Youth Director

Summit Church Durango, CO Full Time
1 week ago

Job Description

PURPOSE:     To provide safe, compelling & transformational environments for youth to experience the presence of Jesus in their lives and to inspire the church to invest in the next generation by being active in their lives now. 


·        Participate in staff leadership development and collaboration opportunities.

·        Participate on Teaching Team and attend Worship Planning Team meetings as scheduled.

·        Recruit and develop a Lead Team that can provide leadership and development of Ministry Action Plans (MAPs) within the youth ministry that are in alignment with the Summit Church Parent MAP.

·        Regularly implement Reflect, Adjust, Do (RAD) process with Lead Team as a means of progressive development within the youth ministry.

·        Organize and lead safe, compelling & transformational programming for teens, using whatever platforms necessary to reach them and get them engaged (in person/online/ outdoors/etc.).

·        Be the champion and voice for the next generation and help the church understand its role in providing a loving network of caring adults who are committed to helping the next generation grow in faith, wisdom, and connection with the body of Christ.

·        Provide leadership opportunities for youth, parents, and other adults within the youth ministry.

·        Collaborate with other staff to provide opportunities for youth and parents to serve in other ministry areas in the church according to their gifts and passions.

·        Provide/lead/coordinate a meaningful worship experience geared toward youth on a regular basis.

·        Coordinate a healthy and strong small group ministry for youth with quality leadership, and encourage all youth connected to Summit Students to participate in a small group on a regular basis.

·        Recruit and coordinate a team of adult mentors and teachers to help lead Confirmation class for 8th grade students and above between January and May each year.

·        Meet up with students one-on-one, or in smaller groups, outside of scheduled youth events to provide encouragement and support.

·        Work closely with the Director of Children and Family Ministries to develop a discipleship plan that flows from infancy to graduation from high school, paying careful attention to the transitions from grade school to middle school, and from middle school to high school to ensure students stay connected through those transitional periods.

·        Ensure all volunteer opportunities within the youth ministry are up-to-date in VOMO and all volunteers are trained on how to use VOMO.

·        Be present and available at weekend worship services on a regular basis to connect with youth, youth parents, and prospective volunteers at the various services.

·        Develop and oversee yearly budget for the youth ministry.

·        Lead online devotionals at 9 am every Tuesday morning to go along with Med Moments.

·        Ensure youth ministry opportunities are being shared and promoted through social media outlets and information on the youth page on the church website is always up-to-date and relevant.

·        Other duties as assigned and agreed to.


·        A heart for God and a passion for being a champion for the next generation of Christ followers.

·        Strong organizational, verbal, and written skills and attention to detail.

·        Leader of leaders and team ministry committed.

·        Ability to build relationships and community within the church body.

·        Ability to develop a system to ensure the next generation has adults in their lives who can invest in them and help them grow into fully devoted followers of Christ.

·        Ability to recruit and develop adults of all ages to engage in ministry with youth.

·        Ability to adapt to an ever changing world to ensure we continue to connect with and minister to the next generation with sound biblical teaching that youth can relate to and understand.

·        Minimum of 2 years’ experience leading in youth ministry.

·        Lifelong learner who will attend continuing education events.

·        Must complete Safe Gatherings training, background check and psychological profile testing.

·        Must agree to Summit Staff Covenant, Guidelines for Conflict Resolution, Team to Team Best Practices and align with Summit Church Values.

Salary & Benefits

$48,000 - $58,000

  • Health care
  • Vacation days
  • Wellness Incentive
  • Continued Education Opportunities
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Cell Phone, Laptop, other technology equipment

Can be done remote?

  • No

About Summit Church Church

United Methodist 751-1000 people
Summit Church is a United Methodist congregation in beautiful Durango, CO.  Our vision is to be Jesus Christ to the world and our core values are: Christ Centered, Grace & Relevance.