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Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministry – Eau Claire, WI


Position Description:

St. John’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) is seeking an innovative individual who models faith while engaging children, youth and families in faith-based programming. The compassionate person in this position supports and develops a culture of welcoming and inclusivity for children and youth while building lasting relationships and equipping people in the congregation to serve children and youth in a variety of roles. In our welcoming and service-oriented environment, this approachable and organized person will help us bridge all age groups while developing, communicating and implementing all aspects of ministry to support and encourage relationships and growth for children, youth and families in their faith.

Position Qualifications:

  • COMPASSION & ACCESSIBILITY: Communicates a sense of availability, warmth and openness and approachability; empathetic to the life circumstances of others; builds rapport and demonstrates appropriate boundaries in their expressions of care; works well with people from all levels of the congregation; fosters natural connections between all ages of the congregation; considers the impact of his/her actions on others.
  • SPIRITUAL FORMATION/DISCIPLESHIP: Demonstrates an understanding of spiritual formation/discipleship as a journey or process; invites others into reflection about personal spiritual journey; teaches a variety of spiritual practices to lead others in deepening and developing spirituality; creates teaching and small group environments that promote discipleship.
  • TEAM MANAGEMENT: Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions; creates accountability; trusts people to perform their own work; efficient, creative and responsible deployment of volunteers; engages people in their areas of giftedness and passion; creates strong morale and spirit in the team; invites shared input and decision making; creates a climate in which people want to do their best; creates a feeling of belonging and pride in the team.
  • ORGANIZATION & PLANNING: Knows how to organize people and activities; can simplify complex processes and create policy for repetitive processes; garners needed resources and project support; develops a realistic and thorough plan for achieving key objectives; identifies and resolves barriers and problems; communicates progress to staff, volunteers, ministry participants and congregation.
  • INNOVATION: Generates new ideas; makes new connections among existing ideas; learns from mistakes; has good judgment about which creative idea and suggestions will work; acquires and demonstrates the technical skills required to proficiently execute the essential functions of the job; continually works toward the mastery of technical proficiency.
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