Director of Youth Ministries


Martha Bowman UMC is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry. Located in beautiful Macon, GA, a city steeped in history, music, culture and tradition. Macon is home to great public and private schools and three college universities. The MBUMC Youth Director will develop, oversee and nurture ministries and outreach to serve high school and middle school youth within our congregation and our community.  This is a full time position and offers paid vacation and time off.  Interested candidates should submit their resume along with a completed job application form found on our website at  Job Duties and Responsibilities:     Foster Growth of Students and the Ministry ·       Plan and implement regular events (worship, studies, small groups) with students ·       Connect with students (churched and un-churched) in their communities ·       Recruit, and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios ·       Plan and implement special events designed to reach broader groups of students ·       Disciple students (teach them to pray, to study, to serve and steps to take for growth)  ·       Lead students in missions and outreach ·       Coordinate with Children’s Ministry to provide for transition of students  ·       Network with other evangelical youth leaders in the community to support youth in spiritual growth and stewardship ·       Familiar with the congregation’s overall goals and how they are achieved through the congregation’s ministry by, with and for youth ·       Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills ·       Ensure that Safe Sanctuary policies are observed in all youth ministry settings Planning & Administration ·       Develop annual and monthly calendar of events and activities ·       Prepare programs for teaching at student services, classes, small groups ·       Explore innovative options for student ministry ·       Long range vision for student ministry ·       Develop annual budget for student ministry ·       Responsible for budget compliance ·       Supervise any additional funded student ministry staff ·       Collaborate with other ministries and other churches ·       Work cooperatively with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality  Training ·       Provide training for volunteers ·       Hold regular meetings for parents ·       Participate in personal training experiences Qualifications: ·       Personal faith in Jesus Christ  ·       Commitment to Bible study, prayer, and a spiritual growth process ·       Call to ministry with high school and middle school youth ·       Bachelor’s degree or higher degree ·       Experience in youth ministry ·       Experience in leading worship is preferred Skills: ·       Communication skills to connect with students and parents on a personal level ·       Communication skills for public speaking and teaching  ·       Organizational skills to plan programs, events, budgets, and calendars ·       Basic administrative skills  ·       Technology skills to work with computers and audio/visual equipment ·       Proficient with social media applications  Characteristics: ·       Servant Leader ·       Motivational with youth and in recruiting volunteers ·       Cooperative and collaborative ·       Generous spirit ·       Fun

Contact: Fran Magoni

Address: 500 Bass Road Macon GA 31210

Phone: 478.477.1901