Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries St. John's UMC (Baton Rouge, LA)


Are you seeking a full time ministry opportunity with youth and children? Are you looking for a congregation that is engaged in their community? Praying for a church that offers a liveable wage and benefits? Your search is over! Join the staff at St. John’s United Methodist Church (Baton Rouge, LA). St. John’s is seeking a full time Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries to lead and direct ministries with the next generation (birth-12th grade) and their families.
St. John’s is a friendly, loving, and generous congregation located in a diverse and growing neighborhood of south Baton Rouge, less than 10 minutes from LSU. The church has dedicated spaces for youth and children, a gorgeous and spacious campus, as well as a thrice weekly client-choice food pantry with its own vegetable garden. They are passionate about worship, spiritual growth, community outreach, and are committed to ministry with the next generation. Baton Rouge has a robust park system, incredible cuisine, a rich culture, great universities and educational opportunities, and is only an hour from New Orleans.
Required qualifications include leadership experience in youth and/or children’s ministries or an equivalent field and an understanding and endorsement of United Methodist Wesleyan Theology. Other sought-after qualifications include sharp organizational and communications skills, experience in volunteer recruitment, program development, group facilitation, and recreational play. The successful completion of a criminal background check, training in our Safe Sanctuaries policy, and the most up to date Covid-19 vaccination are required.
Salary is deemed competitive in the church/non-profit market, is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and may be in the range of $47,000 to $55,000. Position also includes benefits such as a Health Reimbursement Account, continuing education, paid time off, optional 403(b) retirement savings plan, and moving expenses.
Visit the St. John’s website for the complete job description here.
Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. If you’d like to be a part of this strong, vibrant, and welcoming congregation, qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to


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