Washington Street UMC Alexandria, VA Posted: May 31, 2018
The Director of Church and Community Engagement will oversee and develop the participation of servants into the life and ministry of the church and its involvement in the community. This position will be focused on the work of identifying, equipping, and scheduling members of the church in servant positions throughout the ministry, from children's and youth ministry leaders, to adult small group facilitators, to serving in external community focused ministries.
This is a part-time job, averaging 10-15 hours per week, with the desire to grow this into a full-time position. Budgeted funds are available for continuing educational opportunities and professional expenses.
Work with the Mission and Ministry Committee as Children's and Student Ministry events are created and schedule to identify and equip leaders for these events.
Assist with the formation of adult small groups and educational classes. Develop and implement a process for identifying and equipping leaders for small groups and educational classes.
Intentionally focus on nurturing relationships with local organizations and other churches.
Work with the Mission and Ministry Committee to identify the places of need for community focused ministries (including, but not limited to, ministry with those living on the street, ministry with local neighbors and businesses, ministry with local schools and their families, partnerships with non-profits, etc.); identify and equip leaders for community focused ministries.
Be present on Sundays to connect with and get to know congregational participants, and make announcements as necessary in worship to publicize servant needs and ministry events.
Work with the office staff to schedule events and help create any necessary publications for upcoming events and servant needs.
Monitor and report on ministry engagement; adjust for improved results and implement necessary changes. Work with Mission and Ministry Committee on planning, monitoring, and utilizing budgeted funds.
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