Job Description

Job Title: Director of Youth Ministries

Immediate Supervisor Title: Pastor

Job Supervisory Responsibilities: Lead volunteer, parents, and student in ministry.

General Vision:

  • Lead and encourage middle school and high school youth in beginning, developing and growing in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Provide opportunities for them to experience God, encounter Christ, and become aware of the Holy Spirit working in their lives.
  • Encourage the Christian habits of reading the Bible, praying, connecting with others in the faith, giving, and disciple-making.
  • Provide a safe place for students to explore their questions and share their challenges in faith and in life.
  • Develop a loving and supportive community where students and parents can have fun, be encouraged, and share spiritual experiences.
  • Lead and encourage parents and volunteers in their role as the primary spiritual influences in children and young people’s lives and affirm them in that role.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with youth.
  • Recruit and develop relationships with parents/volunteer leaders.
  • Create and advertise weekly bible studies, large groups, and other spiritual growth activities.
  • Disciple Youth in Evangelism and Ministry
  • Volunteer opportunities in the church
  • Serving opportunities in the community
  • Mission trips
  • Evangelism opportunities
  • Essential staff responsibilities
  • Staff participation in the ministries of the church
  • Continuing education
  • Staff relationship building
  • Help students to understand and embody the unique doctrine and practices of Methodism.

Education & Experience:

  • Some college (preferred)
  • 1-2 years of youth ministry leadership (as staff or volunteer)
  • Proficiency with social media, AV equipment, and other technology necessary for youth ministry.

Experience Required
1 – 5 years
Education Required
Some college
Job Type

Virginia Beach, Virginia
United Methodist
Church Size