join our disciple making team

Our New McKendree United Methodist Church mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We live out our mission by loving God, loving people, and serving God’s people. We succeed in our calling through the cooperative work of our lay and pastoral church leadership, staff, and congregation. As part of the cooperative, our paid staff’s role is to recruit, train, and resource our church family members to discover and grow in their call to ministry.  

  • Youth ministry coordinator

    HOURLY (up to 30 hrs/week)



    The Youth Ministry Coordinator will oversee the implementation of programs, events, and activities that lead youth (grades 6-12) to live out the mission of the church, while celebrating and supporting parents as the primary leaders of discipleship in the home.  This position requires the ability to build multigenerational relationships and strategically adapt and develop new ministries in both traditional and contemporary ministry cultures, while staying focused on the mission.  As a leader in church ministry, this position will assimilate into the life of the church through worship and small group attendance, will be committed to growing in their trust in Christ, seeking the will of the Father in all they do, and constantly asking the Holy Spirit for guidance in this position.  


    • Youth ministry experience with middle school and high school students
    • Bachelors' degree preferred
    • Ability to collaborate, mobilize, and motivate others as part of a team culture
    • A passion to see youth grow in their faith, volunteers discover their calling, and parents lead discipleship in their homes
    • Discipleship: Lead weekly gatherings of youth that foster relationship building, student and volunteer leadership, Biblical teaching, worship, and a personal faith.
    • Volunteer Leadership: Define roles, recruit, train, and resource volunteers and ministry leaders.
    • Christian Education: Review and prepare curriculum, supplies, and activities to ensure volunteers are equipped and able to focus on the mission.
    • Safety: Adhere to systems that ensure our Safe Gatherings, volunteer recruiting, and check in/out policies
    • Communication: Publicize and communicate events to youth, parents, and the congregation. 
    • Events: Collaborate with the congregation, community, and partner ministries to plan fun, discipleship, outreach, and service-focused events.
    Other Requirements:
    • Submit to a criminal background check.
    • Complete Safe Gatherings certification.