Job Type: Full-Time Posted: 4 weeks ago Denomination: Presbyterian (PCUSA)
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Pines Presbyterian Church seeks a Director for Family Ministries to creatively lead and cultivate a strong community of faith in which children, youth, and their families can know the love and grace of Jesus Christ, learn and grow in faith, find meaningful ways to express Christian service and spirituality, and invite newcomers to find a home with them.
This high energy leader will bring fresh perspectives that will broaden and deepen the appeal of our ministry to children and youth. The Director will be a “hands-on” active member of staff that oversees, implements, and participates in all aspects of education, pastoral care, fellowship, outreach, and missional programming for children and youth from birth up to 21 years of age, along with their families and friends. The Director will work in conjunction with congregational leaders, committees, and staff persons to provide effective leadership and direction to the overall education program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Cultivating a Christian spirituality and a life of faith that can serve as a model for others seeking a pattern for a God-oriented, hopeful, and joyful way of life
Cultivating a safe, welcoming, hospitable, accessible, and formative community where people seeking Christian faith, fellowship, spiritual development, and opportunities to serve can belong, be cared for, and contribute well.
Assistance to families in cultivating the faith of children and youth at home.
Develop and implement an overall vision for the Family Ministry that is in line with the overall mission and vision of the church.
Curriculum development and support for children’s and youth education from birth to 21 years of age, including confirmation and Vacation Bible School.
Recruitment and equipping of Sunday school teachers, confirmation and youth fellowship advisors, event coordinators, trip leaders, committee members.
Development and oversight of Sunday morning ministries with children and youth that strengthen their identity as people of God.
Development, and oversight of effective youth ministry that involve young people in fellowship, service, worship and learning.
Collaboration with music and worship leaders to facilitate holiday children’s programs at Christmas and other possible times.
Cultivation of through-the-week ministries with children, youth, and their families including one-on-one meetings, small interest-based gatherings, service opportunities, fellowship meet-ups, and supporting children and youth in the activities of their lives.
Collaboration with the pastoral staff to offer spiritual and social support to children, youth, and families navigating difficulties.
Development and leadership of youth mission trips and retreats, family outings and overnights with children, and other occasional activities.
Facilitating childcare needs for church activities, when needed.
Manage structure and policies relating to childcare, volunteers and employees.
Serve as an ex-officio member of the Pines Preschool Board so to maintain and promote a continuous connection between the church and preschool.
This list is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will also perform other
reasonably related business duties as assigned by your supervisor.
*This position requires minimum availability of 40 hours per week including but not limited to Sundays.
Four-year college degree. An evident personal faith and the ability to express that faith. Must also have the ability to cultivate the faith journeys of children, youth and their parents. An ability to quickly develop and nurture strong relationships with people of all ages across a wide variety of social, economic and geographic locations. An entrepreneurial spirit with a vision and skills for gathering people, cultivating community, fostering identity and belonging, equipping others to serve and lead, and identifying ways to live into Christian faith, fellowship, service, and public witness. Excellent communication skills. A hospitable person, who will welcome visiting and member families alike. Strong organizational skills necessary. A willingness to recruit, train, and nurture others to expand and extend the work of the ministry. An understanding of children and youth’s developmental and cognitive abilities, resulting in developmentally appropriate curriculum and program design. An ability to work collaboratively on a team of staff and lay leaders.
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org