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Director of Youth Ministries

Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church

Mission Viejo, CA

Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry

Posted on: October 02, 2019

Job Description:

Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministries. We have a fantastic group of about 30 youth that is eager to continue growing and deepening their walk with Jesus. You'll be part of a great team of staff that seek to connect people with Jesus and each other. This position is responsible for creating and implementing weekly Youth Programs centered on fellowship, worship, and discipleship. Additionally, the job will be responsible for creating an annual retreat and mission trip for youth. This well-established program with a built-in team of volunteers is seeking a candidate with prior Youth Ministry experience and an undergraduate degree. Some seminary theological education, while not required, is a plus.

Essential Functions:

Provide weekly opportunities for youth to GATHER & GROW that are we_noemailing, including Bible study, worship, fellowship and fun with the purpose of inviting all to build an active relationship with Jesus Christ.
Creates and implements effective worship, fellowship, and Christian education for youth (6th-12th grades) including—but not limited to—Sunday morning and evening youth ministry.
Supports the pastor's Youth confirmation classes every other year from both campuses
Provides for annual retreat opportunities for youth on both campuses in partnership with youth ministries - RSM campus
Provides oversees and participates in annual mission/outreach experiences for youth on both campuses in partnership with Youth Ministries – RSM Campus.
Ensures that youth are incorporated into all aspects of church life – MV campus.
Provides effective pastoral care for youth for MV campus.
Supports and promotes United Methodist connectional ministries beyond the local church where benefits result for both the connection and this church
Develops, trains, and multiplies volunteer leaders within the youth ministry.

About Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church:

We are a Multi-Site church with traditional and modern worship services. We have a heart for service and are an open congregation welcoming to all. Our mission is to connect people with Jesus and each other. We do so by seeking God in prayer and loving our neighbors without exception.

Our youth ministry is vibrant and waiting for the right candidate to come in and take this already thriving program into God's next steps for them. 


1. Proven success in a previous ministry setting
2. Possesses, at a minimum, a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college. Post-graduate theological education has been completed or in-process is desired, but not a requirement.


Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Youth Ministries
Time Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
20,000 - 30,000
Organization Type:
United Methodist
Worship Style:
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
Contact Name:
Karl Stuckenberg
26001 Muirlands Blvd
Mission Viejo
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