Director of youth ministry and contemporary worship

published 11/13/2016

Location: Crawfordsville, Indiana

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First UMC (Crawfordsville, Indiana) is seeking a full-time director to oversee two ministries – youth ministry and contemporary worship. It is understood that there will be times where time and energy will be given to one ministry over another ministry but that it will balance itself out in the end.

As the director of the youth ministry, this person shall seek to foster Christian community through building relationships with young people in grades 6 through 12 that strengthen their commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus Christ. The youth ministry team includes weekly volunteers as well as the Youth Advisory Board. The program is comprised of Youth Group, including small group breakouts, special events, Sunday morning youth education, and service opportunities.

As the contemporary worship coordinator, s/he will be the “producer” of each Gathering worship service and special programs. This involves working collaboratively and mentoring worship leaders as well as the worship band.

The ideal candidates will have a deep and living relationship with Jesus Christ, a call to minister to youth, gifts in leadership and vision, musical ability to lead worship with an instrument, a bachelor’s degree and two years of volunteer or paid youth ministry experience. The salary range is $44,000-$48,000. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

Contact: Kristina Zirschky


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058