Job Opportunity: Chair of Youth Ministries

Arcola Church announces an opening for a Youth Ministry Leader for students grades 6-12.

by Chris Slupe on June 30, 2022

Arcola United Methodist Church
Chair of Youth Ministries Position Description

Updated 3/23/2022

The purpose of Arcola Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are guided by compassion, servanthood and excellence in this work. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we seek to become more like Him every day, through these practices - Worship, Grow, Serve, Give and Share.

Position: Chair of Youth Ministries
Hours: 25 hours per week as of 3/23/2022

Supervision: Reports directly to the Director of Grow Ministries. Participates in a yearly staff 360review

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Loves youth
  • Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage, and implement youth programs.
  • Passion for leading a range of youth activities including weekly youth group meetings, service
    projects, social events and Bible studies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work effectively with youth, children, adults,
    volunteers and staff/ministries of the church.


  • Foster a welcoming, safe and diverse environment in line with the church’s mission and adhere to
    all requirements of the Arcola Church Child Protection Policy and Procedures.
  • Be an advocate for the youth and educate the congregation about activities and needs; help
    integrate youth ministries into the total life of the church.
  • Create a team ministry that is responsible for planning and execution of all youth activities
    including, bible studies, social gatherings and confirmation.
  • Recruit, train, support & supervise adult and youth leaders as part of the youth ministry team.
  • Coordinate opportunities/events and communicate effectively with staff, youth, volunteers, and
    parents to foster successful and growing youth ministries.
  • Create service opportunities through local service, mission trips, etc. 
  • Facilitate the transition of students from children to youth ministry programs.
  • Spend appropriate connection and mentoring time with youth in their outside activities whether in
    person or through volunteers.  
  • Connect and communicate with the parents of youth directly or through volunteers, keeping them
    engaged and supporting them in their parenting.
  • Be a visible and engaged presence in the AUMC community.

Salary: $22.39/hour
Benefits: None

Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter to Chris Slupe

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