Children's Minister, Cambridge, MA

Faith Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts is seeking a children’s minister. This part-time position will open in mid-September or earlier if available.
About Faith Lutheran Church
Faith is a small Lutheran congregation located near Central Square in Cambridge. Faith is an open community welcoming all who wish to worship with us and explore their relationship with God through Christ. The congregation’s members belong to a wide range of age groups with a significant presence of twenty- and thirty-somethings. The attendance is bolstered during the school year by local students, including graduate students. Although Faith is deeply rooted in the Lutheran heritage of music and thought, many who join and attend the church have backgrounds in other Christian denominations, or none at all, making for a diverse range of perspectives. Weekly worship begins at 10:00 a.m. throughout the year and typically concludes by 11:30 a.m. Approximately 30-40 people attend worship each week, and many of these stay for fellowship and coffee hour.
The church seeks to deepen and grow its ministry with parents and their children. Currently, Faith offers Sunday School during the school year (Sep-May) for school-aged children, typically ages 5-12, during the first part of the worship service. It is taught by two teachers each Sunday. Usually, one of them is the children’s minister, who takes on a leadership role. The program uses a contemporary curriculum tied to the readings used in worship. Sunday School typically concludes by 10:40, at which time the children are encouraged to join their families for the rest of worship. The church hopes that the children’s minister can build on the existing ministry while also fostering greater integration of the children as full participants in worship.
To learn more about Faith, please visit the church website at www.faithcambridge.org.
Primary duties
Work closely with the pastor to oversee Sunday School program for children ages 5 to 12 based on current or modified curriculum, conducted during a portion of weekly Sunday worship services; recruit, if necessary, teams of teachers from the congregation and coordinate teaching schedule; organize periodic teacher meetings to discuss curriculum for continuity; develop the curriculum and structure in ways to better grow the faith and empower the discipleship of the church’s children; facilitate the community between parents through gatherings and/or other common activities.
Qualifications
Qualified applicants for this position will have experience working with children of all ages, ability to mobilize adult volunteers within the church to participate in and assist in leading educational programming, and knowledge and familiarity with the Christian scriptures, as well as a commitment to the message and example of Jesus Christ.
Compensation and hours
The salaried position pays $6,400 per year, for an expected seven hours a week, half devoted to Sunday activities and half for planning and preparation. Included are three weeks paid vacation.
If you are interested in this position, please email your statement of interest and resume to pastor@faithcambridge.org or call 617-945-4395 for more information.