Director of Church and Community Engagement

Washington Street UMC

Alexandria, VA 22314

Category: Church Staff

Posted on: May 31, 2018

Time Type: Part Time

Job Description:

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.
 

About Washington Street UMC:

Washington Street UMC is located in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria, VA, a growing, vibrant, and diverse community, and a place where the opportunity to serve in ministry abounds. The church is nearly 170 years old, and has a been an active part of the community throughout its history.  

Job Qualifications:

A successful candidate will be called to this ministry, and share in the vision of the church to create a space for all to know God's love.

Experience leading educational, small group, and/or community focused ministries is desired; some seminary or ministry education is preferred.

Demonstrates effective team management skills to successfully develop and empower others.

Desire for adaptive change, and ability to develop measurements and feedback mechanisms for seeing change through.

Ability to work independently and take creative initiative.

Ability to establish and maintain trustworthy working relationships with other church staff and Church's Leadership Board.

Proficient skills in relevant Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn cloud-based church database. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Church and Community Engagement
Time Type:
Part Time
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Salary:
$Less than 20,000
Organization Type:
Church
Denomination:
Worship Style:
Traditional
Church Size:
100 - 250

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Contact Name:
Rev. Thomas G. James
Address1:
109 S. Washington Street
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City:
Alexandria
State or Province:
ZIP Code:
22314
Country:
USA
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