Director of High School Ministry — First Presbyterian Church of Spokane

First Presbyterian Church of Spokane - Spokane, WA

Job Type: Full-Time

Denomination: Presbyterian (PCUSA)

Church Description:

First Presbyterian Church of Spokane (aka First Pres) is a vibrant intergenerational PCUSA community that happens to worship in a beautiful 110-year-old sanctuary. As a downtown church, our congregants come from throughout the local community yet are committed to working and serving in the neighborhood where God has planted us. Worshiping and serving together, the people of First Presbyterian have been a witness to God’s kingdom for over 125 years.

Our vision statement is simple –  Internally Strong Externally Focused. These four words capture our desire to be Christ-followers who seek to continually grow in faith as the Body of Christ for and with each other, and to live as active witnesses within our community and world.

The high school ministry has been historically strong, attracting church and un-churched youth who grapple together, exploring questions of faith and living out Christ’s love in the community and beyond. Like many churches, the pandemic impacted this group, creating the present opportunity to build connections with a new generation of students, to strategize innovative ministry methods, to create a vibrant volunteer team, and to empower parents to fulfill their influential role in discipling their teens.

Job Description:

PURPOSE: As a member of the family ministry team, the full-time director of high school ministry is responsible to develop and lead a vibrant, effective, and comprehensive ministry for high school students and their families, in alignment with the church’s mission, vision, and values.


ACCOUNTABLE TO: Senior pastor + working collaboration with director of family ministry



  • Committed, mature believer and growing follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated success in leading student or high school ministries.
  • Demonstrated experience in building, leading, and caring for volunteer teams.
  • Love, passion, and appreciation for high school students.
  • Ability to relate to, engender trust, and mentor students from diverse backgrounds and situations. An understanding of, and ability to relate to, current student and Pacific Northwest culture.
  • Motivated and self-disciplined, with demonstrated execution and time management skills that can be scaled from small to large ministry activities.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, including engaging public speaking and teaching ability.



  1. Lead Volunteers – Build a culture where volunteers love to serve by recruiting, equipping, mentoring, and nurturing a vested team of volunteers.
  2. Create a relational discipleship culture – Actively connect with students and encourage volunteers to do likewise through ministry programming, presence at and participating in student events outside of church, building a culture for mentoring relationships, ensuring safe opportunities to explore faith and doubt, and ensuring regular communication with students, volunteers, and parents.
  3. Provide strategic leadership – Create and lead a comprehensive, relevant, and developmentally appropriate spiritual formation program that engages a growing number of youth and their families on a consistent basis.
  4. Build sustainable systems – Ensure all the support systems necessary to lead an active ministry are functioning with excellence. This includes things like ensuring an accurate database and attendance tracking; consistent visitor follow-up; volunteer screening, onboarding, and training; creating and overseeing a budget; creating and caring for inviting ministry spaces.
  5. Collaborate – As a member of a large and active church staff, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in staff meetings and events and work in close proximity with members of the family ministry team to ensure an aligned ministry for children, infants through young adult.

Interested? Apply here.

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