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We’re seeking people to join our team that are passionate about what they do and even more passionate about our mission of making disciples, reaching our community and world, and developing a nurturing fellowship. If you feel called to be part of this mission as an employee of The Presbyterian Church of Danville, please carefully review the required qualifications.

 

Vacant Position

Job Title: Director of Christian Formation

The Presbyterian Church of Danville seeks to hire a Director of Christian Formation. We hope that the person God calls to this role will help us integrate multiple dimensions of Christian Formation, including Bible study, worship, spiritual practices, and service in the world. Our congregation has a strong history of support for our local and global communities, and now we want to better understand the faith that informs our actions so that we can more faithfully discern our future.

 

We seek a facilitator who can help us better understand our identity as Christians and as the Church in a culture where church attendance has become a personal choice rather than a societal expectation. We would prefer a good storyteller who can help us develop the compelling narrative of God’s work in our individual lives and in the life of our congregation. We envision for the position a lifelong student of the Bible with gifts for teaching as well as experience in and a desire to further develop intergenerational ministry. We want someone who not only has gifts for organizational leadership but also the willingness to develop the gifts of leadership among our congregation, even gifts that we might not yet know that we have.

 

Objectives

The Director will work to “equip the saints for ministry” (Ephesians 4:11-16) by strengthening the congregation’s participation in God’s work in the world and by fostering a re-imagining of what it means to be a faithful Christian. The Director will report directly to the Head of Staff, coordinating with other Christian Formation staff members and Christian Formation Committees and supporting leaders of a tri-church youth group. The responsibilities of the position are:

 

Worship and Prayer

  • Coordinate worship with pastoral leadership and participate in weekly worship activities

  • Nurture existing spiritual practices to deepen relationships with God, our neighbors, and each other and foster new ministries

Teaching and Learning

  • Facilitate the collaborative development of a Christian Formation Experiential Curriculum and other educational programming so that members can better articulate their faith and identity as Christians

  • Assist members to find, develop, and use their spiritual gifts to develop their ministries both within and outside of the church

  • Lead or teach regular Bible studies and other Christian Formation activities and facilitate regular online offerings

Care and Connection

  • Foster congregational care and connection by creating educational, recreational, and other relationship-building activities

  • Develop small groups for mutual care and encouragement, including identifying and nurturing special interest groups

  • Provide opportunities for intergenerational connections

  • Facilitate ways to help us build connections with our neighbors and engage with new members

  • Provide support during the process of transformational change

  • Energize what we consider ordinary by helping us to evaluate our past efforts in Christian Formation and discern new understandings for our future

Mission

  • Support the existing ventures of the church by collaborating with Local and World Missions Committees

  • Help us discover our personal missions through engagement and reflection

  • Equip the congregation through educational and community-building opportunities to care for and connect with those beyond the church

Position Specifications

The expected start date for the Director of Christian Formation is June 1, 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please direct all questions to Nicole McCusker at church@presbydan.org.

 

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience in leading a church through transformational change

  • Knowledge of the Bible and Reformed theology

  • Ability and eagerness to work with all ages, in groups and as individuals

  • Ability to work collaboratively with members and staff

  • Ability to facilitate using online formats and willingness to learn new technologies as needed

  • Ability to communicate effectively and intentionally using a variety of in-person and virtual formats

 

Preferred

  • Advanced training (Master’s degree, post-graduate training, or other theological or educational certifications)