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Pleasant Grove UMC

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted:
Youth Pastor
United Methodist
Church Size:
151 to 250
Job Type:
Pleasant Grove UMC
Job Description:

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, an evangelical church in Charlotte, NC, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to provide leadership for small group and student/youth ministries.  The ideal candidate will possess a number of qualities and qualifications, including:


Primary Function

This position will provide leadership and direction for successful and effective middle school and high school ministries, in addition to small groups ministries at PGUMC, including program development and leadership, recruiting, training and oversight of volunteer leaders to enable successful ministries in areas of responsibility;  youth community outreach and missions and management of youth ministries budget are also included.


Supervision Received

Works under the direction of the Senior Pastor, along with oversight of the church’s Staff-Parish Relations Committee.


Supervision Exercised

Provides leadership for all aspects of PGUMC middle and high school youth programs and small group ministries.


Qualifications and Experience

Energetic, creative and passionate about leading others to Christ and nurturing persons in a maturing relationship with Christ with proven abilities in leading youth and small group ministries;  connection with the theological position of PGUMC and church staff;  Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field.  



Vision and ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement youth/student and small group ministries;  strong relational skills;  excellent written and verbal communications skills;  organizational skills;  conflict management skills, technology skills, including ability to utilize social media effectively in support of program goals;  ability to multi-task;  flexibility;  maintains confidentiality of sensitive information;  demonstrated leadership skills in a variety of settings;  strong commitment to continuing education.


Performance Responsibilities

1. Serves on PGUMC staff with responsibility for youth and small group ministries;

2. Assist with goal setting, developing and maintaining budgets, recruiting and maintaining well-trained

     lay volunteers in youth and small group ministries to ensure successful and effective ministries in

     areas of responsibility;

3. Manages the PGUMC Safe Sanctuaries policy for youth ministries.  Ensures compliance with all Safe

     Sanctuaries policies;

4. Fulfills requirements for youth as outlined in Book of Discipline.



It is expected that each member of the PGUMC staff (whether part-time or full-time) will attend their spiritual growth through participation in small group or regular devotional time and through the discovery and use of their spiritual gifts;  will give regular support of PGUMC;  will pray for the ministry and mission of PGUMC;  will participate in continuing education opportunities related to the appropriate areas of responsibility;  will provide clear leadership for their assigned area in support of PGUMC mission;  other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.


Terms of Employment




$35,000-$39,000 annually, plus $3000 health stipend, $2000 business-related travel, and $1000 continuing education (health stipend, travel and continuing education funds to be paid upon documented request for reimbursement).

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Pleasant Grove UMC

Pleasant Grove UMC is nestled in the heart of the Oakdale Community in northwest Charlotte, North Carolina at the corner of Oakdale Road and Pleasant Grove Road. This community of faith has been around for more than 125 years, but continues to be new and relevant with dynamic programming, meaningful worship, and a caring community. Pleasant Grove strives to change lives and change the world through Jesus Christ as people come together in community to worship, grow and serve and we’d love to have you be part of it all! More...