Director of Youth Ministries


Grace United Methodist Church

433 E. Main Street, Hummelstown, PA  17036


Position Description: Director of Youth Ministries

Status: Full-time, salaried

Benefits: Health Insurance, Pension, Continuing Education Funds

General Purpose of the Position:

To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Organizational Relationship and Supervision:

The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) reports to the Executive Director of Connectional Ministries.  The Senior Pastor provides spiritual and ministry guidance. The Executive Director of Connectional Ministries, in cooperation with the Staff Parish Relations Committee, provides an annual evaluation of the DYM’s performance. The DYM will be responsible and subject to United Methodist policy and doctrine, informed by the United Methodist Guidelines for Youth Ministries, local church policy as determined by the Charge Conference, Executive Director of Connectional Ministries, Senior Pastor, and Staff Parish Relations Committee.

Primary Tasks:

  • GUMY (Grace United Methodist Youth, grade 7-12) & TY (Transitional Youth, grade 5-6) leadership.
  • Organize, lead and run weekly GUMY events & monthly TY events.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings needed to support the youth program (advisor meetings, youth leadership meetings, etc.).
  • Coordinate teachers, materials, refreshments and seasonal programs for youth Sunday School (grades 7-12) in concert with church programming.
  • Coordinate a fall retreat for youth (grade 7-12).
  • Schedule and manage the youth calendar on an annual basis. Ensure communication of youth activities to eliminate church facility scheduling conflicts.
  • Develop an effective youth ministry outreach/missions plan.
  • Establish weekly after-school gatherings.
  • Recruit, train and shepherd adult volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
  • Recruit youth members and mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
  • Participate and have an active involvement in Unite Youth.
  • Work closely with Executive Director of Operational Ministries to communicate youth activities to the church congregation and maintain an active youth social media presence.
  • Keep records of youth participation and manage youth ministry budget, including fundraising responsibilities.
  • Authority over special groups (i.e. Creative Ministries, bible studies, etc.)
  • Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation of families of youth, times of crisis, etc.)
  • Participate in monthly staff and leadership meetings.
  • Actively engage in the ministry of Grace UMC.


  • Must live within a 20-mile radius of the church.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Youth Ministry
  • Demonstrated experience in children/youth ministry

Required Documentation:

  • Copy of college transcripts
  • Two professional references and two personal references
  • A statement of faith
  • PA State Police background check; Child Abuse History background check; FBI Fingerprint background check


Organization name:
Grace UMC

United Methodist Church


433 E. Main Street


Date Posted:
June 7, 2021

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