DIrector of Youth and Children's Ministry

Sunnycrest United Methodist Church Career Opening:

Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry


Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s largest and fastest growing community, Sunnycrest United Methodist Church is a multi-generational, mission-minded congregation actively growing in discipleship. Our engaging and welcoming church is seeking an energetic, full-time Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry.


The Youth and Children’s Ministry at Sunnycrest United Methodist Church includes weekly programming (large and small groups) and special events (mission trips, retreats, service projects and Vacation Bible School). This Ministry is supported by experienced, committed volunteers and an active Youth Council and Children’s Ministry team.


The primary responsibilities of this position is to be an instrument in guiding our youth and children in becoming disciples of Jesus Christ and working collaboratively with staff, parents and adult volunteers. The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry serves the Church by teaching youth, recruiting and training volunteers, providing organizational oversight to the Ministry and equipping youth and children to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.


Sunnycrest United Methodist Church is looking for:

  A committed disciple of Jesus Christ.

  An enthusiastic leader with the ability to relate to youth and adults of all ages.

  Someone who can clearly articulate their faith and communicate these beliefs in a way that is relevant to youth and children.

  The ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers.

  An excellent teacher.

  The ability to coordinate and execute basic business functions such as budget, communications, social media, etc.

Qualifications include:

  Applicants should have experience organizing, teaching and leading.

  A self-starter able to work independently and open to continuing education and mentoring.

  Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  Ideally possesses post-secondary education.

  Youth Ministry experience preferred.

If you have a deep love and commitment to Jesus Christ and feel a calling to serve in youth and children’s ministries, please send a cover letter and resume by email to  

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