Director of Youth Ministry

Mayflower Congregational Church, a growing, dynamic church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, seeks a full-time Director of Youth Ministry.

Grand Rapids is a vibrant city thirty minutes from the stunning shores of Lake Michigan and has won numerous awards for its quality of living. There are ten colleges and universities in the area and the city has won national recognition for its art scene and school systems.

In a congregation of approximately 1000 members, Mayflower’s Youth Program over the past four years has experienced a surge of growth and now reaches typically 75 students per week. The successful candidate will exhibit a Christ-centered faith, a passion for nurturing relationships, and a desire to develop, enhance, and grow the program as it realizes the church’s mission “to love God, and love your neighbor as yourself.” The church’s website is:

The Youth Director’s main responsibilities include:

● Participate as a collegial team member with church staff and attend staff meetings, retreats and gatherings.
● Relate to the youth of Mayflower, both at church and at other public functions important in their lives.
● Lead, recruit, and train adult volunteers and youth leadership to help guide all aspects of youth ministry.
● Coordinate, plan and lead the Senior and Middle School youth ministry program along with the 3/4/5th grade youth group and Confirmation Class.
● Plan and manage budget for all youth events and activities

Qualifications include:

● A mature understanding of the Bible and Christian theology
● Well-articulated personal faith and beliefs
● Willingness to serve as a trustworthy role model
● A contagious passion for youth ministry
● Eagerness to counsel, and to connect with youth and their families
● Organizational skills sufficient to grow and sustain a youth program

For more detailed information and to submit a resume, email

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