This posting is no longer available. This is either because the employer has filled the position or the position has closed. Click here to find more jobs like this one.
Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church - A Multi Campus Parish

Youth Minister

Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church - A Multi Campus Parish
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Date Posted: 11/28/2012
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: N/A

Job Description:

Metropolitan UMC, a Reconciling congregation, is seeking a Youth Minister that will engage with youth (grades 6-12) and their families to develop a powerful program that inspires a new generation of Christian leaders.


The Youth Minister is a benefit eligible position of 32 hours a week, including weekends.  This position is directly supervised by the Senior Pastor and works closely with volunteers and staff.  Prior youth experience is preferred; ordination is not necessary.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


Strive towards professional development and spiritual holiness in the Wesleyan tradition.

  • Be strongly grounded and informed by faith in Jesus Christ
  • Provide a moral Christian context in which youth can develop, explore, and expand their spirituality as they mature in the Christian faith
  • Through consultation with the Senior Pastor and other staff, develop a long-term vision and goals for youth ministry that will mesh with the vision of the church and ensure growth
  • Attend worship services at our Parish campuses
  • Represent the youth perspective at weekly staff meetings, quarterly Church Council meetings, and quarterly Children and Youth Ministry Team meetings
  • Must be comfortable working in a multi-site congregation
  • Must be comfortable working with a congregation that is intentionally welcoming of the GLBT community.


Develop, coordinate, and communicate with strong youth leadership team

  • Responsible for the planning and execution of regular fellowship activities and weekly worship and study opportunities
  • Organize special events and programs, such as the annual Youth Sunday in worship, Senior Recognition Sunday, and a vital Confirmation program 
  • Develop and implement a year-round Sunday school program
  • Organize ongoing youth missions opportunities and develop more effective outreach programs
  • Develop effective systems of communication via email, the Church’s website, Facebook, newsletters, etc.


Develop and build a strong system of support for youth ministry in the church and community.

  • Work closely with the Director of Children’s Ministries to ensure a smooth transition for children as they move into youth ministry
  • Recruit and train adult counselors and Sunday school teachers
  • Develop a network to identify and coordinate interfaith opportunities for youth
  • Be knowledgeable and ensure compliance with Safe Sanctuaries policies
  • Develop middle school and senior high Sunday school classes


Nurture and develop the youths’ relationship with Christ, each other, the church and community through spiritual discipleship. 

  • As a role model/mentor, offer support and guidance to individual youth and their families
  • Build relationships with youth through outreach at non-church events
  • Engage in outreach to new potential participants and their families
  • Expand youth ministry and coordinate youth activities among existing church programs


Oversee financial management of the youth ministry budget.

  • Prepare the annual budget for youth ministry
  • Maintain accurate records of expenses and ensure budget compliance


Applications and questions should be sent to Helen Simon, Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor, at by December 31, 2012.





Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church is a three-campus Parish:


  • The main campus at Metropolitan Memorial, on Nebraska Avenue, is a large, vital, urban congregation with members who come from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. It holds two Sunday worship services: a very traditional service with organ and choir and a blended, family-friendly service.
  • Wesley is a dynamic multi-cultural, multi-ethnic congregation on Connecticut Avenue with a jazz ensemble and a vibrant gospel choir.
  • Crossroads at St. Luke’s Mission Center on Wisconsin Avenue attracts primarily young adults interested in worshipping and being in community in a smaller congregational setting. It has a contemporary, emergent service on Sunday night with a band of guitars, keyboards, and drums.


We celebrate the diversity of our three campuses and operate as a unified Parish entity in activities across worship, study, service, caring and outreach.  The Parish has a passion for excellence in deep and diverse study of faith issues in worship; for service ministries in our city, our nation and across the world; and in operating homeless shelters at two of our campuses.  Metropolitan is an equal opportunity employer.