Great Plains Conference seeking coordinator of intergenerational discipleship

7/20/2018

Great Plains Conference UMC is seeking a full time coordinator to develop and oversee implementation of quality, effective methods for age level appropriate discipleship and spiritual formation for children, youth, young adults and senior adult ministries. He or she will assemble, lead and direct ministry teams of staff, parishioners, volunteers and other partners to achieve UMC and departmental objectives and goals.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to shape and drive a strategic and effective framework for effective age-level appropriate education and formation through education, mentoring, events, and other approaches. He or she will be theologically mature and have demonstrated success within a (preferably, but not required, the United Methodist) church environment. The ideal candidate will be well versed in the best practices of multi-generational discipleship ministry and will have a passion to see people of all ages grow and thrive in their Christian faith. He or she will have a track record of multiplying ministry through developing a network of effective lay leaders, mentors, and teachers. He or she will be able to work effectively with minimal administrative support.

Qualifications
We’re seeking candidates who have a strong desire to see people come to Christ, excel in relationship building, are results-oriented and have strong education and people skills. You will have:

  • BA/BS in related field
  • At least three years experience planning and coordinating education, Christian education or other relevant ministry, including experience leading small groups, making presentations and teaching classes
  • At least three years experience in managing volunteers
  • Excellent interpersonal, small and large group, and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of young adults as a ministry demographic
  • Intermediate skills in relevant office technology including applications, database, presentation, and social media
  • Satisfactory background check. 
For consideration, send cover letter, an example of an original age-level appropriate discipleship curriculum and resume to Nathan Stanton at nstanton@greatplainsumc.org. This position is located in Topeka, Kansas.