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Gainesville UMC

Youth Director/Worship Leader

Gainesville UMC
Gainesville, Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 11/10/2015
Categories: Combo Positions - Music Ministry - Worship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Gainesville UMC, a rapidly growing church in one of the fastest growing areas of the Mid-Atlantic, is
seeking a full-time Youth Director/Praise Team Leader to continue growing our student ministry and
contemporary worship service.


The ideal candidate will have a passion for connecting with students and helping them grow in their
faith, as well as the ability to to lead authentic worship and lead our experienced praise team.
This position is slated for 40-45 hours per week — pay will be commensurate with experience and

- Able to relate to and help grow our students in their faith - previous youth ministry experience required.
Leadership experience in the local church is a plus.
- Strong leadership and organizational skills.
- Ability to facilitate the congregation’s participation in authentic modern Christian worship, this would
include breaking through the “wall” that can develop between the stage and the congregation.
- Ability to lead an experienced praise band, including productive, efficient and thorough rehearsals.
- Be able to lead with vocals - the ability to lead while playing an instrument is a plus.
- Strong leadership and organizational skills.
- Experience participating in a contemporary/modern worship group preferred.

- Ensure that all are welcomed enthusiastically in Christian love, and that all feel welcome at all times.
- Lead our Middle School & High School LifeGroups - to include planning out weekly meetings, activities, games, as well as being in relationship with our students and adult volunteers.
- Develop and lead youth retreats and youth mission trips.
- Work with our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to plan the overall vision of out student ministries.
- Identify, recruit, retain and train adult volunteers for Sunday night meetings, retreats, confirmation
and mission trips.
- Work with the pastors to formulate and implement a vision for the continued growth of our contemporary worship service.
- Responsible for leading worship at all contemporary services (Weekly at 9:30am, other special services as planned).
- Plan and develop all weekly praise team rehearsals and other activities as scheduled.
- Be open to the growth of the position as well as shifting/growing of responsibilities as we continue to

How to Apply
Please send your cover letter, resume and references to with Youth Director/
Praise Team Leader in the subject line. For more information, contact our office at 703.754.4511