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Harvest UMC

Lakewood Ranch, Florida, United States

Date Posted:
Youth Pastor
United Methodist
Church Size:
1001 to 1500
Job Type:
Harvest UMC
Job Description:

Harvest United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Youth Minister to continue growing its vibrant ministry with teens. 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.  A missional congregation with an average weekly worship attendance over 750, Harvest recently became a multi-site church. Please visit our website http://www.welcometoharvest.org/ to learn more about the church.  Submit resume and cover letter to Terry Cox, assistant to the pastors, at tcox@welcometoharvest.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
  • developing leadership among youth
  • creating an atmosphere where youth can be open to hearing God’s call on their lives
  • building relationships with students and their families
  • reaching out to students and families in the community
  • inviting, equipping and supporting adult team members to serve in the ministry



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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About the Church

Harvest UMC

Harvest is a United Methodist church located in east Manatee County, Florida. The church was birthed in 1997, meeting for worship in two different schools for several years before opening the doors to our facilities at 14305 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch. We are a church committed to keeping those doors open, both for new people to come in and for us to go out and serve the community and the world. More...