4/21/17: Associate for Outreach and Development (Palm Beach, FL)

What are you looking for?
Associate for Outreach and Development
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea
Where is the job site located?
Palm Beach, FL
What do you want this person to do?
The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida announces its search for an Associate for Outreach and Development. The Associate leads all of Bethesda’s outreach ministries and stewardship and fundraising efforts. This position offers great potential to have a lasting impact on the parish and to work creatively with congregational leaders who are eager to learn and grow in both these areas of ministry. The right candidate may be either a lay person or a priest, depending on qualifications, skills, and experience.

The Associate for Outreach and Development works directly under the supervision and leadership of the Rector. Bethesda’s outreach ministries are evolving from primarily a grants-based program to more hands-on service to people in need. These hands-on initiatives include mentoring at-risk high school students, a significant hunger initiative called Feeding in February, mission trips, as well as regular work at the nearby St. George’s Center and at Holy Redeemer church. Outreach funds primarily come from the proceeds of Bethesda’s retail operations and average around $450,000 per year. The Associate leads a passionate Outreach Committee learning together how to involve a significant number of parishioners in hands-on service and to continue to build supportive relationships with service agencies in the county.

The Associate for Outreach and Development also works closely with Associate for Administration and directs a significant portion of the work of the Outreach and Development Coordinator. Bethesda is searching for an experienced professional to help not only with fundraising but also with formation as a community of joyful, generous stewards. A growing group of volunteers who are passionate about stewardship are ready to learn and to work under the new Associate’s leadership to execute effective, ongoing stewardship education, an annual campaign, planned giving, and capital/major gifts.

Bethesda-by-the-Sea is the largest parish in the Diocese of Southeast Florida, with an average Sunday attendance of 465 and an annual operating budget of $3 million. The staff consists of a (lay) Associate for Music and Liturgy, a (lay) Associate for Administration, an (ordained) Associate for Christian Education and Pastoral Care, a Director of Children and Youth Ministries, several non-stipendiary clergy, and twelve additional full-time staff. A beautiful, English-gothic church and large building complex provide a venue for rich worship, superb music, and excellent ministry. Strong parish leadership through the Vestry and active committees shapes direction, priorities, and policies. Myriad ministries draw parishioners into worship, education, and service to the wider community and the world.

Bethesda-by-the-Sea is in a phase of renewed focus on strategic growth in mission and ministry following the calling of a new Rector in 2011. The Associate for Outreach and Development will be integral in growing a culture of stewardship and service and providing the resources needed for mission and ministry.

Bethesda is located a block from one of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast in the Town of Palm Beach—a barrier island. Across the bridge, West Palm Beach and the rest of Palm Beach County offer all the big city amenities.

More information about Bethesda-by-the-Sea can be found at www.bbts.org

Complete Job Description can be found at http://www.bbts.org/about-us/employment/

More information about the Diocese of Southeast Florida can be found at www.diosef.org

More information about the town of Palm Beach can be found at www.townofpalmbeach.com

More information about West Palm Beach can be found at www.wpb.org

The parish will be accepting applications up to Wednesday, May 31. Interested clergy may send a cover letter, resume, and Ministry Portfolio tosearch@bbts.org.

The Rev. James Harlan, Rector
ATTN Associate for Outreach and Development Search
Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea
141 S County Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Send Resume or PIF to search@bbts.org
When is the application deadline?
05/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://www.bbts.org/about-us/employment
Do you have a website?
bbts.org

Bike Blessing at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, May 6 (NYC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Bike Blessing at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
When does it start?
05/06/2017
When does it end?
05/06/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
487 Hudson Street
New York, NY
What kind of event is it?
Community
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Saturday, May 6 at 11:00 AM
In front of the Church, and on the corner of Hudson and Barrow Streets at City Bike Rack.

We will be “Blessing the Bikes” at St. Luke’s on Saturday, May 6 at 11 am (the day before the TD Five Boro Bike Tour – Please join us and gather with your bike outside the church doors at 11:00 am. We will have coffee, tea and a blessing! ALL ARE INVITED AND CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!

We look forward to meeting and greeting new friends as we advocate for bicycle culture and a greener New York.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
Does the event have a website?
https://www.stlukeinthefields.org/in-the-news/post/the-annual-bike-blessing-at-st-luke-s-all-are-welcome

4/21/17: Coordinator for Spanish Language Ministry (Kinston, NC)

What are you looking for?
Coordinator for Spanish Language Ministry
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Diocese of East Carolina
Where is the job site located?
Kinston, NC
What do you want this person to do?
The Coordinator for Spanish Language Ministry is a full-time staff position for an Episcopal priest with work principally focused on the support, interconnection and leadership development of existing and emergent Spanish language congregations and ministries of The Diocese of East Carolina. This person will work closely with lay and clergy leadership, providing support and facilitating the spiritual and organizational health of the parishes and missions of the Diocese of East Carolina. This work is undertaken in order to strengthen the ministry capacities of our diocese and its component parishes and communities as we seek new and sustainable futures. The Coordinator for Spanish Language Ministry will collaborate with the Bishop and other diocesan leaders to help the Diocese of East Carolina thrive by strengthening connections and resources among Spanish language congregations and communities.

The Coordinator’s work will demonstrate peer coaching and servant leadership, empowering existing leadership in congregations rather than acting as an expert. This person will help us develop interconnection and mission strategy for Spanish language ministry so that we may build sustainable regional partnerships in ministry as members of one diocese.

The Coordinator for Spanish Language Ministry’s duties and responsibilities will include:

Coordinating the development of a Spanish Language Ministry Team for the Diocese of East Carolina, to provide a community of support and consultation for existing and emerging Spanish Language worshipping communities in the Diocese of East Carolina.
Facilitating communication which connects and enables understanding of the ministry and mission of the entire diocese and The Episcopal Church. Some regular participation at Diocesan Staff Meetings is a component of the position.
Identification and development of mission leadership, both for the development of the worshipping community and the service of the local community; such work includes the ministry of diminishing human suffering in all its forms.
Primary responsibility for the priestly support of one Spanish language congregation.
Some visiting of congregations and ministries throughout the diocese. Such visits might include Sunday liturgies, Christian formation, vestry meetings, retreats, and special events. Regular travel will be a frequent dimension of this work.
Working with the Bishop and Diocesan Staff to ensure that Spanish language congregations are familiar with and operating in accord with the Constitution and Canons of The General Convention of The Episcopal Church and The Diocese of East Carolina. Such work includes sharing in the councils of this Diocese, and in sharing its ministry.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Enter your interest in this position by following the instructions at this link.
http://jobs.transitionministryconference.org/jobs/view/coordinator-of-spanish-language-ministry/
When is the application deadline?
05/06/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://jobs.transitionministryconference.org/jobs/view/coordinator-of-spanish-language-ministry/
Do you have a website?
www.diocese-eastcarolina.org

4/20/17: Children and Youth Minister (Durham, NC)

What are you looking for?
Children and Youth Minister
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Durham, NC
What do you want this person to do?
Purpose: To coordinate and execute a ministry to serve the children and youth of St. Stephen’s and their families, as they seek to know and share the love of Christ in this parish and community (Note: For this position, children: Preschool-5th grade; youth: 6th-12th)

Qualifications:
• A Christian (Episcopalian preferred) who is committed to and excited about working with and learning from children and youth (prior experience in this area preferred)
• Takes initiative and demonstrates creativity for new ideas and programs
• Ability and desire to collaborate with others in shaping this ministry
• 4-year college degree or in the process of obtaining one

Duties/Responsibilities:
• Christian Education – plan and lead Sunday School each week for youth
• Offer and encourage service and outreach opportunities in the community
• Offer children and youth/family activities outside Sunday morning context throughout the year
• Organize youth fundraising efforts
• Serve as staff support for the acolyte ministry
• Encourage attendance at diocesan youth events
• Recruit and coordinate additional leaders/volunteer base for children and youth activities
• Foster and sustain a safe environment where children and youth are encouraged to explore their faith and to build lasting relationships with one another
• Maintain consistent communication with families about all events (including weekly announcements, email updates, and contributions to the monthly newsletter)
• Maintain proper documentation for all children and youth involved in the program (i.e., emergency medical forms, media/picture releases, permission slips for any travel)
• Attend Safeguarding God’s Children training (if not already completed) and ensure compliance with those guidelines at children and youth events

Reports to: Director of Christian Education and Programming

Time: Part-time, approximately 10-12 hours per week (.25 FTE)
• Sundays required; other hours flexible

Compensation: $9,600 annually

Target start date is July 1, 2017, though this can be negotiated.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
If interested, please send cover letter, résumé, and three references to Jeremy Godwin, Director of Christian Education and Programming, atjeremy.godwin@ssecdurham.org.
When is the application deadline?
05/05/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
https://goo.gl/swAV0D
Do you have a website?
www.ssecdurham.org

Resurrection Forum: JAZZ AND JOE, Apr. 23 (Solebury, PA)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Resurrection Forum: JAZZ AND JOE
When does it start?
04/23/2017
When does it end?
04/23/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
6587 Upper York Road
Solebury, Pennsylvania 18963-0377
What kind of event is it?
Forum
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Trinity Episcopal Church will be hosting a “Resurrection” forum, JAZZ AND JOE, on Sunday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. Alan Siegel leads his Jazz Quintet for a delightful post-service experience of smooth jazz and a celebration of life. During a band break, Alan will describe his recovery from serious brain surgery—despite nearly dying twice during the process.

No charge for this event, but a free will offering will be invited for the Jazz Quintet. We invite the broader community to join us in these inspiring celebrations of Resurrection. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 215.297.5135.

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.trinitysolebury.org
Does the event have a website?
http://www.trinitysolebury.org

4/19/17: Missioner for Youth and Young Adults (Asheville, NC)

What are you looking for?
Missioner for Youth and Young Adults
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Diocese of Western North Carolina
Where is the job site located?
Asheville, NC
What do you want this person to do?
Missioner for Youth and Young Adults

Position Summary: The Missioner for Youth and Young Adults proclaims the Gospel and supports ministry with young people (grades 6-12 and graduated high school seniors), young adults (post high-school, including college students, through late 20’s) and the adults who work with them by building relationships with these constituencies, serving as a resource to congregations, initiating new ideas and bringing innovative programs and events to the diocese; works collaboratively with members of the Bishop’s staff and the various youth/young adult leaders; and advocates for younger people in the church, in the community, and in the world.
Employment Classification: Full-time lay position.

Accountability: The Diocesan Missioner for Youth and Young Adults is a member of the Bishop’s staff and reports to and is responsible to the Bishop.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned)

Building Christian Community with Youth:
♦ Build relationships with youth, clergy, and youth leaders in the diocese.
♦ Create platforms to connect youth, leaders, and congregations.
♦ Work with the Diocesan Youth Council and other groups to build opportunities for youth to lead and serve in the diocese and beyond.
♦ Coordinate programming, leadership, communication, and registration for all diocesan youth events.
♦ Coordinate participation in regional and national events for youth.
♦ Identify and support the ministries that are already happening within congregations.
♦ Be a presence in congregations by attending congregational youth events and worship, and
preaching on occasion.
♦ Cultivate and maintain a relationship with Camp Henry leadership.

Building Christian Community with Young Adults:
♦ Build relationships with young adults, including college students, and young adult leaders.
♦ Work with college chaplains and other leaders to build opportunities for college students.
♦ Discern and implement all facets of programing for any diocesan-wide young adult events.
♦ Create a platform to connect young adults, leaders, and congregations.
♦ Identify and support the ministries that are already happening within congregations.

Providing leadership, development, and training:
♦ Provide discipleship, evangelism, mission, and leadership training and opportunities for youth and young adults.
♦ Assist the Bishop and congregations in recruiting, calling, training, and nurturing young people and adults to vocations in ministry with youth and young adults.
♦ Offer professional consultation, programming, and support to clergy and lay leaders who work with youth and young adults.
♦ Follow the essential standards for ministry, including the SAFE Church policies.
♦ Study the current structures of ministry with youth and young adults and recommend new models for ministry and programs.

Qualities and Qualifications:
♦ Sincere commitment to Jesus Christ and an abiding call to ministry with youth, young adults and the adults who work with them.
♦ Educationally and theologically grounded in Holy Scripture.
♦ Able to think and speak theologically about youth and young adults.
♦ Visionary leadership.
♦ Articulate, passionate communicator.
♦ Ability to mentor and motivate.
♦ Ability to work under the authority and direction of the Bishop.

Education / Experience:
♦ Knowledge and appreciation of the traditions and practices of the Episcopal Church.
♦ Bachelor’s degree or higher.
♦ Previous relevant experience (i.e. work with youth, young adult, and/or higher education ministry).
♦ Multicultural knowledge and appreciation.

Professional Expectations:
♦ Serve as a member of the Bishop’s staff and represent the Offices of the Bishop and the Diocese of Western North Carolina in a professional manner.
♦ Organize and delegate effectively.
♦ Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
♦ Work collaboratively with colleagues, clergy, and lay leaders.
♦ Respect confidentiality.
♦ Submit and monitor the annual budgets for diocesan youth and young adult programs.

Work environment:
♦ Requires flexible schedule; willingness to work weekends and evenings.
♦ Must be able to travel and attend meetings and events outside of the office.
♦ Must be a self-starter and able to work independently.

Compensation: Commensurate to experience. This position reflects the benefits for full-time lay employment in the diocese.

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter, or general inquiries to – canonaugusta@diocesewnc.org
The Rev. Canon Augusta Anderson
Canon to the Ordinary & Chief of Staff

Application deadline: May 31, 2017

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Submit all application materials to:

The Rev. Canon Augusta Anderson
Canon to the Ordinary & Chief of Staff
canonaugusta@diocesewnc.org

When is the application deadline?
05/31/2017
Is there a link to the job posting or application somewhere?
http://s3.amazonaws.com/dfc_attachments/public/documents/3236543/Missioner_for_Youth_and_Young_Adults_2017.pdf
Do you have a website?
diocesewnc.org

Call to the religious life? June 3-10 (Sewanee, TN)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Think you may have a calling to the religious life? Explore the call at St. Mary’s Vocation Discovery Program!
When does it start?
06/03/2017
When does it end?
06/10/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
1100 St. Mary’s Lane
Sewanee, Tennessee 37375
What kind of event is it?
Retreat
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Know of someone that may have a calling to the religious life?

St. Mary’s Episcopal Convent is hosting a Vocation Discovery Program June 3-10, 2017 for women to explore the call to become a Sister. Interested women will live, pray, and work alongside the Sisters.

Please post and share with your churches.

Does the event have a website?
http://stmary-conventsewanee.org/offerings/events
Contact name
Sister Hannah
Email
sisterhannahcsm@gmail.com

4/19/17: Minor Canon for Family Ministries (Garden City, NY)

What are you looking for?
Minor Canon for Family Ministries
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Cathedral of the Incarnation
Where is the job site located?
Garden City, NY
What do you want this person to do?
The Cathedral of the Incarnation is seeking a Minor Canon to develop and lead ministries with young families. The Cathedral is located in Garden City, New York – at the heart of the Diocese of Long Island. The Cathedral is a principal gathering place for the whole diocese and home to a strong and growing local congregation. With the leadership of a new Dean, we are placing in-creased focus on ministries with children, youth and young families. The Cathedral has a renewed commitment to offering a variety of weekly/daily liturgies and a wide array of ministries for all ages. We are looking to further develop our relationship with young families in the congregation and surrounding communities, increase worship attendance and grow our membership. To reach our goals, we seek an exceptionally organized and energetic priest with a contagious faith, who is a gifted preacher, meets people well, has a compassionate heart, is a good team player and has strong administrative gifts and follow through. The ideal candidate will have significant experience and success reaching out to children, youth and families, engaging them in congregational life and assisting them on their spiritual journeys.

Summary of Position Description
The Minor Canon for Family Ministries will be a full-time member of the Cathedral clergy team and will be the Cathedral’s clergy lead for program and pastoral care with children, youth and their families. They will be responsible for the development and implementation of new ministries in collaboration with staff and lay leadership with the guidance of the Dean. The Minor Canon will collaborate with the Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and the Mercer School of Theology (located on the Cathedral Close) and will be the primary contact for local schools and children’s organizations. She or he will oversee a newly envisioned evening family worship service and will lead and supervise christian education and formation for families in partnership with a part-time Director of Christian Education.

Accountability
The Minor Canon for Family Ministry is directly accountable to the Dean of the Cathedral.

Nature and Scope of Work
TEACHING AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION
• Work closely with the Dean, clergy, staff and lay leaders to organize and publicize a full array of attractive and transformative spiritual formation, support and educational offerings for families
• Create onsite Cathedral programs and tours appropriate for public and private school visits (architecture, art, local history, etc.)
• Coordinate and lead a family spirituality forum on a regular basis
• Develop programming and fellowship for new parents

WORSHIP LEADERSHIP
• Plan developmentally appropriate worship services for young children in collaboration with the Canon Pastor and musicians
• Assist children and families in transitioning from the family service to other Cathedral liturgies
• Lead worship as part of the regular rota at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. (Sundays) and evening worship (Day TBD)
• Officiate as part of the daily office Rota

PREACHING
• Preach approximately every 6 weeks at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15 am Sunday services as well as regularly at the new evening service. Preach and preside regularly at the daily Eucharist

PASTORAL CARE
• Assist in visiting hospitals and retirement communities as requested by the Canon Pastor
• Oversee pastoral ministry for families including pre-baptismal counseling
• Be available for pastoral counseling with parishioners

NEWCOMER MINISTRY
• Work with the newcomer/welcome team to welcome newcomers into Episcopal 101, membership, ministry participation, stewardship, etc.
• Be available for breakfast, lunch or coffee with newcomers or visits to homes
• Host and attend newcomer events with the Dean

OUTREACH
• Work with the Cathedral Deacon to develop outreach opportunities for families
• Attend Cathedral Council meetings as requested to coordinate ministries
• Attend community events in Garden City and elsewhere on Long Island as requested by the Dean.
• Participate in recruiting children grades 1-6 for the Cathedral Choirs
• Other duties as assigned

FELLOWSHIP
• Attend major Cathedral events such as Annual Meeting, parish breakfasts, Memorial Day Fair, monthly Evensong
• Plan inter-generational fellowship opportunities with the needs of children and families in mind

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• Ordination to the Priesthood in The Episcopal Church
• A passion for ministry and working with children, youth and young families
• A strong, articulate, contagious personal faith
• Self-starter, highly motivated, hardworking, organizer with a strong ability to execute
• Committed to a disciplined prayer life and the reading of scripture
• Excellent personal and corporate communication skills
• An ongoing learner, not afraid to make mistakes and take some risks
• Someone who is not afraid of criticism and is open to mentoring and feedback
• Ability to recruit volunteers to share in these ministries, train, delegate, support, hold them ac-countable, bless and thank
• Adept at using technology, including social media
• Strong team player with collaborative skills in a fast-paced environment

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume and OTM’s to:
Nancy Signore, Human Resource Manager
nsignore@dioceseli.org
When is the application deadline?
05/17/2017
Do you have a website?
www.incarnationgc.org

4/19/17: Assistant Rector for Children & Youth (Newport News, VA)

What are you looking for?
Assistant Rector for Children & Youth
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Newport News, VA
What do you want this person to do?
St. Andrew’s has a long history of caring well for children and youth, both through our day school with its 70 years of service and through our parish programs of Christian Formation. In an Assistant Rector for Children and Youth, we are seeking someone who loves God and loves young people, is a collaborative leader and facilitator, and has gifts of creativity and imagination to help us deepen and expand our ministry with children and youth. This is a full-time clergy position with a competitive salary, health and retirement benefits, and a professional expense allowance. We invite applications from both Episcopal and Evangelical Lutheran clergy, and we especially welcome inquiries from those who are or will be newly ordained.

The Assistant Rector for Children and Youth will oversee all Christian Formation for children and youth from birth through high school, working collaboratively with other staff members and parishioners to plan and carry out programs for our young people that deepen faith, foster community, and encourage service to others. The Assistant Rector for Children and Youth will report to the Rector, who will work collaboratively to support the Assistant in this ministry. General responsibilities and expectations of the position include the following (and are subject to future alteration):

Children and Youth
• Review, evaluate, and enhance/adapt the current Christian Formation programs for children and youth
• Plan and schedule Children’s Chapel, EYC, Vacation Bible School, Youth Sundays, Mission Trips, and other Christian formation opportunities for children and youth in cooperation with lay leaders in these areas.
• Facilitate the youth Confirmation process (in conjunction with the Rector)
• Supervise the nursery coordinator and nursery workers
• Order/create needed supplies and curricula
• Lead chapel services for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Day School at least once per week
• Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, ensuring that everyone working with children and youth has Safe Church training
• Establish and oversee a Christian Formation Committee focused on programming for children and youth
• Communicate regularly with families, staff, and parish at large not only to pass along basic information but also to increase parishioners’ sense of ownership and investment in the program
• Make use of social media while following the “Social Media Practices and Guidelines” listed on our diocesan website: www.diosova.org
• Encourage youth participation in our diocesan events, camps, and activities as well as those offered by the wider Church
• When possible, attend events in which parish children and youth are involved—plays, sporting events, concerts, etc; and share information about such events with the Rector and other parishioners

General
• Share in liturgical leadership: presiding/celebrating; preaching (at least once per month)
• Assist with pastoral care as needed, including on-call responsibilities
• Participate in weekly staff meetings and monthly vestry meetings
• Other duties as assigned

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to the Rev. Anne R. Kirchmier at annekirchmier.saec@gmail.com by May 20, 2017.
When is the application deadline?
05/20/2017
Do you have a website?
www.standrews-episcopal.org

4/19/17: Youth Director (Nashville, TN)

What are you looking for?
Youth Director
What’s the name of your church or organization?
Saint David’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Nashville, TN
What do you want this person to do?
Our growing youth ministry was galvanized when a 17-year-old stood up at Annual Meeting and made the request that our parish endeavor to provide ministry for her younger sister who would soon be in middle school. After four years of cultivation our present youth ministry forms tweens and youth from grades 4 to 12. These are divided into three groups—4-5 grade; 6-8 grade; 9-12 grade—with each group following an age appropriate curriculum. We have weekly Sunday formation for each age group from 9:15-10:15am and weekly youth group meetings on Sundayafternoons from 4:30-6pm for 7-12 graders. We also plan monthly youth outings to area attractions (e.g. Laser Quest, mini golf, ice skating, etc.). We go on an annual youth retreat in the fall and host a lock-in in the spring. Other special events, such as Diocesan Youth Work Days and YouthSunday, fall throughout the church year.

Our youth are actively involved in many church ministries, including Altar Guild, Sunday Counters, Acolytes, Ushers and are often helping behind the scenes on their own initiative. We have a very thoughtful group of teens who are able to sustain conversation that crosses the worlds of Scripture, school, contemporary issues and life with family and friends. Our youth ministry is made possible by the strong team of volunteer teachers and leaders in place to assist and support the Youth Director as needed. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, our parents are in solidarity with our effort to grow youth ministry at Saint David’s.

We are looking for a person who will develop relationships with youth and their families so that our teens can grow in their love of God, their understanding of spirit and self and their relationships with the variety of God’s creatures. This person will also advocate for full inclusion of youth ministers in the life of Saint David’s.

The position will require between 10-20 hour per week. The successful candidate will have a flexible schedule, good communication skills, including an ability to authentically relate to the youth, and excellent organizational skills. Familiarity with or membership in the The Episcopal Church is especially desired.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

• Teaching Sunday School classes,
• Coordinating teaching schedule across three classes,
• Developing and tracking the youth ministry budget,
• Organizing youth group activities/outings,
• Organizing, attending, and leading the annual youth retreat and youth lock-in,
• Organizing special events (Youth Sunday, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Olympics, Youth Kick-Off),
• Communicating with youth parents and church office (email updates, e-blast, monthly newsletter),
• Maintaining supplies,
• Recruiting youth leaders from congregation,
• Increasing mentoring relationships/opportunities for youth in the church,
• Promoting youth as full members of the church,
• Increasing participation in diocesan level youth events, and
• Attending vestry meetings when requested.

What you can expect from Saint David’s parish family, clergy and staff:
• An office with computer and phone,
• A youth budget to work from,
• A support network of adult youth leaders and parents with whom to develop and execute ideas,
• A priest who has experience mentoring seminarians and can offer guidance or feedback if desired,
• A parish administrator who can assist with materials the Youth Director may need,
• A warm, supportive parish family who loves to laugh (seriously!), eat, pray, sing (double seriously!), grow and learn together.

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Part time
Does this job pay?
Yes
What is the application process?
Please send your resume and letter of introduction to The Rev. Carolyn Coleman via email at revcarolyn2017@gmail.com or snail mail to the address provided.
When is the application deadline?
06/11/2017
Do you have a website?
http://stdavidsnashville.org