Director of Youth and Family Ministry

First English Lutheran Church


Category: Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry

Posted on: November 06, 2023

Job Description:

The Director of Youth and Family Ministries seeks to a_noemailpany, encourage and engage youth and families to grow in faith and discipleship through a wide variety of education and youth programs. This position includes responsibility for Sunday School (SS) during the 9:15 worship service, Vacation Bible School (VBS) in the summer, 345 Club (K-5th grade), 3rd Spot (6th-12th grade).

The applicant does not need to be Lutheran but should have an understanding of the theology.
Work collaboratively with all congregational ministries to fulfill our mission and vision.
Develop and lead ministries with youth and families that encourage a life of discipleship, including Confirmation, Sunday School, Bible studies, fellowship and service events, camp, retreats, regional youth gatherings.
Recruit, equip and coordinate adult volunteers and peer leaders.
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Communicate regularly with these groups through personal contact as well as printed and digital_noemailmunications.
Reach out to new and to inactive youth and families.
Be present within the congregation: attend events as schedule permits; worship regularly; occasionally help to lead worship by, for example, reading lessons or providing children's sermons.
Other duties as assigned by the pastor or Church Council regarding the operations of the church.

About First English Lutheran Church:

First English Luther Church is a well-established congregation of the ELCA. It has served the people of Richmond Indiana for over 125 years. FELC has always made Jesus and his life the center of everything it has done over the years. This will be a new position for the church and will allow FELC to continue to reach out into the community with the love of Jesus Christ. 


Experience as a 'team player", and ability to relate to others with good interpersonal skills.
A believer in Christ who desires to serve God through this ministry.
Knowledge of child development and appropriate care required for children from birth-12th grade.
Bachelor's degree in education, Child Development, or related field an asset, but not required.
Experience teaching in a church setting is an asset, but not required.
Ability to train and supervise volunteers as needed.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
A positive attitude and joyful demeanor.
Ability to build relationships with people of all ages.
Must pass a mandatory background check. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry
50,000 - 60,000
Organization Type:
Worship Style:
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
First English Lutheran Church
Contact Name:
Ronnie Belanga
2727 E MAIN ST
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