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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Atonement Lutheran Church - Director of Student Ministry

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Fargo, North Dakota, United States

Date Posted: 08/22/2016
Categories: Other - Other Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Atonement Lutheran Church is a friendly, spirit-filled, innovative place where its believers stand firmly on the Bible as God's Word, and strive towards achieving the church’s mission statement, we proclaim Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and commit to a life of Discipleship, Service, and Community for all.


Atonement Lutheran Church began in 1970 due to a population growth at south Fargo. Since its inception, Atonement has strived to constantly believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, to confess humanity’s sin and its need for God’s grace, with a commitment to studying God’s Word as Truth. Therefore, Atonement Lutheran Church:

Depend on God in all things

Live a life of discipleship

Share the Gospel as Christ commanded

Serve others as Christ taught to serves

Commit to a life of prayer and worship

Be a welcoming community for all


The Director of Student Ministries at Atonement Lutheran Church will be responsible for leading the ministry for grades 6-12 students. This individual must demonstrate a passion for reaching the next generation and leading students toward and authentic relationship with Jesus. A Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or master’s degree in a field related to the position, alongside a minimum of 3-5 years experience leading an effective and transformational youth ministry is imperative for this position.


The ideal candidate for the position of Director of Student Ministries will possess the following skills and competencies so as to effectively execute the objectives of the role:


  • A fully devoted Christ follower and fully support the ministry of Atonement Lutheran Church.
  • Ability to preach, teach, and communicate in a way that connects with today’s youth culture.
  • A history of volunteer recruitment, development, and training.
  • Proven experience creating, leading, developing, and planning intentional faith growth opportunities and experiences (i.e. trips, retreats, missions).
  • Solidified experience mentoring and challenging youth in (1) faith exploration, (2) discernment of gifts, and (3) ability to share and defend the faith.
  • Significant theological and biblical knowledge to develop curriculum and teaching materials in accordance with Atonement’s teachings.
  • Exhibit an ability to earn respect of and maintain confidentiality with youth and families.
  • Possess effective interpersonal communication and organizational skills.


Fargo, the Gateway to the West and Livability ‘Top 100 Best Places to Live,’ is the largest city in North Dakota. Located on the banks of the Red River, Fargo is abound with museums, galleries, an Art Deco theater palace in its vibrant downtown district. A predominantly white-collar neighborhood with a significant number of wealthiest in the state, the city’s industrial sector is led by Microsoft, the medical field, and the educational sector. Home to North Dakota State University, quality schools, outdoor activities, low taxes, and strong workforce helped it rank as not only one of the ‘Best Places to Live’ by Men's Journal, but also one of the ‘Best Places to Retire in 2016’ among Forbes cities. The city experiences vibrant seasons throughout the year, with 21-inches of rain and 38-inches of snow. The city further enjoys a high rank on the Milken Institutelist of ‘Best Cities for Successful Aging.’


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