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Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator

Religious | Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Christ Lutheran Church in Webster Groves
1 Selma Ave
Webster Groves, MO 63119



Posted: Nov 24, 2021

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022


Job Title: Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator 

Job Holder: new hire

Reports to: Pastor

Benefits: PTO and 7 holidays

Pay: $15/hour

Job Summary

Minister alongside and provide administrative, programmatic, and spiritual support for volunteers ministering with children and youth.

Position Status

Reports to Pastor. Works alongside volunteer leaders ministering with children and youth. This position is an average of 10-12 hours per week as needed, non-exempt. Comp time or overtime pay provided for special events or youth trips with prior approval from supervisor. Background check and boundaries training required.

Essential Tasks


  • Connect regularly with youth and families to hear their input and understand their experience.
  • Develop and support team of volunteer leaders and minister alongside them as they initiate, develop and maintain positive relationships with children, youth, and families through a variety of activities.
  • Provide support and resources as needed and requested to Sunday School Superintendent and teachers in their ministry.
  • With volunteer leadership, plan and implement weekly activities for youth.


  • With Pastor and volunteer leadership, co-plan and co-lead Confirmation class for 7th-8th graders.
  • With volunteer leadership, design and implement Christ-centered youth and intergenerational events.
  • Attend Sunday morning Worship
  • Create, maintain and distribute a calendar of events for children, youth, and families.


  • With volunteer leadership, accompany youth to retreats and congregation-wide meetings.

Salary: Hourly



  1. Demonstrated experience working with students and/or families in a Christian ministry setting
  2. Familiarity or willingness to learn about Lutheran Theology
  3. Good communication and interpersonal skills across an intergenerational community
  4. Organization and time management skills
  5. Ability to identify issues, use discretion, and maintain good boundaries and confidentiality
  6. Ability to adapt to flexible work hours

How to Apply

Core Competencies

Influencing Others: Encourages others to cooperate, participate, provide resources or make decisions, in service to the work at hand; uses verbal and nonverbal skills to communicate respect for others, and to generate energy passion and commitment to an idea; creates an environment that others want to participate in.

Mission Ownership: Demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values and beliefs of the congregation; can demonstrate those values to others; consistently behaves in a manner congruent with the mission, vision, values and beliefs.

Teambuilding: Blends people into teams when appropriate; leads the team successfully through difficulties and challenges, including conflict, diversity and inclusion issues within the team; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging and pride in the team.

People/Volunteer Management: Provides direction, gains commitment, facilitates change and achieves results through the efficient, creative and responsible deployment of volunteers; engages people in their areas of giftedness and passion.

Leadership Development: Encourages others to discover and engage their giftedness and skills in service to the larger community; calls out the best in others; supports others in the development of their skills and abilities; actively seeks to engage others more directly in the leadership life of the congregation; thinks strategically about the continual need for a next generation of leaders and works to build the leadership base.

Pastoral Care/Counseling: Demonstrates the ministry of presence; creates a spirit of openness that invites those who are spiritually or emotionally troubled to confide in her/him; demonstrates appropriate pastoral care boundaries, recognizing his or her own limitations as a care provider; respects confidences; appropriately refers congregants along to other professional care providers as warranted


Primary Contact: Lisette Kreitler


Phone: 314-962-6011