Woodlawn UMC in Derby, KS is searching a director of youth ministry


Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Derby, Kansas is searching for its next director of youth ministry as it seeks “to shape people to be the heart, hands and feet of Jesus in the world.” Woodlawn UMC is a congregation of about 400 active members, located in a suburban community south of Wichita. Working 20 hours each week, the director of youth ministry will be responsible for ministry to youth in 6th through 12th grades. This includes building relationships with families with youth in these grades, as well as recruiting, training, and deploying a team of volunteers.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develops weekly programs and special events for youth
  • Develops a plan to engage more youth from the congregation and the community in the youth program of the church
  • Develops a plan to enlist, train and resource adult volunteers for youth ministry weekly programs and special events
  • Supports students through attending events, games and other activities they are involved in
  • Encourages, supports and equips parents to be involved in the spiritual formation of their youth
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with key ministry stakeholders, both inside the church and the community
  • Being financially accountable and a good steward for this ministry area
  • Complete duties as assigned by supervisor (senior pastor)
  • Ability to complete Safe Gatherings Certification (Training and Background Check)
  • Some college education preferred, a degree is a plus
  • 2-4 years’ experience in student ministry preferred
  • Able to demonstrate and articulate personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Commitment to the United Methodist Church
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and keep accurate and detailed records
  • Comfort and competence with technology, including digital communications, social media, and church-specific software. Competence with sound and video technology is a plus
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to be flexible and think creatively
Qualified candidates should send their resume along with a cover letter to: Rev. Lance Carrithers, Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn Blvd., Derby, KS 67037

Contact: Lance Carrithers

Address: 431 S. Woodlawn Blvd. Derby 67037

Phone: 316-788-1507

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