Youth and Family Minister

Shepherd of Life Lutheran Church

Arlington, TX 76011

Denomination: Lutheran

Category: Youth Ministry

Church Size: 250 - 500

Salary: Not specified

Posted on: January 04, 2024

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:


The Youth and Family Minister will partner with the Senior Pastor to provide spiritual guidance and leadership to the members of Shepherd of Life Lutheran Church. The main focus of the position will be in guiding and leading the youth and families of the church. This is a full-time, lay position which reports to the Senior Pastor, and the position is open immediately.


1. Youth Ministries
Create and implement effective faith formation opportunities for the youth of the church, to include K -5, Junior High, and High School. These faith formation opportunities include but are not limited to: Sunday School instruction, Confirmation instruction, First Communion instruction, service projects, lock-ins and/or other group-building events, Vacation Bible School and other summer activities, local Synod gatherings, and national ELCA gatherings.
Coordinate the annual Children's Christmas program, the annual Holy Week activities, and the annual Halloween event.
Recruit and maintain a corps of volunteers to assist with the activities outlined above.
Create and implement social media efforts to support and promote the church's youth activities.

2. Family Ministries
Create and implement periodic faith formation and group-building activities for entire families.
Create and implement methods for ongoing check-ins and interactions with parents.


1. Food Pantry
Assist the Food Pantry Director with duties related to the church's weekly food pantry. Duties may include but are not limited to: picking up and transporting food orders, unloading trucks, stocking the shelves, ordering food, and working at the food pantry on Thursday evenings.
The Senior Pastor will work with the Food Pantry Director to determine the exact duties so that the youth and family needs of the church are not negatively impacted.

2. Additional Duties
Additional duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.


About Shepherd of Life Lutheran Church:

Shepherd of Life is a thriving, financially healthy, mid-size church in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. We embrace our Lutheran traditions, but we also take a light-hearted approach to our worship and our faith. We strive to be a service-oriented congregation, and focus much of our efforts on loving God and neighbor as best we can. And we hold fast to the promise that God's grace and love is for all people. 

Job Qualifications:


A heart for guiding children and young people through their faith journeys
Some amount of Christian theological training, with Lutheran-specific education a plus
Good communication and interpersonal skills across an intergenerational community
Organization and time management skills
Physical ability and energy to handle the duties described above
Ability to identify issues, use discretion, and maintain good boundaries and confidentiality
Proficiency in technology
Music skills would be a plus 

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Youth and Family Minister
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Full Time
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Church Size:
250 - 500

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Contact Name:
Mark Hadley
715 E. Lamar Blvd.
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