Grace Lutheran Church in Andover is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry. The Director of Children’s Ministry seeks to cultivate safe and welcoming spaces in which families with children can: connect to God and a faith community, grow deeper in the spiritual practices, be equipped to make faith the core of their family, have opportunities to serve the world, and cultivate a rich Lutheran identity. The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible to invite, equip, and encourage a team of volunteers that will make the vision possible in a loving, caring and God centered environment. This is a part-time position.

Full job description: http://www.grace-andover.org/about-glc/employment-opportunities/

Application deadline: Open until filled

For questions or to apply (with a cover letter and resume), contact Kate Morphew, katem@graceandover.org, (763) 421-6520

Cross of Hope Lutheran, Ramsey, seeks a Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries. There is an opportunity for this position to be full time or part time.

Purpose: Cultivate Christian discipleship among Sunday School through High School Youth and families by connecting with God and neighbor, growing in Christ with others, and serving the world.

Application deadline: 5/25/2019

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to info@crossofhope.net. A full job description is available.

Contact: Kelly Simon, info@crossofhope.net, (763) 753-2057

Resurrection Lutheran Church in Woodbury, Minnesota, is seeking a part-time Children’s Ministry Director to coordinate and oversee Children’s ministry in partnership with Resurrection’s staff and volunteer teams. This position is responsible for building teams of leaders and ministry opportunities that call children and their families in to vibrant lives of faith in Jesus. You can view the position description here: https://www.liveresurrection.org/resources/job-openings/

If interested, contact Pastor Paul Dean at pdean@liveresurrection.org.

Application deadline: 5/31/2019.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville has a paid intern position available in a vibrant Student Ministry program. This is a great opportunity for someone in a process towards a Master of Divinity or similar degree program, or someone with camping ministry or church youth ministry experience. The position is part time, 10-20 hours per week. Required hours are on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, with great flexibility on the remaining hours. The position is open in May and will end May 2020, with potential of continuing work over the summer of 2020. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience while making a real difference in student’s lives.

Prince of Peace is a connecting church, working collaboratively with schools, churches, local government, campus partners, other organizations, and the business community by providing hope and wholeness to all people, with specific focus on children, seniors, and people in poverty.

A full job description is available.

Application deadlilne: 5/29/2019

Contact: Jane Victorey, jvictorey@popmn.org, (952) 898-9313.

Position Title: Children Youth and Family Director

Organization Name and City: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bayport

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Small church in the St Croix Valley is looking for a Part Time Children Youth and Family Director to work 15-17 hours a week. Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Bayport, MN (ELCA) is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic coordinator for children, youth and families, ages birth through 12th grade, with primary responsibility for Sunday School, Wednesday evening Confirmation program and Senior High programming. This coordinator works in tandem with the pastor and several volunteers. The Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministries demonstrates a belief in Jesus Christ by sharing their faith with others, worshipping regularly, and having an open heart, growing mind, faithful spirit and enthusiasm for ministry. Please contact Pastor Rich Larson at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for further information and complete job listing: pastor.blcbayport@gmail.com or 651-439-3450. There is opportunity to combine with other open positions.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2019

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Contact Person: Pastor Rich Larson, pastor.blcbayport@gmail.com, (651) 439-3450

Posted on 5/7/19

Position Title: Director of Children’s Ministry

Congregation Name and City: Grace Lutheran Church, Andover

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: The Director of Children’s Ministry seeks to cultivate safe and welcoming spaces in which families with children can: connect to God and a faith community, grow deeper in the spiritual practices, be equipped to make faith the core of their family, have opportunities to serve the world, and cultivate a rich Lutheran identity. The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible to invite, equip, and encourage a team of volunteers that will make the vision possible in a loving, caring and God centered environment. The position will be open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on May 10th.

Full Job Description >

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Application Deadline: May 10, 2019

Contact Person: Kate Morphew, katem@graceandover.org, (763) 421-6520

Posted on 5/7/19

A small church in the St Croix Valley is looking for a part-time Children, Youth, and Family Director to work 15-17 hours a week. Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Bayport, Minnesota, is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic coordinator for children, youth, and families, ages birth through 12th grade, with primary responsibility for Sunday School, Wednesday evening Confirmation program, and Senior High programming. This coordinator works in tandem with the pastor and several volunteers. The Coordinator of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries demonstrates a belief in Jesus Christ by sharing their faith with others, worshipping regularly, and having an open heart, growing mind, faithful spirit, and enthusiasm for ministry.

Contact Pastor Rich Larson at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for further information and complete job listing: pastor.blcbayport@gmail.com or 651-439-3450. There is opportunity to combine with other open positions.

Application deadline: 06/30/2019

The purpose of this full-time position, Youth and Young Adult Leader/Missionary, is to build strong and authentic youth and young adult faith communities in accordance with CYF values of discipleship, leadership, and service.

View the position description here.

To apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Michelle Anderson at MichelleA@lol.org.
Call Michelle at 763.427.1100 x128 with questions or for additional information.

Application deadline: 06/09/2019

The Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry (CYF) is a critical role to the overall health of the church. A large emphasis for this position is to work with church staff and volunteer leaders to build dynamic ministry opportunities for all ages that enables spiritual growth and a deep connection to the church community.

The goal of this full-time position is to maintain and build a sustainable, thriving CYF ministry. This role will be an important support to our faith community which has a culture that fully embraces children, students, and family ministries. A key focus of this ministry position will be connecting with and leading middle school and high school youth.

Congregation: Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Apple Valley, Minnesota

Job Description: https://christusvictor.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Director-Children-Youth-and-Family-Ministry.doc

Position: Full time

Application deadline: 08/01/2019

If interested, email cover letter / resume to Cory Jones at cory@christusvictor.org

15 hours/week
Reports to Pastor

Living Spirit is seeking an energetic person to develop, plan, and implement ministries to children, youth, families, and young adults. We are a multicultural, multiracial, urban congregation in south Minneapolis, committed to offering vibrant worship and participating in God’s creative work in today’s world—doing justice, seeking peace, and building healthy, vibrant communities.

Application Process: E-mail resume and cover letter to office@livingspiritumc.org or send via postal mail to:

Living Spirit
Attn: Alice Worden
4501 Bloomington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Lake, Minnesota, is seeking an energetic and faithful individual to run our middle school ministry program. The person will be responsible for planning and executing the confirmation program on Wednesday nights, supporting the faith of our middle school children, planning a summer ministry, and supporting other youth and family ministries in the church. We look forward to hearing from all interested candidates for this full-time position.

For more information: http://www.trinitylonglake.org/director-ms-confirmation

Position: Full time

Contact person: Stacey Royal at sroyal@phatminds.com or (312) 550-8334

Application deadline: 06/09/2019

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Ramsey, Minnesota, is seeking a Youth and Young Adult Leader/Missionary to follow Jesus by building strong and authentic youth and young adult faith communities in accordance with Children, Youth, and Family Ministry (CYF) values of discipleship, leadership, and service.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
MIDDLE SCHOOL/EARLY HIGH SCHOOL
Develop and facilitate education, social engagement and local service
Confirmation education for grade 5 and 6 (Pre-Confirmation) and grades 7 – 10 (Confirmation)
 Plan and facilitate curriculum
 Recruit, train, support and recognize volunteers
 Facilitate leader development for students and adults
Planning, coordination and implementation of the following:
 Lock-ins (2/year)
 Retreats (1/year)
 Local service events
Summer Bible Camp coordination and participation
HIGH SCHOOL and YOUNG ADULT
Develop and facilitate education, social engagement, local service and community involvement
Plan and facilitate curriculum
Plan and facilitate groups and activities
Develop peer ministry
Recruit, train, support and recognize volunteers
Facilitate leader development for students and adults
Plan and implement fundraisers
Plan and facilitate outreach activities
Coordinate and lead fall retreat
SUMMER MISSION TRIP
Plan, coordinate and lead summer mission trip
Plan and implement fundraisers
CHURCH and COMMUNITY
Engage in local CYF professionals peer group
Communicate and coordinate Events Calendar with staff, leaders, congregations, community
Biweekly all staff meetings and biweekly CYF meetings
Create and maintain middle and high school communications for the website, bulletin, email, newsletter
Maintain a presence on social media
Responsible for purchasing supplies, creating and maintaining budgets
Create reports for council and attend annual meeting as requested
Perform any other duties as assigned by Senior Pastor or strategic team

Status: Full time

Reports to: Senior Pastor

Job description: https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.cloversites.com/f2/f215f440-4639-4cb5-8eaf-28a6b8073f28/documents/Youth_and_Young_Adult_Director_and_Missionary.pdf

Compensation: Competitive compensation package including salary, benefits, and housing

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Michelle Anderson at MichelleA@lol.org

Questions or additional information: call Michelle at (763) 427 1100 x 128.

QUALIFICATIONS
 Creative and mission-focused with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry (or similar)
 Superb interpersonal skills that lead to the development of trusting relationships with people of various theological understandings
 Ability to maintain focus and complete work in spite of frequent—sometimes constant—interruptions
 Ability to listen and communicate clearly; to maintain excellent interpersonal and cooperative relationships involving leadership, staff, and congregation members
 Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and accurately follow through on work activities with time constraints and interruptions to meet deadlines as well as to work independently with a minimum amount of direction and/or supervision
 Ability to remain flexible, resilient, and calm; to maintain a sense of humor; and to regularly present a clean, well-groomed image
 Ability to exhibit desirable and appropriate behavior including integrity, industriousness, sense of urgency and confidentiality, and independent judgment to provide for a cohesive working environment dedicated to achieving Lord of Life’s mission and goals
 Ability to work effectively and respectfully with staff, managers, leadership, and others with different working styles to achieve accountability and results using authority and influence sensitively to garner cooperation and maintain service excellence

A position is currently available for a part-time teacher for Our Saviour’s Preschool, to begin in the fall. Job summary: Instruct children in activities designed to promote faith, social, physical, and mental growth while providing a safe and nurturing environment. A full job description and application is available.

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church is located in East Bethel, Minnesota.

Status: part time

Application deadline: 06/20/2019

Contact person: Lissa Clair at lclair@oursaviourslc.org or (763) 434-6117

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities seeks a full-time Faith Formation Youth Specialist.

With the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, with the staff and ministry teams, we endeavor to equip people to live as disciples of Jesus. Together we will create a robust, vital, and life-giving Christian faith that is holistic: a way of the head, the heart, and the hands.

Reports to: Faith Formation Director
Collaborates with: Faith Formation ministry team, lay leaders and church members
Hours: Full-time, 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursday; 3:00 – 9:00pm Wednesdays; 8:30 am – 12:00pm Sundays; with occasional weekend/evening hours as needed
FSLA classification: Exempt; eligible for Portico Benefits

Objectives / Accountability
• Direct, coordinate, and facilitate confirmation program at the MPLS campus
• Manage youth events
• Leadership in Sunday school breakfast club program at MPLS campus

Responsibilities & Tasks
1. Direct confirmation program – (Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:45 pm)
a. Coordinate large group lead teachers in 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th grade classes
b. Facilitate the recruitment, support, and communication of small group leaders and peer leaders
c. Lead peer leader training
d. Prepare and lead one of the four grades large group
e. Assist in pastor involvement
f. Manage calendar of events
2. Manage youth events :
a. 2 retreats (Fall & Spring)
b. 2 lock-ins
c. 3 cinnamon roll fundraising
d. Lefse rolling and lutefisk serving
e. Summer trips & camp experiences
i. Management of the 6 items above:
1. Organize staff presence and volunteers
2. Establish curriculum and gather supplies
3. Support and nurture volunteers
4. Oversee database registrations and payment plans
3. Breakfast club leadership – Sundays 8:30 am – 12:00pm
a. Teach and recruit volunteers for leadership
b. Plan discussion questions, focusing on scripture of the day
4. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
• Strong personal faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to the ministry at Bethlehem
• Desire to build relationships with youth and young adults to help them grow in their faith
• Experience working with youth
• Bachelor’s degree minimum
• Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills
• Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
• Willingness to work weekends, Wednesday evenings, and spend occasional weekends away at youth overnight

To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Steven Tjeltveit at stjeltveit@bethlehem-church.org.

Questions: Call Steven Tjeltveit at (612) 312-3409.

Application deadline: 06/12/2019

St. Luke‘s Preschool is looking for a responsible, experienced, and high-energy individual to be the lead preschool (3-5 year olds) teacher five mornings a week during the school year, beginning September 2019. The Lead Teacher will provide direction for the program and assistant teacher(s), as wellas implement program curriculum in the classroom. The Lead Teacher will work cooperatively with other teacher(s) and the Administrator to carry out the preschool’s mission and vision.

Visit St. Luke’s website to apply! https://www.stlukesbloomington.org/job-postings.html

Status: part time

Application deadline: 06/15/2019

Contact person: Stephanie Luedtke

To apply: jobs@stlukesbloomington.org

Questions: (952) 881-5801

St. Luke‘s Preschool is looking for a responsible, experienced, and high-energy individual to be for an assistant preschool teacher for five mornings a week during the school year, beginning September 2019. The Assistant Teacher will assist the Lead Teacher in implementing the program curriculum and in carrying out the preschool’s mission and vision.

Please visit our website to learn more and to apply! https://www.stlukesbloomington.org/job-postings.html

Status: part time

Application deadline: 06/15/2019

Contact person: Stephanie Luedtke

To apply: jobs@stlukesbloomington.org

Questions: (952) 881-5801

Christiania Lutheran Church is seeking a full-time Director of Faith Formation to join our Ministry team. The Director of Faith Formation reaches out to the youth and families of Christiania through education and activities that promote a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and involvement in the church. This position will support youth and families through the vision and mission of Christiania. Primary focus will be on youth from birth through high school and their families through planning and implementation of age-appropriate activities that promote faith development. This includes Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, confirmation ministry, middle school and high school youth programming, and family programming. Position is supported by a core group of dedicated and highly competent volunteers.

Status: Full time

Application deadline: 06/30/2019

Contact person: Kim Robertson at 42krobertson@gmail.com or (612)202-0294

Candidates should have a degree in youth and family ministries or a related field, some experience in youth ministries or comparable ministry, a solid knowledge of the Lutheran tradition as expressed by the ELCA, a willingness to share their faith with students and parents. A link to full job description can be found at: www.christianialutheranchurch.org or https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/b377ae_6df0756fd96545959a47be1f625fb0c6.pdf

Grace Lutheran Church in Andover, Minnesota, is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry. The Director of Children’s Ministry seeks to cultivate safe and welcoming spaces in which families with children can: connect to God and a faith community, grow deeper in the spiritual practices, be equipped to make faith the core of their family, have opportunities to serve the world, and cultivate a rich Lutheran identity. The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible to invite, equip, and encourage a team of volunteers that will make the vision possible in a loving, caring and God centered environment.

Full Position Description

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to katem@graceandover.org.

Status: Part time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Contact Person: Kate Morphew at katem@graceandover.org or (763) 421-6520

Lead faith formation programs of Calvary Lutheran Church — a small suburban congregation on the path to renewal. Plan and lead Wednesday evening programs for youth, confirmation, and adult groups. Plan and lead VBS and Christmas program. Help develop high school ministry. If interested, regular preaching and worship leadership opportunities are available. Position contemplates approximately 15 hrs per week.

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 07/16/2019

Contact: Pastor Wade at pastorwade@calvaryedina.org for the full job description.

Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Lakeville, Minnesota, is seeking an individual who nurtures a rich spiritual life to provide vision and coordination of ministry to children and youth (ages 0-18) as well as their families. This person generates new ideas, effectively copes with change and uncertainty, practices integrity and transparent communication, enjoys working hard, and makes connections in the congregation to serve children and youth in a variety of roles. In our welcoming and socially conscious environment, this broad-minded person will help us bridge all ages while developing and administering all aspects of ministry to support and encourage relationships and growth for children, youth, and families in their faith.

Family of Christ Lutheran Church is a medium-sized welcoming congregation in the south suburbs of the Twin Cities. The congregation’s focus of “Living the Gospel through Faith, Love, and Compassion” guides both our identity and mission to God’s world. As an ELCA congregation, we embrace the phrases “All are Welcome” and “Everybody is Somebody,” inviting the gifts of all people to both grow and to inform who we are as a community of God. We are a congregation filled with active youth, laughter, tears, art, and worship services that speak to who we are and what God is calling us to be. We embrace new ideas while building on deep foundations. We seek to reach out to others and make an impact in God’s name bringing Grace to the community and world we are part of in the name of the living Christ.

Full job description

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 07/07/2019

Contact person: Amy McGrew of the Family of Christ search team at youth@familyofchrist.com

Light of Christ Lutheran Church, Delano, Minnesota, is seeking an authentic and dynamic leader for the Children, Youth, and Family (CYF) Ministries’ Associate Director. This part-time Associate Director of CYF would work closely with our current CYF Director (also part-time) to lead an engaging ministry that equips children, youth, and their families to understand and live out their role as beloved children of God. We are looking for someone with a long-range commitment to ministry along with being a strong team player and a desire to invest in the families at Light of Christ. Job responsibilities have been discussed, and will be shared in a job-sharing arrangement, but will be determined through the candidate’s gifts and passions in collaboration with the CYF Director and the needs of the congregation. Find a copy of the position description on the church website under “About” then “Openings.” If you are interested in applying for this exciting role or would like more information, contact Rhonda Current at rkcurrent1@gmail.com.

Full job description

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 06/30/2019

Contact Person: Rhonda Current at rkcurrent1@gmail.com or (763) 972-2400

Christ Memorial Tender Learning Center, Plymouth, Minnesota, is seeking a full-time assistant teacher to work in its Early Childhood program. You would assist in the classroom with daily routine, as well as helping the teacher and the children. Currently this is a float position, so you would be working with children ages infant through 5th grade.

Status: Full time

Application deadline: 06/29/2019

Contact person: Carla Baumann at tlc.cmlc@gmail.com or (763) 544-3303

As the Director of Youth and Family Ministries of Farmington Lutheran Church (FLC) you will manage the spiritual formation programs for confirmation, youth, and their families. This will be done through relationships and experiences that promote a rich faith life and passionate servanthood. In collaboration with the other staff and volunteers, the Director of Youth and Family Ministries will help to cultivate a culture of creative ministry, excellence in administration, and alignment of the ministries to the church’s mission and vision.

The three key accountabilities to this full-time position include:
• Planning and management of the confirmation program
• Cultivating and growing the youth and family ministry programs
• Developing systems for engaging volunteers and leadership training

Farmington Lutheran Church, in Farmington Minnesota, is a growing and thriving ELCA congregation in the Twin Cities southern metro area. We are part of the St. Paul Area Synod. The church has grown to more than 2,500 baptized members. We have over 500 students in the church school and confirmation programs. Average weekly attendance is 500 people.

Job description

Status: Full time

Application deadline: 09/30/2019

Contact person: Jim Ollhoff at jim@farmingtonlutheran.com or (651) 295-2454

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church (8211 Red Oak Drive, Mounds View Minnesota 55112) has a job opening for a Lead Teacher for Abiding Savior Preschool. We are looking for a caring and energetic person to serve as the lead preschool teacher starting in the fall. Our preschool serves 3 and 4 year olds with classes held Monday – Friday from 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., from early September through mid-May. The Lead Teacher is responsible for developing, implementing, and teaching the preschool curriculum in the classroom.

Anyone interested in learning more about our wonderful school and this position should email preschool@abidingsavior.org or call (763) 784-5120. www.abidingsavior.org

Status: Part time

Application deadline: 07/331/2019

Contact person: Tracy Nicholls at preschool@abidingsavior.org or (763) 784-5120.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4842 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, seeks a Director of Worship and Music Ministry to engage all people in meaningful and grace-oriented worship. The Director of Worship and Music Ministry will be a primary staff person in ensuring quality worship and music.

Qualifications
The Director of Worship and Music Ministry must see this position as a ministry to and with the people of God known as St. John’s Lutheran Church. Commitment comes from an understanding of God’s love for us and God’s desire for us to communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ in worship and music. A willingness to grow in faith, and in this position, is a requirement as the worship life of St. John’s evolves.

Specific experience will include a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis in choral or instrumental conducting or demonstrated experience in both. Leading worship and coordinating the musical ensembles of choir, handbells and brass is required; significant experience on keyboards is recommended. The candidate must be able to work well with all staff, volunteers, and musicians of all abilities to further this congregation’s ministry.

Responsibilities
The Director of Worship and Music Ministry will:
1. Have primary accountability for the planning, organization, execution, and evaluation of St. John’s total worship and music ministry, so as to provide quality worship and a complete Christian music ministry of excellence, involvement, and inspiration for the entire church year.
2. Be accountable for planning worship and music for all regular, seasonal, festival, summer, and non-Sunday worship services in cooperation with the pastor, organist, and/or committees.
3. Provide primary staff leadership to the Worship and Music Committee, (greeters, assisting ministers, communion preparers, ushers, etc.) and work with other committees and organizations of St. John’s in the development of a total Worship and Music Ministry.
4. Provide primary staff leadership to the St. John’s Music Series Committee.
5. Have primary responsibility for music selection and preparing the choirs and other musical ensembles (e.g handbells, brass etc.).
6. Recruit and coordinate summer music, guest musicians, and musical groups for worship in cooperation with the Worship and Music Committee and the pastor.
7. Provide staff leadership to the Sunday School or children’s choir as needed to further the musical education in St. John’s Children’s Ministry.
8. Administer the business affairs of the worship and music ministry of St. John’s, including the development and oversight of music budgets, expenditures, and projecting capital music purchases as well as the maintenance and care of all music supplies, equipment, and instruments.
9. Seek to develop with the Worship Committee, artists and others a visual ministry of worship through seasonal decorations, permanent arts and physical objects that will enhance our understanding of God’s creativity and beauty.
10. Seek to expand worship and music opportunities for the congregation as mutually agreed upon with staff, Worship and Music Committee, and Congregational Council.
11. Attend the annual Augsburg University St. John’s Lutheran Church John Norris Scholarship award event.
12. Perform other duties as assigned

Accountability
The Director of Worship and Music Ministry will be responsible to the Pastor. Opportunity for review and goal setting will take place periodically.Work

Relationships
The Director of Worship and Music Ministry will:
1. Emphasize and be a collegial part of the team with the staff of St. John’s Lutheran Church recognizing the importance and role of each staff member in the total ministry of the congregation.
2. Foster a spirit of joy and loyalty with fellow staff members and musicians.
3. Work cooperatively with the Worship and Music Committee to further the varied worship offerings of St. John’s and explore and implement additional worship experiences and opportunities.

Status: Part time – exempt

Application deadline: 06/30/2019

Contact person: Pastor Mark Tiede at Communications@stjohnsmpls.org or (612) 827-4406