Director of Youth Ministry, New Prague – MN

Position Description:

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church seeks a Director of Youth Ministry who will provide a leadership role in developing and implementing a comprehensive ministry program for birth through 12th grade. The Director of Youth Ministry shall seek to foster Christian community through building relationships with children and their families in a way that strengthens their connection to the church and grows their faith in Jesus Christ. The candidate should have a passion for working with children, an inclusive spirit, a strong Christian faith and an ability to connect personally with children of all ages, parents/caregivers and co-workers.

Essential Functions:

  • Function as a primary staff person relating to children and their families;
  • providing leadership for ongoing ministry opportunities for students to grow relationships with one another, with the greater congregation, and most importantly, with God.
  • Develop a scope and sequence for the faith formation of children, which includes oversight for the implementation of children, youth and family ministries.
  • Plan ministry opportunities for youth that align with Holy Trinity’s overall mission and vision for faith development. Such ministries might include small group Bible studies, retreats, mission trips, service projects, day trips and activities.
  • Recruit and train adult volunteers to work with birth-12th grade age groups and supply leaders with timely access to teaching materials and supplies.
  • Ensure that the youth ministry practices are consistent with Holy Trinity’s Child Protection Policy and corresponding procedures.
  • Research and acquire curriculum that aligns with the vision and theology of the ELCA.
  • Operate within budgeted resources.

Position Qualifications:

The Director of Youth Ministry plays a major role in the faith development of the younger members of the church, both as a leader, and as an example. Holy Trinity seeks a professional leader who has a solid understanding of the foundations of the Christian faith, Lutheran tradition, and who has a strong desire to nurture young people in their Christian faith. We seek a person who generates new ideas and programs and a person who values a team concept of ministry. Therefore, the following qualifications are desirable: – A Bachelor’s degree. – Minimum of two years’ experience in leading children, youth or family ministries. – Good organizational and interpersonal skills. – Ability and desire to utilize technology to strengthen communication.

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Jamie Bisek at Deadline to apply: December 24, 2021