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Part-time Youth Director

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Part-time Youth Director


The part-time, approximately 20 hours, Youth Director oversees a ministry seeking to help every 6th through 12th grade student attending St. John’s United Methodist Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina make steps toward deeper maturity in Christ. The Youth Director reports to the Senior Pastor and the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC).


Experience, Gifts, and Skills:

  • Mature Christian with strong, personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Calling or desire to build and nurture other relationships with Jesus Christ
  • Seasoned leader with experience working directly with children and their parents
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with children, their parents, and greater church family
  • Enthusiastic, team-player who creates a culture of recruitment, training, and empowerment of volunteers
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication
  • Research and preparation of meaningful and topical, age-appropriate curriculum
  • Effective time management and organizational skills




  • Youth Participation
    1. Establish a program engaging an average of 20+ middle and high school students weekly in the church
    2. Plan and promote all major events and weekly programming which targets weekly participation


2)     Relationship Building

  1. Become familiar with the names of youth and parents on the church rolls
  2. Personally e-mail or call at least two inactive students (or parents) a week
  3. Contact each youth on the youth directory at least quarterly, via e-mail, phone, or Facebook
  4. Spend face-to-face time with every student on the youth directory at least once a year
  5. Be visible at student events on school campuses at least once per week and invite volunteer leaders to accompany you at those visits
  6. Seeking to be informed about any special victories, concerns or challenges, hospitalizations being faced by the youth and his/her family and, as often as reasonable, pass that information on to the youth leaders for personal follow-up
  7. Attending youth ministry major events enthusiastically, thanking volunteers, and helping out with clean up
  8. Being available for youth and their families as needs arise for pastoral care and support


3)     Volunteer Leader Development

  1. Assist with recruiting all youth ministry volunteers no later than one month before they begin
  2. Ensure that all youth ministry volunteers complete an application, background

check, and training before they become involved

  1. Meet personally with each youth ministry volunteer once a year and check in with them on a quarterly basis


4)     Event Planning

  1. Complete event notebooks for each major event and update those notebooks after each event completes


5)     Youth Team

  1. Coordinate the work of the Youth Council


  1. Develop and distribute control documents in a timely fashion (the youth directory, the youth ministry calendar, calendar requests, event and trip registration forms, leader directory, first-time directory, etc.)
  2. Keep compliance documents up-to-date and distributed to all involved parties

(copyright licensing, background checks on volunteers and staff, website announcements, etc.)


6)     Worship Involvement

  1. Seek youth who do not typically attend worship and invite them to sit with you during the services
  2. Engage youth to pursue interests in worship assistance (reading, sound board, etc.)


7)     Church Staff Coordination

  1. Communicate with the church staff, particularly the Senior Pastor, so they are informed and are enthusiastically supportive of the priorities and programs of the youth ministry
  2. Attend church staff meetings as needed


8)     Visitor Follow-up

  1. Personally follow up with all first-time youth visitors within a week of their visit


9)     Troubleshooting

  1. Troubleshoot problems in youth ministry in a way that honors the concerns of those who bring them, and offer timely, creative, and God-Centered solutions


10)     Communication

  1. Ensure communication needs of the youth ministry are handled in a professional and timely manner including:
    • Bulletin boards, photography, attendance
    • Newsletters, bulletin and church school announcements, social media, website, or other electronic media
    • Forms and registrations


11)     Personal Investment

  1. Personal
    • Living by the St. Johns UMC Youth Leader Covenant
    • Living out the values of the St. Johns UMC Youth Ministry
    • Being supportive and enthusiastic about pursuing the mission and goals of the St. John’s UMC
  2. Attending
    • Sunday morning worship, regularly attending/visible in alternating services throughout the year
    • Sunday night Youth Group
    • Church staff meetings
    • Regular meetings with Senior Pastor
  3. Leadership
    • Teaching on Sunday mornings as needed
    • Participating in worship as needed
    • Conducting devotions and plan engaging activities for Sunday night Youth Group
    • Teaching or leading Bible studies with a volunteer to share the responsibilities for that part of the ministry
    • Preparing an annual budget for the youth ministry


Organization name:
St. Johns United Methodist Church

United Methodist Church


130 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715


Date Posted:
April 24, 2018

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