Youth Ministries Assistant (Full-Time)


Oak Grove UMC 
Position Title - Youth Ministries Assistant
Ministry Assignment: Youth Department (6th-12th Grade)

Date: February 2023
Supervisor: Director of Youth Ministries
Employment Status: Full-Time, exempt

  • Retirement plan and opt-in Health Benefits
Starting Annual Salary: $40,000-$45,000 (Dependent on experience and education level)
About the Church: Oak Grove UMC is a large membership church located in Decatur, Georgia. We are a welcoming neighborhood United Methodist Church. We value intergenerational ministry. We average 850 in our weekly attendance. We have approximately 75-100 participants in our youth programs, and are actively growing in numbers.
Responsibilities of the Youth Ministries Assistant
  • Collaborate with the Director of Youth Ministry, C.J. Lord, to:
    • Nurture and deepen the faith lives of young people
    • Create engaging youth programs to build community and a sense of belonging among young people
    • Engage young people in missional opportunities
    • Enhance our social media presence
    • Strengthen our volunteer recruiting structure
  • Presence will be expected:
    • Sunday Nights during Youth Fellowship
    • Sunday Morning service attendance and youth Sunday School
    • Wednesday evening Midweek Programming
    • Other events as deemed necessary
Important aspects of the Oak Grove Youth Ministry
  • Valuing inclusive atmospheres for all students
  • Building a strong culture of belonging
  • Partnering with community organizations
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • An active and growing personal faith life
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • An understanding United Methodist theology
  • Experience working or volunteering with 12–18-year-olds
To apply for the position please email a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to Dale Smith, Executive Director, at

Contact: C.J. Lord

Address: 1722 Oak Grove Rd Decatur GA 30033

Phone: 404-636-7558

Email: Click to email