Job Type: Full-Time Posted: 4 months ago Denomination: Presbyterian (PCUSA)
First Presbyterian Church (FPC), born by grace in 1814, is Nashville’s first organized Church in the city. The history of FPC is rich, and its roots are deep. We’re here to bring glory to God, grow in grace together, and serve the larger community in Nashville and around the world. Compelled by the love of God in Christ, FPC has long existed for the common good of all Nashvillians. Our members build a Habitat for Humanity home yearly and house the homeless with Room in the Inn. We build churches and schools in Kenya and Rwanda, and we partner with congregations in Cuba and Jamaica. We support 38 local agencies in Nashville and have started new congregations in Middle Tennessee.
FPC is a multi-generational congregation, which we believe enriches our common life. We believe that gratitude, hospitality, and generosity are marks of mature Christian faith and can transform our church into a contagious, gospel-centered witness to the love of God.
Worship remains the engine room of all we do. We believe that God the Father, Son, and Spirit desires to encounter us in worship, leading us to transformed lives that are passionate about living out his purposes in and for the world. We thank the Lord for our large and lively campus, which is home to Oak Hill School, the Early Preschool, school-year sports ministries, and summer camps.
As Presbyterians, our identity is both “orthodox,” affirming the authority of the scriptures and historic witness of the Church, and “evangelical,” meaning it’s our mission and privilege to share the good news of the gospel and participate in God’s holy work of healing and reconciliation in the world. Our congregation is a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denomination.
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The Ministry with Children and their Families is a vibrant and vital program within the life of First Presbyterian. This ministry oversees the daily operations of Christian formation and family activities for approximately 400 children ranging in ages from birth through sixth grade.
The ideal candidate would align with values of the Ministry with Children and their Families, where all are seen as unique children of God. God’s person for this role will confess Christ preeminent in all things (Colossians 1:18) and will live a life reflecting the Lordship of Christ. The Assistant Director shall possess the right competencies and initiative to lead with excellence, and is someone who desires, above all else, to sow seeds of faith and trust in these young and precious lives.
The Assistant Director for Children’s Faith Formation is responsible for growing young disciples of Jesus Christ, ages 3-12, through ministries of faith formation for the children and for their parents. Experiences will draw children into a closer relationship with Christ and others by teaching them the way of Jesus and by creating relationships and resources to connect with parents to strengthen their connection to their children as the primary spiritual nurturers. This includes the elements of learning, knowing, and putting faith into action, thereby fulfilling the mission of the church: to know Christ, to make Him known, and exhibit His love through worship, education, and service.
The duties of this position include worship leadership for the church’s Early Preschool Chapel and Sunday morning programming; working with and training volunteer leaders to empower them to effectively share God’s Word with children as revealed in Jesus Christ; family faith formation activities that promote and empower at-home faith formation; and summer faith formation activities including VBS and Mission Camp. Visit our Career Opportunities page to view a copy of the full job description: https://fpcnashville.org/work-us/
Must be motivated and self-directed; a proven strategic problem-solver and relationship manager with a results orientation.
Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects and diverse teams of people to meet deadlines.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
Aptitude for learning new technologies, like Zoom, Bitmoji, Ministry Platform (to be learned on the job).
Keyboarding skills and operation of standard office equipment: postage meter, color copier, laminator, etc.
Creation and management of filing systems (paper and electronic).
Communicate clearly and effectively.
Demonstrate compassion and understanding.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree
An active, growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Knowledge of the bible, the Reformed tradition, and an ability to integrate the Christian faith into day-to-day work in a way that brings about the advancement of the gospel, required.
Minimum of five years working experience a children’s faith formation ministry of a church.
Presbyterian, with a working knowledge of the polity and program of the Presbyterian Church (USA), preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Certified (CCE) or Certified Associate (CACE) Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church (USA), preferred; or willingness to begin work immediately towards such certification.
Participation in annual Continuing Education events is required.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.