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Cheyenne, WY


North Christian Church is looking for a Youth Minister who is relational, collaborative, and has a desire to influence a whole community for Jesus.  

Denomination: Non-denominational (roots in the Restoration Movement and the Relational Discipleship Network) 

Church attendance: 125


North Christian Church started just prior to 1960 with a few dedicated families. The church started as a Church of Christ, and later changed to Christian Church. The church has a history of longevity in the minister position, having only a relatively small number of ministers who stay for a longer number of years.  

In 1997 the church moved to its current location, building a brand new building on a number of newly purchased acres on the north side of town. After continued growth, an additional addition/remodel was done in 2005. In its 'prime' NCC's attendance was over 300, current attendance is around 125. 

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Vision and Belief 


Connecting People to Jesus Christ and Each Other.  

NCC believes the vision is accomplished best through relational environments that promote discipleship/spiritual growth. 

NCC is part of the Relational Discipleship Network. This is a network of churches that provide coaching, training, and resources to help churches become confident disciple making leaders who shift culture.  

To learn more about the Relational Discipleship Network CLICK HERE



We believe that man, created by God, willfully sinned and as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ, whose death, burial, and resurrection, opened the way for salvation.


The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is God inspired, it is the truth without any mixture or error.


God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

God the Father

We believe that God the Father holds all the attributes of God while exercising a unique role in the triune God. The Godhead is in agreement with the role of each: God as Father, Son as sacrifice, and Spirit as power. He is the father of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and yet still one with both as God. The Father adopts believers into relationship with Him as their Father. With Christ, believers have the privilege of being heirs to God’s glory. He actively prunes/disciplines believers to strengthen them for His glory.


Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead on the third day to demonstrate His power over sin and death. he ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to claim His own and take them to that same Heaven.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to convict men of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for carrying out His desires, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and is our intercessor. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

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At NCC the board of elders make big picture decisions on vision and policy, and devote themselves to the shepherding of the church. The staff's role is to take that vision and policy and implement it. The Sr Minister is not currently an elder, but plans to be in the coming months. Elders do not directly influence/direct ministries and support staff, rather everything flows through the Sr Minister, including staff instructions.

The leadership culture is described as one of teamwork and mutual accountability. 

LEAD PASTOR - Matt Snyder

Matt is 34 years old, father of 4 (10 & under), married to Kimee for 13 years. He grew up in western Nebraska on a family farm/ranch. He was called to vocational ministry in 2014, attended Summit Christian College from 2006-2010, graduating with a BA in Ministry with an emphasis in Youth Ministry. He interned at NCC the summer of 2009, he and his wife did 'weekend ministry' at NCC through his Sr year of college, and he was hired as the full time Youth Minister in 2010. After the Family Minister left in 2013, he transitioned to Associate Minister, still active in Youth but also heavily involved in Worship, tech, online, and oversight in Childrens/Family Ministry. In 2016 he accepted the role of solo/Sr Minister after the retirement of his predecessor. This was not part of his original plan, but was an act of faith and obedience to where God was leading him, his family and NCC. It took Matt a couple years to really find himself in this new role, also going through significant ministry and personal challenges during that time. In 2019 a renewed passion for relational discipleship was discovered again, and he has been leading from that passion and focus since. He has a heart for people, relationships and team. He desires to build a team to not only do the work of ministry, but more importantly be active in the lives of people around them to help them grow in maturity and make disciples. Matt is a S/C on the DISC Assessment/Enneagram 9. Non-ministry related - his family loves all things outdoors. They regularly fish, hunt, camp, travel. He is a fan of The Office and similar shows. He is active in the community as a board member of a local youth swim/athletic club.


After a few years of not having a specific ministry for youth, there is great excitement and anticipation for the relaunching of the student ministries at NCC. The youth currently attend the adult services and are high level volunteers. 


For seven years Matt Snyder was the Student Minister before becoming the Lead Pastor in 2016. Under Matt’s leadership the student ministries had great success with more than 30 students constantly attending and full youth specific ministry opportunities such as weekly services, camps, and events. NCC Youth was known for its strong small group culture.     


This new leader will have the opportunity to dream and launch a student ministry that they feel will best serve NCC students and families.

The student ministries will be all about connecting students to Jesus Christ and each other. They will accomplish this through relational discipleship.


The desire is for there to be a weekly combined youth service for middle school and high school students. This service can be held Sunday nights or mid-week depending on this new leaders vision. This service would include times for games, worship, teaching, and small groups. 


At NCC, relational discipleship is necessary, meaning, they put stock in relationships as the mode of spiritual growth and maturity in the lives of people of all ages. NCC is not a large event driven church, though events can and are used as a bridge to start relationships. It will be vital  that this new leader have an understanding of spiritual growth and discipleship similar to that defined by the Relational Discipleship Network ( This new leader will be part of mentoring, coaching, and networking with the other youth workers from all around the nation as part of the RDN network. 


NCC has great outdoor spaces for students to enjoy games such as volleyball, gaga ball, and basketball. There is also a large multi-purpose room that is available for dodgeball and other large group games. They also have two rooms that seat about 20-30 students each that can be used for large group gatherings and/or small group rooms. NCC is set up for success. 


Cheyenne has had a strong network of youth workers from different denominations that have a rich history of working together to organize community wide events throughout the year. This group gathers occasionally for times of prayer, food, and encouragement. Pastor Matt is excited about helping introduce and build these relationships with other church leaders in Cheyenne.  


Pastor Matt has continued taking the students from NCC to a summer camp each year even after his appointment as Leader Pastor. This new leader will have the opportunity to plan events and trips for students such as CIY (Christ In Youth), church camp, skiing, hiking, camping, and local events with other youth ministries.  



The new Student Minister will have the ability to establish the ministry from the ground up. While there is a great history, the new leader will have to build teams and leaders from scratch. While NCC Youth has a history of having committed small group leaders, host homes, and volunteers, this new leader will need to build that once again. There are already a few families who are ready to jump in a join the volunteer team. 


It is imperative that the new Student Minister designs a ministry structure that is scalable to grow with the church. Recruiting and training new adult leaders will be a primary focus for this new leader. There are people within the church who have expressed a desire to volunteer once there is a newly appointed leader. 


NCC’s culture is highly relational. A successful candidate will be able to convey warmth and sincerity as they cultivate relationships inside the church and in the community. It will be important that the new leader feels comfortable with kids, students, parents, and older adults.


Pastor Matt is excited about adding a new leader to the team. The ideal candidate will have a heart and desire to come alongside P. Matt as a collaborator serving NCC.


Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city (about 65,000) of Wyoming. It is the principal city of the Cheyenne metropolitan statistical area which encompasses all of Laramie County and has about 100,000 residents.

Cheyenne is a mixture of agricultural, industrial, and rural. In recent years a few large tech companies have moves headquarters into Cheyenne. Cheyenne Frontier Days is the worlds largest outdoor rodeo, during this time the city doubles in size for 10 days. With the plains to the north and east, mountains to the west, and the front range/cities to the south this nature's playground for those who love the outdoors. For those who love the big city, Denver is only 90 minutes away. Denver provides all the luxuries of the city, professional sports, restaurants, amusement parks, museums, and theaters.  


Title: Youth Minister  

Reports to: Sr. Minister and NCC Eldership

Status: Full-time, exempt

The Associate Minister of Youth will oversee, coordinate and cast vision for the Youth Ministry areas, and subsequent supporting ministry teams. This individual will work with existing teams to continue and improve the ministry environments by leading, supporting, resourcing, and equipping existing and future volunteers. A detailed overview is provided below.

Description of Duties / Students

Provide leadership for the Student Ministry including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Oversee and implement a strategic vision for the ministry to youth that encapsulates
  • Relational discipleship in all areas, utilizing the Orange Philosophy of family ministry.
  • Develop and work directly with existing ministry leaders and volunteers in all areas, providing support, development, and leadership as needed, ensuring student ministry areas are ministered to directly.
  • Actively lead, recruit for and organize Student Ministry activities and programming.
  • Assist in planning and executing existing special programmings and events such as Summer VBS, Winter Jingle Jam, summer conferences and occasional missions, etc.
  • Develop appropriate discipleship relationships with students, and equip parents to develop the faith of their own children.
  • Mentor and practice relational discipleship of all ministry volunteers.

Description of Duties / General Ministry

Be involved in general ministry duties including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Understand, be trained in and begin implementing relational discipleship in your personal life.
  • Attend and engage in weekly staff meetings and participate in church evaluation and development.
  • Manage and steward applicable budgets.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of church-wide events.
  • Occasionally preach during all Sunday services.
  • Be involved in a Care Group within the church.
  • Be engaged in the community regularly, directly with those not connected to a church.
  • Assist in and develop the ability to make calls and visits, as well as plan and lead weddings and funerals 

Key Results Areas:

The Associate Minister of Students and Worship is a new ministry position for NCC. The individual will begin working with ministries previously led by other staff or volunteers. Because of the amount of opportunities available for this position, the NCC Leadership sees the following as the most important ministry areas needing to see progress, as soon as possible:

  • Youth
    • Actively lead, recruit for and organize Student Ministry activities and programming.
    • Recruit, train and release adult volunteers to assist and lead elements of the Youth Ministry within the overall vision of NCC. 
    • Assist in planning and executing existing special Family Ministry programmings and events such as SummerVBS, Winter Jingle Jam, summer conferences and occasional missions, etc.
    • Be available for support and guidance to the existing Children's Ministry team as needed. 
  • General Ministry
    • Understand, be trained in and begin implementing the relational discipleship model, as developed by Real Life Ministries.
    • Attend and engage in weekly staff meetings and participate in church evaluation and development.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Be a follower of Jesus and live a lifestyle that demonstrates obedience to Christ.
  • Be willing to be held accountable, as defined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
  • Be in agreement with the essential doctrinal beliefs of NCC.
  • Be committed to the core vision of NCC.
  • Be committed to Biblical tithing.
  • Be fully supportive of the leadership of NCC.
  • Be engaged in relational discipleship in all areas of ministry.
  • Be committed to set and achieve ministry vision and goals.
  • Have the ability to build and maintain appropriate relationships with students and adults.
  • Have a high level of accountability and personal motivation.
  • Be able to be a functioning team player.
  • Have completed or working towards a Bachelors degree in applicable ministry area, from a
  • recognized Christian college or university.


Full-time position (45 hours) with benefits including, vacation days, personal days, cell phone reimbursement, and conference/education allowance. 


If, after a thorough look at these documents, you sense that this would be a good fit for you, please contact:


To find out more about North Christian Church, please peruse their website at and learn more about their beliefs, and the many other ministries of the church.

If, after a thorough look at these documents, you sense that this would be a good fit for you, please contact Ryan Latham:

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