Director of youth ministry needed at Worden UMC


Worden UMC in Baldwin City, Kansas, is seeking a director of youth ministry (junior and senior high). The director of youth ministry works to help fulfill the purpose of Worden United Methodist Church, to be “Prayerfully striving to be Christ like, we extend hope, love, and the message of salvation to all for the Glory of God.”  Specifically, this will be pursued through the planning and implementation of activities and programs for children including group building, discipleship, worship, mission, outreach and bible study.

The ideal candidate understands the intensity of work required to develop a youth program, is ambitious, possesses strong relational skills, is a self-starter and is passionate about helping students grow in their relationship with Christ. This position reports to the pastor and staff-parish relations team. Salary is $7,800.

As a minimum, a director of children’s ministries needs to demonstrate the following:

  • A personal commitment to Jesus Christ as well as a strong desire to serve within the church                    
  • A sense of calling to youth ministry                   
  • Ability to work with youth and the parents of youth                          
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills                   
  • Ability to plan, organize, lead and guide complex projects and spontaneous activities related to youth ministries                          
  • Competence in basic counseling and listening skills appropriate for youth ministry
  • Willingness to work cooperatively with others, to maintain a positive outlook and disposition, and to be flexible in solving problems                      
  • The ability to protect the reputation and integrity of others through strict confidentiality. Refraining from indiscriminately sharing personal information is critical. Discretion must be exercised when dealing with the public, youth and their parents, and the church’s leaders and members                         
  • Complete and maintain a current “Safe Gathering” certificate                      
  • A minimum age of 25
  • Proficient with computer knowledge and applications
  • Musical ability is a plus, but optional
  • Transportation: must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Weekly attendance during worship at Worden UMC is required.           
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings
  • Make sure that volunteers for youth events have Safe Gatherings Certification
  • Coordinate all aspects of the junior high and senior high youth group:
    • Host and lead activities for senior high youth four times per month
      • one week - service/mission related activity
      • one week - social activity
      • two weeks - spiritual focus
    • Host and lead activities for junior high youth twice per month:
      • one week - service/mission and/or social activity
      • one week - spiritual focus
    • Organizing and leading youth mission trips
  • Weekly office hours need to be posted for at least two hours
  • Other duties as assigned
Please send a resume and letter of interest to

Worden United Methodist Church
294 East 900th Road, Baldwin City, KS 66006

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