Director of Youth Ministries - FUMC Leavenworth (Leavenworth, Kansas)


The First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth, Kansas is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries.

Who we are: First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Leavenworth, KS is the oldest United Methodist congregation in Kansas. Established in 1854, FUMC is located in historic downtown Leavenworth along the Missouri River and is on the outskirts of Kansas City, MO. We have long roots and deep traditions–we are a church of the ages. We are also a church, as an ancient hymn suggests, “serving the present age, our calling to fulfill!” Find out more here:

Who we are looking for: A full or part-time Director of Youth Ministries who would be responsible for the planning, developing, and implementation of programs and activities associated with the youth (grades 6-12) at FUMC Leavenworth, KS.

The qualifications and attributes of the Director include:

  • Being a mature adult with a strong faith in God as revealed in Jesus Christ
  • Having a desire, motivation and skills to work with people of all ages, especially youth
  • Being friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic and committed
  • Possessing (or can quickly learn) knowledge of the United Methodist Church (UMC) resources in order to understand and support United Methodist doctrine and governance
  • Preferably being, or will become, a member of the denomination and our church
  • If not already certified, successfully complete the online portion of the Safe Gatherings training within 15 days of hire
  • Being acquainted with a wide body of youth activities
  • Having a passion for worship and a vibrant prayer life
  • Possessing a vision for the youth ministries and the ability to express that vision
  • Having a pastoral sense for mentoring and developing worship leadership and gifts in youth
  • Being knowledgeable in the use of Youth Ministry and how it may be applied to the church’s purpose of “a Church of the Ages
  • Serving the Present Age by making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and world” and vision of “being a spiritually dynamic, outward focused United Methodist Congregation enlivened by passionate worship, equipped discipleship and compassionate service.”
If interested, please submit your cover letter, resume, and professional references to: Position will remain open until filled. Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact: Rev. Eric Ford

Address: 422 Chestnut St. Leavenworth KS 66048

Phone: 913-682-5374