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Basic Function of Pastor of Youth and Family Life:

To facilitate ministries to youth and families that support the mission of the church, its Biblical mandates to disciple and spread the gospel while utilizing family units to build up the body of Christ. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement ways to strengthen and support faith in families

  • Provide resources for families to parent and disciple biblically

  • Lead Emmanuel’s efforts in creating and facilitation of Next Gen events

  • Develop yearly goals, objectives and budget for Next Gen programs

  • Support families in crisis

  • Oversee other ministries related to Next Gen (youth ministry, Post-High ministry,)

  • Recruit, equip and encourage Next Gen leaders and leaders of other related ministries, valuing an intergenerational model 

  • Lead and facilitate youth ministry initiatives

  • Attend staff meetings

  • Participate in other aspects of church life (worship, Sunday school, home group, special events)

  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong faith in Christ, with an understanding and appreciation of the Wesleyan perspective

  • A traditional biblical understanding and appreciation for the centrality of marriage and family

  • Ability to support and show grace to different types of family structures

  • Humility, love, and appreciation for others

  • Planning, organization and management skills                                 

  • Excellent oral and written communication

  • Ability to lead and mentor others

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work with others as a part of team approach to ministry


Experience and Education:

  • Experience in church leadership and supervision

  • Experience working with children and/or youth

  • Ministry experience, education and training in the areas of marriage and family life, youth and adolescent development, or children’s ministry

  • Education at least to the level of bachelor’s degree in the fields of marriage and family life, youth and adolescent development, or children’s ministry preferred


Compensation – Commensurate with levels of experience and education.


Emmanuel is member of the Free Methodist Church which is a Methodist Christian denomination within the holiness movement, based in the United States. It is evangelical in nature and is Wesleyan-Arminian in theology. 

For more information about the Free Methodist denomination, please visit 

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