Director of Church Life Full Time

@ Christ Central Church in Durham
  • Durham, North Carolina View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian - PCA
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: August 7 2023
  • Application closes: November 30 2023
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    The Director of Church Life will lead all churchwide events as well as oversee hospitality in all aspects of church life. The individual will report to the Executive Pastor.


    Planning, logistics, purchasing, volunteer coordination and leadership for our many annual social events (such as Spring Fling, Fall Kickoff, Mingle & Jingle, etc.) as well as formational events like conferences, seminars, and classes.

    Owning the experience (aesthetics & hospitality) people receive when engaging any aspect of Christ Central Church, including all-church socials (Spring Fling, Fall Kickoff, etc.), the Sunday morning experience (Coffee & Connect, Connect Table, etc.), the hospitality aspect of special services (Ash Wednesday, Christmas Eve, etc.), and new guest integration (New Members Class,
    Starting Point).

    Recruiting and management of volunteers across multiple aspects of the church’s life (including hospitality, set up, parking, and event support)

    Day-to-day Responsibilities

    Creating a vision for churchwide social events and executing that vision with a team
    Purchasing or renting materials, equipment, and catering for events
    With the Communications Director, determining needs for signage or wayfinding at events or classes
    Recruiting volunteers to assist in large-event execution
    Coordinating with staff team members to identify upcoming volunteer needs
    Recruiting, coaching, and encouraging volunteers on Sunday mornings and beyond
    Assisting other staff members in thinking about hospitality and aesthetics in their area
    Attending staff team meetings (Tuesdays at 10:00 am)
    Meeting with your leader for Bi-Weekly Check-ins

    Essential Requirements

    A sinner saved by grace
    Exemplary character as exhibited in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
    Successful previous experience managing events
    Some volunteer recruiting and management experience
    Openness or desire to work in a church
    Love for the Gospel
    Love for the City of Durham
    Passionate about the vision and mission of Christ Central Church. Membership at Christ Central
    Church is a requirement, though not a prerequisite
    Excited about our staff values – camaraderie, collaboration, and prayerfulness

    Essential Requirements (continued) 

    Strong verbal and written communication skills
    Comfort working in and communicating via email, Slack, text, Planning Center messaging, etc

    Additional Requirements 

    Experience managing events with attendance in the hundreds
    Experience working in a church
    Charisma and comfort in welcoming people hoping to get involved

    Position Details

    Full-time (approximately 40 hours per week)
    Salary commensurate with experience
    Health and dental insurance benefits
    403b Retirement Plan

    How to Apply
    To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by email.

    Application closes: November 30, 2023

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