Pastor of Family Ministries

Website St. Paul's Evangelical Free Church

Summary of Position

This is a unique opportunity for a leader to make an impact for Christ in our community and within our congregation as part of a gifted, humble, and supportive pastoral team. The ideal candidate will provide cohesive and integrated leadership for all ministries to those birth-18 years of age; they will excel at working with, connecting, and inspiring the congregation; they will focus on partnering with parents in the growth of children into devoted followers of Christ and incorporating them into the broader church.

The ideal candidate will be a competent administrator; an effective communicator (verbal and written); and a problem solver who is able to identify problems and work with appropriate people to provide solutions.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in ministry from an accredited school and they will have or be seeking EFCA ministerial accreditation. The candidate shall be directly accountable to the Senior Pastor. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

General Pastoral Responsibilities

·         Serve as a member of the Pastoral Team meeting regularly to coordinate ministries

·         Collaborate in the planning and implementation of the preaching ministry and worship services

·         Provide pastoral care in conjunction with other pastors, elders, and Stephen ministers

·         Collaborate with the Pastoral Team to provide leadership in sync with mission and vision of the church

·         Work with other pastors in the assimilation of visitors and regular attendees

·         Shepherd and equip parents for the task of godly parenting

·         Create family friendly events

·         Lead, recruit, train, and motivate ministry teams and volunteers

·         Identify and invite potential students into confirmation and youth ministries


Ministry Specific Responsibilities

Youth Ministry Responsibilities (9th-12th Grade)

·         Create a compelling environment for youth and be gifted at connecting with high schoolers

·         Teach (or oversee the teaching of) students providing doctrinal, life, and apologetic instruction

·         Organize regular, weekly youth meetings; 4 to 6 fun events per year, and an annual mission trip that catalyzes, galvanizes, and energizes the group

·         Communicate with parents and hold at least three parent meetings per year

·         Form relationships with students, counseling and mentoring them as necessary


Confirmation Responsibilities (7th-8th Grade)

·         Instruct the two-year confirmation program on Sunday mornings

·         Run a confirmation/youth retreat

·         Coordinate ‘Confirmation Sunday’ and the annual celebratory banquet

·         Oversee the monthly middle school ministry (Fusion)


Children’s Ministry Responsibilities (6th Grade and below)

·         Provide oversight and accountability of ministries along with volunteer ministry supervisors

·         Support volunteer ministry supervisors in their weekly ministries

·         Assist ministry team with larger Children’s Ministry events (VBS, Camp, Easter Egg Hunt, etc.)

·         Provide oversight of Summer Sunday School program

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