Independent Presbyterian Church (“IPC”) in Birmingham, AL is a 2,300 member Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation. Located in the heart of a vibrant city in a diverse and historic neighborhood, IPC is known for a commitment to local and global missions, beautiful and uplifting worship, and excellent Christian Education.

The youth ministry at IPC draws from throughout the Birmingham area, and students are involved in a wide variety of ministries in the church and beyond. Core components of the youth ministry include Sunday night programs, Sunday morning classes, Wednesday night activities, regular opportunities for mission and service, and summer activities, including an annual pilgrimage to the Montreat Youth Conference.

The Director of Youth Ministry (“DYM”) will be stepping in to an exciting time in the life of the congregation and the youth ministry. In 2016, IPC contracted with Ministry Architects, a consulting group working with churches to build innovative and sustainable ministries, to broaden and deepen the youth ministry. A team of volunteers and staff worked with Ministry Architects to craft a vision for the youth ministry and put in place the people and systems to support this vision. The mission statement below guides the youth ministry, and the youth ministry is understood to be a ministry of the entire congregation.

The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) works as a member of the Christian Education staff, and the Youth Ministry is part of the larger Christian Education Ministry Team of the Session. Responsibilities include the leadership and management of the various aspects of the youth ministry, as well as the supervision of part time staff and the recruitment and care of adult volunteers. Salary and benefits are competitive.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

IPC Youth Ministry Mission Statement:

The IPC youth ministry exists to join in God’s generous welcome of all types of people,

 to cultivate transforming environments for growing in the love of God,

and to reflect Christ to one another and the world.