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Director of Youth Ministry


Principal Function:

To develop and lead youth-related (7th – 12th grade) ministries which make Christian disciples and foster spiritual growth toward Christ-like maturity, in accordance with God’s will as revealed in Scripture, and the overall values, mission and vision of Southern Hills United Methodist Church (SHUMC). The right mix of spiritual and emotional maturity, Christian passion, interpersonal skill, and commitments to excellence, teamwork, and a positive servant attitude are essential for a leader in this ministry.


Reports To:

Lead Pastor


Educational Requirements:

High school diploma or GED, required

Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in religious studies, preferred


Work Schedule:

As a part-time position, working hours will be determined by the needs of the position as outlined in the essential duties.  Up to 20 hours per week will be required, and will include nights, weekends, and holidays. Regular office hours will be included during the work week for coordination with church staff.


Additionally, the Director of Youth Ministry is required to be present during the below times for coordination of ministry area activities.

  • Sunday morning 8:00am – 12:00pm
    • Must attend at least both Sunday morning worship services
  • Sunday evening: As necessary for program ministry schedule
  • Wednesday evening: As necessary for program ministry schedule

Director of Youth Ministry will always be present for all Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, and Christmas Eve services unless otherwise excused by the Lead Pastor. Director of Youth Ministry will keep the Church Business Administrator informed of working hours as well as scheduled programs and activities. He/she will be available for regular staff meetings scheduled by the Lead Pastor, and other meetings as necessary.


Director of Youth Ministry will be responsible for attending the following Administrative Meetings:

  • Youth Council
  • Church Council

Any changes to the work schedule are subject to approval by the Lead Pastor.

General Qualifications:

  • Good moral and Christian character.
  • Ability to keep confidence as a sacred trust.
  • Polite, friendly and courteous to people of all ages, nations, and races.
  • Dependable and timely execution of job duties.
  • Ability to be in ministry with people from all walks of life and personality styles.
  • A clear preference and calling to be in ministry with youth.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Creative technical skills for use in preparing professional quality materials for youth ministry activities.
  • First aid and CPR certification required (provided by SHUMC).
  • Meet and maintain requirements for driving SHUMC owned vehicles.
  • Must provide own transportation.
  • Periodically required to travel on church related business.
  • Minimal lifting and handling of materials and supplies required.
  • Submit and pass required background screenings as outlined in our Safe Sanctuary policy.
  • Be a member in good standing of The United Methodist Church, and/or be willing to become a member of SHUMC.



Spiritual Qualities:

  • Must be a growing Christian, deepening his/her personal relationship with God, and modeling this faith relationship to others (1 Timothy 3:1-13). This must include a visible commitment to prayer, commitment to the study of Scripture, and dedication to living out the Christian faith (2 Timothy 3:16).
  • Must have a clear calling from God to serve in Christian leadership in the United Methodist Church.
  • Desirable spiritual gifts: leadership, administration, discipling, encouragement, teaching, faith, service, wisdom.
  • Must be willing to support the realization of the church’s vision, mission, core values, and Biblical priorities under the direction of the Lead Pastor. Dedicated to the development of God’s people in all areas of Christian discipleship.
  • Must manifest personal growth toward holiness in character and moral purity, and strive to be above reproach in all moral behavior.


Essential Duties:

  • Abide by all Safe Sanctuary policies of SHUMC at all times.
  • Greet visitors to the church and church members in a courteous and caring manner.
  • Recruit, train, and equip leaders involved in youth ministries.
  • Work under the supervision of the Lead Pastor, and in conjunction with the Youth Council, to develop and lead comprehensive and holistic plans for discipleship and spiritual growth for all youth ministries, including direct oversight of youth ministries as identified below:

o   Sunday School

o   Sunday evening youth ministry (as necessary)

o   Wednesday evening youth ministry

o   Annual mission and service opportunities for youth

o   Annual fundraising to supplement the youth budget, examples of which can include:

·       Pumpkin Patch

·       Thanksgiving dinner and pie auction

·       Others as approved by Finance committee

o   District and Annual Conference camps and retreats

o   Annual Confirmation Class (in conjunction with the Director of Children’s Ministry)

  • Coordinate and facilitate quarterly youth council meetings.
  • Identify needs and opportunities for developing new youth-related ministries (including changes to, or the discontinuation of, existing ministries) to help the church realize its vision and mission.
  • Advertise and communicate youth ministry opportunities via appropriate channels.
  • Monitor and control expenses associated with the youth ministries of SHUMC.
  • Maintain proper documentation of expenditures and submit receipts to Church Treasurer in a timely manner.
  • Assist in worship services as needed.
  • Be prepared to preach in the Sunday morning worship service up to 4 times per year.





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