Pastor of Small Group & Young Adult Ministries.
The Pastor of Small Group and Young Adult Ministries is primarily responsible for creating, implementing and directing programs and ministries for young adults (ages 18-35), and expanding the current small group ministry program to include a greater percentage of the membership of the congregation. As a secondary area of responsibility, the Pastor of Small Group and Young Adult Ministries will also occasionally perform the general pastoral duties of an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, including leading worship, preaching and teaching, pastoral care, and officiating at weddings and funerals.
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Young Adult Ministry responsibilities include:
· Recruiting participants to serve on a Young Adult Ministry Leadership Team
· Establishing a weekly Sunday morning Bible Study
· Designing weekly group activities and programs for young adults that deepen relationships, foster faith formation, engage young adults in meaningful outreach, and provide emotional support
· Designing and leading annual retreats for young adults
· Building relationships and partnerships with other organizations in the South Denver Metro community that serve the young adult demographic
Small Group Ministry responsibilities include:
· Recruiting, training, and supporting small group leaders
· Creating a system for members and constituents to identify and join a small group/life group that appeals to them
· Creating and/or identifying resources/curriculum for use by small groups
· Communicating a compelling vision for small group participation that increases broader participation
· Communicating regularly with small group leaders for purposes of reporting successes, needs, concerns, etc.
· Visiting small groups periodically to offer support
· Cultivating young adult leadership in the congregation
· Engaging young adults in worship leadership
Pastoral Leadership/Administration responsibilities include:
· Worship leadership/participation in all four weekend worship services (not necessarily all four each week)
· Retreat and class leadership
· Pastoral care
· Teaching adult classes
· “Serve with St. Andrew” Collaboration for new member integration
· Regular Meetings – clergy team, directors, worship, and various ministry groups
· Collaboration with other directors to support the mission
Experience in a dynamic, complex, fast-paced and challenging church environment is highly desirable.Experience building discipleship programs/pathways is highly desirable.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
· Understanding of the structure, organization, theology, and history of the United Methodist Church.· Skills and passion for inspiring, recruiting, training, and nurturing lay volunteers.
· A passion for inspiring spiritual maturity and Christian discipleship in diverse people across the faith spectrum.
· Ability to develop and maintain healthy, collaborative working relationships with a large team of staff colleagues and ministry volunteers.
· Commitment to a continuing program of study to improve one’s skills for ministry.
· Commitment to team and moving the church forward above personal advantage.
· Commitment to healthy self-care.
Must be able to lift, push and pull 25 pounds.
Flexibility to work weekends, on call, and outside normal office hours.
• M.Div. Degree or higher from accredited theological institution (preferred);
• Ordination or commissioning on Deacon’s or Elder’s track in United Methodist Church (preferred)
Must be able to work in a dynamic office environment.