Director of Youth and Family Ministries


Director of Youth & Family Ministry


Job Description & Purpose

The role of the Director of Youth & Family Ministry is to plan, lead, and manage all aspects of the youth ministry for students in 6th-12th grade.


Requirements & Qualifications

  • A faithful disciple of Jesus Christ with a desire to continually grow in your own faith
  • Must embrace and be able to articulate a Wesleyan perspective of faith

  • Bachelor’s degree required, education in ministry preferred (including M. Div)

  • Experience leading and developing youth ministry preferred, and/or experience with faith-based or non-profit organizations

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Administrative experience and skills

  • Must be organized, self-directed, and a team player

  • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite and G Suite

  • Flexible schedule for Sunday morning, Sunday nights, Wednesday nights, weekend retreats, mission trips, etc.



  • Lead, engage, and disciple a group of 50-100 students from 6th-12th grade

  • Create/select and implement curriculum for the following weekly youth programs:

    • Lifeline (Sunday night large-group gathering)

    • Life Groups (Wednesday night youth small groups)

    • Sunday School

  • Plan, lead, and teach weekly at Lifeline (Sunday night large-group gathering)

  • Plan, coordinate, promote, and facilitate special events for students throughout the year including weekend retreats and summer mission trips

  • Recruit, train, and equip adults to serve as small group leaders, Sunday School teachers, and volunteers to fulfill the overall vision and goals of the youth ministry

  • Ensure that all adult volunteers are trained in Safe Sanctuary and policy is observed in all activities relating to youth

  • Collaborate and assist in the implementation of Children & Family Ministry programs and events; work closely with the Director of Children’s Ministry to develop programs and activities to ensure a smooth transition from elementary to middle school

  • Equip and support parents as the primary faith developers for students; create programs and opportunities to equip parents and families to disciple their youth at home

  • Build and foster caring relationships with youth and their families, and communicate regularly with them via email and phone

  • Attend special events (sports games, performances, etc.) for youth when requested and able

  • Communicate with staff, youth and their families, and wider congregation about youth ministry events via email, social media, church bulletin and newsletter, and other forums

  • Monitor and maintain the youth ministry budget as approved by the Church Council

  • Track attendance for weekly youth programming and implement a plan for follow-up with regularly participating youth when they are absent


Guidelines & Supervision

  • 40/hr week position with benefits
  • General work days are Sunday-Thursday OR Tuesday-Friday and Sunday, but will also include  weekend retreats and mission trips

  • Non-exempt

  • Supervisor is Pastor of Christian Formation & Missional Outreach

Contact: Shelby Meehan

Church/Org/Business Name: Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church

Address: 100 South Judd Parkway SE Fuquay-Varina 27526

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