Director of Student Ministries

Director of Student Ministries

  1. General Responsibilities:  To give oversight and supervision of the youth ministries (6th through 12th grades) of the church
  2. Qualifications:  Minimum four-year college degree in youth ministries or related field; preferred three year’s experience working with youth in a church setting.  Must have a moral value system compatible with the United Methodist Church. 

III.    Supervision:  Accountable to the senior pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee

  1. Specific Duties:
  2. Recruit and equip volunteer leaders and helpers for all youth programs
  3. Plan and operate weekly programs for all youth, including FUEL, Sunday School, Prayer Breakfast and AXIS Bible Study
  4. Oversee Sunday School and encourage discipleship for all students
  5. Plan and coordinate with senior pastor for Confirmation Class
  6. Visit and spend time with students wherever possible, including homes, schools, and after-school activities
  7. Plan major youth activities and retreats, including summer camp, ski retreat and other retreats, as well as fundraisers and other smaller-scale events
  8. Assist in other church-related programs when possible
  9. Communicate all necessary information concerning youth activities via monthly publications, Steeple Chimes, e-mails, text messages, website, and personal notes
  10. Assist in worship when possible
  11. Hold regular parent meetings
  12. Hold regular counselor meetings to foster and continue growing team of volunteers
  13. Participate in at least one continuing education event per year (funded amount included in church budget)
  14. Lead and support the youth praise band
  15. Participate in monthly district and regional youth workers’ meetings
  16. Engage with community organizations as appropriate (for example: Family Y, local civic clubs
  17. Other requirements:
  18. Attend church staff meetings, worship services, administrative meetings, all work area meetings concerning youth, and other meetings as requested
  19. Assume all other duties as assigned by the senior pastor
  20. C. Prepare the youth budget annually in a timely fashion for the Finance Committee

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to


Organization name:
Thomson First United Methodist Church

United Methodist Church


353 Main Street, PO Box 8


Date Posted:
November 10, 2020

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