Children and Youth Ministry Leader — West Vancouver United Church

Reporting To: Lead Minister

The Children and Youth Ministry Leader is a part of the ministry team at WVUC, reporting to the Lead Minister. This person desires to see children, youth and their families flourish and discover how to live a life of faith in a secular world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with Lead Minister to determine programming
  • Coordinating volunteers to support children & youth programs
  • Taking the lead on nurturing vibrant community amongst families of children and youth
  • Supporting the multigenerational vision of the church
  • Participating in planning team that oversees ministry to young people and their families
  • Maintaining contact database for families and teens
  • Maintaining relevant social media presence for teens

Nursery – 0 to 4

  • Being contact person for nursery care provider

Sunday Club – Grades K to 3

  • Fostering a collaborative relationship with the leader of this group

Sunday Club – Grades 4 to 7, (Grade 8+ in service together or in leadership)

  • Planning and leading Sunday morning program
    for grades 4 to 7
  • Organizing and leading summer Kids Camp

Youth group – Grades 8 to 12

  • Leading Thursday evening program and seasonal events
  • Maintaining relationships with teens (and parents when possible)
  • Organizing and leading relevant events such youth retreats, outreach projects and trips, etc
  • Working with Lead Minister in supporting confirmation classes
  • Develop leadership amongst teens (Sunday Club opportunities, Summer Kids Camp, nursery, and multigenerational opportunities)

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Awareness and compassion for the pressures that young people are facing.
  • Ability to relate to a broad range of ages while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • Ability to create a safe space where young people can develop a sense of belonging and friendship with each other.
  • Ability to work well in a team and with volunteers.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative understanding of using social media for connecting with youth.
  • Technological proficiency is essential.

Time Commitment: 17.5 hours a week

Estimated breakdown of weekly hours:

  • Weekly Youth Group gatherings – 3 hours
  • Weekly Sunday Club – 2 hours
  • Preparation & planning – 5 hours
  • Nurturing community of families and young
    people – 3 hours
  • Managing youth social media – 1 hour
  • Other projects and programs – 2.5 hours (seasonal)
  • Communication and administration – 1 hour
  • Community partnerships and communication
    with families – varies (minimal)

Hours/Days Worked: Must be available for weekly evening youth group gatherings, Sunday mornings, and additional special events. Outside of this, the hours are flexible.

Full job posting and application available at this link. Email Jan Leonard at with any questions.

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