Youth Director

Youth Director - Sarah Taylor

Phone: 941-697-1747

The Youth Director develops, coordinates, implements, and supervises the youth programs of Gulf Cove United Methodist Church. The Youth Director reports to the senior pastor.

See Youth Ministry

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide opportunities for the development, nurturing, and spiritual growth of the youth at Gulf Cove United Methodist Church.
  • Develop and implement United Methodist Youth Fellowship weekly evening programs, as well as other additional youth activities and events.
  • Participate in periodic retreats.
  • Provide assistance with youth Sunday School and other youth educational programs of the church. Promote these programs among the congregation and community at large.
  • Actively encourage members, friends, guests, and new teens to attend youth group.
  • As the youth program grows at GCUMC, coordinate volunteers for Jr./Sr. MYF.
  • Develop outreach plans focused on local, state, and foreign missions.
  • Participate in worship on a weekly basis.
  • Attend Church Council meetings, and provide reports about the implementation of youth programs and ministries.
  • Coordinate publicity for youth programs with church and community publications.
  • Maintain relationships with the District and Conference Coordinators and participate in denominational activities at these levels, as time permits.
  • Meet regularly with local church youth leaders to share ideas and coordinate activities.
  • Stay current on continuing education offerings, and attend those approved by the senior pastor and supported by the operating budget.
  • Manage finances within the youth budget, and organize fundraisers as needed.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Perform other related functions as may be assigned by the senior pastor.
  • Attend Education Committee meetings.