Job Openings

If you have a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with children and their families, there is a great opportunity for you here! We are looking for a passionate and committed ministry leader to serve as our half-time Director of Children and Family Ministries. Responsibilities including coordinating Sunday School, VBS, and other programming. To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Thank you for your interest.

Position Description: Director of Children & Family Ministry

Supervisor: Senior Pastor

FTE: 0.5 (20 hours/week)


  • Committed follower of Jesus Christ willing to abide in and support the identity and values of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and St. Philip’s Lutheran Church
  • Willingness to join St. Philip’s Lutheran Church strongly preferred if not already a member
  • B.A./B.S. in Education or related field
  • Previous work/ministry experience with children ages birth to grade five and young families
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to take direction, work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

Program Responsibilities:

  • Sunday School
    • Sunday mornings from 9:35-10:25
    • Ages 2 ½ through 5th Grade
    • Current curriculum is SPARK Online by Augsburg Fortress
    • Wednesday Night Programming
      • Wednesday evenings between 5:00 and 6:30
      • Opportunities in support of other Wednesday evening programming for elementary school students
      • Vacation Bible School
        • Third week in June from 9:00 am-Noon
        • Ages 2 ½ through 12
        • Kids Time & Nursery
          • Kids Time is a lesson for children ages 4-9 during the sermon at 10:30 worship on Sunday mornings
          • The Nursery is staffed during Sunday morning worship at 8:30 and 10:30

Cross-Program Performance Expectations:

  • Planning & Program Management
    • Develop and maintain a calendar of events and activities
    • Ensure proper training and material support of all program leaders and volunteers
    • Implement and follow Youth/Child Safety policies
    • Ensure all program delivery is aligned with the doctrine, values, and mission of the ELCA and St. Philip’s Lutheran Church.
    • Develop a stakeholder evaluation of effectiveness/satisfaction submitted yearly to the Senior Pastor.
    • Strive for continuous improvement
    • Curriculum Selection & Coordination
      • Develop a process for review, adoption, and implementation of appropriate curriculum in consultation with the Senior Pastor and Education Committee.
      • Publicity, Promotion, & Communication
        • Establish & maintain regular cycle/pattern of communication with stakeholders via church bulletin, web site, The Friend, email, mailings & postcards, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
        • Collaborate with the Evangelism & Communication Committee on promotion of routine and special events and activities.
        • Utilize the congregations education programs as an important aspect of the evangelism and church growth
        • Relational Ministry
          • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all stakeholders, program leaders and volunteers, members of the congregation, board of administration, and staff.
          • Leader & Volunteer Training & Coordination
            • Recruit, train, and coordinate program leaders and volunteers to effectively carry out the assigned ministries.
            • Activity Development & Coordination
              • Develop, coordinate, and implement regular and special activities to engage members and grow the ministries.

General Expectations:

  • Attend all staff meetings.
  • Attend appropriate committee meetings as needed to fulfill program responsibilities and expectations.
  • Communicate weekly work schedule with the Senior Pastor or designee.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.