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Director of Family Ministries

The Living Well

Kalamazoo, MI

Category: Church Staff

Posted on: August 09, 2021

Job Description:

The Director of Family Ministries will be a pastor and partner to parents at The Living Well in raising their families; they will support and supervise all staff and volunteers ministering to children and youth; they will develop and oversee an effective and_noemailprehensive discipling / equipping ministry that encourages kingdom living,_noemailmunity outreach and service for all TLW members; they will be a strong advocate for multiplication and for the mission and vision of The Living Well—helping everyone find real life in Christ, celebrate that life in_noemailmunity and share the life with everyone.

The Director of Family Ministries is a full-time salaried position

This person will be passionate about their love for God and others, and centered by a strong Christian faith and personal integrity. This person will be_noemailmitted to a historical reformed understanding of Scripture and to the Mission Statement and Core Values of The Living Well. This person will have a heart for discipleship for all ages and a demonstrated ability to disciple others to make disciples. This person will be a relational and approachable team player, ready to work together for the good of the church family, and be able to receive critical feedback. This person must have a servant heart, willing to serve the needs of the_noemailmunity "inside" and "outside" the walls. This person needs to be a catalyst for utilizing and developing gifts and talents in others, while continuing to grow in their faith.

- A four-year degree is required, preferably with a biblical or ministry focus
- Prior ministry experience with children and families within a church context
- Ability to teach all ages, shepherd teams and speak publicly
- Understanding of and agreement with Reformed teachings and practices is preferred
- Exceptional relational and team-building skills are essential
- Demonstrated gifts in relational evangelism, outreach, missional work
- Preaching & pastoral gifts and experience is desired
- Writing skills, ability to_noemailmunicate through printed and digital platforms

1. Relational Ministry within and among The Living Well Church family
- Develops meaningful friendships and_noemailmunity with TLW families
- Participates fully in TLW social life as well as ministry-related or "job" activities
- Is mindful of the ne_noemailer, fringe-dweller, outcast or under-engaged at TLW
- Enthusiastically contributes to the spirit of love, joy, unity and purpose at TLW
- Purposefully engages with those outside or detached from a church_noemailmunity

2. Partnership and Collaboration with TLW staff, teams and volunteers
- Encourages and collaborates with Lead Pastor and other team leaders
- Shares responsibilities and engages others to join in
- Prays for team members, TLW concerns and opportunities
- Is present and participating in all Staff and Leader Team meetings; regularly participates and contributes in worship services, ministry and mission gatherings

3. Developing and Overseeing Discipling Ministries – strategies, events & opportunities
- Living well Kids (LWK)
o Engage LWK volunteers through scheduled opportunities for discipling children during
worship services, and through periodic training throughout the year
o Facilitate a LWK curriculum that encourages and equips children, families, and volunteers to be on mission every day in their homes and_noemailmunities
o Build up, encourage and equip LWK staff and leadership to pursue their calling
- Student Ministries
o Develop future TLW student ministries strategy, activities and events
- Work with key volunteers to establish ministry plan for 6th -8th
- Work with key volunteers to imagine future HS ministry plans
o Build and equip teams of Middle School and High School disciplers
- Family / Adult Discipleship
o Ensure safe, we_noemailing environment for families to grow together
o Provide training & equipping for parents to disciple their own families
o Encourage & equip Share the Life Groups and House Church leaders
o Shepherd & support other adult disciplers (Men's/Women's groups, etc)
o Help families integrate discipleship, outreach, prayer and worship into life
o Enforce all CAAPPS Child safety policies and procedures
o Provide pastoral support to families and volunteers
o Develop / maintain budgets and resources for all discipleship areas

Staff members of TLW will maintain and respect all privileged, personal, and confidential information.

This position reports directly to the Lead Pastor and is accountable to the governing body of The Living Well (Shepherds). They participate and partner with TLW Staff Team and TLW Leader Team.
*Initial 3-month review will be given with the Lead Pastor and stakeholder representatives from areas of family ministry.  

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Family Ministries
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Church Staff
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Church Size:
100 - 250

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
The Living Well
Contact Name:
Philip Rose
5475 Ravine Road
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