Director of Youth Ministries

Wake Forest Presbyterian Church
Job Type
Youth/Student Pastor
Wake Forest, NC
Salary Details
Salary + Benefits
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Provide spiritual leadership and development for Youth (middle and high school) working closely with the Director of Congregational Life.

Job Description


Provide spiritual leadership and development for Youth (middle and high school) working closely with the Director of Congregational Life. Also committed to ongoing relationships by displaying strong faith, being openly mission- focused, being a team player, and encouraging feedback.



  • Christ centered and spirit led
  • Post-secondary education preferred but not required
  • Proven leadership and relationship-building skills with youth, parents, church members and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of all ages from diverse educations and backgrounds (volunteers, staff, leadership, congregation members, youth and parents). Demonstrated effectiveness with interpersonal communications (both verbal and written)
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to participate in effective planning and to oversee implementation.
  • Proficiency in technology and communication tools used by youth ages 12 and up.
  • Must be available for limited travel, irregular hours and reside in proximity to the Wake Forest area.



  • Make relational youth ministry a priority, encouraging youth to participate in all ministries of the church.
  • Provide direction and facilitate all youth ministry programming including, but not limited to, spiritual leadership as scheduled.
  • In partnership with adult volunteers, coordinate, plan, lead and attend weekly youth programs, retreats
  • and mission activities, encouraging youth to connect with Presbytery events.
  • Plan and administer annual calendar, budget and associated fundraisers to support youth ministry, in coordination with the Senior Pastor and Director of Congregational Life.
  • Recruit and equip members to serve by working with elders, deacons, youth advisors, discipleship leaders and teachers to support growing ministries.
  • Keep accurate and current records of all youth participants, maintaining regular communication with parents regarding physical and mental health needs and changes.
  • Manage annual youth budget, including but not limited to, trip registrations and deposits, participant payments and refunds, expenses of materials and transportation, and reimbursements to volunteers.
  • Organize and manage all aspects of youth trips and retreats, including chaperones, transportation, expenses, and participant needs.
  • Serve collegially and communicate regularly with the Senior Pastor and Director of Congregational Life.
  • Participate in workshops and conferences for continuing education as budget permits.


  • As a full-time, salaried position, the Director of Youth Ministries is eligible for health benefits offered by WFPC.
  • As a full-time employee, the Director of Youth Ministries earns 13.33 hours of PTO for each fully
  • completed calendar month of employment during the first year after completing one full calendar month of employment. (See WFPC Employee Handbook)


  1. Inspiration/ Relatability - Ability to inspire, mentor and spiritually develop youth and youth leaders. Possess interpersonal skills that relate to today's youth culture.
  2. Leadership - Committed to the spiritual leadership and health of our church. Preaches, teaches, counsels, challenges and inspires through the love of Christ with a nature that reflects and shapes our congregational
  3. Judgment/Critical Thinking Ability to analyze problems or procedures, evaluate alternatives, and select best course of action; use of logic and common sense in decision making.
  4. Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  5. Communication / Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively (clearly, openly andconstructively). Ability to use the communication tools necessary to connect with youth and parents of youth.
  6. Initiative and Resourcefulness - Self-directed, resourceful and creative toward meeting job objective; follows through on assignments and modifies or develops new ideas, methods or procedures to meet changing circumstances.
  7. Cooperation/Teamwork - Builds and maintains healthy relationships needed to effectively address problems and opportunities associated with their position. Active in resolving workplace conflicts, willingness to undertake assigned projects, and the employee's support for WFPC goals and endeavors.
  8. Planning and Organizing Effectiveness - Effectively plans, organizes and implements tasks or programs. Meets deadlines, maintains a clear grasp of daily tasks, and prioritizes duties in a manner consistent with organizational objectives and emergencies. Manages tasks or program assignments including follow- through and delegation.


To apply, send your resumes to the Personnel Elder at his personal email address which is 


Organization Description

We, at WFPC, consider ourselves to be children of God, and thereby His peacemakers (Matt. 5:1-12). We have a wide range of political/theological persuasions in our church, and we all agree that although we are not “like-minded,” we strive to be “Christ-minded” as we move into our future together as a body of believers, being faithful to Jesus’ mandate to love Him and to be His followers.  All are welcome!


As Presbyterians, we are called to respond to the Word by participating in God's ability of healing and reconciling; ministering to the needs of the poor, the sick, the lonely and the powerless; helping in the struggle to free people from sin, fear, oppression, hunger and injustice; and giving of ourselves and our substance to the service of those who suffer. As a church, we are the body of Christ. And through His ministry, Jesus shows us how to glorify God by sharing His love with others. He teaches us how to be blessed with the joy of reaching out to our brothers and sisters in need (Matthew 25: 35-36)

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