Pastor of Families

Schweitzer Church

Springfield, MO 65804

Denomination: Methodist

Category: Family Pastor

Church Size: 750 - 1000

Salary: Not specified

Posted on: April 18, 2024

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

The Pastor of Families has a growing relationship with God, and is passionate about leading others in experiencing the presence of God in dynamic and creative ways. This person is skilled at team building and development, providing pastoral and strategic leadership for family ministries, including children, students, and young adults. This person will be passionate about nurturing the spiritual growth of believers and the spiritually curious, effectively equipping them to deepen their relationship with Christ and serve the world.

Is a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, committed to a Christ-centered lifestyle of continual spiritual growth
Aligns tasks and responsibilities in helping Schweitzer achieve its mission of Transforming lives by making disciples of Jesus Christ
A humble and appreciative leader, earning respect and building trust
Demonstrates high energy and productivity
A risk taker
Safe Gatherings certified
Is or will become a member at Schweitzer and fulfills the membership covenant of prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness

Spiritual Leadership: Provide spiritual leadership and guidance to the children's and student ministries, ensuring they align with the church's mission and vision
Team Oversight: lead and support Kid's Director and Student Director, helping them to develop and implement effective ministry programs and strategies
Strategy Development: Develop and implement an evangelistic and discipleship strategy for ages birth through young families, including pathways for the sacraments, and spiritual formation experiences
Equipping: Equip parents with the resources, tools, and training necessary to effectively nurture their child's faith and spiritual formation at home
Pastoral Care: Provide pastoral care to families as appropriate
Recruitment and Training: Lead family ministry staff to recruit and appropriately train all volunteers and leaders, ensuring required screenings and policies are complete and up to date
Teaching: Serve as lead organizer/planner of teaching schedule for student ministry
Curriculum: Serve as the lead curriculum guide for kids ministry
Budget Management: Creates and manages responsible stewardship of annual budgets connected to Family ministries
Evangelistic and Camps - Leads in creating lively evangelistic kids events and spiritually deepening camp experiences for students

About Schweitzer Church:

Schweitzer is a Christ-centered, Community-focused congregation that includes all generations, seeking to experience engaging worship, growing deeper in discipleship, with caring hearts as we work for community impact. Schweitzer expresses worship with Modern and Traditional styles. Schweitzer sits on 10 acres on the thriving east side of Springfield, Missouri, a city of 160,000+ people, and is the Queen City of the Ozarks. It is a great place to live, learn, and raise a family. Springfield and Schweitzer are poised for long-term dynamic growth. 

Job Qualifications:

Master's degree in ministry, theology, or a related field, preferred 
Seven plus (7+) years of experience in vocational ministry/or experience in a related field; prefer if those years are in Kids or Student ministry
Demonstrated gift of leadership, with ability to recruit, train, and develop staff - volunteers and paid
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans
Strong organizational skills, with ability to energize, equip, plan, and launch vibrant ministries that connect with and grow the next generation in God's mission
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with children and adults
Ability to work collaboratively within a team-oriented environment
Ability to start new things and inspire others to new initiatives
Fully support women in ministry at all levels of leadership
Theologically equipped and aligned with the Methodist tradition; can develop and lead a ministry that is Christ-centered, age relevant, and culturally engaging 

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Pastor of Families
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Full Time
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Not specified
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750 - 1000

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Jennifer Fortin
2747 E Sunshine St
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