Youth Ministries Director


Make God’s Love Real with youth in grades 6-12 across the Tampa area.

Be the catalyst for Youth Ministries at a church that seeks a way in the center as a witness to God’s inclusive love, nurturing environments where students can grow in belief and action.

If you can connect with this emerging generation, communicate effectively with these students, their parents and volunteers, then maybe God is calling you to Hyde Park.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a clear passion to draw people into a living relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Has a commitment to the mission and vision of Hyde Park United Methodist.
  • Is a visionary person with the initiative to explore the most effective means by which the church’s mission can be fulfilled.
  • Is a team player who works well with other church staff members and who has proven effectiveness in working with volunteers.
  • Has a personal commitment to the spiritual heritage, doctrine, and Social Principles of the United Methodist Church.
  • Is aware of theological distinctions within the United Methodist Church.
  • Has evidence of Christian character lived-out through spiritual disciplines and participation in the life of the church.
  • Has a sense of humor and ability not to take him/herself too seriously.
  • Has a high-energy level for the demands of a growing ministry.
  • Never stops learning.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong passion and experience in shepherding youth in their discipleship.
  • Training or experience in the equipping organizational model.
  • Proficient in understanding and use of social media platforms.
  • Relevant experience in a large United Methodist church.
Why this is a great place to work
  • Hyde Park is a church where all people are truly welcome, loved and invited to use their gifts in ministry.
  • This church is proud of our past and simultaneously points toward the future. We have a sanctuary full of stained-glass windows and a majestic pipe organ, where you can hear a 50-person Chancel Choir. We also have a brand-new Contemporary worship space where you can experience creative and modern worship with a band and singers.
  • Hyde Park is a church that values people's questions about faith and in-depth study of the Bible. We are intentionally Wesleyan as we live out our church life together. Our team of ordained clergy includes both women and men.
  • Our staff and volunteers work together by design, because we believe it is important to equip the laity for ministry and not just "get the task done ourselves".
  • Our staff values each other, prays together weekly and remembers to play together also. We care for one another, while at the same time pushing each other to be our best. We work hard, strive for excellence and place a high value on rest and taking vacation time.
  • Hyde Park United Methodist is located in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood of beautiful Tampa, Florida just blocks from Bayshore Boulevard.

Candidates must be growing in their own faith journey, warm-hearted, open-minded, organized, fun persons who are committed to mainline Christian faith in the Methodist tradition. View full job description here. Click here to apply.

Contact: John Barolo

Church/Org/Business Name: Hyde Park United Methodist

Address: 500 W. Platt St. Tampa FL 33606

Phone: 8132535388

Email: Click to email


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