Student and Family Ministry Director

Church of the Palms in Sarasota, Florida is seeking a full-time Student and Family Ministry Director. This individual will oversee the opportunities designed to help middle and high school students experience what it means to love God and love neighbor. Ideal for this role would be an engaging, collaborative, strategic leader who values relationship and organization when it comes to supporting teams within a sustainable model of ministry. Additionally, this person would be passionate about reaching students from all walks of life and understand what it means to minister to the whole family. This position oversees the Director of Children’s Ministry and reports directly to the Director of Outreach and Families.


Primary responsibilities for the position include:

  • Communicating effectively to students in relevant and engaging ways through worship, discipleship, evangelism, and outreach
  • Planning curriculum for the student, young adult, and parent ministries
  • Coordinating events and facilitating groups that build community
  • Creating worship opportunities for families
  • Developing a ministry specifically for parents
  • Recruiting, training, and supporting a team of volunteers
  • Overseeing the work of the Children’s Ministry Director to ensure that the components of the Children’s Ministry align with the priorities set forth in the Church of the Palms faith formation plan 
  • Evaluating ministries and making recommendations for improvement
  • Managing and maintaining administrative pieces of the ministry

Qualifications for this position are: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (preferred)
  • Knowledge and acceptance of the basic beliefs of the Presbyterian/Reformed faith and working knowledge of the Bible
  • 3-5 years experience working with youth, in a church-based setting
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and various social media platforms
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to organize and keep accurate and detailed records

Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to


Organization name:
Church of the Palms

Presbyterian Church USA


3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota


Date Posted:
August 6, 2020

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