Director of Youth Ministry - Shalimar UMC (Shalimar, FL)


Shalimar United Methodist Church (SUMC) in Shalimar, Florida is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry. 

Shalimar UMC is a thriving congregation with traditional, ancient future, and modern worship experiences. We are located just outside the west gate of Eglin Air Force Base and 10 minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast. Job Description:

The Director of Youth is a critical, versatile position that performs the following major duties plus many other minor ones:

  • Conduct/coordinate weekly Sunday School, Bible Study, and Sunday/Wednesday night youth activities for 6th-12th grade students
  • Team directly with SUMC lay volunteers, parents, staff, and Directors of Youth at surrounding community churches to conduct learning and out-reach activities
  • Lead youth on various local area, in and out of state, single and multi-day retreats/mission trips/leadership development/and pure Christian-based fun youth events and activities
  • Be a highly effective, relevant Christian beacon for youth to gravitate to and seek sound Christian advice/counsel when faced with life’s challenges.
Candidate Qualifications:
  • Experience of three or more years in full-time youth ministry and a Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Superb communication skills in a one-on-one and small thru large venue is a must
  • Spiritual maturity, people skills, and ability to challenge middle and high school students to expand their relationship with Jesus Christ are critical
  • Must be Tech-Savvy with computers/smart phones/Facebook and other relevant social media to ensure efficient and effective communication/coordination of youth activities
  • Candidate must have good organizational skills and work well with internal/external personnel to ensure highly effective execution of programs centered around 6th – 12th graders
  • A working knowledge of creating and maintaining budgets is highly desirable.
Numerous benefits and continuing education is also offered.

Please send resumes and video links to any related youth ministry work to

Address: 1 Old Ferry Road Shalimar 32579