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St. James UMC

Youth Pastor

St. James UMC
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 09/21/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Saint James United Methodist Church

Pastor of Children, Middle School, and Youth Ministries


The Pastor of Children, Middle School, and Youth Ministries (CMY) is a full-time position with responsibility for carrying out the mission and vision of St. James United Methodist Church (SJUMC) and the Children and Youth Ministries.  The position reports to the Senior Pastor of SJUMC with the Staff Parish Relations Committee having joint responsibility for review and oversight of the ministry.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Provides spiritual and visionary leadership to develop, coordinate, and empower laity in all areas of CMY ministries.  Plans activities, coordinates, articulates and implements the vision for CMY.

Works with the Children, Middle and Youth (CMY) chairpersons and Christian Education Chairperson to implement programmatic goals and action plans.

Develops a comprehensive plan for the recruitment, mobilization, and utilization of servant workers within the CMY ministry.

Establishes relationships with middle and high school principals and administrators to build a church presence within the educational community.

Attends all worship services and corporate prayer and bible studies in preparation for Sunday and Children and Youth Worship Services at SJUMC. 

Meets with the ministerial staff, Christian Education, and servant workers to coordinate Bible study classes including the need to often teach Bible study and or be physically present.

Attends monthly staff meetings, District meetings, and other conferences as assigned by the Senior Pastor.  Works with the church staff and exemplifies team spirit in daily work activities.

Provides Spiritual Counseling services to youth during the work week.  Assists the ministerial staff in providing pastoral care to children and youth members.  Makes weekly visits to youth sick and shut in.

Plans, schedules, and attends Youth Mission Trips that coordinated well in advance by the Outreach Ministry and sanctioned by the Senior Pastor.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor. 


Strong spiritual and moral character.

Degree or advanced degree in Ministry required.

Degree of advanced degree in Youth Ministry preferred.

Must have the ability to deal with maturely and calmly with the public including all conversations in a clear and pleasant manner and follow written and oral instructions with little supervision.

Recognizes the need for the application of appropriate security measures in handling sensitive and confidential information. 

Punctuality is an absolute requirement.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.


This positon shall report to and be supervised by the Senior Pastor and is accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) and the Church Council.  This position is full time and is paid bi-monthly.  The salary range is between $38,000 and $45,000 based on qualifications and experience.  Benefits are provided.  Qualified candidates should forward their resume to by September  30 , 2016.