Director of Family Life at Faith Lutheran Church
Chico, CA 95926

About Faith Lutheran Church and Chico, CA
Faith Lutheran Church is a vibrant, Spirit-led faith community committed to living out our faith through worship, learning, service to our neighbors, and by pursuing justice, reconciliation, and wholeness for all. We value the talents of our members and seek ways to include and empower each person to live out God’s love for their neighbors. Chico is a beautiful university town located at the base of the Sierra mountains and surrounded by orchards. The 3,670 acre park in the center of town is the heart of Chico, California State University is its pride, and the Sierra Nevada Brewery/Headquarters is its joy. With an average annual temperature of 75 degrees, an average commute time of 17 minutes, and a location right off the I-5 between Portland and San Francisco that serves as an ideal stop for touring bands, Chico offers the best of California living without the headaches. The congregation has an average Sunday attendance of 160 and is composed of the professional demographics that reflect the main economic bases of the town: academia, farming, and medicine. We are people who love learning, love the land, and love the Lord. For more information visit: chicofaithlutheran.org

We seek a fulltime professional to oversee age-specific ministries for children, teens, and young adults, as well as oversee small group ministries for adults. The Director of Family life ensures that people of every age have meaningful intentional community in which to be loved, learn, and use their unique spiritual gifts to serve others.  In Christ, we are all part of God’s family, the Director of Family Life connects people with their spiritual family at Faith.

Overview of Position

We seek a fulltime professional to oversee age-specific ministries for children, teens, and young adults, as well as oversee small group ministries for adults. The Director of Family life ensures that people of every age have meaningful intentional community in which to be loved, learn, and use their unique spiritual gifts to serve others.  In Christ, we are all part of God’s family, the Director of Family Life connects people with their spiritual family at Faith.

Responsibilities       

Create and implement age specific programing for youth, and families:  Sunday School (infant-6th grade), Confirmation (middle school), Youth Group (middle/high school), College, Parent, and cross-generational ministry.
Oversee the training and support of adult small group leaders as well as the placement of new members into small groups.
Collaborate with Equipping Ministry to identify members’ spiritual gifts and connect them to ministry where they can joyfully serve.
Recruit, coordinate, lead, and guide adult and youth helpers for youth programs, activities, and special events.
Coordinate participation in special events such as Vacation Bible School, an annual mission trip to Baja California, Mexico, and regional and national youth gatherings
Seek to integrate youth ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries
As an active member of the congregation, with the pastor and worship director be a voice for youth and families in the planning and implementation of worship, focus on integrating/incorporating all ages into worship leading and participation, as well as connecting our worship in the sanctuary with our service in the world.
Collaborate with ministry teams to create and manage budgets for service work and youth ministry
Share with the congregation and community the stories of faith in action through print and online media.

Skills and Knowledge   

Have good communication and interpersonal skills to relate to all age ranges
Be an engaging teacher
Be a self-motivated leader capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry
Be able to recruit, train, and lead volunteers to discern and use their spiritual gifts
Be able to recruit, train, and lead children and youth to be full participants in the community
Be able to work efficiently and effectively with the church staff
Be able to pass a background check

 

Address

Faith Lutheran Church
667 E 1st Ave
Chico, California 95926

Contact

Cindy Kampf
5308953754
cynthiakampf@gmail.com

Website

www.chicofaithlutheran.org

Location
Chico, CA 95926
Job type
Full Time
Posted
Hours/week
40
Pay rate
$54,080
Ordained position
No
Exempt status
Exempt
Skills
Communication
Mentoring
Training
Working with Adolescents
Working with Children
Industries
Church Ministry