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Harvest UMC

Lakewood Ranch, Florida, United States

Date Posted:
Youth Pastor
United Methodist
Church Size:
751 to 1000
Job Type:
Harvest UMC
Job Description:

Harvest United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Youth Minister. Harvest is a diverse community of faith called by Christ to graciously welcome people, intentionally grow disciples, and generously serve others around the globe.  Located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, south of Tampa Bay, Harvest is a vibrant and growing congregation that began in 1997 and currently has an average weekly worship attendance over 750.  Please visit our website http://www.welcometoharvest.org/ and send resume and cover letter to Charlotte Wright, assistant to the pastors, at cwright@harvest-umc.org. Harvest is looking to fill this position with a highly qualified, self-motivated person of deep faith as soon as possible. Applications will be considered as they are received. 


Responsibilities include:

  • leading a ministry focused on students experiencing Christ and growing as disciples
  • engaging students in mission and service
  • building relationships with students and their families
  • outreach to students and families in the community
  • inviting, equipping and supporting adult team members to serve in the ministry
  • growing ministry with students in measurable ways at least equal to the growth of the community


The best candidates will have:

  • a deep faith in Christ and a commitment to model that faith in daily living
  • a calling and passion to be in ministry with students (6th-12th grade)
  • the capacity to oversee youth ministry in a large church setting
  •  a four-year undergraduate degree
  • significant experience working with youth in a church setting
  • a clear understanding and commitment to Wesleyan theology 
  • strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills


What you can expect from Harvest:

  • a fun, energetic, capable and supportive staff team
  • a committed team of adults equipped to serve in youth ministry
  • a crew of parents ready to assist as desired and needed
  • a supportive community of faith
  • full-time salary commensurate with experience
  • health, pension, and vacation benefits
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Harvest UMC

The Harvest Vision “Harvest is a diverse community of faith, called by Christ to offer hope by graciously welcoming people, intentionally growing disciples, and generously serving others around the globe.” In the first decade, Harvest experienced tremendous growth. With a congregation that had already grown to over 1000 active participants in 2008, we believed we had been given the responsibility and the privilege of offering hope to others through our ministries. So, that year we embraced a vision that would hold us accountable More...