Director of Youth Discipleship and Outreach at First Presbyterian Church (Marshalltown, IA)


First Presbyterian is hiring for a full-time staff position focused on reaching out to and equipping the next generation. 

Position Requirements

Growing relationship with Jesus Christ

Passion for working with children, youth, and team members

Ability to engage and disciple youth

Strength in leading and teaching in large and small groups

Inspire church family to use their gifts and talents for youth ministry

Excellent communication skills

Connect with people of all ages

Summary of Responsibilities

Children and Youth Ministry:

  • Teach and lead children in youth ministry programs that are fun, educational, purposeful, and consistent with First Presbyterian Church’s mission
  • Coordinate, promote, implement, and further develop a quality Christian Education program for children and youth (preschool – 12th grade) including, but not limited to, children’s Sunday school, Wednesday after-school program, Vacation Bible School, middle and high school youth groups, and seasonal/special events
  • Lead the Christian Education Committee to recruit, train, and supervise teachers and volunteers to meet education program requirements of the church
  • Cultivate youth in church leadership
  • Connect with families to assist parents in equipping the next generation as disciples
  • Communicate and publish all activities through newsletters, bulletins, and church calendar and social media as needed
  • Ensure programs and volunteers are compliant with the child protection policy


  • Along with the pastor, lead the church in engaging children and youth in the Marshalltown area through church supported activities and programs
  • Work with the Missions Committee to plan for and lead youth and intergenerational mission and outreach opportunities


  • Regularly participate in worship leadership by reading, speaking, or leading music
  • Responsible for assuring that children and youth are considered and included within the life of the Church and worship

Terms of Employment

  • Undergraduate degree in related field or minimum three years’ experience in youth ministry, preferred
  • Must pass a background check
  • Salary commensurate with skills and experience
  • Professional and personal references

Interested Candidates

Send a letter of interest and resume to [email protected]

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