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Date Posted: 03/02/2020
Categories: Children's Ministry
Denominations: Lutheran Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description:

About Central Lutheran
Central Lutheran averages 600 people in worship each week. We are a vibrant, energetic, and growing church with many young families. Even though we are a Lutheran Church, our staff and congregation is very diverse with people from many Christian denominations. Our strategy here at Central is to partner with families and to give them the tools and the resources to help grow their children’s faith in their everyday life. We partner with ORANGE so that we can spend more time influencing those who influence the next generation. We want you to join us and help make a difference in the lives of the next generation and their families.

About Chippewa Falls
Chippewa Falls is a community of about 14,000 people. And we are 20 minutes aways from Eau Claire which is about 70,000 people and an hour away from the twin cities. Chippewa is known for their parks, music, and local festivals. But if you were to ask any local, you would find out that we are known for taking pride in our small businesses such as craft coffee shops, ice cream parlors, local eateries, and more! Chippewa Falls is a very welcoming and friendly community.

What we’re looking for...

The Central Kids Director will:
  • Oversee, develop and execute Children’s Ministry environments and experiences for birth through 5th grade (e.g. Central Kids, Central Littles, Nursery, etc)
  • Build a leadership pipeline that is recruiting and equipping committed volunteer leaders who love Jesus and love children
  • Equip parents to be involved in the spiritual formation of their children
  • Communicate regularly and clearly with parents, and adult leaders.

  • Cast vision, and be able to communicate Orange philosophy (Click here to learn more about Orange)
  • Assess the ongoing effectiveness of ministry areas including programming, procedures, and volunteers; lead adjustments and changes as needed
  • Oversee Children’s Ministry events and retreats, including VBS and kids camps
  • Be flexible with their schedule, which will include evenings and weekends
  • Attend weekly Staff Meetings
  • Be expected to participate in continuing education activities and/or
    training events relevant to his/her area of responsibility.

A bachelor’s degree in childhood development, education, or ministry is preferred but not required for this position.
The ideal candidate will have prior proven experience leading or co-leading an effective children’s ministry.

Personal Characteristics
  • Has a strong focus on equipping parents and families
  • Has experience or knowledge of Orange curriculum would be a strong
  • Is highly relational, with a friendly and approachable disposition
  • Has a strong calling to Children’s ministry
  • Is strategic and creative in their thinking
  • Is a visionary leader that dreams big but can also implement
  • Has strong communication skills, both verbal and written. This also
    includes the ability to communicate effectively in person, but also from
    the stage
  • Is passionate about recruiting, training, and equipping volunteers
  • Is self-starting – able to work without being micromanaged
  • Is an organized, intentional, good planner
  • Must be a team player
  • Is emotionally intelligent and able to resolve conflict biblically
  • Has a teachable and humble attitude with a servant’s heart
  • Is always continuing pursuit of professional, personal, and spiritual
  • Is able to adapt to change

Spiritual Characteristics
  • Has a strong personal commitment to maintaining a healthy relationship with Jesus
  • Is striving to live as an example of a Godly lifestyle that is above reproach
  • Has solid Biblical understanding and worldview
  • Has a healthy prayer life and is also comfortable praying with people
    and in front of people
  • Is aligned with the mission and vision of Central Lutheran Church
  • Has a the ability to convey biblical truth to students, children and
  • Someone who leads their family biblically
  • Someone who pursues biblical community.

Please send resumes to