Youth and Children's Ministry
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.
- 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.
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.