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Director of Youth Ministries – Overland Park, KS

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Position Description:

Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Overland Park, Kansas, is wondering... Do you love working with youth in grades 6-12? Do you have a passion to see youth form a relationship with Christ? Do you want to be an integral part of supporting Holy Cross’s exceptional youth? Perhaps God is calling you to apply to be our Director of Youth Ministries. The Director builds and leads a vibrant, comprehensive, Christ-centered ministry with amazing teams of adults and youth from classes to confirmation to camps. Middle School Ministry: You'll get to work with pastors, staff, and volunteers to lead and administer comprehensive Middle School youth ministry, working on developing and heading up Confirmation Ministry (Grades 7-8). Teach and lead in collaboration with the pastor(s). We'll get to recruit, train, and grow with adult leaders, design regular faith formation, service, and fellowship. It also means fun extras like confirmation retreats and/or camp opportunities. High School Ministry: You'll get to work with pastors, staff, and even more volunteers to lead and administer comprehensive High School ministry too. Sunday morning discussions, small groups, all sorts of activities, and their own annual mission trips, retreat, and/or camp opportunities. Other Goodies: Coordinate and develop trips, retreats, and opportunities for college-aged students, checking in and following up with all the new visitors requesting information about student ministries, and extra activities and opportunities with other local youth ministries/directors.

Position Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to recruit and equip volunteer leadership
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative environment
  • Ideally, candidate should have some past experience in Youth Ministry/Leadership
  • A college degree (or equivalent experience). (Biblical/theological education is a plus)
  • Complete Ministry Safe training and background check
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: jonwolf@holycross-elca.org.