Director of Faith Formation and Ministry with Families

Atlanta, GA
Type: Lay
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Job Title
Director of Faith Formation and Ministry with Families
Name of church or organization
St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
Job Location
Atlanta, GA
Job Description
St. Bart’s is seeking a gifted, experienced, compassionate, and creative person to join us to fill this new position. The successful candidate will bring a broad perspective and spend the majority of time developing and carrying through faith formation and activities for children and youth, with a bridge to families beyond Sunday morning. Continuing Godly Play which has long been an important part of formation with many learning to “wonder” together is crucial.

Approximately, one quarter of the time will be dedicated to working with the adult formation committee to suggest and coordinate related themes that include all generations particularly during certain seasons of the year, i.e. Lent, and Advent as well as creating opportunities for multi-generational engagement. The Director of Faith Formation and Ministry with Families will be supported by vestry liaisons.

St. Bartholomew’s is progressive, yet respectful of diverse theologies. We are inclusive and dedicated to broadening our welcome to children and youth with special needs, LGBTQ+ and inclusion of transgender children, youth, and families.

• Select and implement curricula and plan activities
• Train and support teachers
• Cultivate pastoral relationships with children, youth, and families
• Design a volunteer structure that is based on servant leadership
• Invite church members to volunteer and support ministries as needed
• Organize and recruit volunteers for Children’s Chapel
• Schedule Sunday nursery staff
• Work with staff and volunteers to organize the annual Parish Weekend
• Organize and lead: Christmas pageant, Holy Week and Easter activities, and other endeavors as they relate to the liturgical calendar
• Prepare, organize, and implement opening and closing activities for the program year
• Organize a week-long summer program
• Work with adult formation committee as a bridge between all ages
• Ensure all adults working with children and youth have completed required trainings
• Other duties as needed

• Be a person of prayer
• 3-5 years’ experience working with children, youth, and families in a church setting, Episcopal Church preferred
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and listening skills
• Value the importance of lifelong Christian formation for self and others
• Certified Godly Play teacher
• Experience recruiting and sustaining volunteers
• Skilled in conflict resolution
• Adept at managing social media and online communication resources
• Open to new ideas
• Understand one’s place in the Body of Christ and work well with others
• Have a sense of humor, good boundaries, and self-differentiated
• Complete all required training: Safe Guarding God’s Children, Safe Guarding God’s People, Transgender Inclusion, and Dismantling Racism.
• Dedicated to maintaining a safe environment for children and youth
• Successfully complete a background check
• Education: a degree in Religious Education, Christian Education, or Education with extensive experience in a church setting; coursework in pastoral care a plus, but not required
• Dedicated to being “Good News”

Other aspects of the position: Work includes Sunday, weekly staff meetings, bi-annual staff retreat, and annual vestry/staff retreat. Must be available to work on Friday and/or Saturday as needed.

Full-time position reports to the Rector
Salary is competitive with benefits: medical for one person, pension, professional development, generous vacation time, sick leave

Type of commitment
Full Time
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