Student Ministry Director
Central Lutheran Church
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

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 are 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.  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 our pure water, beer and our cheese.  Chippewa Falls is a very welcoming and friendly community.
What we’re looking for…
The Student Ministry Director will:
  • Oversee, develop and execute Student Ministry environments and experiences for Middle School - 12th Grade.
  • Develop ways to connect and engage in relationships with the graduated students.
  • Build a leadership pipeline that is recruiting and equipping committed volunteer leaders who love Jesus and love students.
  • Equip parents to be involved in the spiritual formation of their children. 
  • Communicate regularly and clearly with parents, and SGLs. 
  • Cast vision, and be able to communicate Orange philosophy. 
  • Assess the ongoing effectiveness of ministry areas including programming, procedures, and volunteers; lead adjustments and changes as needed.
  • Oversee Student Ministry events and retreats, including age appropriate activities.
  • 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.
  • Ability to take large group curriculum provided by Orange, and teach to students in a large group setting each week.
  • Be extremely relational through personal meetings and follow ups with small group leaders.
  • Constantly looking for new and exciting ways to connect students with the church body through service and other outward ways. 
A bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required for this position.
The ideal candidate will have prior proven experience leading or co-leading an effective student ministry.
Personal Characteristics
  • Has a strong focus on equipping parents and families 
  • Experience or knowledge of Orange curriculum would be a strong asset 
  • Is highly relational, with a friendly and approachable disposition 
  • Has a strong calling to Student Ministry 
  • Is strategic and creative in their thinking 
  • Is a visionary leader that dreams big but can also implement strategically 
  • 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 development
  • Is able to adapt to change 
  • Creativity and excitement for new and fun ideas  
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 the ability to convey Biblical truth to students, children and families. 
  • Someone who leads their own life Biblically  
  • Someone who pursues Biblical community.

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