Full-Time Director of Generational Ministries, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls

Redeemer is looking to hire a full-time Director of Generational Ministries who is excited to use their gifts to lead ministries with our member kids, ages 0-100. We are looking for a leader who loves God and possesses a combination of organizational and people skills.

The ideal candidate will be real and authentic, one who loves learning about others. Digging into the community beyond Redeemer will be important - engaging in local activities, supporting youth and families, and building relationships. It will be important to have a vision of growth for our youth and family programs. Expanding our groups to include activities for ALL ages including intergenerational activities. Moving Redeemer forward so that we may be the church far outside the walls of our building is the ultimate goal.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • B.A. Degree or higher, preferably in Youth or Child Ministries or Theology; or teaching degree; or commensurate with experience
  • Has a personal calling to minister to youth and families
  • Leadership experience with youth, children, and families. A role model reflecting a living faith with youth and families.
  • Demonstrated quality in communication and working with others
  • Proficient in technology and media

Job Description and more information is in a downloadable document below.

Part-Time Administrative Assistant, Bethesda Lutheran Church, Moorhead, MN

For the job description, click here.

To apply:
Send the following to Pastor Grant at pastorgrant@bethesdamhd.org.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of three (3) references, including contact information

Contact Pastor Grant at 
pastorgrant@bethesdamhd.org or 218.236.1420

Full-time Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries, First Lutheran Church, Bemidji, MN

Position Title: Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

Job Summary: In this fulltime position the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries will work with staff and congregation to develop a comprehensive children, youth and family ministry (birth - college age) that implements the mission and goals of First Lutheran Church. The Director will work in collaboration with the pastors, staff, Congregation Council and the congregation in a shared effort to develop, organize and implement this ministry to all ages.

Supervisor: Senior Pastor


  • Develop and build a comprehensive ministry with children, youth and families
  • Coordinate the attainment of proper curriculum for children and youth programs
  • Oversee the leadership of the children’s ministry of the congregation
  • Lead the youth and family ministries of the congregation
  • Develop, plan and implement the Confirmation program of the congregation
  • Plan, implement and supervise the youth groups of the congregation
  • Involve children, youth and families in the life and mission of the church
  • Help assistant recruit, equip and involve adults in children, youth and family ministries
  • Plan, organize and implement the Vacation Bible School program, Children’s Christmas program, Milestone Ministry programs, youth trips, synod and national youth gathering trips and Bible Camp Ministry participation.
  • Coordinate with Director of Music Ministries to utilize the musical gifts of the children, youth and families
  • Promote the youth and family ministries by communicating through bulletins, newsletters and other means
  • Maintain a visible presence in the church and community
  • Participate with other church organizations that relate to children, youth and families
  • Other duties as



  1. A personal foundation in the Christian Faith and a member of the Lutheran Church (ELCA)
  2. Training and experience in working with youth
  3. Ability to work a full schedule which has commitments evenings and weekends
  4. Possess skills in organization, oral and written communication, and leadership
  5. Ability to recruit others to assist in the ministry
  6. Have an imagination and the ability to build a comprehensive program
  7. Collaborative sense of creativity with staff and volunteers
  8. Be able to work with minimal supervision
  9. Pass a background check


  1. A degree in youth and family ministry or related field
  2. Training and experience working in a Christian Youth Program

The application is a download at the bottom of this page.


Part-time Youth, Family, and Education Ministries Coordinator, Gran-Park-Rollag Parish

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 part-time position averaging 20 hours per week, including both regular and flexible hours. This position has the opportunity to grow into full time.

Accountable to:

  1. Parish youth ministry board
    1. Will meet regularly with the pastor and board (TBD)
  2. Ministry Teams
    1. Youth Ministry and Christian Education Ministry Team
  3. Parish Council, reporting on a regular basis


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:

Prior experience with working with youth.

College degree or working toward, 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, lead prayer for opening Sunday School, special events, Rally Sunday, Sunday School Christmas Program, Palm Sunday events, etc.
  • Milestone Events: Work with the Pastor to plan and conduct milestone such as Holy Baptism celebration, Bible distribution, Holy Communion preparation class, etc.
  • Vacation Bible School: Organize, promote, and help lead the summer VBS
  • Meet/collaborate with Christian Education Ministry

Middle Level Youth Ministry (Grades 7-9)

  • Sunday School: organize curriculum, volunteers/teachers and classes
  • Confirmation Ministry Education: lead large group sessions, 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. (Middle School Retreat)
      • 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

Secondary Youth Ministry (Grades 10-12)

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

Luther League (Grades 7-12)

  • Put together 1 event per quarter – service or Encourage youth to attend and invite friends
  • Partner with youth and parents to be involved in these events
  • Current annual fundraiser events
    • Labor Day weekend – Monday LL/Youth serve at WMSTR
    • Easter – LL/Youth serve Easter Breakfast


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

Other Areas of Interest and Opportunity at GPR Parish

  • Music
  • Preaching/Filling Pulpit
  • Teaching Sunday School when

Approximate Work Schedule:

This is a growing and evolving part-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 Parish youth ministry board will meet with the coordinator and Pastor to review the responsibilities and hours needed for this position on an annual basis, or sooner if needed.


This is a salaried part time position starting at a minimum of 20 hours per week, $20,000 to $25,000 based on experience. Much of your time will be in the months of September through May. Travel pay will be included for events, trips, etc.

Inquires should be emailed to youthdirector@gprparish.org

Check out our facebook page Gran-Park-Rollag Parish, our website www.gprparish.org and our Church Connect Page gprparish.churchtrac.com/connect


Full-time Youth Director, Eksjo Lutheran Church, Lake Park

Job Summary: We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Youth Director to join our team. The Youth Director will be responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of Lutheran education with Pre-K through 12th grade with a focus of this position being to support the children and youth in their faith formation. This individual will work closely with the Pastor, Church Council and the Youth and Family Committee. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, strong project management abilities, and a passion for Lutheran education.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Live out Eksjo’s mission: Standing in God’s grace, we seek to be the hands, feet and voice of Christ in our community and world.
  2. Assist in the development and execution of Lutheran education among the youth.
  3. Support Sunday School in the planning and development of lessons.
  4. Highly organized to manage various levels of education.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with persons of all ages.
  6. Patient and welcoming and hospitable personality.
  7. General knowledge of office technology.
  8. Ability to recruit and maintain a group of strong volunteers.
  9. Develop positive relationships with youth, family and the community.
  10. Openness to change as the congregation needs to evolve.
  11. Outgoing and enthusiastic about our youth’s future.
  12. Willing to take charge, self-motivated, self-assertive, ask for help when needed.
  13. Good time management.
  14. Clear understanding of Lutheran doctrine.
  15. Conflict resolution
  16. Digital communications, social media


  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in office technology and social media platforms.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong attention to accuracy.

This job description outlines the key responsibilities and qualifications for the Youth Director position. Candidates should possess the skills and experience outlined above and demonstrate a strong commitment to contributing to the success of the Lutheran doctrine. This is a full-time position with a salary of $42,000 - $50,000/year with benefit stipends, dependent on experience and qualifications.

Application deadline is May 1, 2024. Position start date is August 1, 2024.

Resume to include your faith story and how your experience has shaped your life.

Resumes can be: emailed to: lamp@arvig.net

mailed to:  Eksjo Lutheran Church PO Box 327 Lake Park, MN 56554

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.


  • 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.

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 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.   


  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  


  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