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Youth/Children/Family Director

We are looking to grow our children and youth programs. Christ United Methodist Church in Deerfield seeks an energetic, creative person, to serve as our Youth/Children/Family Director and to re-energize our Youth/Children/Family Program.

Developing curriculum and programs for the religious education of our youth will be your primary duty. Considering changes due to COVID 19, it is unlikely that worship will continue exactly as it did before, and you will be a part of developing what it will look like for CUMC youth. This is a part time position with an expectation of approximately 20 hours per week for work and planning.


  • Design, organize and lead systematic and intentional religious instruction for children and youth
  • Develop programming that educates and leads young people in justice and community service
  • Communicate a vision of youth ministry and advocate for youth and youth ministry within and outside the church
  • Continue mentoring program
  • Develop, design and lead outreach programs and retreats. Share faith and lead others to do the same
  • Develop a sense of community both among young people, and between young people and the broader faith community
  • Model acceptance and welcome to all


  • Knowledge of current youth culture and desire to keep ahead of the curve with where that culture is headed
  • Knowledge of the Bible so that appropriate religious education can be provided to youth and their teachers
  • Ability to build relationship with youth and families
  • Acceptance of being part of a reconciling (fully inclusive and welcoming) congregation
  • Organization and time-management skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Ability to integrate social media and technology into your lessons, activities and interactions with the children and youth
  • Strong communication skills
  • Leadership skills

We are looking to fill this position immediately. If you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume to: SPRC Chair at OR mail to:

SPRC Chair at CUMC
600 Deerfield Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

Christ United Methodist Church
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Christian Education
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