Sparta UMC – Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry

August 17, 2021 | Job Opportunities

Sparta UMC is seeking a creative, energetic and committed Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry for approximately 15-20 hours per week. Responsibilities include organizing and leading youth ministry opportunities as well as overseeing and supervising children’s workers in Sunday School and VBS.


  • Faith in Jesus Christ in spirit and in practice
  • Welcoming and invitational to a diverse group of persons
  • Called and committed to working with children and youth
  • Relational skills with students and adults, with a keen understanding of issues and concerns of young people in today’s world
  • Ability to recruit and work collaboratively with volunteers and parents
  • High energy, creative and well organized
  • Strong communication skills including technology and social media
  • Ability to plan group/age specific program of education, mission, and social/fellowship activities


  • Plan and lead youth group meetings, mission opportunities and activities year round in consultation with the Committee on Youth and Children’s ministry
  • Build relationships and encourage participation beyond Sparta UMC with district, conference, and ecumenical events for young people (IGNITE, etc.)
  • Work with Sunday School staff to plan and develop effective and meaningful children’s program
  • Work with laity in the congregation to plan and carry out a summer children’s program such as VBS or similar program
  • Communicate with children, youth and parents regularly
  • Recruit and train adult leadership for youth and children’s ministry

For complete job description and further information, please send resumé and inquiries to or