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Woodside Church

Director of Youth Discipleship

Woodside Church
Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 06/14/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Woodside Church seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, Christ-centered Director of Youth Discipleship. The mission of this position is to help 6th to 12th graders love God, grow in grace, and share with others. The Director recruits, trains, and supervises ministry leaders and oversees all programming aspects of youth ministries. The Director will get to know and help unchurched young people enter a relationship with Jesus and the congregation. The Director will offer pastoral care as needed to teens and their families and foster a Christ-centered, loving, safe and nurturing environment. The Director is a member of the Woodside staff and reports to the Pastor and the Session.


Qualifications and Experience:

•A personal relationship with Jesus Christ including daily Scripture reading & prayer

•A commitment to personal, professional, and spiritual growth

•A passion to preach, teach, and share the gospel with young people

•Bachelor’s degree in a major related to Ministry

•Experience teaching and leading in Youth Ministry

•An outgoing, enthusiastic, flexible personality and a sense of humor

•A collaborative team spirit in working with pastors, church staff, and leaders

•Self-motivation with strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

•A visionary innovator who can implement new ideas and technology

•Ability to develop positive pastoral relationships with youth, families and staff

•Ability to adapt church wide curriculum and mission  into the youth ministry programs



•Manage day-to-day operations of all Woodside’s youth ministries

•Recruit, train, and supervise ministry leaders and participants

•Frequent communications with youth and parents and updating ministry information and forms on the website

•Foster a safe, caring, and Christ-centered environment for youth

•Provide mentoring and pastoral care and prayer for students, families and leaders

•Create practical ways for youth in each ministry to reach out in mission and to invite their friends to join the ministry

•Preach as scheduled with the pastor

•Develop, improve, and implement the curriculum and programs. 

•Collaborate closely with Church staff to integrate the youth ministry into the overall mission of Woodside Church