Director of Faith Formation

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church - Austin, TX

Job Type: Full-Time   Posted: 2 months ago   Denomination: Lutheran (ECLA)

Church Description:

Join our ministry team in beautiful Austin, TX! Shepherd of the Hills is a thriving, vibrant community filled with people of generous hearts and lives. We are seeking a Director of Faith Formation who brings vision and passion for guiding young people as they grow in faith, love, and service to God and others.
Average worship attendance is 250.  We have around 30 active middle and high school youth; around 15 active elementary school youth.
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Interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter of interest and resume to Pr. Lauren Dow Wegner:

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Job Description:

POSITION FOCUS: Build, equip, support, and implement the faith formation ministries for children, youth, and families at Shepherd of the Hills and Butterfly Christian Preschool


  • Plan, develop and lead ministry opportunities for children (birth through 5th grade) and youth (6th through 12th grade and beyond)
  • Build connections with families & parents, as well as ShepHills community to empower, encourage, and partner in faith formation ministry
  • Recruit and equip creative, passionate leaders for Faith Formation Ministry Team, and work alongside this team to develop and implement programming
  • Work with pastors to develop robust sacramental preparation (Baptism and Holy Communion) as well as Milestone Ministry
  • Collaborate with pastors to further develop and lead Confirmation ministry
  • Develop and strengthen retreat ministry for all ages
  • Strengthen connections between Butterfly Christian Preschool & Shepherd of the Hills
  • Develop and lead Christian education offerings for young people; recruit leaders, specify curriculum, supplies and other resources
  • Envision and lead creative ways to involve and engage children & youth in worship
  • Lead, coordinate, and attend summer trips, retreats, and camp for children & youth
  • Develop ministry & connections with young adults (e.g., college students home on break; those in transition from college to adulthood)


The ideal candidate will have a master’s or bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of theology, Christian education, or children’s/youth ministry.  Those with commensurate ministry experience may also be considered.  Other skills & characteristics required are:

  • Loves Jesus, is passionate about the Church, and seeks to grow deeper in faith
  • Comfortable in and gifted for a leadership role that is visionary and inspiring
  • Takes initiative and balances working independently with teamwork
  • Creative, innovative, and comfortable working in all forms of digital & social media
  • Strong organizational & planning skills, along with excellent time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Trustworthy and honest; respects others and sets appropriate boundaries
  • Exudes a positive outlook; brings joy and good humor to relationships

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