Director of Youth Ministry Job Description

Director of Youth Ministry: First Presbyterian Church of Saline, MI

Vision Create and lead a team of lay leaders building a youth ministry for 6th-8th graders and high schoolers that supports, nourishes and encourages youth to know Christ, practice Christian community, serve others, engage the greater church, and be active in their spiritual journey.

Preferred Skills Loves teenagers; the ability and desire to love and serve the Lord through youth ministry; relates well to young people; an organized leader who leads a team well; communicates and delegates well; familiarity and comfort with current technologies and social media.

Reports To the Pastor with a weekly meeting; Session through the Administration and Personnel Committee

Serves On the Christian Education Committee

Time Commitment 25 hours/week Salary: Commensurate with Experience


· Build & Maintain Relationships

o Communicate clearly and consistently about the ministry’s priorities and events with youth, parents, youth leaders, church and Pastor

o Greet and guide first-time visitors then follow up with them afterward

o Contact inactive youth/parents personally

o Note youth successes, challenges, and prayer requests and coordinate with Pastor

o Attend school-related and other events of youth

o Work cooperatively toward creative solutions to conflicts

· Youth Leader Coordination

o Develop, direct and collaborate with lay Youth Leaders

o Conduct child safety policy training/background checks of all prospective Youth Leaders

o Conduct bi-monthly Youth Leader meetings

· Event Planning and Management

o Work with Pastor, Youth Interns and lay Youth Leaders to implement weekly youth group

o Coordinate with the youth to create an annual calendar of events

o Source new ideas for events

o Create a digital folder system with events, include “how-to” for each event

o Worship here weekly (8 Sundays off – cleared with Pastor)

o Promote all events and fundraisers

o Delegate/create bulletin board displays

o Make logistical/travel arrangements and secure payments

o Work with Pastor on Summer Mission or Conference trip

o Create/submit an annual budget and an annual report

Send Resume and cover email to Rev. Dr. Jim Monnett at

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