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Pastor of Family Ministries

Asbury United Methodist Church

Portland, IN

www.asburyministries.org

Full-Time Ministry Position
IN, Portland - Asbury United Methodist Church  |  PASTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES Image Shadow
IN, Portland - Asbury United Methodist Church  |  PASTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES Image Shadow
IN, Portland - Asbury United Methodist Church  |  PASTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES Image Shadow

DENOMINATION:

United Methodist

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Primary Responsibilities


Education

  • Develop and oversee an education program that engages members of all ages in opportunities to study and learn the Christian faith in both traditional and non-traditional ways
  • Sunday School, small groups, digital offerings, etc.
  • Recruit, train, manage, and evaluate teachers for the educational programs offered by Asbury UMC.
  • Locate, evaluate in coordination with the Senior Pastor, and obtain appropriate materials for the educational programs offered by Asbury UMC.


Youth & Children

  • Lead, grow, and maintain a youth program (grades 7-12) and a children’s program (grades 3-6) that meets regularly for both fellowship and study.
  • Coordinate special events for youth and children, such as retreats, conferences, concerts, lock-ins, etc.
  • Coordinate regular fundraising events to help fund Asbury UMC’s youth and children’s ministries.
  • Provide opportunities for youth and children to engage in serving others, whether in the local community or in the wider world.
  • In coordination with the senior pastor, create and teach a United Methodist Confirmation class for youth 7th grade and older, on an as needed basis.
  • Prepare and deliver a weekly children’s sermon.


Family Ministry

  • Coordinate with the senior pastor to develop opportunities for families of all types to participate together in the life and mission of Asbury UMC.


Care & Outreach Ministry

  • Assist the senior pastor in planning, coordinating, and executing community outreach events such as Trivia Night, Euchre Night, Easter Egg Hunt, Trunk or Treat, etc.
  • As needed, be available to assist the senior pastor in handling pastoral care emergencies.


General

  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Be available to assist with worship (giving announcements, etc.)
  • Follow all Asbury UMC guidelines with regard to financial reporting
  • Other tasks as discussed with the Senior Pastor


Safe Sanctuaries Policy

  • The Pastor of Family Ministries will at all times abide by Asbury UMC’s safe sanctuaries policy, including but not limited to:
    • Performing regular background checks on all volunteers working with youth, children, or vulnerable adults.
    • Train, educate, and evaluate all volunteers on compliance with Safe Sanctuary practices.
    • Record and document all information concerning Asbury UMC’s Safe Sanctuary policies as it pertains to the responsibilities listed above.
    • Immediately inform the senior pastor and church council of any issues that arise from potential or alleged violations of Asbury UMC’s Safe Sanctuary policies.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Skills, Qualifications, and Attributes

The ideal Pastor of Family Ministries will possess the following:

  • A mature and faithful relationship with Jesus
  • A bachelor’s degree in ministry or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with and commitment to United Methodist Theology and Polity
  • Reliability and punctuality
  • Well-developed interpersonal, relational, and communication skills to work efficiently with the pastor, church leaders, church members, ministry volunteers, and community members
  • Strong organization and administrative skills
  • Willingness to support and drive forward the mission of the church as guided by Asbury UMC’s senior pastor and church council

JOB STATUS:

Full-Time

COMPENSATION:

Negotiable

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Pastor Joseph Boggs
204 E Arch Street
Portland, IN 47371
[email protected]