Seeking Youth Director

POSITION:  Full-time Youth Director at Woodland UMC 


General Purpose of Position:

Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.


Primary Task:

  1. Love youth as they are while encouraging them in developing their relationship with God.

  2. Challenge youth to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world.



  • Ensure that the “Safe Sanctuaries Policy” is observed in all youth ministry settings.

  • Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.

  • Effectively communicate with church staff, leadership, parents, and the congregation in a timely manner using multiple resources.

  • Support and guide the work of the Youth Council in an annual process of developing and evaluating the goals of the youth ministry and directing monthly planning sessions.

  • Recruit and train volunteers to work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.

  • Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth (grades 6-12) and recruit teachers in partnership with the Director of Christian Education.

  • Plan and teach Confirmation classes in partnership with the pastor and mentors.

  • Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget.

  • Organize and assist with fund raisers to support youth projects and activities.

  • Maintain a teamwork mentality.


Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  • Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology.

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field is a minimum requirement. Professional Certification in Youth Ministry in the United Methodist Church is desired.

  • Must have vision and ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry within the parameters of the United Methodist Church.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, computer skills, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.

    To inquire or apply, please send resume to


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