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Youth Ministry Director/Pastor

Maryville, Tennessee (TN), USA 37803

Youth Ministry Director / Pastor

Categories: Youth Pastor

Church Size: 850 Worship Attendance

Job Type: Full Time

About Fairview Church:

Are you ready to enjoy the beauty of The Great Smoky Mountains and the East Tennessee Valley? Fairview United Methodist Church, located in beautiful Maryville, TN is ready to transition from a Part-time to a Full-time Youth Ministry Director / Pastor. We are one church family worshipping in three different worship services on two campuses.

At Fairview Church, we believe we are here to “help people follow Jesus.”  We do this through powerful worship, intentional faith development, and mission and service that takes us beyond the walls and into the world: locally, nationally and globally.

As a staff, we value: the authority of scripture, team work, communication, and working together as a family. We recognize we are stronger together than we are working independently.


The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) will develop and lead Youth Programming (grades 7-12), reaching lost teens and encouraging young members of our faith.  The DYM will build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry through activities of Bible study, fellowship, group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach, while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Reporting and Relationships:

The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) reports to the Executive Director. Attendance and participation in the following meetings is expected: Weekly Staff Meetings and Church Council meetings.


Be an advocate for youth and communicate the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community to the staff and congregation.
Attend FUMC Staff Meetings and represent visions for the Youth Program, in partnership with other Ministries as appropriate.   
Organize and lead weekly programs on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
Design and implement curriculum for the Ministry. Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth (grades 7-12) and recruit teachers.  Lead/supervise all teachers and volunteers for the Ministry.
Partner with volunteers on facility needs church-wide (i.e. paint/switch rooms) for Ministry and FUMC as a whole.
Increase visibility in the community (attend school functions and sporting events at local schools). Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries. Work with local churches and organizations during youth events to grow community presence.
Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach. Be visionary in forecasting future growth
Organize and oversee small groups.
Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios. Work with volunteers on visioning service projects in the community
Plan a six-month advance schedule for the Youth Program and coordinate with church calendar.
Provide regular, ongoing communication with Youth participants, outside of programming.
Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget.
Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (text messaging, Facebook, E-mail, Website, Sunday announcement folder, etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.  Ensure that all ministry and programming activities are conducted in a manner consistent with Church and UMC policies developed for the safety and protection for staff, youth, and youth leaders.


Must embrace Christian discipline and United Methodist doctrine and theology.
A bachelor’s degree in a related field is minimum requirement. Professional Certification in Youth Ministry in the United Methodist Church is desired.
Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry within the parameters of the United Methodist Church.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.
Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.
Prior experience working with youth and their families
A love of youth and a commitment to help them grow in their Christian walk

Salary: Based on experience

To Apply:  Please submit resume, salary requirements, 3 professional reference and a video of yourself detailing the following:

                -Your vision for youth ministry

                -Why you feel you would be a good fit for Fairview Church.