Park Avenue Youth Minister Job Posting

Minister to Youth

Park Avenue United Methodist Church

Start: August 22, 2017 (negotiable) Position Type:  Full-time, benefit-earning

The Park Avenue United Methodist Church is seeking a Youth Minister to develop and lead a dynamic and comprehensive ministry for our youth from grade 6 through 12, and their families, with a primary goal of faith formation.


  • Develop and implement ministries for youth that will help them grow in practicing their faith including Sunday morning worship, midweek formation, fellowship and local service opportunities
  • Engage youth in meaningful relationships that work to build a vibrant Youth Ministry
  • Design and implement a plan that will increase youth involvement and student leadership at Park Avenue United Methodist Church (PAUMC)
  • Facilitate outreach and connection with neighborhood youth and families through regular volunteering or involvement in the community surrounding PAUMC
  • Design and Implement invitational events providing the opportunity for youth to bring friends
  • Establish a relationship with each PAUMC youth
  • Develop and implement milestone programming for youth from grade 6 through 12 including welcoming new sixth graders and their families to the youth program, coordinating arrangements for Confirmation, facilitating recognition of high school graduates, and providing support as youth transition out of high school and into college/work life
  • Coordinate and lead mission trips
  • Recruit and provide on-going supervision of adult youth ministry volunteers
  • Communicate effectively with parents of youth
  • Participate in PAUMC Youth Council meetings (monthly) and coordinate with PAUMC Children’s Ministry
  • Provide updates on youth ministry developments and needs to Associate Pastor
  • Ensure all PAUMC youth ministry volunteers have a current background check and are trained in Safe Gatherings practices
  • Manage the budget for youth ministry
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Radical Hospitality demonstrated by graciously inviting, welcoming, and caring for others—especially those who are strangers
  • Building Relationships with other staff, PAUMC laity, and our neighbors
  • Integrity & Trust is engendered; takes responsibility and meets commitments
  • Creativity & Flexibility to make new recommendations, to continuously improve existing ministry, and to regularly pursue learning and professional development
  • Supports Vision & Mission of PAUMC and can be counted on to meet or exceed youth ministry program goals



  • Profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Full engagement in active Christian lifestyle and discipline, including weekly worship attendance, small group participation, lifestyle of tithing and generosity, and serving out of call and giftedness
  • Commitment to personal spiritual growth and healthy lifestyle
  • Considers the position a ministry calling, not simply a job

 Leadership Skills

  • Ability to recruit, form, and lead a strength-based team
  • Attention to detail, self-starter, commitment to excellence
  • Support the overall mission, vision, beliefs and strategy of Park Avenue United Methodist Church
  • Models standards and expectations of Christian leadership, including positivity and professionalism

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Coursework and experience in faith formation, mentorship and youth development
  • Experience in growing a youth ministry
  • Experience recruiting, training, and leading adult volunteers
  • Volunteer or professional experience working with or in community with multi-racial, multi-ethnic youth


In accordance with level of experience; includes benefits


  • The successful candidate must pass a background check
  • The successful candidate must be available Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings
  • The successful candidate must be in agreement with the standards, theology, and policies of Park Avenue United Methodist Church.


Send resume and letter of interest to Sherri Boone:


Or mail to her attention at:

3400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Application deadline:  July 17, 2017