Seeking Director of Youth and Congregational Life

With great commitment to youth and families, First Lutheran Church of Williston is seeking a Director of Youth & Congregational Life.  Faith is formed with relationships of other followers of Christ Jesus around the Word and the Sacraments of Christ Jesus.  Known as the cathedral on the western prairie, in 112 years of ministry we have helped start two other ELCA congregations, a Bible Camp, and a Nursing Home. 

The great gift of First Lutheran is the wisdom found in the many generations that are still active. Therefore, with great excitement we seek a new path to do faith formation.  Today we hold monthly family events with 80-100 in attendance to build relationships and strengthen connections.  Sunday morning includes two worship services, a faith hour with Sunday school for 75 plus kids, adult studies, and an older youth (7-12) conversation of faith and life.  Confirmation includes both Pastoral leadership and congregation members that allow for relationships and knowledge of faith to be shared and nurtured.   This past summer we hosted 113 kids for a week of Vacation Bible School.

A major oil play (Bakken) has changed our area over the past 5 years.  Williston North Dakota is now 30,000 people with quality schools, healthcare, key transportation, and recreation. Williston has nearly 20 publicly traded companies, plus many restaurants, entertainment, hunting, and more. We have Menards, Famous Dave’s, Culvers, and other national brands as well. This area has an annual birth rate of 800 babies to provide an exciting future of ministry.  

As part of the First Lutheran team you will relate and empower people of all generations to nurture faith in this community.   We have a staff that includes a Senior Pastor, Music Director, Secretary, Book Keeper, Property Manager, and Custodians.  Church members, by the dozens, join the ministry by answering phones, serving meals, leading in worship, teaching Sunday school, serving on church council, and much more.  We are ready to invite all people to join with us as we relate to God, nurture faith, and are sent to serve. This congregation continues to be prepared to move into the future with energy and passion.