Children and Youth Ministry Intern

First United Methodist Church - La Porte, IN4.3


We are accepting resumes until January 15th and then will begin interviewing qualified candidates.

We are looking for a summer intern to serve along-side of our current youth and children’s minister. We would like our youth intern to be going through the youth ministry, Christian Education or pastoral ministry track / major. (We will be open to all other majors from Christian or Secular colleges.)

Time: We are looking for a period of 10 to 11 weeks in the summer. Probably to begin the latter part of May and end in early August. (there may be some flexibility) This is a full time position.

We are hoping for a male counterpart to our female youth & Children’s minister but will hire the best candidate. It would be nice if this person had some musical skills, but not a must for the position.

Qualifications: 1. Love God. 2. Love Teens & Children towards making disciples of Jesus Christ. 3. Love the Church as a means to make teenage disciples for Jesus Christ. 4. Strong Christian Character and ability to relate to teens.

Duties: 1. Help lead youth meetings and Bible studies for both middle school and high school youth. 2. Help organize children & youth events, retreats, camps and mission trips during the summer. 3. Meet with the teens during the week for casual gatherings and to build personal relationships. 4. Follow the direction and leadership of the current youth minister. 5. Attend worship services with the teens on Sunday mornings. 6. Attend some of the leadership committees of the church for learning purposes.

Housing: A church family in the life of the church will support this intern with free housing and meals.

Immediate Supervisor: Jennifer Casper: Current Youth Minister: 10 years in youth ministry

Overall Supervisor: Pastor Bob Vale: 20 year youth ministry veteran.

Job Type: Internship


  • High school or equivalent (Required)