Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

Director of Family Ministries Position Description



The primary job of the Director of Family Ministries is to encourage parents in the task of inviting their children to join them on the Way of Christian discipleship and to mobilize the people of Emmanuel for the work of fulfilling their baptismal promise to the children and youth of the congregation to “guide and nurture them by word and deed, with love and prayer, encouraging them to know and follow Jesus Christ.” 



Leadership Development:

·         Develop relationships with members of the congregation with a view to identifying those who are called to and gifted for ministry to children and youth.

·         Equip members of the congregation to act on this calling as they serve in various ministries to the children and youth of the church.

·         Come alongside parents with a view to helping them to live out their faith in the presence of their children and so invite them to take up the discipleship journey.

·         Foster environments conducive to the formation of intergenerational relationships within the congregation.


Program Coordination:

·         Recruit and provide leadership for the teams of people who carry out the various programs for children and youth (i.e. weekly Sunday morning children’s programing, annual vacation Bible school, youth events, family game nights, mission trips, etc.).    

·         Meet regularly with the Pastor, Church Ministry Coordinator and the members of the Life Together Commission of the Session.

·         Relate to the Director and teaching staff of the Bothell Community Preschool especially with a view to issues surrounding the use of shared space.

·         Keep the congregation informed about family ministry events and programs for children and youth via website, emails, bulletin announcements, etc.

·         In conjunction with the pastor and the Life Together commission, develop an annual budget for the ministry.


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

·         A follower of Jesus Christ who cares about the faith development of families.

·         Values the primacy of relationship in the way she/he carries out the work.

·         A degree, coursework, or significant training in the areas of spiritual formation/education, theology, Biblical studies.

·         Experience in coordinating program in a congregational setting.


Hours, Compensation, Supervision & Application:

·         12 hours/week with annual compensation of $20,000.  Two weeks paid vacation/year. Presence on Sunday mornings and mid-week staff meetings.  Holidays: New Year’s Day, most Monday national holidays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas (unless it falls on a Sunday). Supervised by the Pastor.