Director of Youth Ministries - Colonial Hills UMC

Colonial Hills UMC

Director of Youth Ministries

Job Description

About us:

Colonial Hills United Methodist Church is a member church of the Rio Texas Conference

and is located near the Medical Center in San Antonio, Tx. We are looking for a new

Director of Youth Ministries to help us in our mission to become Christ-centered

disciples with spirit empowered faith and to show God's healing and transforming love

and grace to all people.


To lead a program that nurtures relationships between youth, church, and Christ.

To guide 6'h - 12'h grade students in faith and mentor them as they learn to walk with

God. To help youth explore and develop their God-given gifts and talents as leaders,

servants, encouragers, and disciples. To promote a safe, inviting, Christian environment

where youth can live, work, grow, learn, and love.


The Director of Youth ministries is a full-time position under the supervision of

the Senior Pastor. Salary is commensurate with experience. Each week, the Director of

Youth Ministries should both plan. coordinate, and implement various programs for

Youth Ministry, as well as connect with youth and their parents. The Director of Youth

Ministries will work with Church Staff, Church leadership, adult volunteers and

especially youth and their families to evaluate, develop, and coordinate various Youth

Ministry programs that help promote spiritually mature, well-rounded Christian disciples.


Must exhibit deep spiritual maturity and lifestyle consistent with Christ's


Prefer a minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or 3 years Youth Ministry related

work experience.

Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills and appropriate use

of social media.

Must be comfortable discussing difficult theological and life situation topics,

as such discussions may occur.

Must work well as part of a staff team; coordinate volunteers; delegate,

empower, and hold youth accountable.

Proficiency using computers, including word processors, spreadsheets, and

social media.

CPR and first aid training required, must remain current, renewal costs may be

reimbursed by church.

Must pass a criminal history background check.

Completion of Safe Gatherings training within 30 days of employment is



Plan, coordinate, and implement Youth Ministry activities that provide

impactful, engaging, and meaningful opportunities for youth as they grow in

Christ, including weekly gatherings, summer camps, special events, and other

such programs.

Create opportunities for youth to participate in and lead meaningful worship

experiences, including occasional youth led Sunday services.

Attend UMYF, youth retreats, lock-ins, and mission projects as leader and


Meet in person, as able, with youth and parent and adult volunteers to discern

individual needs in order to improve Christian growth and development


Reach out to youth where they are, at school and in the community.

Brainstorm with Youth Council to develop a unique vision for youth Ministry

and work together to plan and implement programs.

Recruit and train adult leadership for youth ministry.

Collaborate and communicate regularly with Senior Pastor to evaluate and

develop programs, and to coordinate calendars.

Maintain up-to-date communication with church leadership on current

activities and future vision for Youth Minishy.

Ensure compliance with Safe Gatherings and Church Safety policies and

practices in all youth activities.

Attend weekly staff meetings.

Attend and participate in Sunday Worship.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.


Westlawn UMC is looking for a volunteer Youth Coordinator. Westlawn is a small bilingual church on the west side of San Antonio. This is an English speaking position.  The youth group and young adults are approximately 15 in total, but has much potential. If you are feeling called to serve with youth, this is a great learning opportunity. For more information, please contact Liliana Padilla at 325-315-7409.



Position Title: Youth Ministry Director

Position Specifics: Part Time (20 hours per week)

Qualifications: A. Christian background with a passion for youth ministry

B. High School graduate or equivalent

C. Membership at Oxford UMC or willingness to become an Oxford member

D. Knowledge of youth and youth culture to include ability to reach and include diverse populations of students

E. Quality written, verbal and electronic communication skills with both youth

and adults

F. Ability to envision, plan, organize, delegate, and oversee functions and activities of the group and its volunteer leaders

G. Ability to provide faith-based, biblically grounded counseling to youth, and adult volunteers

H. Willingness to support other ministries of the church

I. Must pass criminal background check

Job Description: A. Develop, coordinate, and oversee Christian education program for the youth, to include Bible study, recruitment and supervision of volunteer church members, seasonal and special events, and assistance with the confirmation process and program

B. Lead children and youth in their Christian, spiritual, and social development

C. Develop a strategic plan for the Youth Ministry that supports the Church’s mission and vision

D. Communicate current and future activities of the youth to the Staff, the Church Council, and to the congregation

E. Participate in the preparation, development, and execution of the budget for the Youth Ministry program

Responsibilities: A. Coordinate and direct, with the church staff, the total Youth Ministry which may include, but not be limited to:

1. Weekly youth fellowship meetings

2. Special events (concerts, movies, other social events, etc.)

3. Summer activities including social and fellowship events, mission/outreach programs, spiritual growth, mission trips, and assisting with Vacation Bible School

4. Personal contact with as many 6th-12th graders as possible

within the Oxford community on an annual basis

5. Interest and participation in outside of the church activities

of the youth whenever possible

6. Development of youth leadership

7. Fundraising opportunities (to include planning, development, organization, and coordination of such opportunities)

8. Maintaining accurate financial records of the Youth Ministry program

9. Providing counseling for youth, family, and others when needed.

B. Meet directly with the Senior Pastor and Church Staff for direction and

guidance in the performance of prescribed duties

C. Will be accountable to the SPRC for the satisfactory fulfillment of all


Compensation: A. Will earn a salary commensurate with experience and training

B. Eligibility for annual continuing education will be in accordance with Church and Conference policies

C. Will receive compensation for the use and operation of his/her personal

vehicle, when required, on church related activities

D. Paid vacations will be awarded in keeping with Church and Conference policies