Faith Lutheran Church

Little Falls, Minnesota, United States

Director of Youth & Family Ministry

  • Address: 303 18th Street SE, Little Falls, Minnesota 56345
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Nathan Bjorge
  • Phone: 320.414.0533
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  • Category: Youth Ministry
  • Position Title: Director of Youth & Family Ministry
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:

    Director of Youth & Family Ministry Job Description

    Lutheran Church – 303 18th St. SE Little Falls, MN 56345



    As a minimum, the director of youth & family ministry needs to demonstrate the following:

    ·         A personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord as well as a strong desire to serve within the church;

    ·         A sense of calling to youth ministry;

    ·         Ability to develop a good rapport with youth and young adults;

    ·         Possess good communication skills, verbal and written;

    ·         Possess strong leadership, organizational and motivational skills;

    ·         Competence in basic lay counseling and listening skills appropriate for youth ministry;

    ·         Willingness to work cooperatively with others in planning and leading programs and activities related to youth ministries;

    ·         The ability to protect the reputation and integrity of others through strict confidentiality.  Discretion must be exercised           

               when dealing with the public, youth and their parents, and the church’s leaders and members;

    ·         Regular attendance and participation in worship and Sunday School hour at Faith Lutheran is expected;

    ·         Associate or bachelor’s degree with work in Christian Education and/or Youth Ministry, or comparable experience                          


               Prefer someone with musical abilities who can play guitar and/or piano.

    In addition this position requires:

    ·         Satisfactory Background Check.

    Applicants are requested to provide a resume with three (3) references.


    Position Summary:

    The Director of Youth & Family Ministry leads a ministry of discipleship to the youth and families of Faith Lutheran and the surrounding area that fosters faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and equips youth to be in ministry to other youth.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:  Subject to review and adjustment in conjunction with the Pastor and the Youth Ministry Team and the Congregational Council (when appropriate).

    1.       Planning, conducting, coordinating, evaluating, and selecting and providing resources for the church’s ministry to youth;

    2.       Build relationships of integrity with youth that become the basis of meeting needs, sharing Christ, and involving youth in   

              the church.

    3.       Coordinate the 6-12 Grade Youth Group programs, activities and youth trips, ensuring there is opportunity to develop

              fellowship, spiritual formation, discipleship and the experience of Christian community.

    4.      Meet with the Youth Ministry Team to schedule, plan, and carry out all youth ministry activities.  This includes delegating

             appropriate responsibilities to other volunteers to carry out parts of those plans.

    5.       Provide a timely and accurate schedule of Youth activities. Keep the congregation informed of youth events by    

              coordinating the publicity for youth activities through the appropriate vehicles provided by the church. (e.g. monthly  

              newsletter, special mailings, posters, bulletin announcements, web page, Facebook page etc.)

    6.       Provide monthly reports for the Congregational Council and a year-end report for the congregation.

    7.       Manage the disbursement of budgeted funds for Youth Ministry within the guidelines of the approved budget and in

              adherence with the purchasing policies of the church.

    8.      Keep administrative records needed to provide the Youth Ministry Team for future planning. Such records would include:   

             Files on fund-raisers, programs, activities and trips (to include attendance, cost and adult volunteers) and consent forms.

    9.      Encourage young people to participate in all facets of the life of the community of faith, including worship, educational

             opportunities, youth group events, Bible Camp and service projects, etc.

    10.    Other duties as directed by the Pastor.

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    1.       Attend specially called staff meetings and church council meetings as needed or requested;

    3.       Prepare, submit, and administer a youth budget and annual goals for the church fiscal year in consultation with the Youth

              Ministry Team and submit to the Church Council;

    4.       Prepare and submit an annual summary report of the mission, goals, plans and successes in youth ministry;

    Staff Relationships:

    1.        The Director of Youth & Family Ministry is hired by the Church Council and reports to the Youth Ministry Team and the            


    2.        The Director of Youth & Family Ministry shall meet with the Pastor and Youth Ministry Team for clarification of the    

                vision for this ministry, strategic planning, and for guidance, prayer and support.

    4.        The Director of Youth & Family Ministry shall be evaluated annually by the Pastor, with input from the Youth Ministry    


    5.        The Youth Ministry Team will also be available to provide support and hear concerns.


    As recommended by the Church Council this is a full-time position paid at 40 hours per week: 

    The position of Director of Youth & Family Ministry requires great flexibility in hours available for work, including evenings and weekends. The actual number of hours worked may vary per week but compensation is set at 80 per two-week pay period.

    Terms of Continuing Employment:

    This position of employment is “at will”.  As such it may be ended by either party, at any time, for any reason or for no stated reason.

    There will be a three month probationary period beginning with the first day of employment. The probationary period does not change the at-will employment relationship stated above.

    Continuing employment is subject to satisfactory job performance as determined by the Pastor and Youth Ministry Team.

    Resumes or questions can be emailed to   Phone 320 414-0533