Director of Faith Formation — Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church - Austin, TX

Job Type: Full-Time

Denomination: Lutheran (ECLA)

Church Description:

Shepherd of the Hills is a thriving and vibrant Lutheran congregation in Austin that seeks to not only welcome but embrace all of God’s people as we walk together on this journey of faith!  Our staff is creative and energetic, our leadership is positive and encouraging, and our ministry teams are active and dedicated.  You’d be hard pressed to find a more welcoming and loving community living out the values of Jesus Christ every day!

Shepherd of the Hills supports numerous ministries and missions, both locally and globally.  And this is more than just dollars–this involves diving in and building relationships.  We know that relationships are key to every part of life together, so they’re a huge part of who we are.

Check us out online, and contact us if you have questions or wish to apply for the Director of Faith Formation position.

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 (Sunday School & more); 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


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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