Full-time Director of Next Generation Ministries, Calvary Lutheran Church, Alexandria

Director of Next Gen Ministries who will possess the experience, gifts and motivation to help lead the ministries with children, youth and families toward the desired future. Calvary is looking for a dynamic, innovative leader who loves God and possesses a combination of organizational and pastoral leadership skills.

The Director of Next Gen Ministries will embrace the vision for Calvary’s future and imaginatively integrate this vision into the Next Gen Ministries. The ideal individual will be real, authentic and comfortable in their own skin and extend themselves into the lives of others. Because tending to one another is woven into the fabric and ethos at Calvary, the ideal person will be one who loves the staff, congregation, kids and parents as well as the community beyond Calvary. They will lead through relationships where people always come first and will enjoy spending time with them. They will engage all with whom they come in contact relationally - providing program direction and oversight but also personal care. 

The Director of Next Gen Ministries will be intentional about building personal connections with young people and their parents formally and informally. They will also extend themselves into the broader community creating connections with and building bridges for expanded impact in the lives of children and youth. 

The Director of Next Gen Ministries will lead the birth - 18 year old ministries of Calvary by engaging in broad oversight of the programmatic and age focused areas and the associated staff so that all ministries move forward in alignment with the vision. They will motivate, empower and catalyze the current six part time staff members leveraging their gifts and resourcing them to attain the vision and objectives, raising ministries to the next level. They will be responsible for annual reviews of that staff team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A. Degree or higher, preferably in Youth or Child Ministries or Theology
  • Theological alignment as expressed in and through Calvary Lutheran
  • 3 – 5 years of leadership experience with youth, children and families in a medium to large context
  • Demonstrated excellence in public and interpersonal communication

We encourage anyone possessing the above qualifications who senses a potential calling for such an opportunity to contact us to discuss the position. Alternatively, you may know someone you wish to recommend for this position.

INQUIRY PROCESS
To apply for the position, please contact us via email and include a current resume and cover letter outlining your experience and relevant qualifications.
Please also provide at least three references including email and phone contact information for each person. We will not contact your references until later in the process and only upon your approval.
Please submit all materials to: Angie Larson, Executive Pastor angie@calvaryalex.org

Full-time Coordinator of Youth, Family, and Educational Ministries, Cormorant Lutheran Church, Lake Park

This Coordinator is a member of the team ministry of Cormorant Lutheran ChurchThere is no clearer definition of the team ministry than Paul gives in his letter to the Romans:  “For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members of one another.”  Romans 12:4-5.

The focus of this position is to help the congregation, including children, youth, and families, establish a cross-generational caring community to support children (PreK through Grade 6) and youth (Grades 7-12) in their faith formation, and to help youth and families hear and live the gospel in the context of home, working in partnership with the life of the congregation. This is a full-time position averaging 40 hours per week, including both regular and flexible hours.

Accountable to:

  1. Pastor as supervisor of the staff:
    1. Will meet regularly with the pastor
    2. Attend staff meetings
  2. Ministry Teams
    1. Youth Ministry and Christian Education Ministry Team
    2. Worship Team
    3. Small Group Ministries
  1. Congregational Council, reporting on a regular basis.
    1. Personnel Committee

Qualifications:

This position requires a person who is:

  1. Rooted in Lutheran theology, shows commitment to Christ, and has experienced a personal calling to minister to youth. 
  2. A role model reflecting a living faith for youth and adults.
  3. Able to assist adult leaders and youth in their faith life, both one-on-one and in groups.
  4. Effective in maintaining positive relationships with youth, parents, volunteers, and staff.
  5. Experience working with youth (as a volunteer or professional) in the Church.
  6. Strong organizationally, with good communication and interpersonal skills.
  7. Proficient in technology and media.

 Preferred Education:

  • College degree with focus or experience in Youth and Family Ministry,
  • Elementary or Secondary education and/or Communication.

Areas of Responsibility:

 Christian Education (PreK through Grade 6)

  • Sunday School: organize curriculum, volunteers/teachers, classes, special events, Sunday School Christmas Program, Palm Sunday events, etc.
  • Milestone Events: Work with the Pastor to plan and conduct milestone events. such as Holy Baptism celebration, Bible distribution, Holy Communion preparation class, etc.
  • Vacation Bible School: Organize, promote, and help lead the summer VBS program.
  • Meet/collaborate with Christian Education Ministry Team.

Middle Level Youth Ministry (Grades 7-9)

  • Confirmation Ministry Education: lead large group sessions, meal scheduling, keep track of the progress of the confirmands, opening devotions, mentoring portion of the program, etc.
    • Within the Confirmation experience, organize, recruit, and facilitate Middle Level Youth Ministry faith-based activities of fellowship and service.
      • Examples of fellowship may include Confirmation retreats, summer church camp, mission trip opportunities, etc.
      • Examples of service may include leading worship, assisting with technology for church services, church auction support, Palm Sunday brunch, Lenten supper serving, etc.

Secondary Youth Ministry (Grades 10-12)

  • Develop ministry programming to engage confirmed youth in the life of Cormorant Lutheran Church through high school graduation.
    • Establish regular Youth Group learning opportunities for high school youth.
    • Organize and facilitate Secondary Youth Ministry faith-based activities of fellowship and service.
      • Coordinate youth fellowship outings/activities, encourage camping ministries, mission trip opportunities, volunteer opportunities, encourage involvement in Sunday School assistance, etc.
    • ELCA National Youth Gathering Planning (organization, fundraising, volunteers, and participation)

Assist as Directed by Pastor

  • Assist with bible study and visitation, as needed.
  • Coordinate small group activities.

Coordination/Communications

  • Actively communicate the goals and activities of youth programs to the congregation through newsletter articles, social media posts, posters, flyers, and other forms of publicity.
  • Act as point person for communication and shared decision-making between members of Youth, Christian Education Ministry Teams, and church staff.

Other Areas of Interest and Opportunity at CLC

  • Contemporary Worship
  • Music
  • Preaching/Filling Pulpit
  • Teaching

Approximate Work Schedule:

This is a growing and evolving full-time position with flexible hours for planning and communicating.   Scheduled hours include Sunday morning presence and leadership, Confirmation ministry, Youth Group meetings, some office hours, regular weekly meetings with the Pastor, and monthly meetings with the Education and Youth Ministry Teams.  The Personnel Committee will meet with the coordinator and Pastor to review the responsibilities and hours needed for this position on an annual basis.

Resumes can be sent to Pastor Wade Dutton: wade@cormorantlutheran.org

 

Full-time Director of Faith Formation: Dilworth Lutheran Church, Dilworth

Effective:                   January 2024
Reports to:                Senior Pastor
Full-Time:                  40 hours/week
FLSA Classification:  Exempt

Position Summary

The Director of Faith Formation is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and knowledge for the youth programs at Dilworth Lutheran Church. This position guides the development and implementation of initiatives, activities, and events that are designed to grow faith in Christ in young people.

Essential Functions

  • Committed to life and growth of a relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Develops, implements and leads imaginative youth and family ministry. This will include mission
    trips, youth gatherings and regular service activities.
  • Grows leadership and faith in adult leaders, mentors and Sunday/Wednesday School teachers.
  • Models faith in daily living, while walking with others on their faith journey.
  • Communicates with leadership and attends youth and education committee meetings to help the
    committee grow its ministry and to multiply our impact with homes.
  • Leads devotions and a regular worship leader at the 10:30am and 6:45pm worship services.
  • Works parallel to and with our pastors.
  • Creates and develops opportunities for children, youth & families which promote spiritual growth and
    fellowship including regularly scheduled mission and service events, retreats, camps and other
    youth gatherings/activities.
  • Mentors youth to be leaders in the church.
  • Works in collaboration with the Youth and Education Committees on the vision for youth ministry at
    Dilworth Lutheran Church, including overseeing curriculum and learning resources.
  • Develops and oversees Vacation Bible School.
  • Provides communication through multiple communication channels.

Competencies

  • Professionalism
  • Honesty
  • Confidentiality
  • Patience
  • Flexibility
  • Capacity for learning
  • Fun
  • Fellowship
  • Organized
  • Self-motivated
  • Creative
  • Joyful
  • Resourceful

Qualifications

  • Active member of Christian faith community
  • Experience in Christian education, teaching and coordination
  • Ability to work with pastors, staff, committees and volunteers
  • Experience in recruiting, training, supporting and recognizing volunteers
  • Degree in working with youth or 3 years equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in technology, Microsoft software, social media and other forms of electronic
    communication
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Bible camp or mission trip experience preferred
  • Musical aptitude for singing, leading and performance preferred

To apply, please send a cover letter, resumé, and two professional references to Pastor Elizabeth Hiller, pastorelizabeth@dilworthlutheran.org.

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Full-time Crossways Camping Ministries:  "Engagement & Recruitment Specialist/Imago Dei Village Summer Site Director" (Wisc.)

The primary employment responsibility of the Crossways Engagement & Recruitment Specialist/ IDV Summer Site Director is two-fold.  The initial focus from September – May is to engage camp prospects to meaningfully participate in the Crossways mission & ministry by registering for a camp program, working as seasonal staff and/or renting facilities at one of our three camps: Waypost (Hatley, WI), Imago Dei Village (Clintonville, WI) and Pine Lake Camp (Waupaca, WI).   The engagement specialist will engage and recruit prospects by representing Crossways as an exhibitor/vendor at conferences, conventions, job fairs, synod and community events.  This position will coordinate & direct the Crossways Ambassador and Camp Champs programs. Through these programs Crossways volunteers, staff and stakeholders engage in outreach and marketing to interested congregations, organizations and potential partners.  (In our collaborative leadership structure, camp ambassadors, board members, and other Crossways staff also share these engagement duties)

The primary focus during the summer season from May – August would shift to serving as the Imago Dei Village Summer Site Director.  The IDV Summer Site Director works with other summer site directors to train, supervise and mentor summer staff; implement youth/adult/family programs, and coordinate summer camp services (e.g., canoe trips).   

This full-time permanent position will have future opportunities for advanced collaborative leadership roles within the larger Crossways Camping Ministries organization.  This is a hybrid work model of remote, travel and on-site work.  The full position description can be found at: https://www.crosswayscamps.org/employment

To apply, send a Letter of Application and Resume to Rev. Joe Wilkinson at:  jwilk817@gmail.com

 

Full-Time Parish Maintenance Lead: Messiah Lutheran Church (Fargo)

Messiah Lutheran Church (Fargo) is receiving applications for a full-time Parish Maintenance Lead. Must be comfortable working in a faith-filled, team environment. Need to be organized with strong interpersonal skills. Trustworthy, business-like attitude required. Responsible for cleaning and maintaining building & grounds as well as performing routine maintenance. Manage inventory for cleaning & building supplies. Familiarity with computer programs for building systems a plus. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Single coverage health insurance included. Reports to Parish Administrator. Letters of application & resumes can be sent to: ParishAdmin@MessiahFargo.com or mailed to: Messiah Lutheran Church, Parish Administrator, 2010 Elm St. N, Fargo, ND 58102.

Director of Youth Ministry Christ the King in Moorhead

Christ the King Lutheran in Moorhead is seeking a half-time Director of Youth Ministry.  Primary responsibilities are to develop, implement, and lead faith-filled and service driven activities, relationships, and programs designed to support and nurture the faith lives and engagement of youth (Grade 7 - Grade 12) and their families and other invested adults. For more information contact Pastor Michele at pastormichele@goctk.org or 218-236-7576.

 

Bethesda Lutheran Church in Moorhead: CHOIR DIRECTOR

Position Purpose: The Choir Director gives leadership to the individuals and choral music groups that perform during the worship services of Bethesda Lutheran Church.  

Responsibilities:  Work collaboratively with the Pastor and Organist/Pianist to assist in the development of the worship and music life of the congregation. The following constitute the major responsibilities of the Choir Director:

  1. Select music for all individuals and vocal groups that perform as a part of a worship service.
  2. Direct the Bethesda Choir for a minimum of three rehearsals per month from September through May, and choir performances a minimum of three Sundays a month, including some special worship services (i.e. Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday).
  3. Arrange for special music one Sunday per month from September through May, and 2 Sundays per month June through August.
  4. Attend all worship services to provide oversight and deal with problems which may arise in the area of worship and music.
  5. Arrange for qualified substitutes for absences.
  6. Encourage and seek to develop the gifts, talents and participation of the members of the congregation.
  7. Organize and maintain files and records of music used for worship or new music purchased by Bethesda Lutheran Church. Purchase new music as needed within budget allowances.
  8. Coordinate choir, musicians, soloists, special music, accompanists or additional choirs for worship several weeks in advance.
  9. Attend monthly staff meetings.
  10. Submit information for bulletins in a timely fashion as determined by the office staff. 

 For the complete job description and information on how to apply, click here. 

 

Parish Secretary Position - Trinity Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls

Work directly with the Pastor, staff, & congregational members
Looking for a person who has a positive & caring attitude, ability to manage multiple projects, has excellent written and communication skills, is fluent in Microsoft Office Suite, and has basic financial skills

Part time hours – Four-day work week
Competitive Salary
If interested call the church office 218-681-1310 or email  trinity@mncable.net

Youth Coordinator is a shared coordinator between three Lutheran churches: Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden, First Lutheran Church in Middle River, and  Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt 

Job Summary: The Youth Coordinator will plan and organize activities for the church youth that promotes engagement with the church and community while incorporating scripture. Youth will be organized into two groups for activities targeted by grade.  The youth coordinator will be responsible for planning activities for K to 6th grades and 7th to 12th grades.   

Responsibilities

  1. Plan social and fun activities for the youth
  2. Plan fundraising events or opportunities for the youth
  3. Communicate activities in bulletins, on church calendars and social media as needed
  4. Overnight trips will include devotion with the youth
  5. Coordinate and engage with others in the congregation when assistance is needed Partner with organizations, people, and resources in the community that relate to youth and seek to connect the youth with the community
  6. Time commitment of 40 hours a month
  7. Develop, manage, and function within an annual youth program budget
  8. Encourage spiritual growth by involving youth in worship services
  9. Ensure that safe environment policy are observed in all youth ministry settings and activities  

Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated the ability to work with a group of youth with energy and passion
  2. Excellent leadership, communication, planning and organizational skills
  3. Ability to effectively communicate the word of God and scripture to youth in a relatable message
  4. Ability to estimate expenses for activities and communicate when additional fundraising may be necessary
  5. Completion and approval of a background check is a condition of employment  

Time Commitment

The Youth Coordinator position has flexible hours as a part-time, salaried position. The actual numbers of hours required during any given month are those needed to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. The Youth Coordinator may need to lead activities on the weekend, in the evening and possibly overnight.  

Work Performance Overview

Church Councils shall have general oversight of the life and work of the congregations, including youth activities.  Each church shall have a designated board responsible, under the leadership of the pastor, for the spiritual life and concerns of the congregation.   

Interested Candidates Send a letter of interest and a resume addressed to Nazareth Lutheran Church ATTN: Wendy Baldwin 202 Marshall Av Newfolden, MN 56738 Or email nazelca@wiktel.com with the subject line: Youth Coordinator