Director of Youth Ministries

Director of Youth Ministries at Blair Road UMC, Mint Hill, North Carolina

We are searching for the right candidate to build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model for youth grades 6 through 12. This position reports directly to the Senior Pastor.

Our educational requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years experience in leading a youth group.  The position also requires the candidate to be a self-starter, able to work collaboratively with other staff members to execute the BRUMC mission, able to communicate youth activities to the congregation, and able to work with volunteers to plan a holistic youth program.  If you have not taken these classes, within the first year of employment you would complete a class on John Wesley and Methodism.

Traits desired: Dependable, Consistent, Creative, Good Character, Flexible, Organized, Enthusiastic, Honest, Loving, Levelheaded, Punctual

General Responsibilities: Coordinate and develop age-appropriate Sunday am  Small group curriculum for ages 6-12; Plan, coordinate and participate in Wednesday evening Youth small groups, Bible Study, discussions or other programming supporting the BRUMC mid-week activities; Plan, coordinate and participate in Youth Fellowship activities on Sunday evenings; Provide up-to-date calendar of youth activities; Support individual youth by attending sports events, performing arts events, or other activities youth participate in outside of church activities; Work in collaboration with the Director of Adult Ministries to develop small group opportunities for collegiate and young adults;  Follow all Safe Sanctuary requirements; Serve as a resource for the Confirmation program; Work in partnership with the staff and Connection Team to effectively reach unchurched youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan; Design, recruit and direct a Summer Mission Week for rising 5th and 6th graders; Collaborate to organize connectional activities to provide a bridge between the Pre-Teen Program and the Youth Program; Able to address conflict constructively in a biblical and professional manner; Occasionally participate in worship service leadership; Involve youth in missions and outreach; Encourage and provide avenues for the youth to participate in all aspects of the life of the church; Prepare and administer the Youth budget.

Send resumes or questions to Staff Parrish Committee at

This is a full-time job with benefits.  Salary range is $30,000-$40,000