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Grace UMC

Youth Director

Grace UMC
Rochester, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 06/10/2014
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Director of Youth Ministry Job Description:


Grace United Methodist Church

201 West 7th Street

Rochester, IN 46975


Principal Purpose of Position:

To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of fellowship, worship, discipleship, mission, and community outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model to Grace Youth.


Organizational Relationship and Supervision:

The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) reports to the Senior Pastor for spiritual and ministerial guidance. The Senior Pastor, in cooperation with the Staff/Parish Committee, provides a quarterly evaluation of the  DYM’s performance. Attendance at the following meetings is expected. Weekly Staff meetings, Administrative Council, Evangelism team, and Youth Council.


The Primary Task:

There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth ministry that aligns with the mission and vision of Grace United Methodist Church. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:

  • Encourage youth in developing their relationship to God

  • Provide them with opportunities to grow their faith

  • Challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and the world.



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

  2. Plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group fellowship, worship, discipleship, mission, and community outreach.

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

  4. Recruit and ensure adequate volunteer support of adult to youth ratios.

  5. Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.

  6. Work in partnership with the Evangelism team to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.

  7. Keep records of youth participation, activities at youth gatherings and manage the youth ministry budget.

  8. Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.

  9. manage special projects as requested by Senior Pastor and Staff/parish Committee.


Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  1. Must support Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology.

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

  3. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.

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

  5. Degree in Youth Ministry preferred.