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Director of Youth Families

Director of Youth Families
St. John’s Lutheran Church of Wilmette, IL
  • 15-20 hours per week (negotiable)
  • $15-25 per hour, determined on experience
  • Reports directly to the pastor
  • benefits eligible? NO
  • Oversee the Sunday School and pre-Confirmation programs on Sunday mornings
    o Train and schedule Sunday School teachers
    o Teach Sunday school and/or pre-Confirmation as needed
  • Lead Confirmation
  • Select and develop a curriculum with the pastor
  • Teach curriculum
  • Continue monthly family activities and other family programming
  • Develop high school programming
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and/or weekly meetings with the pastor
  • Exhibit leadership when working as a representative of the congregation
  • Get to know congregants and newcomers to build community and support families
  • Expand lay leadership in the youth programs
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with families
  • Contribute regularly to church newsletters and complete all needed reports
  • Ensure that all children’s programs adhere to the Safe Child policy


  • Clear sense of call to Christian service and an inner spiritual life
  • Comfortable, adept, and experienced in identifying and developing spiritual gifts and needs as  well as developing spirituality in children
  • Familiarity with Lutheran theology and Biblical interpretation
  • Experience with Godly Play preferred
  • Interest in community organizing and justice work preferred
  • Previous work as Youth Director or Sunday School Leader with experience in instruction and equipping volunteers or equivalent training in Children, Youth, Family Ministries preferred
Please send cover letter and resume to
Start Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019
St. John's Lutheran Church
Job Type: 
Job Category: 
Youth Ministry
Lutheran (ELCA)