First UMC Forney: Director of Youth Ministry

Date Posted: 10/28/2021

First UMC Forney, Forney, TX

Job Description

The Director of Youth Ministry will oversee ministries for youth 7th-12th grade, developing a schedule of programs that foster faith development, impactful service and transformative social activities.

The Director shall be a person of genuine and deepening Christian character who is willing to grow as a loyal, communicative participant of a ministry team cultivating trust with staff and congregants.

In addition to building commitment and trust with parents as a resource, the Director will be responsible for recruiting, training, equipping volunteers to serve within a Spirit-led program of mission and ministry opportunities. The Director will join an enthusiastic Youth Council and congregation already committed to youth and their families.

Reports to: Senior Pastor

Time: The Director will be expected to work between 15-20 hours per week. The Director will be required to keep a weekly work log and communicate their weekly schedule.

  • Sunday mornings (3-5 hours)
  • Sunday afternoons/evenings (3 hours)
  • Wednesday afternoons/evenings (3 hours)
  • Weekly staff meeting (2 hours)
  • Additional hours per week for office planning, community involvement and relationship
  • In addition, the Director will be expected to plan, lead and attend summer youth ministry events, trips and activities


  • Complete Ministry Safe Training
  • Recruit, train, equip, develop, schedule and empower volunteers in accordance with Ministry Safe guidelines class and Youth
  • Monitor class size as related to the classroom space and number of adult volunteers to comply with Ministry Safe standards
  • Serve as the youth ministry liaison for worship service participation and involvement
  • Communication and publicize all youth programs
  • Oversee the teaching programs for Youth Sunday School on Sunday mornings and Youth Group on Sunday nights
  • Implement a program for ongoing youth small groups. Example: Wednesday night Bible study, gatherings at different youth family homes for devotions and fun activities during the summer
  • Turn in the attendance of Youth Sunday School class and Youth Group to the office weekly
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of yearly Youth Ministry Budget
  • Work with the Youth Council to create and maintain annual calendar of activities including mission outings, trips, fun outings, and other youth fellowship gatherings. Plan, lead and coordinate all mission trips (secure proper chaperones)
  • Prioritize the overall safety of our young people through responsible action. If you are transporting the young people of the church as a driver, no cell phone use while driving, hands free calling, texting or navigation
  • Other duties as deemed necessary


  • Bachelor degree preferred and some experience working with youth in a church or school setting
  • Biblically grounded in their faith as a follower of Jesus Christ
  • Cares deeply for mentoring children's spiritual journeys
  • Ability to help volunteers across generations find ways to use their spiritual gifts with young people
  • Candidate must possess qualities/characteristics of:
    • Excellent communication in both verbal and written form
    • Leadership-able to lead others, whether children, volunteers, staff, etc
    • Positive and affirming attitude
    • Is a self-starter and project manager
    • Organized and demonstrates common sense
    • Must be able to keep confidentiality and present one's self professionally at all times
    • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word
    • Comfortable using social media as a communication and outreach tool

How to Apply

Email your resume to Harry Power, SPRC Chair, at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 214-676-9310


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