Youth Group Director Job Posting


The primary responsibilities of the Youth Group Director will be to use his/her personal gifts and skills to reach, disciple, and train the students (6th-12th grades) of Oakwood Church. To train and empower other leaders to serve in order to build a healthy and vibrant youth ministry. To partner with parents in helping them to build strong relationships with their teens, so that they might help raise them in following CHRIST.


  • Carrying out the vision, values, and mission of Oakwood Church.
  • Training, equipping, and teaching our students how to win and affect the teens around them.
  • Endeavor to minster to the “whole person” (i.e. parents, siblings, etc.) with the goal of winning teens’ parents and family to CHRIST and helping the unchurched find a church home at Oakwood.
  • Overseeing Midweek youth program for 6th-12th grades.
  • Maintaining weekly relationships with students and leaders.
  • Attending monthly sporting events, band concerts, and student activities in local schools.
  • Planning and executing student events.
  • Overseeing student small groups.
  • Encouraging and coming alongside parents in the process of discipling their youth.
  • Communicating plans with staff, youth, and parents in a responsible, clear, and timely manner.
  • Performing various administrative duties (including previewing Bible curriculum and consulting with pastors, ordering necessary materials in a timely manner making sure volunteer small group leaders have their materials well in advance to familiarize themselves with the lesson and talking points).
  • Attending all services and being an outreach for new students and their families.
  • Attending all churchwide fellowships in order to build rapport with Oakwood church family.
  • Being accessible to offer care and counseling to youth.
  • Must continue to grow and participate in continuing education (e.g. conferences, seminars, etc.).


  • The Youth Director will report to the Elders of Oakwood, made up of Pastors, and will be supervised by Pastor Frank Radcliff. Also, the Elders will perform an evaluation every 6 months for the first two years, and once a year, thereafter.
  • Youth Director will keep a log of phone calls, in-person visits, and outreach efforts each week.


  • A clear and growing relationship with CHRIST.
  • An understanding and desire to adhere to the beliefs, values, and mission of Oakwood Church (What is our stance on: homosexuality, diversity, equity, and inclusion, CRT, trans ideology?).
  • A personable and leader’s heart.
  • Would like the individual to at least have a bachelor’s degree from a reputable Bible College, but is not required.
  • A proven ability to work effectively with youth, volunteers, parents, and staff.
  • Above average oral and written communication, organizational, and time management skills.
  • A lifestyle of tithing.
  • An understanding of GOD’s Word.
  • A good name in his/her community – with prior employers, pastors, professors, and friends.
  • Ability to relocate to Saline, MI 48176 or surrounding area.


Full-time or as a Youth Ministry Internship.


$35,000 – $50,000 per year


  • Would like the individual to have had at least 2 years of experience in youth work, but is not absolutely required. (This can have taken place during college).
  • Oakwood would also be willing to have a conversation with an individual doing a youth ministry internship from a reputable school.