True Vine Anglican Church is seeking a part-time children, youth and families minister. This person will organize and provide age appropriate catechesis for our current population of children (ages 1-10) and their families, as well as plan and implement outreach to children in the community, which will include True Vine’s first Vacation Bible School in the summer of 2019. Candidates may be lay or ordained. Seminarians and the spouses of seminarians are especially encouraged to apply. We are looking, ideally, for an initial 2-3 year commitment. The full job description can be found here. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Fr. Bill Lytle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children, Youth and Families Minister
|Job Title||Children, Youth and Families Minister|
|Reports to||Rector, Fr. Bill Lytle|
|Responsible for||Initially building a ministry to our current population of toddlers and children and their families. Implementing and directing outreach ministry to local children and families.|
|Hours of Work||This is a 12-14 hour a week position. Flexible weekdays, regular Sunday hours during worship services and class hours|
|Scope of Program||There are 10-15 children from newborn through 5th grade in our program and hundreds of unchurched children in the Mid-Monongahela Valley.|
|Vacation||6 week summer break. Must be present for VBS.|
|Term of Service||An initial 2-3 year commitment|
|Salary/ Benefits||A stipend of $6,000 per year.|
Necessary Skills and Attributes:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
- Strong Christian faith, robust devotional life of prayer and reading the Scriptures, commitment to corporate worship, and willingness to embrace the community life of True Vine Anglican Church and the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh
- A Baptized and confirmed/received member of the Anglican Church in North America (or eligible and willing to be confirmed/received as soon as possible.)
- Passion for ministering to children, especially those from non-traditional family structures (unmarried parents, single mothers, single fathers, grandparents raising grandchildren, etc, etc.) and with families living in or near poverty and with little social safety-net outside the church.
- Passion for ministering in and reaching with the gospel a socially and economically depressed, semi-rural/industrial region.
- Good understanding of child development, especially relating to the spiritual formation of a child
- Experience working with infants – older elementary aged children; prior experience in a Christian education environment preferred; able to teach both children and adults
- Experience managing volunteers, coordinating their efforts, recruiting, training and empowering them
- Warm, welcoming attitude to help connect children and parents into the broader life of the church
- Ability to collaborate with the rector and deacon, lay workers and parents, but also to work well independently while building teams.
Provide Christian education for children, youth and families that is conducive to their spiritual growth by:
- Selecting and/or creating curriculum for the toddlers’ class and pre-K thru 5th grade “one-room schoolhouse” class that is in keeping with the overarching vision of ministry to and by the children, youth and families at True Vine.
- Coordinate all children and youth ministry volunteers.
- Provide, as appropriate pastoral support for children and families at the direction of the rector.
- Creating outreach ministries to local children, youth and families.
- Creating programing for children for all special events and gatherings within the church year including, but not limited to Sunday school, weekday evening programs, and Vacation Bible School.
- Teaching children on Sunday mornings, during special events and whenever practical
- Assisting the Rector to teach Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation classes
- Running a Vacation Bible School and all that it involves.
- Report the progress of the children, youth and families program to the rector and vestry as well as appropriate diocesan authorities.
- Organize fundraising opportunities as necessary.