Career Opportunities

John Wesley United Methodist Church

(February 2023)

This is a full-time position with responsibilities to provide leadership for and function as the staff person for the John Wesley United Methodist Church (JWUMC) Children and Youth Ministries in a manner that enhances the spirit of worship and assists the congregation in praising and serving God.


  • The Director of Children and Youth Ministries will possess a strong Christian faith, and will reflect the ethics and values of Jesus Christ.
  • The Director of Children and Youth Ministries understands he/she represents the JWUMC ministry in both work life and private life, and will be sensitive to how others may see him/her in daily life.
  • The Director of Children and Youth Ministries will adhere to the policies and procedures of JWUMC, including, but not limited to the responsibilities of this position.
  • The Director of Children and Youth Ministries will be subject to the Criminal Offense Record Investigation (CORI).


  • Preferred bachelor’s degree ideally with a specialty in religious education or education
  • Must have flexibility in work times/availability, to include normal days off, overnight trips, weekends, etc.
  • Must have a passion for working with children/youth of all ages, and be able to build relationships with them
  • Must be able to work with parents and adult volunteers as a leader
  • Must be energetic, creative and organized
  • Must buy into mission and vision of the JWUMC
  • Experience with working with children and youth preferred


  • Oversee all aspects of the Sunday School program, including, but not limited to:
  • Research/order curriculum for Pre-K through high school during school year.
  • Oversee nursery attendant and ministry
  • Recruit, train and build a strong volunteer base for all areas of ministry
  • Conduct regular Sunday School Teacher meetings to discuss plans, issues and concerns
  • Maintain attendance records, Sunday School roster and monthly calendar
  • Coordinate meetings of Children and Youth Ministry Team
  • Lead in planning, organizing and implementing an end of the year Children’s program in June
  • Lead in planning and implementing regular family activities and events for children in Sunday School and the community, to engage both kids and adults in safe, fun Christian fellowship such as Easter Egg Hunt, Movie Night, Trunk or Treat, or similar events.
  • Lead in planning and implementing activities for the Youth Group, Grades 5 through 12, which promote faith development, fellowship, service and community, including but not limited to:
  • Weekly youth group meetings throughout the school year.
  • Special events and projects that are primarily fun, but are intended to foster team building and enhance group dynamics in an atmosphere of Christian fellowship.
  • Service projects to benefit the church and/or community.
  • “Mission Trips” and Winter Retreats
  • Lead in planning, developing, coordinating and implementing an annual Vacation Bible School during the summer.
  • In consultation with the pastor, give the children’s sermon every Sunday and recruit volunteer when away
  • Assist the pastor in preparing and running Confirmation Class.
  • Regularly update the Facebook page and other social media for JWUMC focusing on Youth/Sunday School, but also including special events of the church.
  • Maintain responsibility for JWUMC website
  • Maintain strong communication:
  • Communication with children/youth and their families through weekly emails, newsletters, Constant Contact, phone calls and other social media
  • Communication within church, informing the church of Sunday School and youth activities, by updating announcements, website, monthly newsletter column, bulletin board, Facebook, Constant Contact, etc.
  • Attend regular staff meetings with the pastor, as well as The Leadership Team (TLT), other Ministry Teams as needed and other related meetings.
  • Assist with other church activities as deemed appropriate by the senior pastor


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: following the current JWUMC Personnel Handbook


Please email a resume and cover letter to