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Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Aldersgate United Methodist Church Wilmington, DE, Delaware, United States



1 year - 3 years



Competitive, based on experience

Job Type :



Job category


Youth Pastor, Young Adult Pastor

Apply before


Mon Dec 30, 2019
Posted Date


Sun Nov 10, 2019

Job Denomination

:   United Methodist

Job Summary

Job Description

The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries will strive to guide all youth (grades 6 - 12) and young adults (ages 18 - 25) of Aldersgate United Methodist Church (“AUMC”) as disciples of Jesus Christ. Through gatherings as God’s people and growing in faith and love, this person will work with students and young adults who are interested in the knowledge of God, and support them to further develop their love for Him and for others. The Director will serve as a role model to youth and young adults and be an engaging spiritual leader within the church. 


The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is responsible for designing, coordinating and facilitating a comprehensive, biblical, youth and young adult ministry program focused on building young disciples for Jesus Christ. By building trusting relationships and responding to spiritual needs of teens and young adults, the Director will develop a ministry of education and experiences within the Christian faith.  By supporting and counseling young people on their journey from childhood to adulthood, the Director will identify and strengthen their gifts for ministry, answer their questions about spirituality, and encourage their desire to make a difference in the world.


The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is responsible for programs associated with youth and young adults.  Areas of focus include group building, worship, discipleship, curriculum and instruction, book and podcast studies, missions, and outreach. Such programs will include, but are not limited to: confirmation experience, worship services, support services, Sunday School, retreats, missions, and other youth focused activities as deemed appropriate. The Director will develop relationships with the community, schools, churches, and other youth-based organizations. The Director is also responsible for managing communications of all youth ministry activities to relevant stakeholders.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement ministry programs and activities to inspire, challenge and equip youth and young adults to be disciples of Jesus Christ

  • Recruit, train and coordinate both youth and adult leadership within the congregation for ministry activities and programs

  • Participate (direct/organize as appropriate) in worship services, missions, youth rallies, confirmation, Sunday School, retreats and other activities 

  • Ensure all youth and young adults have full access to ministry activities embracing diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Participate in AUMC leadership meetings and other meetings as required 

  • Develop and maintain communications pertaining to youth and young adult ministry activities with all stakeholders, including the use of current and appropriate technology

  • Develop and maintain an online presence for AUMC youth and young adult ministries including social media

  • Establish programs that connect to young people who are not currently part of AUMC

  • Connect with local schools and community agencies to further promote AUMC programs and offer support through mission work 

  • Develop and deliver youth and young adult curriculum through effective instruction 

  • Collaborate with youth and young adults to develop programs and activities

  • Evaluate and adjust programs on an ongoing basis

  • Develop marketing strategies to encourage participation in youth and young adult ministries

  • Prepare, manage and monitor the Youth and Young Adult Ministries budget

  • Maintain Student Ministry Center facilities

  • Create and organize fundraising opportunities

  • Support participants in their own personal activities and accomplishments

  • Participate in professional learning through continuing education

  • Perform other youth and young adult ministry related duties, as assigned or as the needs develop


  • Shows evidence of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a mature faith 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with demonstrated specialized knowledge and experience in youth and/or young adult ministry

  • Minimum one year leadership and program development of youth and/or young adult ministry preferred

  • Possesses positive interpersonal skills with leadership characteristics while also capable of being a productive team member

  • Demonstrates the ability to relate to people of all ages

  • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills incorporating appropriate technology

  • Requires flexibility in work schedule


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