Director of Youth and Communication Ministries - Community UMC (Columbia, MO)


Community United Methodist Church (CUMC) is seeking a director of youth and communication ministries. This position is full-time (40 hours) salary will be determined based upon experience.
The purposes of this position are to
1) engage youth in a relationship with Jesus Christ and their church community
2) empower the youth to live transformed lives
3) effectively guide the communications of the church.


  • Actively following and living out the teachings of Jesus Christ
  • Love for people and their faith journey
  • Experience in creating, managing, and working with a team
  • A background working with youth and communication
  • Ability to connect with people of all generations
  • Must be at least 22 years old
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Youth Responsibilities (grades 6th-12th)
  • Organize and communicate weekly youth activities
  • Develop youth and adult leadership for the youth ministry program
  • Build relationships with the youth and support them in their activities
  • Collaborate with parents to engage them in ministry
  • Represent the church at youth activities in the community
Church-wide Communication Responsibilities
  • Oversee and support the ongoing communication efforts of the church, which includes print, web, email, and social media
  • Oversee and support the development of church materials, including bulletins, postcards, mailings, etc.
  • Participate in worship and other church events throughout the year
  • Help to make sure youth are represented during church planning events and in the community
  • Assist in carrying out the vision of the church, which is to invite, grow, serve, and transform through Jesus Christ.
  • Report directly to Pastor Curtis Olsen and the Staff Parish Relations Committee
Applicants please send the following:
  • Resume
  • List of references, including a ministry leader
  • Answers to the following questions (500 words maximum):
    • What is exciting to you about ministering to youth and their families?
    • Describe your strengths as an effective communicator.
To: Community United Methodist Church Pastor Curtis Olsen 3301 W. Broadway Columbia, MO 65203 Or via email at By: February 15, 2017 as interviews will begin the end of February.

Contact: Curtis Olsen

Address: 3301 W. Broadway Columbia MO 65203

Phone: 573-445-6131