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Davidsonville United Methodist Church

Director of Youth Ministries

Davidsonville United Methodist Church
Davidsonville, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 07/12/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

DUMC Director of Youth Ministries



DUMC Overview

Davidsonville United Methodist Church (DUMC) is a family and mission-oriented congregation in a beautiful countryside setting near the Chesapeake Bay. Davidsonville MD is located 12 miles from Annapolis and is easily accessible to the metropolitan area (25 miles from Washington DC and 35 miles from Baltimore).  DUMC features two Sunday worship services (contemporary and traditional); Youth Group; Sunday school for all ages; Cross Roads Child Development Center (CCDC) child care program; Praise Band; Cornerstone Theater; service and mission work (including the popular Strawberry and Peach Festivals with BBQ); and a variety of committees and councils. Our Purpose: Knowing, Loving, and Serving God and Others in Unity.

Who We Are Seeking

DUMC is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries who is outgoing, enthusiastic, and a positive force to inspire our youth through their leadership of existing programs and exploring new, fun, and exciting fellowship and service opportunities that enrich the spiritual journey of our youth. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.

What You Will Need

Desired Characteristics

  • You are passionate about Christ and enthusiastic about Ministry
  • You are confident in your leadership abilities
  • You are inspired and an inspiration to the Youth
  • You are assertive and an active advocate who represents the best interests of the Youth
  • You are friendly, well rounded, and relatable to all ages
  • You are effective at working with youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers 
  • You are caring, encouraging, and a mentor/advisor for the Youth
  • You are innovative with a vision for the Youth Program
  • You are courageous with the spirit to grow the Youth Program
  • You are respectful of others and command the respect of others
  • You are flexible and adapt to change
  • You are motivated and dedicated
  • You are a model of Christian love and character in your professional and personal life


  • You must embrace Christian discipline, UMC doctrine and theology, and have attained the age of 21
  • You have demonstrated leadership experience
  • You have experience in religious Youth Programs
  • You have a history of active involvement at church
  • You have an interest and experience in counseling and mentoring Youth
  • You are familiar and comfortable using social media, MS PowerPoint slides to accompany worship, and/or website content updates
  • You have completed course work in Christian Education, and/or Youth Ministry, and/or comparable experience is desired


A Day in the Life

  • You will be responsible for youth activities and programs providing for the growth and discipleship of Christian youth that include:
  • Youth Bible study
  • Sunday School program
  • Youth Group
  • Youth Mission activities
  • Youth Evangelism experience (ROCK)
  • Youth Sundays (5th Sundays)
  • You will advocate and represent the best interests of the youth:
  • Promote membership on youth council
  • Obtain chaperones for trips and activities (ROCK, ski trips, outings)
  • Abide by the “Safe Sanctuary Program”
  • Lead activities, Bible Studies, and youth group meetings.
  • You will develop youth events for the wider Christian community:
  • Work with District and Conference events
  • Network with youth pastors to identify opportunities to join together in ministry
  • You will conduct regular devotionals with young children at the CCDC

Please submit your resume, including salary history, to with a copy to Don Simpson, Chairman, Youth Pastor Search Committee, at