Associate Pastor for Church Life and Educational Ministries with Children and Youth

Plymouth Congregational Church | Coconut Grove, FL
Date posted: September 3, 2019
Associate Pastor for Church Life and Educational Ministries with Children and Youth
Contact Name: Rev. Al Bunis
Contact Email: al@plymouthmiami.org
Contact Phone: (305) 444-6521
Deadline: December 15, 2019

Plymouth Congregational Church, a growing and thriving church in the United Church of Christ. At Plymouth we especially aspire to fulfill three ways of “being” the church:

  • It begins in our worship, when we gather as a community, seeking to grow our faith in the Lord as revealed in Jesus Christ, and in our other ways of studying the Bible and sharing faith experiences.
  • It continues in our fellowship, as we get to know each other and enjoy spending time together, and learn to serve one another.
  • Ultimately, we seek to live out our faith, serving the world together, through the many ministries and missions of the church, and in our own lives beyond the church.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Plymouth Congregational Church, a growing and thriving church in the United Church of Christ, would like to bring on board an Associate Pastor for Church Life and Educational Ministries with Children and Youth.

The Associate Pastor would report to the Senior Pastor.

This pastoral call involves ministerial responsibilities and opportunities vital to helping Plymouth continue to grow and thrive and serve the Lord as part of the Body of Christ. They include:

  • Facilitating and encouraging member engagement in the life of the church, through fellowship, volunteer activity, and pastoral care, with special emphasis on connecting members and working with our younger families, including reaching out through our Preschool.
  • Leading Plymouth’s Youth ministry – with a part-time lay/staff person as part of your team. Our Youth currently meet three times a month during the worship service. One Sunday a month, the Youth play a role in worship. We have Confirmation every other year, and our 2019 group included eighteen 8th and 9th graders.
  • Overseeing and leading our Christian education ministry for younger children – with a part-time lay/staff person as part of your team. Plymouth’s Sunday School averages 25-30 children per week. We have just moved our program into a beautiful new building which was built for and is dedicated to our children’s spiritual growth.
  • Regularly helping lead worship (800 church members and average attendance of 250).
  • Other pastoral roles as appropriate – we encourage creativity and working collaboratively across ministries.

The pastor who accepts this call will work closely with our Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor, who have been at Plymouth for five years and fifteen years respectively.

Relevant experience, in particular with children and youth, is ideal.

Ability to speak Spanish is a positive but not required.

Reflecting the diversity in our church, we are open to candidates from various denominational and non-denominational backgrounds.

Benefits include:

  • on-campus housing
  • Health insurance
  • pension contribution

This is a full-time position. The compensation includes salary and benefits as well a private residence on our beautiful campus – which is easy walking distance from the center of
downtown Coconut Grove.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

The years of experience preferred are up to 2 years or more serving as an Associate Pastor (Christian Education).

We are seeking a person who, among other attributes, has strong: faith, compassion, relationship building ability, eagerness to grow ministries and to get new people involved, open-mindedness, work ethic, collaborative and teamwork ability and communications ability including begin tech-savvy.

Attributes we seek:

  • Compassionate
  • Strong communicator
  • Teacher
  • Technologically savvy
  • Collaborative
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Task manager
  • Strength in interpersonal engagement
  • Motivator
  • Bridge builder

TIME COMMITMENT:

40 + hours/week – for a fuller understanding, please discuss with Senior Pastor, Rev. Al Bunis

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please send cover letter and resume to Senior Pastor, Rev. Al Bunis, at al@plymouthmiami.org

We encourage candidates to check out our Facebook page, which will give a sense of the things happening at Plymouth, and our website at http://www.plymouthmiami.org/

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