Job Description

Position Name:

Youth Ministry Apprentice

Job Status:

  • Full Time (40 hrs per week) with benefits
  • This role will be compensated through a base salary paid by Midtown and then given the opportunity to fundraise for additional support
  • This 1-Year Apprenticeship will involve ongoing feedback and coaching as well as formal quarterly reviews assessing the candidate’s performance and journeying with them in considering their sense of vocational calling towards youth ministry. Continued employment at Midtown Fellowship will be assessed at the conclusion of this 1-Year Apprenticeship.


This position reports to Taylor Kelly, Executive Director of Youth

General Description:

Midtown Youth is seeking an individual who will be entrusted with the every-day responsibilities of our ministry while also being discipled, developed, and given space to explore their gifts and callings towards vocational youth ministry in a safe, nurturing environment, within both the Youth staff and the larger Midtown movement.

Specific Attitudes and Requirements:

The Youth Apprentice role is focused on hands-on serving and on-the-job learning. You don’t have to have extensive youth ministry experience, but we are looking for someone who is interested in trying new things and being shepherded by the Youth staff through regular rhythms of observation, collaboration, and reflection. This role is best-suited to candidates who are humble, hard-working, curious, courageous, and – above all – growing in personal intimacy with Jesus as you follow him, are changed by him, and go on mission with him. We are seeking candidates with a college degree or equivalent experience.


  • Partner with the Youth staff to offer relational/intentional/biblical care of middle and high school students
  • Serve faithfully alongside the Youth volunteer team as a student small group leader, participant in all Midtown Youth camps and events, and all other volunteer leader responsibilities
  • Execute assigned tasks as designed and delegated by the Executive Director (XD) & Assistant Director (AD) of Youth  
  • Participate in Youth Camp & Retreat planning/execution/evaluation under leadership of XD & AD
  • Participate in weekly Youth Group & bi-monthly Youth Fellowship Night planning/execution/evaluation under leadership of XD & AD
  • Create and execute setup/cleanup plans for all Youth events/camps/retreats 
  • Model/teach Youth core values & mission/vision statements
  • Intentionally build relationships with parents and students at the Midtown congregation to which they are assigned