Student Ministries Director

First Methodist Church

Job Description


Our mission is partnering with God to make faithful followers of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our ministries are guided by the one aim: To provide the opportunity for people to live together in the loving presence of Christ.

Youth Director (Revised - 2023)

  1. General Responsibility: Leading and loving students into the presence of Christ by coordinating, and directing the youth ministry of the church.
  2. Administrative/Leadership Responsibilities
  3. Coordinate, supervise and train adult volunteers
  4. Develop and guide a Youth Leadership Team.
  5. Coordinate youth fundraising activities
  6. Develop and oversee budget for youth ministry.
  7. Submit monthly page for church newsletter.
  8. Connect with students and parents with all necessary communication tools.
  9. Participate in weekly staff meetings and staff retreats.
  10. Report to Church Council Meetings to report on the youth ministry.
  11. Expected Office Hours
  12. Monday: 8:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm – 4:00pm Tuesday: 8:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm – 4:00pm Wednesday: Flexible to plan evening Programming Thursday: 8:00am – 12:00pm; 1:00pm – 4:00pm Friday: OFF
  13. Saturday: OFF
  14. Sunday: Expected participation in both services and Sunday School
  15. NOTE: Flex weekday office hours when meeting with youth or parents in the evenings. Communicate your occasional flex times with office staff.
  16. (For example, if you know you are going to a youth’s sports game in the evening, flex your hours by leaving early or coming in late.)
  17. Weekly Programming Responsibilities
  18. Coordinate and plan Wednesday Night youth activities, devotionals, worship, meetings, programs, and dinner.
  19. Plan and lead the Youth Sunday School Class
  20. Plan and coordinate Confirmation Class (with Senior Pastor)




  1. Worship Responsibilities
  2. Plan and coordinate youth-led worship services at FMC.

  3. Serve as advisor to Youth Praise Team
  4. Seasonal Program Responsibilities – Provide opportunities for service and fun.
  5. Community Service Projects
  6. Coordinate with the Henderson Youth Minister Alliance for community events.
  7. (This might include: Disciple Now, See You At The Pole, Summer Events, etc.)
  8. Pastoral Responsibilities
  9. Counsel youth about personal/spiritual concerns
  10. Counsel adult counselors, teachers, and volunteers about youth needs
  11. Attend school events and activities (football, basketball, baseball, volleyball) on
  12. regular basis (Supplement office hours for these events.)
  13. Meet with youth individually to establish personal relationships
  14. Missions Responsibilities
  15. Schedule, plan, and coordinate a yearly mission trip.
  16. Plan and coordinate other community outreach throughout the year.
  17. Facilities Responsibilities
  18. Coordinate and oversee upkeep of Youth Center.
  19. Coordinate and oversee furnishings and décor, and upkeep of equipment and
  20. furniture in Youth Center.

10. The Much Beloved ‘and other duties in keeping with the mission of the church’.

About First Methodist Church

We are the Independent Methodist church in the county seat of Rusk. We average 167 on Sundays and 40 youth on Wednesdays. Our mission is partnering with God to make faithful followers of Jesus Christ. What we believe can be found on our website. I want to disclose that we are a conservative Wesleyan congregation. We believe in a bodily resurrection, a virgin birth, and blood substitutionary atonement.

Experience Required
Entry Level


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
7 months ago
Henderson, Texas


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