Our Saviours Lutheran Church

Stanwood, Washington, United States

Student and Family Ministry Director

  • Address: 27201 99th Avenue NW, Stanwood, Washington 98292
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Claudia Sersland
  • Phone: 559.259.8884
  • Email: cjsersland@yahoo.com
  • Website: Click Here
  • Category: Youth Ministry
  • Position Title: Student and Family Ministry Director
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:

    Church Description:

    Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (OSLC) has a vital, energetic, spirit led, Christ centered congregation that was founded by Scandinavian settlers whose roots are still evident today.  The church’s mission consists of three tenets; encounter God, encourage believers, and extend his kingdom.  In addition to a traditional and contemporary service Sunday mornings there are numerous opportunities to grow in the Word of God, foster fellowship and become involved in outreach ministry.  In addition the church operates a pre-school.


    Position Description:

    A full-time (40 hours/week) position overseeing ministry programs for students pre-k through grade 12 that engages and encourages our youth to build a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through worshipping God, connecting with each other, discovering God’s Word, serving our community, and sharing Christ with others.

    The Director of Student and Family Ministries shall provide planning, implementation, coordination and development of student programs and events.  The director will recruit and mentor volunteers to serve in student ministries.



    • Certificate in Youth/Family Ministry from an accredited school or comparable credentials
    • Two to three years experience in youth/family ministries
    • Possess a personal relationship with Christ, able to articulate their faith to others, and have a working knowledge of the Bible


    Desired Skills/Attributes:

    • Exemplify a passion for serving students of all ages and their families
    • Strong communication and leadership skills
    • Exceptional planning, time management, and organizational skills
    • Proficient with technology
    • Demonstrate flexibility due to changing schedule and varying work hours and days



    • Minister to student groups of the church and community
    • Plan, coordinate, and develop programs that support the vision and mission of OSLC for Sunday morning education for all students, Vacation Bible Camp, Middle School/High School Youth groups, after school programs, and family events, and assist with confirmation
    • Recruit, mentor and coordinate congregational members and parents to assist with student/family ministries
    • Develop a year-round calendar which provides consistent and timely communication with youth, families, and congregation about programs
    • Develop a budget and provide financial accounting for youth/family ministries
    • Prepare a written year-end youth/family ministries report for OSLC
    • Foster relationships with other youth ministries in our community
    • Evaluate and plan participation in larger (regional or national) youth events for students of all ages
    • Be available to support students through conversation, guidance and non-church activities
    • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly council meetings
    • Produce newsletter and website articles
    • Regularly attend worship and participate in life of the congregation


    Supervision and Accountability:

    • Reports to lead pastor
    • 90-day review
    • Yearly performance evaluation


    Additional Requirements:

    • Commitment to become a member of OSLC
    • Current driver’s license without restrictions
    • Must submit to being fingerprinted
    • Must pass WSP background check


    Salary: $40,000-$50,000 (+ benefits)


    Position is open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as received.


    To apply send cover letter and resume including at least three references to:


    Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church

    C/O Pastor Mark Bankson

    PO Box 370

    Stanwood, WA 98292 or electronically



    In case you have further questions you can reach us by phone: (360) 629-3767 or email: oslcstanwood@frontier.com


    Description of Community:

    Stanwood sitting at the mouth of the Stillaguamish river is the commercial and cultural hub of the greater Stanwood/Camano community located 40 miles north of Seattle just five miles west of Intersate 5.  The population of Stanwood is approximately 7,000 and there are about 17,000 living on Camano Island.  The City has retained its small town character and sense of community.  The City's historic resources have been preserved and the connections to the surrounding agricultural land and rural environment have been strengthened.  New residential neighborhoods and commercial centers form an aesthetically pleasing community character.  The City and community work cooperatively together to promote tourism, access to local natural features offering outstanding recreational opportunities and special events.  The community has an exceptional public school system with a new high school and alternative learning progarm building scheduled to open in 2020.