Job Board

Youth and Children's Ministry

Youth Pastor

Grace Church Seattle
Posted: 10/20/2023
Salary/Range: $50,000-65,000 plus Parsonage and full-time Benefits
West Seattle, WA

Vision: We desire a Youth Pastor who loves God and the Word uncompromisingly. Who is equipped to work with teens and their parents to help them navigate living in a secular culture. This is a mission field that requires a thinker who cares about teens and who desires to equip them for the college years and real life here and now.


1 – Qualifications:

-Character – 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9 qualifications:

  • Must love the Lord and spend time with God regularly.
  • If married, love his wife and children seeing them as first ministry responsibility.
  • Must be a man of integrity with compassion for people and with the ability to work well with multiple different personality types and especially teenagers.
  • Must be humble, teachable, and loyal to the leadership of Grace Church Seattle.
  • Must be a team player.

 -Education / Experience –

  • Bachelors or Master’s in Biblical Studies, Youth Ministry, Divinity, or similar degree required.
  • Three or more years of impactful youth ministry experience.


-Competencies –

  • Must be a pastor, able to connect with students on their level without compromising the gospel.
  • Must be a teacher, able to exegete Scripture and teach in a way that connects with students.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and is competent in administration.


2 – Responsibilities:

Develop a youth program (e.g., SS, youth group, small groups, events) for Middle and High School.

  • Lead Middle School to focus on outreach and discipleship.
  • Develop and lead High School students to learn to navigate a secular culture.
  • Recruit parents and volunteers to work with youth in the above ministries.
  • Spend time with students in their environment to win their hearts and inspire them to follow Jesus.


-Other Expectations:

1. To the Senior Pastor (or Elder designee)

  • The Senior Pastor is your supervisor.
  • Without a Senior Pastor, an Elder will take on this role until a Senior Pastor is hired.
  • Weekly prayer, mentorship, and accountability in personal life and professional responsibilities.
  • Yearly review in April – post Easter.


2. In relation to Staff:

  • Preach (1-6 times per year).
  • Collaborate with Children’s Director to develop events, k-12 discipleship plan, scheduling, etc.
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Attend and participate in Elder Meetings at your request or when invited.
  • Participate in church events (e.g., Easter, Christmas Eve, Serve Day, Forums, equipping, etc.).
  • Fill in for C.E. Director when on vacation or sick.
To Apply: Pastor Ryan - - 206-937-8400