|Assistant for Spiritual Formation|
|Name of church or organization|
|St. Mary’s Episcopal Church|
|Assistant for Spiritual Formation for Youth and Families
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is a large congregation of about 1,300 members just minutes from the Atlantic coast. It is an active community center with 5 very different services each weekend, ranging from an early Rite 1 service with no music to a Contemporary service with a five piece band. There are 60 ministries within the church where people can invest their time and energy, as well as ministry partners in our area that we work with to help support healthy families in the community around us. All of this is meant to provide a community in which parishioners and visitors alike can be accepted, loved and challenged to grow.
Our mission statement says it all: Growing Into Jesus, Reaching Out in Love. At St. Mary’s we take seriously the belief that spiritual formation is as important as physical and mental formation, and that it makes a difference in how we see ourselves and what we do. That’s why this position of Assistant for Spiritual Formation for Youth and Families is so important. It means working with teams of folks, including especially parents, to help form souls for Christ. The successful candidate will join a team of 9 full-time staff members to do just that. This position has been created to oversee the spiritual nurture of children from nursery through high school, and to work with their parents to craft a vision for the home as the primary space for spiritual formation. The Assistant will need to be visionary, seeing the opportunity for large numbers of people to be involved in the spiritual formation process. The Assistant will need to be a team player, raising up teams who will help to carry out the work, ranging from organizing and executing regular Sunday morning and evening programs, as well as significant events such as Vacation Bible School and mission trips. The Assistant will need to be soul-centered, realizing that often it is the journey, not the destination, that matters most. The successful candidate will have experience in working successfully in the area of spiritual formation or Christian education. If ordained the Assistant will participate in the full sacramental and pastoral life of the parish. He or she will also want to be an ongoing learner, eager to grow in their understanding and appreciation the field. If you love learning and helping others to grow in their relationship with Christ, you’ll love it here at St. Mary’s!
Fr. Todd Cederberg, Rector
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|Does this job pay?|
|To express interest please send a cover letter and resume to the Rector:
The Rev. Dr. Todd Cederberg