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First United Methodist Church

Director of Youth Ministries

First United Methodist Church
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 01/07/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

            Function: The Director of Youth Ministries will work closely & coordinate with the pastor in carrying out the vision, goals, spiritual direction and growth of the ministries of First United Methodist Church, specifically in the area of youth ministry (6th – 12th grade youth).

Specific List of Responsibilities:

  1. General
    1. Recruit, train, and supervise adult volunteers to assist in the ministry to youth.       Recruiting, organizing, training, and encouragement of volunteers is a critical role in this position.  Managing volunteers will allow  numerous tasks and duties to be fulfilled.
    2. Plan,  coordinate, and manage all youth programming.
    3. Work with other program leaders and staff in developing a comprehensive program of       spiritual, educational, physical, and emotional development for youth and their families.
    4. Participate  in continuing education regarding trends, current ideas, and thinking about successful youth ministry.
    5. Maintain proper youth/adult ratios as required by the child/youth safety policy.
  2. Sunday  Evening (SNL)
    1. Recruit  leaders and provide curriculum and training
    2. Organize parent volunteers to assist as needed.
    3. Be present at Sunday evening programming.
    4. Provide  emotional/spiritual care for youth and/or parents; referring to pastors for follow up as needed.
  3. Wednesday Evening
    1. Lead  Wednesday Night Bible Study and activities at the church and/or secure locations at houses.
  4. Sunday Morning
    1. Recruit, train, and provide appropriate curriculum to teachers.
    2. Supervise  classes to insure open, accepting atmosphere for all.
  5. Mission
    1. Create and coordinate mission opportunities for youth locally and outside the       community. 
    2. Coordinate all activities with the Missions Committee.
  6. Christian  Adventure Camp
    1. Assist in  recruiting sponors and adult participation in CAC.
    2. Actively  participate in CAC program – Youth Director will be present at all CAC  events.
    3. Support CAC fundraising activities.
  7. Confirmation
    1. Schedule confirmation classes, with respect to Confirmation Sunday, in consultation with Children’s Ministry programming.
    2. Arrange for leadership/teachers for confirmation classes, involving clergy.
  8. Other Duties as Assigned
    1. Staff liaison to the Christian Adventure Camp Core Committee
    2. Direct and supervise summer youth interns.
    3. Support  other staff members in church-wide programs that involve youth and their       families: e.g. acolytes, youth choir, crucifers, etc.
    4. Any other tasks assigned by the Senior Pastor

Salary Range: $45,000 to $48,000 depending on experience.


If interested send letter of application and resume to:
     Rev Barton Bailey        

     First United Methodist Church
     900 S. Shoreline Blvd.
     Corpus Christi, TX  78401