SPIRITUAL FORMATION COORDINATOR
First United Methodist Church
Summary of Position: Administrator responsible for the following areas: Adult Ministries, Assimilation, Growth
Groups, and Christian Education.
Purpose: The Spiritual Formation Coordinator shall coordinate ministries/areas referenced above and develop
programming in order to develop a culture of transformation for our adult congregation. They shall work a
minimum of 25 hours per week in a flexible schedule that shall include Sunday mornings and weekly program
meetings (currently on Wednesday afternoons).
Responsibilities:
Assimilation: Create, develop, and oversee a welcoming and assimilation process for church guests and
members
1. Provide materials appropriate for guest welcome centers in church lobbies
a) Provide information and oversight regarding Welcome Center information to Communication Staff
2. Provide a process for visitors to learn about the church and its ministries and how they can become
involved
a) All Members – Implement Engage, an online and interactive tool designed specifically to support the
core purpose of the local church: making disciples
b) New Members/Guests – Offer each one-hour Class one evening twice per year:
Class 1 (FUMC – Who We Are), Class 2 (Spiritual Habits – Expectations of Membership), Class 3
(SHAPE – Being the Body of Christ), Class 4 (Missions & Outreach)
3. Implement a procedure for Guest and New Member follow-up
a) After the 1st visit, a brief letter from the pastor is sent. Nothing long or complicated, just a simple note
thanking the guest for their visit and inviting them back.
b) Within 24-48 hours, a member of the church calls the visitor to thank them for coming. This call is
very low pressure and informal. If possible, have a member who might naturally become friends with
the visitor were they to meet in some other context make this call. We will probably not have much
information about the visitor at this stage, but an attempt should be made to try matching based on
general criteria such as age and gender. Have church classes and groups provide 2-3 people that are
willing to make these phone calls.
c) During the 2nd and 3rd visits, the member who followed up with the guest greets them by name.
d) After the 4th or 5th visit, invite the guest to explore the church further by visiting a class or ministry
group.
e) If the guest continues to attend, invite them to attend an upcoming Class.
f) Pull weekly attendance reports for worship. If a member has missed three consecutive Sundays, a
pastor will call to say hello and let them know that they are missed.
Christian Formation:
Sunday School:
1. The Director shall have oversight of the Adult Sunday School classes including researching and
presenting new curriculum, facilitating the purchasing and distribution of curriculum, sharing
announcements between classes and the congregation/community, organizing room assignments,
recruiting teachers, and creating new classes.
Growth Groups
1. The Director shall facilitate all Growth Group ministries including organization and promotion of each
group to the congregation and the community, organizing room assignments, and facilitation of new
groups.
Bible Studies
1. The Director shall have oversight of all long and short term Adult Bible Study classes including
researching and presenting new curriculum, facilitating the purchasing and distribution of curriculum,
sharing announcements between classes and the congregation and community, organizing room
assignments, recruiting teachers and creating new classes.
2. The Director shall work closely with other Program Staff to facilitate seasonally appropriate bible study
opportunities such as ReFresh, Advent/Lent studies, Stewardship studies etc.
Women’s and Men’s Ministries
1. The Director shall coordinate with the Women’s and Men’s ministry leadership teams to offer support to
each of their ministry areas including: facilitating annual budgets, sharing announcements between the
ministry areas and the congregation/community, promoting events and retreats, organizing calendar
requests, room assignments and fundraising requests.
Church Wide Gatherings/Meals
1. The Director shall organize, coordinate and oversee all Church Wide Gatherings and or Meals including:
scheduling the facility, securing all food and needed supplies, coordinating for set up, serving and
cleanup of the facility. These meals include but are not limited to: 4th of July picnic, World Communion
Day luncheon and ReFresh dinners.
Qualifications/Needed Attributes:
1) Excellent computer skills.
2) Attention to detail and accuracy
3) Ability to mobilize, train, and work with volunteers.
4) Excellent communication skills.
5) Excellent writing skills
6) Pleasant personality and good conversational skills.
7) Ability to receive directions, carry out instructions, and manage others.
8) Ability and willingness to work well with volunteers
9) Ability to work with little supervision
10) Ability to clearly communicate verbally, and through written correspondence, with staff, church members,
and vendors
11) Commitment to teamwork and the overall vision of the church
Working Conditions: Part-time salaried position, with minimum of 25 hours per week in a flexible schedule that
shall include Sunday mornings and weekly program meetings (currently on Wednesday afternoons). Additional
hours to be worked as needed. Attendance at Ministry Council may be mandatory also, depending upon items to
be discussed. Occasional out-of-town trips; off-campus training as requested by supervisor.
Organizational Relationship: Directly accountable to the Church Administrator and indirectly to the Senior
Pastor.
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