Director of Faith Formation

Date posted: Thursday 10 June 2021

STATUS

 

40 hours per week, including Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and occasional other
weekend/evening hours as needed.

 

 

REPORTS TO

 

Associate Pastor

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE/MISSION

 

Partner with parents and the whole faith community to live out our baptismal promises* by teaching
children and youth (0 to 18 years of age) to trust God, follow Jesus, and powered by the Holy Spirit, live
lives of love and justice.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

In partnership with pastors, the Children, Youth and Family Commission, and the Faith Formation Team,
we will strive to equip families to nurture faith at home

 

  • Develop & organize milestone ministry in partnership with Pastors and Faith formation team
  • Provide families with tools and opportunities for practicing faith at home and in daily life
  • Direct & develop Faith Formation for all ages (i.e. confirmation and G-Force (High school Ministry)) opportunities in a way that supports families and forms faith.
  • Recruit, equip and support volunteers to teach, lead and journey with our young people
  • Develop and collaborate with pastors (value/competency based leading)
  • Evaluate needs and order curriculum and supplies
  • Work with the office administrator, to coordinate registration, communication needs and maintenance of records
  • Direct & develop interactive service-learning opportunities
  • Opportunities may include but not limited to: Vacation Bible School and ELCA Youth Gathering
  • Recruit, equip and support volunteers
  • Work with the office administrator, to coordinate registration, communication needs and maintenance of records

 

OTHER EXPECTATIONS

 

  • Direct Supervisor for any additional part-time staff that support Faith Formation Ministry.
  • Plan and implement effective communication to invite, engage, and inform.
  • Reimagine ways to offer faith formation in digital spaces.
  • Regularly participate in staff meetings and other meetings and events as needed.
  • Develop and oversee budget needs for faith formation ministry.
  • Collaborates with pastors, other staff, lay leadership, community partners to develop pathways for incorporating children of all ages into the worship life of the congregation inside and outside of the church building.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Strong faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to Christ’s mission
  • Experience working with children, youth and/or education
  • Strong interpersonal and communication and writing skills
  • Able to work on multiple projects at the same time, prioritize and be organized
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Commitment to ELCA theology and teachings

 

*Baptismal Promises
To live with them among God’s faithful people,
Bring them to the word of God and the holy supper,
Teach them the Lords’ Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments,
Place in their hands the holy scriptures,
And nurture them in faith and prayer,
SO THAT your children may learn to trust God,
Proclaim Christ through word and deed,
Care for others and the world God made,
And work for justice and peace.
Please submit resume or direct any questions to Pastor Jen Collins, j.collins@graceofav.org