Minister of Christian Formation and Discipleship (PT) – Episcopal News Service
The overflowing and unconditional love of Christ in northern Idaho.
St. Luke’s Mission: Cultivating life-giving relationships in Jesus Christ with all people through deliberate discipleship, courageous conversations, purposeful partnerships, and authentic action in northern Idaho.
Minister of Christian Formation and Discipleship
Part-time (exempt): 20 hours per week.
Job overview: Building on the solid foundation of worship-based Christian faith formation at St. Luke, the Minister of Christian Formation and Discipleship (MCFD) builds and expands a wide range of training and discipleship offerings for young people, their parents and adults of all ages. As a key ministry team leader, MCFD invites families and adults of all ages to build closer relationships with one another, fostering an intergenerational culture dedicated to coming together in God’s love and of others, deeper in our faith journey and broader in our impact. MCFD develops programs, initiatives and partnerships to help people grow in the faith, wisdom, strength and skills to live as ambassadors of Jesus’ unconditional love. The MCFD works directly with the Rector (Senior Pastor) and others to explore, plan, and initiate new connectional partnerships and initiatives that provide opportunities for Christian formation, discipleship, and education to the wider community and bring St. community involvement rooted in faith. Along the way, the MCFD helps develop the capacities of parents and other adults to nurture and lead deliberate discipleship in daily life, courageous conversations with others, and bold partnerships in the wider community. Opportunities include partnership and program initiatives with North Idaho College, Kootenai Health Center, community schools, select area churches, and a possible preschool launch.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church does not discriminate contrary to law or justice on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is committed to respecting the dignity of every human being as a core corporate value.
responsibilities and duties
- Strengthen relationships and commitments between members:
- Through personal relationships and planned events, build and grow a strong faith-centered community at all ages.
- Attend Sunday worship gatherings regularly.
- Develop a team dedicated to intergenerational connections and opportunities.
- Develop, maintain, adapt and evaluate programs and initiatives:
- Support and strengthen teams that plan worship and events for children and families.
- Work with clergy, committees, and teams to develop programs, events, and resources that strengthen people’s immersion in scripture, Christian faith, and community service.
- Build a culture for children and youth to contribute meaningfully to church programs, worship, and activities.
- Select published resources and programs that align well with the theology, vision, and mission of St. Luke’s and The Episcopal Church.
- Deepen and expand community partnerships and presence:
- With clergy, reach out to organizations and churches to establish new partnerships for education, training and service initiatives.
- Build on current partnerships to deepen and expand offerings.
- Teach, Teach Teachers, Train Trainers:
- Work with church members to develop a core of teachers.
- Teach and train the core team in training programs and resources.
- Communicate and produce material:
- Produce quality materials and releases as needed.
- Maintain monthly and weekly contact with people about opportunities.
Qualifications & Skills
- A deep devotion to the Gospel and to helping people grow in their Christian faith and life.
- Passionate and skilled in teaching and developing teachers and leaders.
- At least 2 years of experience working with Christian training programs. Teaching and online experience preferred.
- Autonomous, autonomous, organized and meticulous in his work.
- Familiarity and comfort with the Episcopal Church, its theology and life of faith, and Christian training programs such as Godly Play and Journey to Adulthood.
- Works for both taking and giving directions.
- Collaborative and skilled in team building.
- Adaptable, a learning spirit.
- Interpersonal warmth, love of people and the ability to get along well with people of all ages.
- Trained in lifelong development perspectives with a deep appreciation of diversity.
- Strong office computer skills and the ability to quickly learn to use technology.
- Competence in written and oral communication. Ability to create effective and attractive communications.
References will be contacted, church safety training (“Safeguarding God’s People” and “Safeguarding God’s Children”) is required, and a background check will be conducted.