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Director of Youth Ministries

Clarence United Methodist Church
Clarence, New York, United States

Date Posted: 09/25/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Principal focus:

Leading youth to connect with Jesus, his people, and his purposes by sustaining and further developing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry that reflects the core values and vision of Clarence United Methodist Church while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.


Primary duties:

  • Develop strong Christ-centered relationships with youth (grades 6 through 12) from CUMC and the greater community and their families.

  • Plan, organize and lead youth activities including weekly youth programs, youth Bible studies, community outreach programs, ie. weekly afterschool program, retreats, mission projects, fundraising events, and group outings.

  • Provide regular and timely communication of activities and events to students, families and adult leaders.

  • Effectively communicate the availability and character of youth programs both within and beyond CUMC using social media and modern technology as well as traditional media.

  • Provide pastoral care to students.

  • Plan and distribute lessons/curriculum for middle and high school Sunday school classes and assist in recruiting Sunday school teachers.

  • Plan, lead, and provide spiritual and educational guidance to youth in the Confirmation Program.

  • Implement and uphold “Safe Sanctuary” abuse prevention policy.

  • Recruit and develop a strong Adult Leadership Team for youth activities. Schedule and facilitate regular meetings.

General Duties:

  • Serve as point of contact for Family Life Center use. Maintain calendar of events for gym / community room / kitchen and administer the facility use.

  • Display fiscal responsibility and integrity in handling any and all funds in relation to youth programs and the Family Life Center.

  • Support and assist Pastor as able and as requested, including actively participating in Sunday morning worship, special events held at the church, visitation and overall congregational care.

  • Provide support to Children’s Ministry team, including delivering or coordinating weekly children’s sermon during Sunday service.

  • Attend weekly staff meetings.

  • Partner with local Younglife and Wyldelife ministries.

Competitive compensation including health benefits.