Part Time Youth Ministry Leader

Fountain of Life UM Church

Job Description

Fountain of Life United Methodist Church is hiring a Youth Ministry Leader. Candidates should love the Lord and kids. The selected candidate will lead, coordinate, and develop the church’s ministry to kids, from PreK to sixth grade. We seek a warm, creative, and energetic leader who can help our children grow in faith.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct spiritual and administrative leadership over all youth programming including activities for kids on Sunday, Kid's Church, Vacation Bible School, and other annual youth events.
  • Gather with youth weekly or biweekly to encourage their spiritual growth and walk.
  • Enlist, organize, collaborate, coordinate, and train new and existing kids ministry volunteers.
  • Implement curriculum for Kid's Church and other Youth Ministry events.
  • Provide resources and support to families for spiritual leadership and parenting.
  • Plan and implement special family events that also foster opportunities for community outreach.
  • Develop and maintain Youth Ministry Budget and attend church meetings, as needed.
  • Manage and maintain supplies needed for the Youth Ministry.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Be biblically knowledgeable and have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Experience working with children in an educational or ministry setting.
  • Be a self-starter and proactive in fulfilling responsibilities in the Youth Ministry program.
  • Be passionate about helping to disciple kids in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Good verbal and written communication are a must.
  • Be able to engage, nurture, and build relationships with children and their families.
  • Ability to work well with the pastors, laity members, and other staff.
  • Possess good computer skills, at a minimum proficiency with Microsoft office applications.
  • Required background checks will be conducted prior to employment.
  • Must be 21 to apply.

Position Details

  • Part Time (20-25 hours per week)
  • Schedule will include weekend availability for Sunday Services and special events.
  • Monthly Pay: $1,000 - $1,500 depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Paid time off available

Qualified applicants can email resumes to:

Darrin Thurman, Pastor

darrinthurman81 at


Deadline for applications: April 15, 2022.

About Fountain of Life UM Church

FOL Church is a small but vibrant congregation located in the Tri-City school district just 12 minutes east of Springfield, IL. FOL serves the communities of Dawson, Buffalo, and Mechanicsburg and is excited about expanding its kids ministry.

Experience Required
Entry level


Education Required
High school diploma

Date Posted
1 year ago
Buffalo, Illinois

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