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Director of Youth and Children's Ministry

Cornerstone UMC in Marshall is hiring a full-time director of youth and children's ministry to provide visionary and innovative leadership to the children and youth ministry and nurture disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This staff person will work closely with the pastor, staff, and volunteers to teach, counsel, organize events, and integrate children and youth into fulfilling the goals, vision, and mission of Cornerstone UMC.


  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Attend monthly Leadership Team meeting
  • Lead monthly Children & Youth Team meeting
  • Lead youth ministry, and teach, disciple, and mentor youth
  • Recruit, oversee and mentor Children & Youth ministry program volunteers
  • Work closely with the Children & Youth Team to provide leadership for:
    • Wednesday night children's ministry
    • Wednesday night family meal 
    • Sunday morning Children's Church & nursery care
    • Summer VBS (combined with other churches)
    • Family night seasonal celebrations, kick-off, Advent, Lent, year end party 
    • 456 Club (4th, 5th and 6th grade ministry)
    • Coordinate Bible presentation to 3-year-olds, 3rdgraders, & 7thgraders
    • Other youth & family ministries that are assigned
  • Oversee the Children & Youth Team budgets
  • Coordinate and purchase supplies for activities
  • Research, order, and implement curriculum
  • Oversee cleaning, decorating, & upkeep of children's and youth areas
  • Coordinate registration and roster information of participants for activities
  • Provide leadership for special events: S.T.O.R.M. Camp, missions trips, youth retreats, summer camp, and other spiritual growth opportunities
  • Plan and lead Children & Youth Team fundraiser events
  • Develop and maintain promotional materials for all Children & Youth Team events and work with the Communications Team to publicize events
  • Attend Sunday morning worship at least 3 times per month to set an example for children and youth and for personal growth
  • Network with other youth leaders and service organizations in the Marshall community and across the state
  • Attend MN UMC District and Conference events, training seminars and continuing education opportunities to network in the MN UMC and to grow as a director of children and youth ministries



  • Education: Training in children & youth ministries or other related fields strongly preferred 
  • Walk with God: Strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Leadership: Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, implement, and manage, children and youth ministries
  • Relationships: Ability to work effectively with children, youth, parents, young families, and volunteers
  • Other: Excellent written and verbal communication, conflict resolution, management, and technology skills


Dependent on experience and qualifications

Application Info: 
Submit cover letter and resume to Rev. Josh Doughty at

Position Type: 

 Contact: Rev. Josh Doughty

 Phone: (507) 532-4010



Cornerstone UMC
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Youth Ministry
United Methodist Church (UMC)