Website Lake Campbell & Sinai Lutheran Churches

Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Faith Formation

A 15 hour/week lay ministry position shared by Lake Campbell and Sinai Lutheran Churches

Lake Campbell Lutheran Church and Sinai Lutheran Church are partnered ELCA congregations which share pastoral and administrative staff.   These congregations are small, rural and passionate about faith with a deep commitment to ministry to and with children and youth. The churches are about a 15 minute drive apart southwest of Brookings. They have a combined Confirmation and Youth program, but have separate worship and Sunday school programs.

The Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Faith Formation is a part-time position averaging 15 hours/week.  There is some flexibility about the work schedule, although there are also some set work times – such as Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Desired credentials:

College degree – preference for related field

Experience in ministry with children and youth

Experience working with smaller congregations

Training in Faith Formation or Youth Ministry desired or a willingness to get such training with support of churches

Needs to be a good communicator, team player, have good organizational skills and attention to detail, and have an active faith life.

Job Responsibilities:

Youth Ministry:

  • Facilitating an ongoing program for high school students
  • Planning and leading an annual mission trip
  • Actively encouraging youth to engage with Luther Outdoors
  • Coordinating activities with Luther League leaders
  • Supporting the pastor’s work with middle school Confirmation Students
  • Providing administration and communication needs so that youth, families, and church leaders are aware of programs and resources
  • Recruiting and training volunteers for youth ministry
  • Coordinating youth ministry with Boards of Education for both churches and possibly convening a joint Youth Ministry team

Vacation Bible School/ Summer Day Camp:

  • Working with volunteers from both churches, organize a joint weeklong summer program for children.  This work will include resourcing leaders in choosing program materials, recruiting volunteers, oversight of registration, training and screening of volunteers, promoting the program and providing program leadership as needed.

Faith Formation Programming for Children & Families:

  • Provide resources for Boards of Education for Sunday school and family programs as requested
  • Meet with the Boards on a regular basis
  • Research and provide curriculum options
  • Find resources to support Sunday School teachers
  • Shopping for supplies as requested

Administration and Communication:

  • With the Church Secretary, maintain a list of children, youth and families and their contract information for both churches
  • Oversight and direction of “Safe Church” procedures for youth and children’s ministries
  • Newsletter articles
  • Communication with families and youth through Facebook, email, letters, bulletins, announcements, texting, etc
  • Promotion of Youth and Faith Formation programs through and beyond the churches
  • Attention to new and visiting families and introducing them to appropriate programs
  • Annual reports
  • Monthly reports to Council
  • Meet as needed with Boards of Ed, Youth ministry teams, volunteers for VBS, and Church Councils
  • Regular meeting with Pastor for supervision and coordination

The Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Faith Formation reports to the Pastor and the Church Councils.



Salary:  $11,700

Taxes and ssi

3 weeks vacation

$500 for Continuing education expenses

$500 budget mileage and professional expenses

Synod meeting fees, church educator association membership


To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to:   or

Faith Formation Search Team

Sinai Lutheran Church

PO Box 7

Sinai, SD 57061

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