First UMC (Vancouver, WA): P/T Children’s and Youth Ministry Director

Vancouver First United Methodist Church (VANFUMC) seeks to build upon our opportunities to help children, youth and families to serve Jesus Christ in our local and global community. We are looking for a person with passion and excitement for what our faith community may be able to offer families as they seek to grow in their Christian faith. Will you be the one to lift the joy of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ into the families of our church community?

Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who:

  • Demonstrates strong values of Christian Discipleship with theological openness to all of God’s children.
  • Demonstrates depth of theological thought and care for teaching Christian faith.
  • Has the ability to work with a diverse community and a variety of families and family structures.
  • Has prior experience developing and supervising educational, service-related, or other programming for children and/or youth in a church setting.


  • Work with the leadership of VANFUMC to build ministries for children and youth.
  • Coordinate weekly opportunities for ministry with children (ages 6 to 11). At a minimum, these would include age-appropriate classes or activities on Sunday morning.
  • Coordinate weekly opportunities for ministry with youth (ages 12 to 18) that could include classes or discussion groups, fellowship activities, and service opportunities for example.
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteer leadership for programs. 
  • Work with staff to promote and support children’s and youth programs, schedule programs, and coordinate room use.
  • Keep parents informed about and engaged with children and youth ministries. Listen and respond to parental concerns.
  • Be present with children, youth and families on Sunday mornings.
  • Promote programs through church communications including weekly bulletin, emails, social media and personal contacts with church members.
  • Ensure that VANFUMC’s ministries for children and youth adhere to Safe Sanctuary policies.

Hours and compensation:

This is a part-time hourly position (approximately 20 hours per week). Pay rate is $25 per hour. Position is eligible for paid sick, vacation, and holiday leave. 

To apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (name, address, and phone number) to:

Children and Youth Ministry Director Recruitment
Vancouver First United Methodist Church
401 E 33rd St, Vancouver, WA 98663

Applications may also be emailed to

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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