Youth Ministry Director

published 11/27/2018

Grace UMC in Fergus Falls is seeking a person with devout faith, strong leadership and ministry skills to lead our youth ministry in a part-time position. The Youth Ministry Director is responsible for programming and outreach designed to help young people become disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by a developing connection with the Grace UMC family.


  1. Provide an example of Christian morals and behavior. This includes attending Sunday worship at Grace UMC.
  2. Organize and lead in consultation with the YAT (Youth Action Team), activities for church youth in grades 6-12. Examples include Wednesday evening meetings, retreats, Bible studies, special services and mission trips designed to enhance the youth's relationship with Christ.
  3. Recruit and lead in partnership with the YAT, volunteers to assist with the youth and family activities.
  4. Have reasonable availability to serve as a spiritual guide for the youth. This may include drop-in office hours, being present at non-church youth activities and visiting youth outside of church. The YMD must be approachable and open, comfortable communicating with youth face-to-face, on the phone, or electronically.
  5. Communicate, when learning of special concerns among the youth --behavior issues, significant personal problems, with the parents/guardians of the youth, the Senior Pastor, and, if appropriate, to the YAT.
  6. Participate in weekly staff meetings, YAT, Administrative Council, and as able with other Fergus Falls youth workers.
  7. Communicate routinely information about youth events and family activities to the senior pastor and church secretary.
  8. Write a monthly article for the Grace Notes newsletter.
  9. Be an ongoing learner and attend at least one continuing education activity each year.
  10. Work an average of 13 hours per week, monitoring own hours, with some supervision by the senior pastor and YAT leader.
  11. Engage in other tasks as may be assigned.


  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • A love for youth and a passion to work with youth and their parents
  • Work experience with youth, preferably in a Christian environment
  • A college degree in Christian ministry or a related field is desirable but not required

Application Info:
Please obtain an application by emailing, and please submit your application and resume through to that email address. 

December 31, 2018

Position Type:

Contact: Wesley Gabel

Address: Grace UMC, 1100 Friberg Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Phone: 218-739-2269



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