April 5, 2018
Cross of Life Lutheran Church is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry to coordinate all ministry in the congregation relating to children and youth (nursery through college). Working in partnership with the Sr. Pastor and the Council, the DYCM will recruit youth and adult leadership, support existing ministries, develop new programming, provide needed curriculum and resources, and assure that our children/youth experience a safe, Christian, nurturing environment, grounded in our Lutheran beliefs. We are seeking a candidate who exhibits passion and joy in their faith and proclamation of the gospel. A detailed job description may be found below. Information about Cross of Life may be found on our web-site: www.crossoflifelutheran.org.
Please submit your resume by May 15 to:
Pastor Terri Stagner-Collier
1000 Hembree Road
Roswell, GA 30076
Position Description: Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry
The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry (DYCM) will oversee all ministry in the congregation relating to children and youth (nursery through college). Working under the supervision of the Sr. Pastor and the Council, the DYCM will recruit youth and adult leadership, support existing ministries, develop new programming, provide needed curriculum and resources, and assure that our children/youth experience a safe, Christian, nurturing environment, grounded in our Lutheran beliefs.
30% Develop, lead and participate in programs/events
The DYCM will work with adult and youth leaders to develop new ministry programs which are consistent with our mission and theology, and will facilitate, participate and implement existing programs, including but not limited to:
15% Relational Ministry
The DYCM will strive to relate to the youth and children of our congregation and community through attendance at ball games, community events, youth activities and children’s programs, as well as be available for individual supportive conversation and prayer.
10% Communication and Publicity
Scope of Work
The DYCM will serve under the daily supervision of the Senior Pastor, with final responsibility to the Personnel Committee and Church Council. The DYCM is expected to work with a high level of initiative and independence, while remaining committed to the overall well-being of the entire congregation.
This is a full-time position which requires regular weekend service and some travel with youth ministry programs and retreats. In the summer months, some travel requires a week-long stay. Weekday hours would be flexed depending on the weekend hours served.
A committed Christian who is passionate about sharing the Gospel who can creatively articulate, nurture and teach from a Lutheran perspective. As a Christian role model, the DYCM is expected to live in ways which are consistent with traditional Christian values.
A college degree or commensurate professional experience (preferred majors include: religion, youth ministry, Christian education or education.)
Strong organizational and recruiting skills, healthy personal boundaries, ability to serve as part of a team and exhibited joy and enthusiasm for ministry.
For the safety of our children and youth, a criminal background check and drug text will be made prior to hiring. References will be requested and checked.