Parklane CRC in Portland is prayerfully seeking it's next youth and family discipleship director. This person will manage youth programs and outreach for a 160-member church in an ethnically diverse, growing community, with a focus on spiritual growth and neighborhood evangelism. This is a full-time position.
The role includes facilitating activities that will enable elementary, middle and high school students to develop deeper relationships with Christ, to welcome new families and to partner with and support parents as they disciple their kids in the way of Jesus.
The Holy Spirit has given us favor in our diverse and rapidly changing neighborhood. We want to see the next youth director build on what God is already doing, especially in the areas of PREP (a one hour/week religious education program in partnership with two public elementary schools next door), VBS and the Arabic Life Church, an Egyptian church that meets in our building and whose youth attend Sunday school and youth group.
- Love for Christ, mature personal faith, well-grounded knowledge of Christian scripture and theology, and a passion for youth outreach is required.
- A bachelor’s degree in youth ministries, evangelism, or a related field is preferred. Previous experience in the field may substitute and educational incentives are negotiable.
- Strong skills for organization, long-term planning, goal setting and self-direction are necessary.
- Bilingual capacity (spanish, arabic or russian) is a plus.
We are looking for someone willing to make a 3-5+ year commitment to the position. We have a new senior pastor, Pete Armstrong, and are excited about the gospel renewal we see at our church overall and the direction God is leading us in.
We will offer a competitive, full-time salary based on education and experience. Health and Life insurance, car allowance and continuing education are part of your benefits.
For more information or to apply, please contact Olivia Green: firstname.lastname@example.org or the church, 503.253.4728. Parklane CRC is located at 16001 SE Main St Portland, OR 97233.
Applications are due April 3, 2017.
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