Position: Youth and Family Minister

Supervisors: Lakeview Shepherds and Youth and Family Leadership
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Attendance: 230+
Shepherds: 5
Phone: (253) 537-5181
Website: lakeviewchurchofchrist.church

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education

– A Bible or Youth/ Ministry degree from a brotherhood preaching school or University
– Able to communicate and interact with shepherds, preaching minister, deacons, youth team members and the congregation
– Communicate thoughts and ideas in writing articles, emails, ect…

– Resume
– Cover Letter (Letter of Intent)
– Philosophy of applicant’s ministry statement (not to exceed one page)
Three Recommendation letters that reflect the character and integrity of the applicant: one from an elder of the church attended, one from an academic professor of higher education, and one personal relationship (excluding relatives).

Submit to youth@lakeviewcofc.org

General Description:
The Youth and Family Minister will work with youth and families of Lakeview Church of Christ under the direction of the shepherds to ensure that there is a strong foundation of biblical knowledge modeled for Christian living through experience and action within youth and families. A major goal will be leading our youth to Christ and helping them launch into their own Christian walk.  Through his positive example within the church family, he will teach, mentor, provide counsel and direction and emulate Christ to all. A disciple-maker dedicated to making disciple-makers for Christ, 2 Timothy 2:2.

– A maturing spirit-filled Christian man who has a disciplined and consistent thirst for study and teaching the bible to growing minds to love the study of God’s word, and dedicated to biblical fellowship, communion, and to prayer. (Acts 2:41-42)
– Prepare for Bible Classes, Devo, Meetings, and job-related functions, and always ready for sound teaching. 

Specific Responsibilities:
– Build a strong youth group as a key functioning part of the LORD’s body at Lakeview.
– Create space that the child and the parent can use to form a spiritual bond (spiritual quarterback directing and facilitating the charismatic interaction of excitement and relatability of the family’s spiritual growth) that promotes Christ-likeness living.
– Work directly with parents to empower them to build spiritual discipline with their own children.
– Direct and provide communication to families and the church about ministry activities via email, text, phone calls, and social media
– Pursue a growing and consistent personal relationship with families and their youth.
– Participate in at least one leadership training or workshop yearly; coordinated with the Leadership.
– Work directly with the youth and family ministry team in continuing the ministry plan for the youth group.
– Provide a safe environment for all youth and family.
– Develop and pursue a family discipleship ministry that teaches sound biblical doctrines and stimulates growth opportunities for both youth and families.
– Design ways to pursue and obtain feedback from both families and youth that help foster growth.
– Help the transition from youth group to adult ministries within the Lakeview church body.
– Become actively involved with the Delano Bay Camp ministry.

Administrative Duties:
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours coordinated with the Leadership.
– Prepare and submit to the Leadership a yearly budget proposal and ensure the Leadership receives a monthly income/expense report.
– Submit articles for the bulletin as required/requested.
– Work cooperatively with the Shepherds, Preaching Minister, and other ministry leaders.