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Youth Pastor

Website Aldersgate United Methodist Church - Wichita, Kansas

A place of warm hearts and active hands!

Do you have a passion for mentoring, teaching, and serving youth? Do you desire to work in a highly collaborative environment in a growing urban area?

Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas is seeking applicants for Youth Director. In this role you’ll be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the youth ministry program for children in grades 6 – 12 which includes Sunday school, youth group, confirmation, mission trips, and other activities. This is a full-time, year round position in which you have the ability to craft and direct a program that helps youth to grow in faith, participate fully in the life of the Church, and to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Aldersgate is a thriving congregation with an average worship attendance of 450+. We are located in a growing part of west Wichita and are known in the community as a church with excellent children and youth ministries. As the youth pastor, you would benefit from this by serving in a congregation that is highly committed to and invested in children and youth.

With a metro population of around 650,000, Wichita has been ranked by Forbes as one of the top cities for young professionals in the country. As a resident in Wichita, you will enjoy below average cost of living, a thriving restaurant scene, and diverse arts and culture.

The primary tasks of our youth ministry are:

  • Create an inclusive and accessible ministry for all persons regardless of race, color, creed, or sexual orientation
  • Serve as mentor and guide for youth in developing their relationship to God
  • Provide youth with opportunities to nurture relationships within the church, community, and world through service and mission

To qualify:

  • A professed and active faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • An understanding and support of Wesleyan theology
  • A call and passion for working with and mentoring youth
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High School Diploma required, Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • The ability to successfully complete a background check and Safe Gatherings training (renewed every four years)
  • Experience in teaching and/or theological education preferred
  • Certification in CPR, AED use, and First Aid preferred – required within six months of hire
  • Must have a personal and deep care for the local church; membership at Aldersgate UMC is not required

Benefits: Professional development/training opportunities available, paid time off

Salary: $45,000 or higher based on experience. Additional compensation available for credentialed clergy.

Applications are currently being accepted through April 10, 2024 for consideration and employment could begin around May 1, 2024. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to

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Learn more about us at our website or find us on Facebook at and on Instagram @aldersgate_wichita 

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