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  • Youth / Student Ministry
  • Children's Ministry
  • Christian Education

Our church…

  • is Lutheran (ELCA)
  • has an average worship attendance of 100

Job at Our Savior's Lutheran Church

This person will be responsible for developing, planning, teaching, and leading activities related to faith formation for children and youth in Sunday school and confirmation programs, to connect families with Christ, each other, and the community.

Job Description

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church: Faith Formation Minister Description

OSLC is situated in the Decorah Hills Neighborhood of West Bend, Wisconsin. The congregation was founded in 1959. The new Pastor has sparked new momentum as we now look to hire a Faith Formation Minister position. Join the staff and help develop the spiritual minds of young people.

West Bend is situated just minutes north of Milwaukee in Washington County along the Milwaukee River in the picturesque hills of the Kettle Moraine. The city has more than 32,000 residents, and there are many cultural and historical attractions, as well as award-winning parks and highly rated public schools. West Bend has a newly renovated historic downtown area where you will find growing businesses, restaurants and shops along the river. The river offers a serene area in which to kayak or canoe and enjoy nature within the city. Residents in West Bend enjoy a suburban feel, yet are relatively close to the big city (Milwaukee).

Position: Faith Formation Minister (FFM)

Hours: Full-time non-exempt, must be available weeknights, Sundays and some Saturdays

Compensation: To be determined annually based upon education and experience

We are seeking a candidate to start in this position in the springtime of 2024 (April-May).

The Faith Formation Minister (FFM) collaboratively develops and assists Pastor in ministries related to faith development and especially encourages the spiritual development of our youth. The person will be primarily responsible for developing, planning, teaching, and leading activities related to faith formation for children and the youth in Sunday school and the confirmation program, to help families to connect with Christ, each other, and the community.

• Associates Degree or higher preferred in Education, Youth Ministry, Divinity, Early Childhood Education or similar field preferred • Two or more years of experience working with youth and families in a church, camp, or educational setting • Ministry training related to youth and family ministry, discipleship practices and faith formation processes preferred • Gifts of leadership, written and verbal communication, organization, nurturing and teaching • Excellent relational skills with youth, a resilient and persevering spirit, a sense of humor and energy • Ability to supervise, lead and help develop leadership and coaching skills in others • Adheres to confidentiality policy • Have valid driver’s license and insurance

Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Work collaboratively with the Pastor in creating, planning, promoting, and implementing programs for Sunday School, Confirmation and intergenerational activities. Plan for the educational seasons and map out Confirmation lessons and over-arching themes.
a. Build relationships with all the members of the congregation especially with the children
and parents.
b. Recruit, train and support teachers, mentors and other volunteer staff.
c. Regularly communicate information to families, teachers and volunteers, Pastor, committees,
and church staff in a timely manner.
d. Carry out background checks on volunteers supporting children or youth.
e. Lead planning and preparations for youth members attending field trips, mission trips.
or youth gatherings or other annual events.
f. Order curriculum, assemble materials needed. for teaching the lesson for teachers, mentors and helpers, and tweak the lessons to best fit program timing.
2. Promote events in the congregation and community in such a way that it clearly and actively invites members and non-members to participate.
3. Participate in the life of the Congregation through regular attendance at least monthly at worship.
4. Provide spiritual care to youth and children when needed.

Other Responsibilities
1. Attend weekly staff meetings, Congregation Council meetings, annual meeting and other meetings as required or desired by the Pastor.
2. Be a resource and positive role model for the congregation's children/youth and their families.
3. Encourage young people to participate in all facets of the life of the community of faith, including worship, choirs, educational opportunities, youth activities, synod activities, Bible Camp and service projects, etc.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

This posting is also available on our website at

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Our Savior's Lutheran Church is a sixty-year-old congregation in a suburban community with passion for mission and service ministries. This church has a strong core group of youth/families who are currently active in growing and strengthening our youth programs.

Our purpose is to embody the love and glory of Christ in ways that bless and transform the world. Our
purpose is to transform ordinary people into extraordinary, loving friends of God, themselves, others, and creation.

Our call to worship invites us to "be church after church." This invites us to go out into the community
to support different ministries.