Youth and Young Adult Minister

Crestwood United Methodist Church

Job Description

Crestwood United Methodist Church

Crestwood, KY

Position Description


FULL TIME POSITION: 40 Hours per week

COMPENSATION: $30,000-40,000 PLUS Housing based on experience. Benefit package.


The minister of Youth and Young Adults, under the supervision of the Senior Pastor, and being responsible / accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee, provides primary direction and leadership consistent with the vision, mission and objectives for the youth (6th-12th grade) and young adult (18-29) programs at Crestwood United Methodist Church (CUMC)


This position assumes primary responsibility at CUMC for: 

·        Recruiting, training and supervising volunteer laity for all youth and young adult programs and functions.

·        Reviewing, selecting, and ordering curriculum materials for all youth and young adult programs.

·        Advertising and promoting all youth and young adult programs through a communication plan that includes the monthly church newsletter and frequent connections with youth, young adults and parents.

·        Supervising ongoing youth and young adult ministries including:

o  Middle and High School Programs (Sunday School, Sunday Night and Wednesday Night Youth Group)

o  Small Groups

o  Regular mission/service projects throughout the year

o  Social and outreach events

o  Start and develop a young adult program that offers at least a Sunday morning Bible Study and weekly evening experience. 

·        Planning and attending seasonal weekend and weeklong activities for youth including, but not limited to:

o  Fall: Overnight retreat with spiritual and recreation focus

o  Winter: Winter Blitz, Ski Trip, etc)

o  Spring: Spring Retreat

o  Summer: Weeklong mission trip, short term trips, day trips

·        Planning, teaching and facilitating yearly confirmation class with the Senior Pastor

·        Being available as a support person to local schools during times of crisis.

·        Meeting regularly with students in local schools during lunch and attend school functions (plays, sports games, concerts, etc)

·        Supervising student ministry interns and volunteers

·        Participation in Sunday morning worship and other church activities.

·        Maintaining an active and involved Youth and Parent Council for support and planning of all youth programs.

·        Communicating concerns and needs to either the Senior Pastor or SPRC Chairperson in a timely manner.

·        Attending staff meeting and committee meetings when requested by Senior Pastor or committee chairperson.

·        Successfully completing other duties as assigned.


·        Love of God and neighbor, a generous nature, being truthful at all times, treating all people with dignity, and daily living a life that demonstrates behavior consistent with professed beliefs and spiritual practices.

·        Good communication and planning skills

·        Goal oriented (short and long term) with ability to articulate a clear vision for the ministry.

·        Flexibility in working with others

·        Enthusiastic team player and contributor

·        Consisted, sound follow-through and accountability

·        Versatile program approach with broad, creative view of youth ministry.


$30,000-40,000 possible housing option based on experience. Benefit package

To apply email your resume to [email protected]. Title the email “Youth and Young Adults.”

About Crestwood United Methodist Church

Crestwood United Methodist Church is a growing and vibrant church 5 minutes from Louisiville, KY. We have a strong history in youth ministry and are starting a new young adult ministry. Our Sunday morning worship includes a 9:00 Contemporary Service, Small Groups and 11:00 Traditional Service. We are active in many missions in the community, state and world!

Experience Required
Entry level


Education Required
High school diploma

Date Posted
2 years ago
Crestwood, Kentucky

United Methodist

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