Children, Youth & Family Ministry (CYFM) Director

Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Tacoma, WA

Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry

Posted on: January 14, 2021


Job Description:

Children and Youth Sunday School: Develop or secure an ongoing curriculum for spiritual formation for all children and youth that is representative of our theological perspective and ethos. Manage all aspects of the Sunday school Program. Teach as needed.
Volunteer Coordination & Training: Attract, train, and manage volunteers to work with our children and youth in Sunday school, youth programming, and young adult ministry.
Managing Staff: Recruit, train, support, and manage all staff related to children, youth, and family ministry. Right now, that is just our nursery staff.
Youth Programming: Develop and sustain engaging programming that helps our youth explore and deepen their spiritual lives, gives them opportunities to serve others, and engages them in current events and social justice.
Relationship Building & Mentoring: Create strong and healthy relationships with our children, youth, and young adults to support them in their faith and life journey.
Special Programming: Plan and lead special events, camps, weekend retreats, overnights, mission or learning experiences for youth, children, families, and young adults. This includes building off our existing Wild Goose Adventures week long Summer VBS for preschool to early elementary.
Community Engagement & Advocacy: Engage and help our children, youth, and the rest of our_noemailmunity advocate on important and timely issues that impact children, youth, and families. Confirmation: Develop and coordinate a confirmation program for our youth and other various "rites of passage" experiences for our children and youth that help them and us mark milestones and transitions in their life and faith journey.
Worship: Lead and coordinate meaningful regular and seasonal participation of children and youth during worship services. This includes our annual Christmas program.
Internship Program: Explore the viability and hopefully create and lead an internship program to employ college age or young adults to work with our youth. Provide them training, supervision, and professional development opportunities.
Young Adult / College Ministry: Explore and potentially develop a ministry to young adult and college age students.
Communication: Effectively_noemailmunicate with families, the congregation, the CYFM Committee, the CYFM Elder, the Pastor and Director of Operations. Manage social media related to CYFM areas of ministry and create online content.
Meetings, Reporting, & Collaboration: Attend and co-facilitate (with CYFM elder) monthly CYFM Committee meetings, attend session meetings quarterly, provide monthly reports to the session, and meet twice a month with your supervisor (the Pastor) and work collaboratively with all staff and leaders within the church as needed.

About Immanuel Presbyterian Church:

Immanuel Presbyterian Church (IPC) is an inclusive, thoughtful, creative, and involved Christian community in the heart of the North End of Tacoma, Washington. Black lives matter to us. Those who identify as queer, trans, or gender non-conforming are welcome and many "queer" identifying people worship with us and serve in leadership.

Our community is socially, politically, and theologically liberal for the most part while still having a wide variety of perspectives. While our tradition is Christian, we also understand and acknowledge the divine's presence in other spiritual and religious traditions. Our membership includes those who understand what it means to be Christian differently, including those who identify as agnostic or who are seekers. 


A bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree in related fields would be highly desirable.
The director needs to demonstrate a proficient progressive theological background. They should have excellent interpersonal communication skills, a collaborative and shared leadership style, be a consensus builder, and be well organized and proficient at meeting deadlines. They should be able to express their own spiritual life and faith and be an excellent overall communicator. The right candidate will understand the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of children, youth, and young adults.
We seek a director who has a demonstrated ability to develop, manage, grow, and sustain a ministry to young adults, youth, children, and their families. The director shall demonstrate successful program development and management related to Christian education and/or youth, family, and young adult ministry.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Children, Youth & Family Ministry (CYFM) Director
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
40,000 - 50,000
Organization Type:
Presbyterian - PCUSA
Worship Style:
Church Size:
100 - 250

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Contact Name:
deborah davenport
901 N J Street
909 N J Street - office
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