A Challenge to Recommit
Years ago, when I first became a pastor at Spring Garden, the congregation had undergone a time of consid[...]
Grace Lutheran Church in Mora, Minnesota is seeking a Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries [DCYF]. The purpose of the DCYF is to assist the congregation in building a Christ-centered Children, Youth & Family ministries program. The DCYF is a partner in ministry and prayer with all pastors and church staff and volunteers. The goal of this ministry is to build up disciples for Jesus. The DCYF provides leadership and direction for a team of adults and youth who partner together to establish a comprehensive ministry for those youth in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
This is a full-time (average 40 hrs/week), salaried position. There is an expectation that the DCYF will take continuing education in topics negotiated with the senior pastor. Two weeks paid vacation will be provided.
Qualifications: Practicing disciple of Jesus Christ with proven active participation in congregational life; High School diploma a must. Post-secondary school and/or training in youth ministry or teaching/education preferred; Previous CYF experience preferred; Strong ability to work with children, youth and their families; Valid and clear MN driver’s license; Strong verbal and written communication skills; Previous fundraising, planning and event coordination experience a plus; Ability to utilize a computer, cell phone, AV equipment and social media; All offers of employment contingent on successful passing of background check.
Responsibilities: Help our children and youth know that they are loved by God and the members of our faith community; Help coordinate and work in partnership with leaders of the following ministries: Sunday School, Celebration Singers (children’s choir), Vacation Bible School, Confirmation, Soul Searchers, Chat-N-Chow, Release time; Coordinate all Youth activities; Pre-K through 12th grade; Keep up to date on current developments in the field of Christian Education; Develop caring and supportive relationships with individual children, youth and their parents; Investigate ways to strengthen and expand the CYF ministry of the congregation; Coordinate mission trips and fund-raising activities for youth programs; Promote summer camps; Work with the congregation to promote inter-generational activities with youth.
For more information, call 320-679-1062 or visit www.gracechurchmora.org. To apply, send resume and cover letter to: Personnel committee/CYF, c/o Grace Lutheran Church, 301 Forest Ave East, Mora, MN 55051.