Tag: Youth/Young Adults

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

First United Methodist Church, China Grove, NC

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Full-Time – starting compensation commensurate with education and experience.


  • Youth programs for 7th through 12th grade students.
  • Resource the Sunday School teacher(s).
  • Sunday Evening Devotions, Games, Service opportunities.
  • Wednesday Evening (during the School year) Small Group Studies and Fellowship
  • Service and fun activities during the year.
  • Assist in various aspects of Summer Vacation Bible School.
  • Young Adult Ministry
  • Build relationships with young adults (Millennials, Gen-Xers) in church and community.
  • Help develop a Contemporary Worship Service.
  • Develop Small Study Groups.

Director of Discipleship Ministries

College Place United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC, is developing a new part-time position for the strengthening of our spiritual life together.

We seek a qualified person who:

  • will provide teaching for K-6th graders children during worship service
  • develop/lead/set-up biblical/church/service study classes and small groups
  • will seek to grow our congregation’s presence in our community through events (e.g. studies, programs, discussions, etc.)
  • to plan/guide young adult and senior adults programing/events/trips
  • will help us live out our Vision statement: CPUMC seeks to be a Christ centered, diverse community open to everyone as they are. We believe all people are worthy of being loved and worthy of loving others. We strive to show God’s grace, make disciples, and change the world with our hands, our hearts, our minds, and our words.
  • will be in ministry in the spirit of our Welcome statement: CPUMC is a diverse community welcoming all persons and embracing differences of age, racial and ethnic background, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family configuration, socioeconomic status, and physical and mental ability. We invite all to join our journey of faith toward greater love, hope, and acceptance in every aspect of our Christian life together.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • a person of Christian faith (preferably United Methodist understanding)
  • a self-starter, with outgoing personality who will be a part of the ministry team
  • use of computer and basic technology for communication and publicity via web and social media.
  • willingness for continuing education/professional organization


Schedule/Salary: 15 hours/week on average – $500 con’t. edu./year – $10,000-$12,000 salary.


For Questions or Application: Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements, include two references and contact information to jharvey@collegeplaceumc.com.


Open until September 30, or until filled.

Contemporary Worship Leader/Youth Director

Rehobeth UMC, a dynamic worship community in Greensboro, NC is seeking an individual(s) to lead our contemporary worship band (10 members) and direct our youth ministries.  This is a part-time position with the possibility of a three-bedroom parsonage as a part of the compensation package.  The position duties may be split into two different part-time opportunities if necessary.

Please apply to Rev. Rick Marson at rickmarson1@gmail.com

Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries

Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte, North Carolina is seeking passionate, energetic, capable, and God-centered candidates to fill the newly created full-time position of Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries.

The Director will be responsible for the discipleship of youth and children at Camp UMC (grades K-12) and the surrounding community.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate the desire and ability to nurture and develop a personal relationship between our youth and Jesus Christ. The Director will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing youth programming within the United Methodist tradition and will recruit, lead, and support adult volunteers who are called to youth ministry.  A detailed job description will be provided upon request.

Camp UMC is a vibrant faith community of approximately 250 regular worshipers located in coastal southeastern North Carolina between Wilmington, N.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Camp UMC offers a competitive salary, energetic and invested adult volunteers, a well-established youth program, growth potential, and a coastal lifestyle.

Interested candidates should submit a resume’, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to ghumbert@localfirstbank.com.

Director of Youth and Outreach

The Director of Youth and Outreach at Aldersgate United Methodist Church (Durham, NC)has a primary responsibility to develop a program for spiritual formation for youth in grades 6-12 and to coordinate a comprehensive ministry of outreach to involve all ages in our church. Outreach includes mission and service opportunities, community engagement, evangelism, and hospitality.

Status: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Contact: Please submit resume and cover letter to sprc@aldersgate.org

Major responsibilities to include:

Leadership Development

  • Inspire, motivate, lead, and direct the recruiting and training of volunteers within the settings of youth and outreach ministries
  • Develop vision for youth and outreach and implement new ministries, coordinating with the overall mission and vision of the church
  • Enable, equip, and delegate key ministry tasks and empower others to serve in meaningful ministry
  • Assist youth council and leaders in developing the overall vision and direction of youth ministry
  • Assist with establishing focus for outreach in alignment with our church vision

Programs and Events

  • Oversee weekly and periodic youth programs, including youth Sunday School, Sunday evening program, Confirmation, and Pilgrimage
  • Plan and lead age-appropriate local and regional youth mission trips annually
  • Develop and implement an overall curriculum plan for youth spiritual formation in collaboration with the director of Christian Formation
  • Develop opportunities for youth spiritual formation during the week, including activities such as Wednesday Night Live, Bible studies, and breakfast before school
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance, budget, and calendar, with regular timely updates
  • Facilitate communication, administration, and training for programs such as Upward Soccer and other outreach events
  • Assist the Missions Committee and mission team leaders in the coordination of national and international short term mission trips

Relational Ministry

  • Meet with various people and small groups inside the church to advocate for youth and share opportunities for outreach
  • Collaborate with other ministry leaders to integrate youth into the overall life of the church, including activities such as worship leadership, VBS, music ministries, and service opportunities
  • Provide spiritual leadership and mentoring for youth, whether by attending school events, providing support in a crisis, or regular day-to-day conversation
  • Partner with youth parents to encourage discipleship within the family
  • Work with youth council to ensure that every student’s voice is heard and represented in discussions and decisions relating to youth ministry and the overall church


  • Coordinate a comprehensive ministry for involving the congregation in service opportunities and engaging with our community
  • Use opportunities in worship and discipleship meetings to involve and educate the congregation in missional living
  • Connect with organizations, people, and resources in and beyond the congregation to develop partnerships in mission
  • Assess neighborhood and community needs to ensure that our outreach strategy matches our local context
  • Work with pastor and other staff to develop systems and processes for follow up and connection
  • Train leaders and congregation to embody an attitude of radical hospitality and to create a welcoming environment, especially during worship services and important church events


  • Undergraduate degree with an emphasis on religious studies or youth ministries. Advanced degrees are preferred.
  • A record of successful youth ministry.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict, listen, and address concerns in a tactful and professional way
  • A relentless desire to shepherd, shape, and lead young people in their spiritual development as disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • Willingness to coordinate a flexible work schedule as required
  • Excellent administration and project management skills
  • Knowledgeable about contemporary youth culture and the unique challenges faced by adolescents
  • Ability to leverage digital communication methods including social media to connect with our community
  • Eagerness to learn and to seek new insights to connect with youth and develop outreach opportunities 
  • Ability to play musical instrument(s), while not a requirement, is preferred
  • Applicants are expected to participate fully in the life of the church including attending weekly worship, regular staff meetings, important church-wide events, and scheduled youth events
  • Take responsibility for personal growth by maintaining a weekly Sabbath time and seeking continuing education opportunities


Director of Youth Ministries

Keller UMC (www.kellerumc.com), northeast of Ft. Worth, TX, is a growing and progressive community of Christian faith whose mission is connecting God’s family by knowing, loving, and serving so that the world might experience Christ’s Love. The church is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to fulfill the mission of Keller UMC by creating and implementing ministries of discipleship, learning, and community for youth (8th – 12th grades) and families in the greater Keller area and the congregation of Keller UMC. The church has experienced significant growth since 2010 and is looking for their next director to not only continue growing the ministry, but most importantly, to broaden the spiritual depth of an already strong program.

Qualified candidates must have 5 years of youth ministry experience, a Bachelor’s degree preferred, knowledge of the Methodist doctrine, and theological understanding that matches the mission of Keller UMC. Candidates can send a cover letter and resume to renee.wilson@ministryarchitects.com.

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 brumc-sprc@windstream.net

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

Youth Pastor

Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church in Yorktown, VA. is seeking a full time Youth Pastor to minister to, and with, our middle and high school aged youth.  The ideal candidate will possess a college degree, and have at least four years experience working with middle and high school youth.  Deacon’s orders are preferred, but not essential.  Saint Luke’s is a very active and growing 2000 member church with a heart for mission.  The Youth Pastor will report directly to the senior pastor while working collegially with the other staff.  We offer competitive salary and benefits as well as a generous insurance package.  Send resume and salary expectation to Saint Luke’s UMC, 300 Ella Taylor Road, Yorktown, VA 23692, attn: Senior Pastor. Or email to douggestwick@vaumc.org.  No phone calls please.