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Gaylord E-Free Church

Director of Youth Ministry

Gaylord E-Free Church
Gaylord, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 01/16/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Staff and Volunteers:  Main goal is to build an effective Youth Ministry team including the Director of Youth Ministry; Jr High Coordinator; Y2 Team; Volunteers; Parents; and students


  • Serve as Team Leader for the Y2 Team
  • Oversee the Jr High Coordinator
  • Develop a comprehensive Youth Ministry strategy to recruit and maintain volunteers for all areas of youth ministry (Sunday mornings; Wednesday night programs, special events, etc.)
  • Equip volunteers with everything needed to minister effectively to youth (This involves providing training and encouragement, making sure material and resources are available, preparing documents like permission slips and flyers, communicating, reserving rooms and busses/van, providing guidance, etc.)
  • Develop and ensure that Youth Ministry staff and volunteers adhere to the Child Protection Policies including state and national background checks on all workers (This involves regularly monitoring and updating CPP Guidelines and working with the church office to put procedures in place to allow for fast, efficient follow through of the clearance process with the goal of 100% compliance)   

Programming and Ministries:  Main goal is to develop and implement programs and ministries that will effectively meet as many teenagers as possible right where they are (spiritually, geographically, and culturally) and help move them to where God wants them to be (evangelism and discipleship)

  • Develop Youth Ministry goals, direction, mission and vision within the purpose and mission of E-Free Church.
  • Develop comprehensive educational goals of the main building blocks of faith that we want youth to grasp at each level and a strategy to accomplish those teaching goals.
  • Oversee Sunday morning youth ministries (including ordering curriculum, getting teaching materials to teachers, managing teacher’s schedules, getting substitutes when necessary, etc.)
  • Oversee Sunday night programs (including ordering curriculum, getting teaching materials to teachers, managing teacher’s schedules, getting substitutes when necessary, etc.)
  • Oversee any church-wide special youth ministry events
  • Develop programs designed for evangelism of community teenagers
  • Make connections and build bridges to the public school system

Administration:  Main goal is to effectively manage the overall Children’s ministry to ensure efficiency, communication, and effectiveness


  • Maintain youth resources (including purchasing of supplies)
  • Oversee all promotion of youth ministry (bulletin boards, bulletin, connect table, Facebook, etc.)
  • Communicate with parents, volunteers and the church office regarding schedules and events
  • Work with Safety and Security Team to develop and implement safety and security procedures for the Youth Ministry
  • Evaluate curriculum regularly and see that it’s meeting the goals of the Youth Ministry
  • Managing the Youth Ministry budget areas
  • Attend Church Staff Meetings



Must have a degree in Ministry and 5 years experience working with youth. 


Please submit resume and cover letter by Monday, February, 20, 2017 to EMPLOYMENT@GAYLORDEFREE.ORG