Children’s Ministry Director

  • Central Lutheran Church
  • Chippewa Falls, WI, USA
  • Apr 16, 2019
Full time Children's Pastor/Director Orange Church

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 goal is to create a church that unchurched people love to attend. Our mission is to love God and to love people.

Our family ministries 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.  

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About Chippewa Falls

Chippewa Falls is a community of about 14,000 people.  We are 20 minutes away 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. Chippewa Falls is a very welcoming and friendly community.


What we’re looking for…

The Children’s Ministry Director will:

  • Oversee, develop and execute Children’s Ministry environments and experiences for birth through 5th grade (e.g. KOK, JAM, Waumba Land, ect)
  • 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
  • Assess the ongoing effectiveness of ministry areas including programming, procedures, and volunteers; lead through 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.  Experience or knowledge of Orange curriculum would be a strong asset.


Personal Characteristics

  • Has a strong focus on equipping parents and families
  • 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 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

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 family and/or personal life biblically 
  • Someone who pursues biblical community

 A cover letter and resume can be sent to