First Lutheran Church of Brainerd, MN

First Lutheran Church

God's Church with a heart in the heart of Brainerd



~ Full – Time.

~ Salary and benefits in accordance with ELCA guidelines. Commensurate with training and      experience.

~ Reports directly to the Sr. Pastor.




The Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry (DCYFM) is to provide leadership for the faith formation programs and activities for the youth, together with their families, in living their Christian faith.  The DCYFM works alongside the staff, church council and members of First Lutheran to carry out the mission and vision of the church.


The DCYFM will demonstrate a strong commitment to a theology of grace and forgiveness as understood by the Lutheran Church, and a commitment to the values of the ELCA. The DCYFM should connect to and be active in the life of the congregation.




  • A college degree is preferred and/or relevant experience or training in youth and cross generational ministry.
  • Relates well to children, youth, parents and congregational leaders.
  • Works collaboratively with staff, adult and youth volunteers.

  • A self starter.

  • A desire to grow personally and professionally.

  • Skilled at recruiting and maintaining volunteers to assist in CYF ministry.


For questions related to this posting contact the personnel team at First Lutheran Church.

      -    Phone: (218) 829-9552  Leave a message for Dave Larson and your call will be returned.

      -    E-mail 


To apply for this position, send a resume, along with a cover letter, to:


Council President

First Lutheran Church

424 South 8th Street

Brained, MN  56401


Date of Posting:  February 15, 2021   The posting will remain open until March 15, 2021 or             

                              until the position is filled.