Children, Youth, and Family Lay Job Opportunities

Children, Youth, and Family Lay Job Opportunities 2017-09-07T11:35:05+00:00

Position Title: Nursery Faith Formation Lead Staff

Congregation Name and City: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: We have a growing cohort of children from birth to three years old and are seeking a responsible person to help us organize our nursery as a faith formation ministry. The position is for Sunday mornings, 8:30am until 12:00noon, and consists of two parts.

• During Education Hour (9:00 – 10:00am)

Help shape an age appropriate schedule for the hour; work with volunteers to set up space; Welcome children and parents as they arrive; Using curriculum provided, (Frolic, from Sparkhouse) lead story time and activity time; supervise open play time; provide guidance for volunteers; keep materials and supplies organized; facilitate set-up and clean up of space; make note of repairs or supplies needed; facilitate transition time as children depart.
• During Worship (10:30 – noon)

Encouraged to participate in worship service. Following the Children’s Message, lead small children (roughly between the ages of 1-5) to the Godly Play space for “children’s church.” Supervise children for approximately 20 minutes. During this time, offer a brief prayer; guide children toward appropriate seasonal/theme Godly Play materials. Facilitate “God talk,” helping children to develop a language of faith. If appropriate, tell a bible story. Prepare children to return to worship with their parents, including putting materials back in their places on the shelves. Encouraged to return to worship for prayers and Holy Communion. Before departure for the day, make sure Godly Play room is back in good order.

Qualifications: Interest and experience in working with small children; preferred – interest and experience in faith formation of children birth to three. Reliable and approachable. Good communication skills and organizational skills.

Background check required, at church expense. Pay is $20/hour. Program year runs September through Mid-May, with occasional Sundays off. Summer schedule : 10:00am – noon.

For more information or to apply: Contact Pastor Laurie Eaton, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2315 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis MN 55404; 612-871-2967;

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

Contact Person: Laurie Eaton,, (612) 871-2967

Posted on 8/31/17

Position Title: Associate Pastor

Congregation Name and City: St. Luke Prebyterian, Minnetonka

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: St. Luke is a joyful, inclusive and compassionate community on a spiritual journey seeking to do justice, make peace, act mercifully, and walk humbly with God. We envision a world in which all are welcome at the table of God’s abundance, all creation flourishes in balance and wholeness, and all live in peace.
The Associate Pastor will focus on leading children, youth and family ministries ( 70% +) while helping with other pastoral duties, including preaching.
To get the full job description, go to the St. Luke website ( Go to drop-down menu, click About, and go to employment.

Part-time or Full-time: Full time

Application Deadline: December 31, 2017

Contact Person: Mary Lou Hoff,, (952) 920-1976

Posted on 8/30/17

Position Title: Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

Congregation Name and City: Living Spirit United Methodist Church, Minneapolis

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Living Spirit is seeking an energetic person to develop, plan, and implement ministries to children, youth, and families, with an emphasis on outreach to our neighborhood. 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 communities.

Expectations for this position include providing creative leadership, organizational skills, teaching, and support for:
o Community outreach to children, youth, and families in our neighborhood
o Sunday morning faith formation for children and youth
o Wednesday evening activities for children and youth (beginning with one per month) and intergenerational families (beginning with one per month)
o Periodic children, youth, and/or family activities during the school year and summer, balancing faith, service, and community engagement (e.g. Feed My Starving Children)
o Additional summer activities for children, youth, and/or families, including Urban Camp/VBS
o Collaboration with other churches/organizations, as applicable
o Volunteer recruitment and training, including oversight of nursery coordinator and safe church policy
o Collaboration with pastor to create family friendly environment
o Communication of activities via personal invitation, social media, newsletter, bulletins, fliers, and website

To apply, e-mail a resume and cover letter to Full job description >

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: September 18, 2017

Contact Person: Alice Worden,, 612-721-5025

Posted on 8/22/17

Position Title: Director Children’s & Youth Ministry

Congregation Name and City: Calvary Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

Brief Position Description and How to Apply:

Calvary Lutheran Church, located on the corner of 39th Street and Chicago Avenue South in Minneapolis, is seeking a Director of Children and Youth Ministry. The position is half time if taken in it’s entirety, or could be two separate, smaller positions.
Calvary has a rich, lively, and historic liturgical tradition that includes strong singing, eclectic music, quality preaching, and a strong awareness of justice and the call to be “In this City for Good.” We have a dynamic and growing children’s and youth program, an active food shelf, a strong focus on social justice, and are committed to living out God’s grace in our neighborhoods. Full job description

Interested applicants should contact:
Laura Huff, Chair
CYM Search
Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Attn: Laura Huff

We hope to be interviewing candidates within the month. Thank you for your time and for sharing this opportunity widely.

Part-time or Full-time: Part time

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

Contact Person: Laura Huff,, (612) 827-2504

Posted on 8/16/17

Position Title: Children Youth and Family Director

Congregation Name and City: Christiania Lutheran Church, Lakeville

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Christiania Lutheran Church is seeking a full-time Children, Youth and Family Director to join our Ministry team. The ideal candidate will be passionate, energetic and enjoys working with youth and families. The Youth and Family Director 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 through the vision, mission, initiative and strategic plan of Christiania. Primary focus will be on youth from middle school through high school and their families through planning and implementation of engaging, fun and age appropriate activities that promote faith development. With a focus on Confirmation Ministry, and Middle School and High School Youth Programing this includes assisting with Sunday and Vacation Bible School. Position is supported by a core group of dedicated and highly competent volunteers.
Candidates should have degree in Youth and Family ministries or a related field, some experience in youth ministries would be a plus, a solid knowledge of the Lutheran tradition as expressed by the ELCA, a willingness to share their faith with students and parents and strong organizational and communication skills. To apply please email resume and cover letter to Hiring Committee c/o

Part-time or Full-time: Full time

Application Deadline: October 1, 2017

Contact Person: Brian McGregor,

Posted on 6/16/17