First St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Hastings, Nebraska, United States

Director of Children and Family Ministry

  • Address: 501 N. Burlington Avenue, Hastings, Nebraska 68901
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Pastor Joel Remmers or Pastor Andrea Paulson
  • Phone: 402.463.1329
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  • Category: Childrens Ministry
  • Position Title: Director of Children and Family Ministry
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Description:

    First St. Paul's (FSP) Lutheran Church is located in Hastings, NE. We are 2 1/2 hours west of Omaha.

    Our mission is "United, we live God's will." We are prayerfully seeking an individual called to Children and Family Ministry. Opportunity for seminary support, continuing education or internship credit is a possiblity. Approximately 25 - 30 hours a week.


    Responsible for formulation, implementation and operation of FSP Children’s and Family Ministry, working alongside Children’s Committee, Staff and Volunteers to promote excellence in Children’s and Family Ministry.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Prays for the congregation and ministry of the church
    • Attendance on Sunday mornings (not to exceed 6 absences in calendar year)
    • Attendance at Wednesday night activities
    • Promotes educational programs of FSP through relationships with children and families
    • Advocates for Children and Family Ministry at worship, providing Children’s Messages and consistently sharing the vision of Children and Family Ministry in worship
    • Works with Children’s Committee in development of all Children and Family Ministry programs
    • Works with Children’s Committee to prepare and distribute annual budget
    • Works with Children’s Committee to create new opportunities for Children and Families
    • Works with VBS Team and volunteers to develop, plan and carry out VBS outreach
    • Works alongside volunteers to develop, plan and carry out quarterly family events to build and encourage family discipleship, as well as classes in the Christian Life Cycle
    • Recruit, supervise and develop training for pre-k – 6th grade Children’s Ministry volunteers, including Sunday School, Wednesday Night Ichthus and VBS
    • Serves as a resource to volunteers for Sunday morning and Wednesday Night Ichthus
    • Attends appropriate planning meetings and Wednesday staff meetings
    • Attends monthly Children and Family Committee and Council meetings
    • Utilizes social media platforms to share information, news and ministry updates
    • Maintains database of contact information for children ages 0 – 12, in coordination with office staff
    • Develops and maintains system for care and regular contact with children and families
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor or designee


    Spiritual Gifts Beneficial for this Position:

    • Administration, Leadership, Teaching, Servanthood, Encouragement

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrated faith and personal discipleship
    • Theology consistent with First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church mission, vision, culture and tradition
    • Evidence of passion for ministry, understanding that ministry is a calling
    • Passion for and commitment to the faith formation and discipleship of children and families 
    • Ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages
    • Ability to communicate with co-workers, volunteers and others in Christian manner
    • Ability to work with other ministry leaders, delegate responsibility and complete tasks
    • Ability to prioritize projects, work cooperatively, make decisions and meet deadlines
    • Ability to ensure accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to think creatively in implementing, operating and expanding ministry
    • Ability to think analytically in implementing, operating and expanding ministry
    • Demonstrates wisdom in personal social media platform
    • Demonstrates wisdom in sharing age appropriate stories and experiences
    • Skill in operating computer, software and social media platforms
    • Skill in operating office equipment such as printers, copiers, fax and sound/AV


    Education & Experience

    Experienced Ministry Director or Educator preferred

    Supervisory experience strongly preferred

    Commitment to Continuing Education in field


    Contact Pastor Joel Remmers or Pastor Andrea Paulson for more information.