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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Children’s Ministry Administrator – Faith Development

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Naperville, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 03/30/2015
Categories: Christian Education
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Employer: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Location: 1310 Shepherd Drive, Naperville, IL

Date Posted: March 30, 2015

Hours: Full-time--5 days per week including occasional weekend and Sunday hours.


Hiring Salary: $30,000-$38,000 depending on experience.


Benefits: Health insurance, Employer contribution towards retirement fund, paid vacation and sick leave.



Good Shepherd is a 4,000+ member Christian church with the primary mission to “Reach and Transform Spiritually distracted people so we all come to love and serve God.” Every member of our staff, including this position, is challenged to help fulfill that mission.


PURPOSE: Responsible for the planning and implementation of the faith development for families and children ages birth through 5th grade under the direction of the Director of Family Life—Children’s Ministries.   


The position’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Modify curriculum for ages birth through 5th grade for Sunday mornings and Wednesday midweek preteen ministry
  • Prepare and edit curriculum to fit the needs of the space constraints by selecting activities from available options and supplementing as needed
  • Create environments, activities, and ministry which facilitates learning and encourages spiritual growth for parents as the primary spiritual leader in the home and for their children
  • Assist in development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of faith milestones and family events
  • Write or find curriculum for special events such as VBS, Lent, and Good Friday
  • Create Power Point slides to assist in teaching for large group leaders
  • Work alongside Children’s Ministry Associate to coordinate volunteer administrative teams for all curriculum needs



Completion of a Bachelor's degree in education, religious studies, or related field or three to five years’ relevant experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.



  • Ability to apply Bible stories for ages birth through 5th grade learning environments
  • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ and passion to share God’s love
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to attract, develop, and lead people and/or ministry teams
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel, and PowerPoint)



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is considered sedentary and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. It requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting, walking, or standing most of the time.


A pre-employment background check is required



To apply, interested candidates should email resume and cover letter describing your interest as to as early as possible and by the preferred date of April 10, 2015.  Please do not contact employer directly.