Position: Elementary Ministry Director (5-K – 4th Grades)

Accountable to: Education Pastor

Vision: The mission of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is to share the love of Christ to transform lives.

The Church: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is a vibrant ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) congregation in the Lake Country area west of Milwaukee. Our congregation has 2,000 members; we average 450-500 total attendance in our three weekend worship services. Our family ministry programs are a key component of our congregation.

SUMMARY OF POSITION (Part-time; 25 hours per week): The Elementary Ministry Director serves as general administrative leader of children 5-K through 4th Grade faith formation programs. This position also collaborates with the Preschool Ministry Director and the Youth Ministry Director in the administrative work of Family Ministry that serves ages birth through 12th Grade. This position will set and meet goals to work with the Family Ministry Team to promote the well-being of our children through Christ’s Love.

RESPONSIBILITIES Leadership Development: • Oversee 5-K – 4th Grade Sunday School Program o Use Curriculum adopted by the Family Ministry Team. o Adapt lessons to suit the needs of students and our Lutheran teachings. o Recruit/Train/Meet with Small Group Leaders and Youth Leaders in Training (YLT’s) to prepare for classes. o Write weekly leader notes for communication with volunteers. o Communicate to participants, Including Parents & Students • Create/ Lead with volunteer(s) Sunday Program “Large Groups” o Create Media Shout presentation o Recruit and Train Volunteers (youth & adults) to be part of “Large Group” Program. Run Media (sound, lights, computer) for Elementary Opening. • Help create weekly Sunday Children’s Message in partnership with pastors • Work collaboratively with Preschool and Youth Directors to lead Sunday Program Leader Orientation, and support leaders during the year. • Prepare and lead family events throughout the year • Milestone Ministry Events: o Lead First Communion Training with Third-Graders, Parents, & Pastors o Back-Pack Blessing (with Pre-School & Middle School Directors) • Partner with Adult Ministry Director on opportunities to help parents with Parenting Skills & Issues. • Partner with Pre-School Ministry Director and Music Ministry to direct the Christmas Program. (December) • VBS- Administrative leadership, in collaboration with Pre-School & Youth Directors and volunteers. • Be available to greet new families on Sundays • Provide Spiritual Care with families served

Skill & Experience Requirements • Commitment to the mission and vision of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. • Attend worship regularly. • Relevant experience or related education required. • Experience working with children and families. • Experience in managing and working with adults. • Ability to thrive in a team-based ministry. • Commitment to quality and attention to detail in all areas. • Self-starter, with willingness to learn and improve. • Possess strong writing skills. • Public speaking skills. • Proficient with MediaShout or other presentation software. • Proficient with Social Media. • Pre-employment Background Check required.


Contact person’s name:
Tracy Polzin
(262) 567-8349

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