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Wayne Street United Methodist

Director of Student and Family Ministry

Wayne Street United Methodist
St. Marys, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 08/05/2013
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Director of Student and Family Ministry

Full time, with benefits, working with students in grades 6-12 and college


The right person for the position of Director of Student and Family Ministry will view this opportunity as a calling, not just a job.   The Director will be an enthusiastic follower of Jesus Christ, helping students become disciples of Christ in their daily lives.


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a youth partnership with other community churches
  • Support youth in their school/community settings
  • Lead the confirmation class
  • Oversee Sunday School program
  • Work with Christian Education team
  • Develop annual budget for Youth ministry and operate within the approved budget
  • Develop an annual calendar of youth events and service opportunities
  • Develop student leaders within the church
  • Train and implement a team of adult leaders
  • Lead weekly ministries for Sr. High and Jr. High students
  • Develop an ongoing ministry to the families within the youth group or church


Skills and Education needed include:


  • Requires ability to work any day of the week based on need and programming
  • Degree or at least 2 years experience in youth ministry preferred
  • Have a strong call to student ministry
  • Have a good strong work ethic
  • Effective teacher, communicator, and motivator


Application process:


All applicants must submit a cover letter, expressing reasons for your interest in this position, and a résumé that includes:

  • education / training (with dates)
  • work experience (paid or volunteer) with youth
  • employment record, including dates and contact persons
  • three personal references
  • your contact information


Applicants must also complete these Faith and Ministry questions and submit with letter and résumé.

  1. Tell us about your faith journey.
  2. Describe your call to youth ministry and how you experienced God in the process.
  3. How do you maintain your connection to God?
  4. What is your philosophy of youth ministry?
  5. Describe your spiritual gifts for youth ministry.


All documentation may be emailed to

This position will remain open until the appropriate candidate is found.