Director of Youth Ministry — Lester Memorial Methodist Church

Lester Memorial Methodist Church, Oneonta, Alabama

Job Type: Full-Time

Denomination: Global Methodist

Church Description:

The mission of Lester Memorial Methodist Church is “To be disciples…to make disciples” and our members strive to make this a reality individually and as a congregation.  We are a loving, growing, and welcoming church who believe in the Bible as the inspired and infallible word of God and seek to follow Christ in all things.

Established more than 100 years ago and still growing both in numbers and in seeking God and His will, Lester Memorial is active in both local and foreign missions, not just financially but in active participation.  It is our belief that wherever there is human need, the church is called to mission.  We are the hands and feet of Jesus and the agents of God’s love and grace to all people.

Weekly services include a contemporary service and a more traditional worship service, with weekly attendance of about 300.  The church campus covers a full city block and includes a new daycare/children’s center, the Upper Room contemporary worship space, separate fellowship hall, traditional worship space, church offices (including a spacious office for the Director of Youth Ministry), and very large youth center with it’s own worship space as well as classrooms.

Lester Memorial fully supports its youth programs, both financially and through volunteering.  We recognize the importance of youth in the growth of our church and for spreading the gospel not just in the future, but right now in our community.

Job Description:

The Youth Director shall be a well-trained professional, committed to Jesus Christ and to ministry to young people and their families.  They shall possess the administrative skills necessary to perform duties and carry out details, as well as the interpersonal and relational skills necessary for working with young people and adults.


  • Possess an active Christian faith, founded in the theology of the cross (grace-oriented), and the ability to express it.  Lives a faith-filled and faithful life in response to God’s grace and models the gospel in their own life
  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience working with youth
  • Ability to understand and relate to junior and senior high school youth
  • Ability to lead in program design and implementation
  • Ability to integrate program into the larger church ministry
  • Fully endorse and support the church’s beliefs, values, and mission statement


Give direction and ministry to junior and senior high youth, their families, and volunteers, spending adequate time with the students to know them.

  • Develop long and short term goals for the youth ministry and implement actions to achieve them
  • Develop and implement written coordinated programs for youth
  • Work  as a professional under the direction of the supervising pastor and other ministry team staff to provide for the pastoral needs of the youth
  • Provide for growth of the youth group through regular pastoral visits to both active and inactive members,  planning and publicity of events, providing resources for and encouraging small groups for spiritual growth, and providing opportunities for service and mission for youth
  • Recruit, train, encourage, and provide support for adults and volunteers
  • Attend workshops and personal growth conferences to stay informed on new and effective ways to implement youth ministry


Reports to the supervising pastor.  Performance will be evaluated by the supervising pastor and the Staff Parish Relations Committee.

Salary Range:

$36,000 to $48,000

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