Director of Children's Ministry

Posted: 03/26/2024

Director of Children’s Ministry

Living Word is a young and thriving church. It started in 2010, founded out of a deep conviction to the Bible, and now has over a thousand members.  We are based in Marshall, MN, which has a great history, a flourishing community life, and is a wonderful place to raise a family! Marshall offers many city amenities, while still having a small-town feel and great people.  Our church is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as the Director of Children's Ministry. If you have a heart for children and helping them grow in their faith, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Salary Range: $35,000 - $50,000 Annually, depending upon experience.

Benefits of Working Full-Time at Living Word:

  • Health Insurance - 100% of employee premium paid for by church.
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) - Church contributes $3,000 annually.
  • 403(b) Retirement - Church adds 10% of your salary to retirement account.
  • Short-Term Disability - Policy 100% paid for by the church.
  • Long-Term Disability - Policy 100% paid for by the church.
  • Life Insurance - Policy with $20,000 benefit paid for by the church.
  • Dental Insurance - Optional Coverage through Augustana District.
  • Vision Insurance - Optional Coverage through Augustana District.
  • Paid Time Off - 112 hours per calendar year, available immediately upon hire.
  • Paid Holidays - 9 paid holidays, including New Year's Day, Easter Monday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
  • Bereavement/Funeral/Compassionate Leave - available after 3 months of employment.
  • Continuing Education - $250 annually for continuing education purposes.
  • Staff Culture - Fun and friendly staff culture, with weekly staff meetings, weekly staff Bible study, and annual staff retreats.

Schedule:  We are an employer that values a healthy work/life balance!  Typical working hours for this position would be Sunday through Thursday.  Any occasional work outside of regular hours is flexed during another part of the week.  

Keys to Success:

  • A strong personal faith in Jesus Christ, with a passion for sharing that faith with children.
  • Prior experience working with children in a ministry, educational, or related setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Elementary Education.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A creative and innovative mindset, always seeking new ways to engage and connect with children.
  • Strong organizational and planning abilities, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of volunteers.
  • Proficiency in using technology to enhance ministry efforts.


  • Develop and implement engaging and purposeful programs and activities for children.
  • Lead and supervise a team of volunteers, inspiring them to make a difference in the lives of children.
  • Create a safe environment where children can learn, explore, and connect with God.
  • Teach and facilitate age-appropriate lessons, Bible studies, and discussions.
  • Organize and coordinate special events, such as Vacation Bible School, holiday programs, and activities.
  • Evaluate and select curriculum materials that align with the church's teachings and values.
  • Collaborate with other ministry leaders to foster an integrated approach to faith formation.
  • Communicate regularly with parents, keeping them informed about their child's activities and growth.
  • Attend staff meetings, training sessions, and conferences to further enhance your skills and knowledge.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant child protection policies and procedures.

About Us:

  • Living Word Lutheran Church is a vibrant and welcoming community located in the heart of Marshall, MN. Our church provides a nurturing environment where people of all ages can grow in their faith and serve others. We strive to make a difference by connecting individuals to God and to each other.
  • At Living Word, we believe that children are the future of our church and community. We are committed to providing them with a strong foundation in Christ and fostering their spiritual growth. Our Children's Ministry is a vital aspect of our church, and we are excited to find a passionate Director who will engage and inspire our young members.
  • If you are enthusiastic about teaching children the love of God, shaping their faith journeys, and building a solid support network for families, we encourage you to apply for the Director of Children's Ministry position. Join our team and play a transformative role in the lives of our children, families, and community!

Deadline to Apply: Apply promptly, position open until filled.