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Director of Youth Ministry

Wilmington , North Carolina (NC), USA 28409

POSITION: Director of Youth Ministries



POSITION STATUS: Full-time (40 hours) /Exempt

PURPOSE: The Director of Youth Ministries must have a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ; live a Christian lifestyle through devotional practices, commitment to prayer and spiritual growth; and be a part of Harbor through prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. The Director will be responsible for the discipleship of youth Grades 6-12 through planning, coordinating, and implementing programming for two age groups (Middle School/High School) for a large, growing congregation while working within the United Methodist tradition.




1.Be committed to the vision, mission and strategy of Harbor UMC

2.Model a life of Christian discipleship through personal  lifestyle  and personal spiritual growth

3.Lead all facets of the Youth Program which includes but is not limited to Sunday School, Bible Study, Youth Group, and Confirmation Class.

4.Develop or implement curriculum for use in all programming that follows the United Methodist doctrine/tradition

5.Realize growth in the Youth Group in both grace and number based on attendance records and participation in discipleship opportunities

6.Follow United Methodist Safe Sanctuaries policy at all times

7.Plan annual retreat and mission opportunities for the youth to include budgeting, fundraising, registration, etc.

8.Recruit, train, and cultivate adults to be co-youth ministers

9.Hold meetings and communicate with Youth parents on a regular basis and additionally as needed

10.Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly Council and Education Committee meetings

11.Coordinate and lead annual Confirmation process.

12.Track all ministry expenses and work within the Youth Ministry Budget

13.Collaborate and interact with other United Methodists through participation in District and Conference Youth events

14.Attend at least 1 worship service weekly and assist as needed

15.Minister to youth through mentoring relationships and by curating environments in which other adults may do the same

16.Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned