Minister of Christian Formation: Position Description

Grace Episcopal Church, Newton Corner, MA is seeking a part-time (lay) Minister of Christian Formation for Children and Youth, to begin late August 2018. We seek someone with strong Christian faith who loves working with children, youth, and families, is very organized, and an excellent communicator.

Grace Church is full of lively, friendly, and creative people who feel that ministry with children and youth is one of the most important things we do in our lives together in Christ. Over the past several years, we have prioritized connecting children, youth, and families with social action opportunities. We have also been experimenting with new models of Christian formation that are intergenerational and hands-on, and allow children and youth to participate fully in worship. In the next several years, we want to build on our strengths with our Church School program while also expanding our offerings for teenagers. Grace is a great place to be, Christ-centered, hospitable, and fun, whether you are looking towards a future as an ordained minister, or following your vocation to work specifically with children and youth.

 

20 hours a week, Godly Play experience a plus,

basic musicianship (singing and guitar or another instrument) always handy.

 

For seminarians, other opportunities for ministry could be coordinated into this placement.

 

Send a letter of interest, résumé, and references to the Rev. Regina Walton, Pastor and Rector, at pastor@gracenewton.org. Reviews of applications and interviews will begin asap.