St. Luke "Community" UMC: Children and Youth Minister

Date Posted: 7/26/2019

St. Luke "Community" UMC, Dallas, TX

Job Description

The Children and Youth Minister, through wisdom and discernment, is responsible for the full-range introduction, planning, training and Christian education and other activities promoting fellowship and spiritual development for both youth and children of the St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church. This is a full time position reporting to the Executive Pastor.


  • Assist in developing and implementing a long-range vision and plan for the Children and Youth Ministries
  • Creating opportunities for open communication with parents or guardians.
  • Evaluate and recommend appropriate teaching and educational materials that support the defined goals of the children and youth ministries of the church.
  • Assist in recruiting, training, directing and meeting regularly with volunteers to augment the ministries.
  • Perform programmed outreach activities aimed at increasing membership of children and youth families and teaching youth and children how to serve the community.
  • Reset the children’s nursery program by evaluation, assessment, and building a winning strategy to make the church nursery more attractive to parents or guardians.
  • Implement a weekly program based on relationships built by being present in the schools and the community.
  • Benchmark other Youth, Children, and nursery ministries for best practices.
  • Facilitate Sunday School Programs which include programming, curriculum planning, instruction and periodically leading worship.


  • Minimum of two years of experience developing and designing children and/or youth Christian programming (ages 12-18).
  • Demonstrate abilities in leading committees and organizing activities.
  • Bachelor degree required: divinity degree desirable. Candidates with bachelor’s degrees in child development or a related field, plus three years of experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record (for travel and transportation ability).


  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills and computer skills.
  • Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement children and youth ministry within the parameters of the United Methodist Church and embrace Christian discipline, doctrine and theology.
  • Others as assigned.


  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Pension
  • Paid Time Off

Additional notes: Requires a moderate degree of physical activity: sitting at computer, manual dexterity, bending, stooping, extended periods of walking, reaching, and light lifting

How to Apply

Send resumes to Pastor Lynda Mayberry at
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 214-821-2970


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