Minister to Children and Families, Edina, MN

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church; The Episcopal Church in Minnesota

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is seeking a full-time Minister to Children and Families who will oversee programming and formation for children, birth through fifth grade, and their families. St. Stephen’s is a well-known and established congregation of 1,300 in the suburb of Edina outside of Minneapolis, MN. The congregation is invested in the spiritual development of its parish and and is excited to add an individual to their team who will enhance their efforts with the children and families. 
Working in collaboration with a Children’s Ministry Team, this person will
● Develop and foster a vision for spiritual formation for children and their families.
● Oversee programming and activities for children including nursery, Sunday Club, worship, children’s chapel, Journey (Wednesday night programming), VBS, and other special events.
● Recruit, develop, and empower volunteers serving in the children’s ministry.
● Provide pastoral care for children and their families.
● Manage administrative tasks such as communications, children’s calendar of events, etc.

The ideal candidate will have the following:
● Minimum of 2-3 years paid/volunteer experience in children’s ministry
● Bachelor’s Degree 
● Experience in the Episcopal church tradition
● Experience in recruiting and developing volunteers

This is a full-time position.

Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2017. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Wynesia Jackson at wynesia.jackson@ministryarchitects.com