Role and Responsibilities
The Youth Minister will need to:
- Be attentive to the hopes, concerns,
and needs of youth, young adults, and their families in the community to
determine how the congregation might serve them and how they might serve one
another as Christian disciples and good neighbors.
- Become familiar with the congregation’s
overall mission, vision, and goals and how they are achieved through the
congregation’s ministry with youth, young adults, and their families.
- Pray intentionally for the youth, young adults, and their families
of Ellendale UMC (EUMC hereafter).
- Develop and lead a holistic program from 6th grade
through college-age to instruct youth and young adults on key Biblical
principles, United Methodist Doctrine, church membership, and to become strong
and faithful followers of Jesus Christ.
- Create a comprehensive Confirmation program, in consultation with
the Pastor, for 6th grade youth.
- Develop a vibrant Youth Ministry where worship, fellowship,
discipleship, mission, and evangelism are key components.
- Work with our college-aged students to help them transition into
campus ministries and send them uplifting reminders of the congregation’s
support and continued care.
- Guide and direct the Sunday morning Sunday School program for
youth and college ages, (including Confirmation).
- Recruit, train, and encourage the growth of volunteers to become
leaders for our youth and young adults. Work with these volunteers to plan and carry out
ministry with youth, young adults, and their families in a varied and
- Work with the
Pastor, other staff, and volunteers to learn about theologically aligned and developmentally appropriate resources
and curriculum and resources available for youth,
young adults, and their families in order to help teachers and group leaders
select appropriate resources for study and growth.
- Develop and create a welcoming environment for the youth and
college-ages to enter.
- Advocate that all youth and young adults are welcome and expected
to fully engage in the mission and ministries of EUMC.
- Work with other church leaders in updating the Safe Sanctuaries
policies and guidelines—when needed—and provide training opportunities for
staff and volunteers to maintain and earn their certifications.
- Promote the understanding of Christian vocation in daily life in
work with youth and college-ages, building understanding of God’s call for all
- Establish and maintain a mentorship program for youth through
certified congregational adults.
- Participate in the Family Committee,
informing them on the needs of youth and college-aged ministries.
- Communicate and build networks with
community organizations, people, and resources that relate
to youth to connect with the community for a
strong program, looking for new ministry opportunities and unmet needs.
- Work with Pastor and NOW Committee to
create key intergenerational events throughout the calendar year to strengthen
the generational ties at EUMC (including youth worship opportunities).
Job Description for Youth Minister
- Create Yearly Youth ministry budget to
be submitted and approved by the Finance Committee.
- Encourage youth and young adults to
participate at the District, Conference, Jurisdictional, and General Conference
level of the connectional structure of the United Methodist Church.
- Organize and help direct the Youth
Ministry Team as per The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church
- Write necessary articles to be submitted
and printed in the monthly newsletter.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings and other appropriate
meetings (i.e., Family and NOW Committees); offer a report at the quarterly
Church Council meeting.
- Work within the confines of The Employee Policy Manual of
- Must have Safe Sanctuary Training and adhere to
EUMC’s Safe Sanctuary Policy.
Qualifications and Preferred Sills
- Should show evidence of passion for youth, young adults, and
- Prior effective ministry and leadership skills preferred.
- Maintains strict confidentiality in all matters relating to youth,
young adults, and families.
- Should maintain a healthy and growing spiritual life, and
encourage volunteer leaders to do the same.
- Good interpersonal, communication, planning, and organizational
- The ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages,
the ability to work with other ministry leaders, and the ability to delegate
responsibility and follow up to complete tasks.
- Should have knowledge and respect for The United Methodist Church
and its history, doctrine, and theology.
- Should show genuine interest in responding to the
hopes, concerns, and needs of youth, young adults, and families in the
community so that community ministry is launched, people are affirmed, and
joint projects with other congregations and groups lead to transformation of
- Must be 23 years of age or older in order to adhere with EUMC’s
Safe Sanctuary Policy of a five-year age difference between leaders and the
oldest youth under their leadership.
- Yearly performance reviews will take place with the Pastor and the
Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee.
- All absences must be scheduled in advance at least four (4) weeks
before the necessary absence will occur.
- Any unscheduled absences will need to be shared with the Pastor
immediately upon knowing of the absence so other possibilities for leadership
during ministry programs and activities can be made.
- The Youth Minister receives one paid vacation week
based on a 15 hour work week after the 90-day probationary period for the first
year of employment. The Youth Minister
will also receive three (3) days of sick leave throughout each year after the
90-day probationary period.
Job Type - Part-time/15 hours per week
Schedule - Day Shift
Benefits - Paid time off
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.