 

Regular Hours: minimum 32 hours in a work week which would include but not limited to Sunday evening Youth, other scheduled youth/children events and the time necessary to plan and execute these activities.


  • Minimum age: 23 years
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Minimum of high school education.  Preferred candidate should have post-high school education in a field related to children and youth ministry (i.e., teaching, Christian education). 
  • Preferred candidate should have experience working with children and youth in a church or educational setting.
  • Should possess good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must have knowledge and demonstrated ability to relate to children, youth, parents and ministry volunteers
  • Must have ability to lead young people in developing a vital relationship with Jesus   
  • Must pass required background check
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible 
  • Should possess technology skills necessary to communicate with basic word processing, and office equipment skills
  • Commitment to the mission of God as expressed in The United Methodist Church



  • Plan weekly youth programs (Sunday nights and Wednesday Night Bible Study)
  • Conduct children’s time service in cooperation with minister
  • Plan and conduct special activities for youth such as work projects, trips and community service.
  • Serve on Administrative Board and Council on Ministries
  • Recruit youth and encourage participation in the youth program
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Pastor
  • Over-see and direct the Christmas Play
  • Mentor and counsel youth in our church
  • Plan, prepare and carry out Children’s Ministry programs and events.

    These events include but are not limited to:

  • Palm Sunday activities
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Fall Festival
  • Children’s Christmas Play
  • Children’s Worship
  • Special Sunday events such as Mother’s/Father’s Day
  • Schedule and arrange special recognitions for children (ex. 3rd Grade bibles)  
  • Kids Night Outs & Kid’s Morning out during Christmas shopping season
  • Decorations for Angel Tree (angels) and Kairos Prison Ministry (placemats)  
  • Assisting with children’s choir

  • Assure all programs, events and volunteers abide by our Safe Sanctuaries Policies
  • Communicate program and event information to Church Secretary for coordination of facilities and publicity   
  • Maintain records of planning & expenses for developing annual budget submission for Youth/Children. 
  • Additional related duties as requested by the Staff Parish Committee (i.e., assist with worship service as needed, assist with sound system as needed)
  • Expected to live out the mission and values of the church at all times/aspects of life   

To apply, or for more information, contact:

Pastor:  Jay Bissett