Director of Spiritual Formation

LakeRidge United Methodist Church | Lubbock, Texas

Job Description

LakeRidge is seeking a Christ-centered, team-oriented leader to facilitate spiritual growth groups and to oversee a broad-based discipleship pathway with the goal of seeing people mature spiritually.

Key Job Responsibilities:
• Manage and coach adult area ministry staff to develop specific goals and timelines for each ministry area aligned with the overall ministry plan of the church (Adult area staff include: Prayer Team; New Member/Hospitality; Pastoral Care; Singles; Missions)
• Coordinate Men’s and Women’s Ministry by building and resourcing lay leaders.
• Train and direct staff to develop and empower lay leadership for all ministries.
• Facilitate staff and ministry teams to establish synergy and alignment with the vision of the church
• Work with Hospitality Director to refine and implement systems and processes for moving persons from first time guests toward becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ (a seamless experience)
• Engage in leadership development according to gifts and graces
• Ensure that policies in employee handbook are followed. Review and approve requests for leave from direct report staff.
• Facilitate adult area ministry staff in developing budgets. Hold staff accountable to work within budget guidelines and policies.
• Recruit, train and resource leaders for spiritual growth groups
• Coordinate publicity and registration for spiritual growth groups including brochures, announcements, testimonies, etc.
• Recruit, train and resource leaders/teachers of Adult Sunday school classes

Qualifications:
• Commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
• Commitment to vision of LRUMC
• Demonstrated capability in managing persons – particularly volunteers
• Demonstrated competence in teaching.
• Experience in resolving conflict
• Partner with Lead Pastor and other staff
• Integrity/ mutual confidentiality
• Lead effective, collaborative, productive team meetings

Church Description

The people of LakeRidge United Methodist Church have a vibrant faith that expresses itself through ministries of service and love. Our congregation has a rich history of engaging in Bible study, small group connections, intercessory prayer, meaningful worship, and living generously in our world. As United Methodists, we share the unique Wesleyan theological emphases of historic Methodism. At LakeRidge UMC, we affirm the historic beliefs of orthodox Christianity, as expressed through the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds. We believe that God's love has been poured out to all creation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that we can experience the grace and presence of God in our world today through the Holy Spirit. We value Scripture as God's holy and inspired word to humanity, and trust that through prayerful reading, reflection and discussion, God will speak to our deepest questions and needs in life. We welcome all people to join us in this exciting journey of faith, regardless of your church background or present life circumstances. God desires to work in your life in powerful ways, and we feel privileged to be a community of faith in which God's grace can be experienced and lived out in the world.

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Experience Required
1 – 5 years
Education Required
Some college
Job Type
Full-time

Location
Lubbock, Texas
Denomination
United Methodist
Church Size
750-1,000