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  • Youth / Student Ministry

Our church…

  • is Lutheran (ELCA)
  • has an average worship attendance of 150

Job at Pilgrim Lutheran Church

Energetic and able to connect with youth & families.

Job Description

Job Title: Director of Family and Youth Ministries (DFYM)
Classification: Exempt – Full Time
Responsible to: Pastor

Position Summary:
Director of Family and Youth Ministries serves as a member of the church staff. Working with the Pastor, this position is in a leadership role responsible for conveying the Church’s message and carrying out its mission. This position is responsible for developing and directing a Family and Youth Ministry that will facilitate faith formation and growth in our families and youth.

• Develop, direct, and administrate the Family and Youth Ministries of the congregation. • Integrate the vision and mission of the congregation in Family and Youth Ministry. • Recruit and train parents, mentors, and other adults, as well as youth to share in leadership in Family and Youth Ministry, and in the whole Church. • Oversee and lead Sunday school for Confirmation, Jr. and Sr. High ages, teaching the faith to our youth. • Oversee and lead Wednesday night activities. • Participate in the preaching and teaching ministry of the church, to deepen the connection with families and youth of the congregation. • Develop appropriate relationships with youth within and outside the congregation. • Maintain contact with youth and families who regularly participate in activities, as well as youth and families who are not participating members, via email, text messaging, phone calls and mail. • Help plan, promote and implement quarterly intergenerational family activities; e.g. harvest party, chili cook-off. • Help plan, promote and implement programming that develops healthy, positive relationships among youth (grades 6-12) at least six times a year; e.g. all-nighter, Creation trip, mission trip, ELCA Youth Gatherings, community service, local outings. • Design and implement fundraising for major youth activities as necessary. • Develop, distribute and maintain youth calendar. • Help plan, promote and implement Aqua Viva (grades 3-5) events six times a year; e.g. movie nights, bowling, putt-putt golfing, gingerbread houses. • Assist in coordinating and leading Vacation Bible School. • Work with the Pastor and other staff to encourage and facilitate healthy faith practices in families to include but not limited to: o Bible Study and discussion
o Caring conversation (includes faith-talk)
o Conveying love and respect for all people, including those in the family and the congregation
o Devotions in the home
o Family Service (to one another, the congregation and in the world/community)
o Healthy faith-based rituals and traditions in the home

• Have an understanding of faith formation and develop programs accordingly. • Demonstrate a high level of trust; always respect and protect confidentiality of church, congregation and staff information. • Able to interact well with people in a positive, sensitive and respectful way and create an environment that is inviting to staff, congregation and visitors. • Strong organizational skills; able to effectively use available time to plan, prioritize and complete work in a timely manner. • Effective verbal and written communication skills; able to organize and present information and offer suggestions and new ideas. • Dependable and able to manage time; be punctual about scheduled work hours; be a self-starter, work independently with limited supervision and focus on responsibilities in a distracting environment. • Knowledge of and ability to operate basic office equipment and computer programs and willingness to learn new skills appropriate to responsibilities. • Willing to take on new responsibilities, adjust to changes in job, methods, personnel and surroundings. • Exhibit professionalism by appearance, work ethic and accountability. • Maintain a knowledge of church constitution, policies, procedures and programs. • Willing to adhere to church policies including, but not limited to, sick leave, vacation, notice of absence and expense receipts. • Attend weekly staff meetings. • Able to lift and move items weighing 15 pounds.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church

Our 4 Core Values & 8 Practices of Discipleship

1 - Vibrant Worship:
Prayer & Corporate Worship

2 - Intentional Outreach & Evangelism:
Serving & Giving

3 - Nurturing Congregational Care:
Fellowship & Encouragement

4 - Bible-Centered Growth & Teaching:
Bible Study & Faith Conversations