The Director of Youth Ministry is a full time position with a salary/benefit package commensurate with experience and is responsible for providing ministerial leadership to develop a comprehensive youth ministry focused on the aspects of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Director of Youth Ministries is responsible to the Lead Pastor(s) and the Staff Parish Committee and will work with other church staff and volunteers. He/She will be responsible for weekly programs including Sunday Morning Programs, Sunday Evening Program/Other Weekly Programs, as well for Special Programs (ie., annual retreats, summer program activities, youth service/mission programs including any fundraising that is required to support these programs, Youth Sunday Service, active involvement in District & Conference Events, College & Career activities (to be discussed), Confirmation Class, and other activities, ie; lock-ins, White Christmas.)
The Director of Youth Ministry should have a love for Christ and for young people, strong positive experience in the church, training and/or experience in youth ministry, and should possess a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree from an accredited college, university or seminary with a concentration in youth ministry. Some of his/her responsibilities will include: attending weekly staff meetings, attending monthly Church Administrative Council Mtgs, organizing/developing Youth Commission, preparing/presenting annual budget for youth ministry, developing/implementing youth ministry, develop/implement programs that attract youth to Christ while promoting spiritual growth, and develop/administer programs to recruit and equip adults to work with youth.