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Director of Youth Ministry

Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church
Yakima, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 06/23/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Grace of Christ Presbyterian of Yakima director

 Our Hope for A Long-Term Director of Student Ministry:

  • A deep love for Jesus and a commitment to sharing this love through service and disciple-making
  • An ability to connect well with young people in a fun and engaging kind of way
  • Ideally at least three years experience serving in youth ministry
  • A love for teaching young people about Jesus and the scriptures in a way that helps them wrestle with the tough and life-long questions of faith
  • Experience working with a team of volunteers
  • A bachelor’s degree with some formal and/or on the job training in theology and/or youth ministry
  • An aptitude for leading in innovative and creative ways to both add depth and growth to our student ministry
  • An understanding of how best to use technology in youth ministry (especially social media)
  • Availability to start full-time work in this area in the summer or fall of 2016 with full benefits and a salary to be negotiated based upon experience
  • A commitment to helping the youth ministry program thrive as a fully integrated part of our  larger church

Our Church’s Mission and Vision for Our Student Ministry:

Our mission is to create a safe community for teenagers where they experience the love of Jesus and learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus

Our vision for this community is to be a place where teenagers:

  • learn about the abounding love and grace of Jesus
  • learn about their place in the Kingdom of God and how they can practically be active in God’s work in the world
  • feel safe to be themselves and wrestle with tough questions about life and faith
  • are mentored and loved deeply by adults no matter where these young people are in their walk of faith
  • experience belonging regardless of their faith background, home life, or personal issues
  • are welcomed into the family of faith by the larger church

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to:

Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church of Yakima: c/o Pastor Tyler Van Horn, 9 South 8th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902; Or via email to Pastor Tyler Van Horn

Helpful links for getting to know our church, our student ministry, our denomination and our city:

  • The 7 Pillars of Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church of Yakima (coming soon)
  • Our Church Information Form for ECO (statistics about our church) (coming soon)
  • A brief description of our Student Ministry as currently constructed PDF
  • Our Current Interim Director’s Job Priorities PDF
  • Our Current Student Ministry Intern’s Job Priorities  PDF
  • Our denomination’s website and essential tenets link
  • “I Heart Yakima” Video to help you get to know our city link
  • Yakima Chamber of Commerce to help you get to know our city link
  • Contacts from our Church congregation if you are interested in hearing more about our church community and/or our youth ministry PDF