Associate Pastor of Christian Education & Discipleship Full Time

@ Salisbury Presbyterian Church
  • Midlothian, Virginia View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian - PCUSA
  • Job Category: Discipleship Ministry, Education Ministries
  • Salary Range: $53,000
  • Date Posted: 14 March 2020
  • Application closes: 14 June 2020
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Job Description

We seek a leader who can involve and connect the congregation together, coordinating and motivating their efforts. We offer thriving existing programs that are ripe for nurture and growth, as well as openness to new opportunities and fresh ideas. The successful candidate will inspire committed service and participation in the life of the church by all generations. As a complement and encouragement to our church leadership, this person will be an integral part of discerning, developing, and implementing God’s goals for our church and our community.

The Associate Pastor will be:
* Devoted disciple of Christ
* Knowledgeable and passionate about the Bible
* Able to elucidate and embrace essential tenets of the reformed faith
* Committed to developing lifelong disciples and pursuing exceptional Christian Education
* Inspiring, hopeful, energetic teacher and trainer of teachers
* Grounded and flexible, with a resilient spirit and sense of humor
* Consensus builder and personal motivator
* Creative visionary, able to bring people together to fulfil a goal
* Experienced in creating and implementing curriculum
* Strong commitment to families, children, adults, and making disciples of all ages
* Perceptive and adaptive to identify and address needs of the congregation
* Inspire, prepare, and equip individuals to serve the vision of the church

Christian Education & Discipleship (CE&D) Duties:

  • Select & procure curriculum for Sunday Discipleship for all ages, including special class offerings
  • Teach Sunday morning discipleship with some regularity
  • VBS & other Summer Camp programs: Recruit, train, & support VBS and Camp Coordinators; research, select, & procure curriculum with assistance from Coordinators
  • Seasonal Special Study Programs – create & facilitate Advent, Lenten, & other programs
  • Supervise preschool & nursery staff
  • Serve on Preschool Ministry Team, coordinating with Preschool Team Leadership to oversee budgeting, hiring, & preschool operation
  • Serve on CE&D Ministry Team, coordinating with CE&D Team Leadership for budgeting and program operations
  • Recruit, train, & equip Sunday discipleship teachers
  • Develop & support leadership of Beyond Sundays (small groups, women’s circles, men’s groups, etc.)
  • Plan, lead, & coordinate Kids Alive & Mustard Seeds children’s programs; recruit & train volunteers
  • Perform other duties related to CE&D as needed
  • Collaborate with Youth, Music for seasonal and other programming
  • Promote opportunities to engage the public

Worship & Pastoral Duties:

  • Regularly help lead worship
  • Preach monthly or bimonthly
  • Officiate weddings & funerals
  • Teach children’s message & lead children’s worship
  • Share in pastoral care duties, including visitation, congregational care, & counseling
Application closes: June 14, 2020

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