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Youth Director

Butler First Church
Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 04/20/2018
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

First Church Youth Director

200 E North St

Butler, PA 16001


Position Title: Youth Director                                                     Department: Program Ministries

Supervisor: Senior Pastor                                                            Status: Full Time

Revised: 3/22/2018                                                                         Campus: Central Services


Mission: to be a growing community of believers where Jesus Christ changes lives

Vision: to grow people into Christ-like maturity through worship, growth, and serving


Primary Purpose:

The Youth Director will contribute to First Church’s mission of Christ-centered transformation by engaging youth and their families of Butler and First Church through relationship building and cultivating stimulating environments of worship, discipleship, and serving. He/she will champion First Church’s mission and lead our congregations in investing in our community's and church's youth.


Summary of the Position:

The Youth Director will cultivate significant spiritual relationships and lead and manage all areas of Youth Ministries during the week and weekend programming and events.


Specific List of Responsibilities:

  1. Provide engaging teaching that helps youth to understand and embrace biblical truth of the gospel in our Sunday evening worship environment for 7th to 12th graders.
  2. Work with the Crossfire Worship Leader in order to ensure an authentic and engaging worship experience for the Youth program.
  3. Establish meaningful, personal relationships with the youth in the congregation and community by investing in their lives (i.e., going to their sporting      events/concerts/school plays, going out to eat, going bowling, etc.).
  4. Work effectively with parents to foster support of the youth program, including ongoing communication to provide opportunities for input, participation, and feedback.
  5. Oversee the recruiting, scheduling, and development of adults to serve on the Youth Ministry Team in the areas of weekly Bible studies, events, mission trips, and youth group.
  6. Plan, organize, and oversee local serving opportunities, annual mission trips, and creative events that youth will want to attend.
  7. Plan and oversee the Confirmation process and include our pastors as appropriate.
  8. Work alongside other church staff members as a team player, attending staff meetings, and sharing in the vision and mission of First Church.
  9. Champion First Church’s mission and vision across the whole church and specifically for youth and their families.


Meetings to attend:

  • Weekly First Church All-Staff Meeting – Tuesday 9AM
  • Quarterly, and as needed, meetings with Supervisor



  • Spiritual gift mix of some or all of the following: Leadership, Administration, Shepherd, Mercy
  • Ability to develop and lead teams of volunteers
  • Ability to convey biblical knowledge and the gospel to youth in relevant ways
  • Ability to be a team player and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Ability to function within a team structure and work independently on individual tasks
  • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willingness to work with other First Church departments to coordinate and execute projects/events
  • Promotes a positive attitude and working environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and pursuit of excellence through attention to detail
  • Possesses excellent people skills



  • Education: High school diploma required, college degree desired
  • Experience:  Minimum one year experience in Christian Youth Ministry or related field


Physical Activities/Requirements:

  • Lifting sound equipment up to 50lbs


Personal and Spiritual Requirements:

  • Professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Maintains personal, spiritual, and professional growth
  • Models standards and expectations of leaders within First Church, including:
  1. Participate in authentic community (meaningful accountability)
  2. Regular attendance all worship services


At First Church, we value working with people to accomplish goals, as well as personally contributing at a level that requires God’s help. By maintaining these priorities, we will put ourselves in a position where we can continue to strive for excellence and value reaching lost people for Christ and helping people find a deep life in Christ.



I acknowledge that I have read the above job description and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.