Denomination: Independent Lutheran Church
Weekly Attendance: 900
Location: Golden Valley, Minnesota
The Role: Children's Ministry Director
About Calvary Lutheran Church:
Calvary Lutheran Church was founded in 1946 and currently has a weekly attendance of 900+ and a roster of approximately 4,000 members. Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Calvary’s nine-acre campus features approximately 170,000 square feet of building space with a 1,000-seat main Sanctuary and a 250-seat Chapel, as well as an outdoor recreational and worship space where summer services take place weekly. A four-floor tower houses meeting rooms, staff offices and a portion of the Early Childhood Center. Many community groups, ministries, and educational organizations from the surrounding area utilize our space on a regular basis.
Calvary’s vitality is enhanced by our strong commitment to financial stewardship and missions. Our members’ generosity—paired with our staff’s diligence in expense management—resulted in a net surplus that allows the church to do great work for the Kingdom of God, giving strong financial support to ministries locally and globally.
About the Children's Ministry Director:
The Director of Children’s Ministry provides vision, strategy and leadership for the children of Calvary (birth-5th grade) and their families, consistent with Calvary's Vision and Values. This role will include designing and implementing creative ministry environments, biblical teaching, equipping and empowering leaders, and supporting families. The Children’s Ministry Director will be high-energy, enthusiastic and passionate about developing leaders.
The Children's Ministry Director Will:
Create a warm and inviting environment for kids.
Identify, train, and coach leaders who love kids.
Develop engaging, multi-sensory Bible-learning experiences and curriculum.
Plan, execute and evaluate family outreach events.
Build and maintain a strong online presence for kids and families.
Organize and execute an exceptional VBS experience.
What You Bring:
- Bachelor's Degree Required
- At least four years of children’s ministry experience preferred
- Proven ability to build a program and/or ministry
- Live out Calvary’s mission, vision and values, applying them in your personal and professional life.
- Be a great teammate; encouraging, praying for and building up co-workers, volunteers, congregants and guests.
- Be intentional about one’s spiritual growth and development.
About Golden Valley, Minnesota:
The Twin Cities, comprised of Minneapolis and St. Paul, is the largest metropolitan area in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 3.6 million, The Twin Cities offer many options for entertainment, culture and recreation for people of all ages and interests. Minneapolis boasts the top rated parks system in the country. There are many miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as many beautiful lakes. There are restaurants of all styles and cuisines. For sports fans, the Twin Cities is home to teams in every major professional sports league, as well as Big Ten college sports at the University of Minnesota. The Twin Cities also boast two major professional orchestras, many performing arts organizations and stages, and numerous world class museums. Calvary is located just minutes from all of these great options for fun, culture and recreation!
Nearly 40 percent of Golden Valley residents are age 55 and older, however the median age of the community is trending younger over time with younger people moving into the community given its convenient access to major highways and downtown Minneapolis.
Calvary Lutheran Church draws members and guests from throughout Minneapolis and the northwest metro, such as Plymouth, Wayzata, Maple Grove, New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale, as well as numerous other suburbs.
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