Bay Shore Lutheran Church is a loving congregation in Whitefish Bay, WI which seeks to share God’s love abundantly with all people. We recognize the need for specific youth ministries to serve our current youth and we hope to reach out to youth in our neighborhood as being a welcoming place for them as they grow into adulthood. Bay Shore is affirming,and is open to all youth. We are in the midst of a Strategic Plan Process which will help us become more visible in our community and be a stronger presence of God’s Love in the North Shore.

Our ideal Youth Director will become an active member of our congregation, a voice for the youth in all places, and a person whose own faith journey is centered on Christ’s teaching. Our new Youth Director will be in agreement with our denomination and church’s mission.

Main Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Building relationships with our youth at Bay Shore and welcoming new youth into our community
• Guiding our youth in faith formation through studies, activities, and more
• Leading high school youth group gatherings (goal, minimum 2 times a month)
• Working with Pastor 4 times a year to coordinate joint middle school/high school integration/events
• ELCA National Youth Gathering trip planning, fundraising, and attending
• Supporting and attending synod youth events as able.
• Communicating with youth and the congregation
• Attend staff meetings, Zoom attendance is always an option
• Participate and promote churchwide/all generations focused events with church
• Coordinate 1 Youth Sunday with Pastor, usually following a special event or trip
• Serve on Youth Committee with Pastor and Parents (meet quarterly)
• Attend Cross-Gen/Congregational Life Committee meetings to be a voice for Youth and the work of the committee

This position is supervised by the Pastor of Bay Shore Lutheran Church. Schedules will be coordinated with the Pastor, being flexible for the Youth Director’s other commitments. There are no benefits with this position or vacation pay. It is a salary position, paid monthly, and over the course of the fiscal year. This position does require one week a year to attend a youth trip each summer, some evenings, and weekend work.

The Youth Director must follow all guidelines of the church’s policies regarding employment, building use, and liability. The Youth Director has joint use of a staff office in the main Church Office. The Youth Director will be provided a laptop for church use. The Youth Director must use the church’s provided email address for all communication within the scope of this position.

Contact person’s name:
Pastor Sarah Stobie
(414) 332-6436

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