Youth Director


First Presbyterian Church

Clay Center, Kansas

Full-Time Youth Director Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for creating opportunities for Biblical, Christ-centered teaching that is theologically in-line with the churches and our denomination, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Plan, lead, and implement weekly youth group for middle school and high school students
Plan, lead, and implement regular “large” events/activities for middle school and high school students
Plan, lead, and implement outreach to unbelieving youth in the community through events, activities, partnerships with other youth ministries, etc.
Plan, lead, and implement youth mission trips and retreats
Meet with youth (one-on-one and/or in small groups)
Attend extra-curricular activities youth are involved in and be active in the Clay County Community
Integrate youth into the life of the churches
Teach Confirmation Class every other year
Provide pastoral care for youth and their families
Recruit and train volunteer youth leaders
Communicate well with youth and their parents regarding the youth ministry
Be an active member and participant in the life of both congregations and attend both churches’ worship services

Secondary Responsibilities:

Work in partnership with the Christian Education Committee to select Sunday School curriculum
Work in partnership with the Children’s Ministry Director to plan, implement, and be a part of Vacation Bible School
Partner with other youth programs and participate in the life of the community
Work with the Youth Fundraising Committee to have fundraisers to help cover the cost of mission trips
Preach occasionally
Manage youth budget in partnership with treasurer and finance committee
Reports to Pastor and Sessions, and will have a yearly review

Job Requirements & Details:

Possess a strong commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
Education: Preferably, candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with some formal theological training at a Bible college, seminary, or other Christian institution
Candidate must be Evangelical (able to agree with the EPC’s Essentials) and possess a passion for Christ and His Gospel, a love for youth ministry, a humble spirit, and a vibrant prayer and devotional life
Possess a strong knowledge of the Bible
Everyone in our churches who works with children/youth is required to pass a background check
This is a full-time position offering benefits and a competitive salary


Possess good oral and written communication skills
Able to plan, organize, and implement events well
Musical abilities are a plus
About First & Idana Presbyterian Churches
First Presbyterian Clay Center has about 200 members and Idana Presbyterian has about 65 members. The churches are separate, but have a strong partnership which includes sharing the Pastor, the Youth Director, and the Children’s Ministry Director. The churches enjoy fellowship events together throughout the year, and our youth form one youth group (25-30 students). About seven years ago, the churches joined the EPC, and are thrilled to be a part of a Biblically faithful, Christ-centered denomination. Both churches are friendly and caring, and strongly support the youth ministry. Currently, about 15 adults are involved leading different various aspects of the youth ministry.

To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to: [email protected] or to:

Youth Director Search Committee
First Presbyterian Church
602 Clarke Street
Clay Center, KS 67432