Youth & Children's Ministries Director

West Independence
Job Type
Children's Ministry, Youth/Student Pastor
Salary Details
35-40k commensurate with education and experience. Pension added.
Contract Type
Closing Date
Oversee a thriving Youth Ministry (6th-12th grade) and Children's Ministry (birth-5th grade) where they are encouraged to live for Christ and families and engaged to live out the Great Commission.

Job Description

Youth & Children’s Ministries Director


? Oversee a thriving Youth Ministry (6th-12th grade) where youth are encouraged to live for Christ, engage in the church’s worship and follow the Great Commission.

? Organize and teach weekly Sunday School class and youth group, teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that engages the issues youth today face.

? Create day/evening events (movie nights, game nights, ultimate frisbee, etc.) and big events (lock- ins, retreats, etc.)

? Lead annual mission trip.

? Lead/organize a volunteer support team.



? Oversee a thriving Children's Ministry (birth-5th grade) that focuses on providing children with a strong foundation of the Bible.

? Lead the Children's Ministry Team: Coordinate the volunteer schedule of Junior Church, Sunday School and Nursery, teaching/leading as needed. Provide the weekly teaching curriculum from Orange, order supplies and schedule meetings as needed.

? Be present at Sunday morning worship, teaching the Children's Sermon as needed.

? Lead and organize Kid’s Klub and VBS.

? Lead Orange curriculum Easter Jam and Jingle Jam from the Orange curriculum.


Additional responsibilities:

? Develop relationships with the youth, children, volunteers and parents/guardians.

? Encourage participation in serving opportunities in the community and offered by the church.

? Provide surveys to gain feedback on what is being offered and gather ideas.

? Teach in agreement with the doctrine of the church (Global Methodist.)

? Take steps to monitor that the Biblical concepts being taught are retained.

? Attend Administrative Board and Worship Planning meetings as needed.

? Hold regular office hours.

? Use social media to encourage/inspire and promote events.



? A love for God and neighbor, youth, children, and families. A passion for ministry in following Jesus’ example.

? Previous training/experience leading youth and children’s ministry preferred.

? The ability to teach and counsel.

? A drive to share the gospel and the church’s ministries in the community. ? Availability to schedule events when most convenient for parents/guardians and youth.

? Strong organizational and planning skills.

? Willing to participate in Continuing Education.

? Willing to be trained in CPR, AED use and submit to a background check.


-Current average weekly attendance of children and youth: 25.

-Reports to the Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee. -Employment type: Full-time.

-Starting Compensation: 35-40k, commensurate with education and experience.

-Benefits: Pension.

-Please send resume or email questions to: office@

Organization Description

West Independence Church is a Global Methodist Church in a country setting, 10-15 minutes East of Findlay, OH. 

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