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Senior/Lead Pastors

Pastor of Family and Youth

Des Moines Gospel Chapel
Posted: 02/08/2023
Salary/Range: TBD
Des Moines, Washington


The Family & Youth Directors role is to partner with parents to nurture a faith in their family that lasts a lifetime. They not only disciple kids but the parents to disciple their kids. They do this by casting a vision for family ministry to the larger church, overseeing Sunday classrooms from Nursery-5th grade, volunteer teams, curriculum, scheduling regular family events, and supporting families and their kids in the community. Additionally, this happens by integrating the community and the youth through discipleship of students, 6th-12th grade. This role also collaborates with the lead pastor to cultivate a broader church environment that is conducive to reaching youth.



Love for and commitment to Jesus and His Church
A pastorally gifted person with Deacon level maturity
Love for kids and a desire to reach and disciple them
Love for students and ability to reach and disciple them
Collaborative, creative, approachable, joyful, and serving attitude
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Resourceful, adaptable, and self-starter
Ability to support volunteers with varying skill levels
Vision for discipleship and Spiritual formation within community
Organizational capacity, detail-oriented, problem-solving skills, forward-thinking
Magnetism and networking, leadership development skills
People management and conflict resolution skills
Ability to plan a year into the future



Oversee Family & Kids Ministry

Responsible for the overall direction, including but not limited to curriculum, communication, training, and development
Oversee systems and streamline how Kids Ministry runs
Build and maintain solid communication with parents
Nurture, inspire and disciple volunteers or potential volunteers. Build volunteer teams that disciple our kids and encourage parents in their own discipleship at home
The goal: Kids Ministry should be the highlight of each kids’ week and a place where volunteers say, “Wow, I’m really making an impact!”
Plan and execute 4-8 kid-focused community events and/or workshops to equip our families and reach new ones
Oversee KidReach and connect w/ local Elementary schools

Vision for Family & Kids Ministry

Some ideas: How can we serve this city through our family Ministry
Cast vision for growth in Family Ministry
Equip kids for God’s mission in their schools, families, and communities
Equip parents for God’s mission in their families and communities
Reach whole families through ministry to the kids

Disciple Youth

Responsible for the overall direction, including but not limited to curriculum, communication, training, and development
Build and maintain communication with parents
Nurture, inspire, and disciple volunteers or potential volunteers
Mentoring students
Integrate students into the larger church family (particular emphasis on Sundays)
Oversee Youth gatherings on Sundays after service
Plan and execute 4-8 outreaches/events geared toward nonbelievers and guests per year
Work with Lead pastor to create a church environment where youth are welcomed, taught, equipped, and empowered
Start Bible Studies in the local Middle school and High school


Hours: Fulltime

Compensation: $65k, w/ medical, retirement, and vision


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