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St. Mark's Lutheran Church

Youth Ministry Coordinator

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Marion, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 04/27/2015
Categories: Church/Ministry - Education
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Serve the Lord by sharing in His work, by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the area of youth ministry with St. Mark’s!  St. Mark’s is a large and vibrant congregation passionate about leading and reaching people with the Gospel! This 30-40 hour per week position includes the leadership of all administrative aspects of youth ministries. Time allocation between ministries is approximately 80% middle school ministry and 20% high school ministry.  Reports to Director of Youth and Family Ministry and Director of High School Ministry.



  • Be a vital part of the ministry team at St. Mark’s and serve in such a way that brings honor and glory to God.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with students, parents, volunteers, church staff, and community leaders.
  • Recruit, coach and supervise small group leaders and coaches, team leaders, and other volunteers.
  • Communicate with fellow staff members, volunteers, parents and students through various means, i.e. telephone, mailings, meetings, activities, email and other tools that are effective in accomplishing goals.
  • Handle and oversee organizational and recordkeeping details of the ministry including family database, registration, attendance, income, and expenses for activities and events.
  • Attend and participate in youth ministry gatherings and Wednesday night ministries.
  • Lead teams which oversee various aspects of this area of ministry including but not limited to trips, retreats, monthly service and fellowship events, trainings, etc.
  • Provide “up-front” leadership for meetings and training and other events as needed.



  • Vibrant personal faith in Jesus Christ and an ongoing desire and commitment to grow more Christ-like in character.
  • Align with the vision, mission, and values statements of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
  • Possess a passion for and an understanding of youth ministries and investing in volunteers.
  • Strengths in the following areas: leadership, administration, recruitment, delegation and encouragement, planning, organizing, communications and strong relational abilities.
  • College degree or at least 5 years experience in a similar position preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite required. Willing to work independently, be flexible and patient in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Be excited to pray hard, work hard, and see lives changed.




Please submit a letter of application and resume to Jane Lindell at St. Mark's, 8300 C Ave NE, Marion, IA 52302 or by email to