Multigenerational Christian Education/Formation; Generalist
with responsibilities in Congregational Life or Mission
The ministers at Immanuel Presbyterian Church work collegially and collaboratively. Ministry is shared, with each person having specific areas of responsibility and leadership. This person will have primary responsibility for ministries in Christian education/formation, from childhood to youth to adulthood. This person will share pastoral care with the other ministers and the deacons, participate in leading worship on a weekly basis (preaching periodically), and have primary responsibilities in supporting the mission programs OR congregational life (Parish Life Council) programs of the congregation in partnership with the other associate pastor.
A “good fit” is as important as the skill set and experience this person brings to the staff and the congregation. This person will have a polished and authentic style of worship leadership, communicate well in speaking and writing, value scholarship and preparation in preaching and teaching, demonstrate a mature work ethic, be socially fluent with diverse persons and situations, be hopeful about the future of the church in a changing context, be filled with the Spirit and not self, laugh easily.
Christian Education for Children and Youth
Immanuel’s ministry for children and youth has a strong mission component and is guided by the following “Christian Education Mission Statement.”
The journey from baptism to confirmation calls us to:
Equip families and educators to teach the stories and values of our
faith, foster a sense of belonging, and nurture love of God and neighbor,
Engage children and youth through worship and study to explore
the Christian faith and inquire about its meaning for them, and
Empower our youth to live a life faithful to Jesus Christ through
their choices and actions in a world much larger than their own.
Christian Education for Adults
Immanuel’s adult learning offerings affirm that Christian formation does not end in youth, but is a journey that lasts all our lives.
The Parish Life Council seeks to build an inclusive community through hospitality, the arts, congregational events, and celebrations.
The Mission Committee responds to the call to inspire, equip and connect Immanuel members for faithful participation in God’s mission. The committee attempts to match members’ gifts, talents and treasure with the needs of the local, national, and international community.
In addition to primary responsibilies for Christian Education/Formation,
depending on gifts, interest, and sense of call, responsibilities in congregational life or mission
will also be included in this posiiton.
With the support of the Presbytery of Milwaukee, the Session engaged Holy Cow Consulting to lead the congregation through a detailed congregational assessment (CAT) process during the 2018-2019 program year. Congregational particpation in the CAT was high and the report showed a congregation with high energy and high satisfaction for its ministry and mission. Click here to read the executive summary from CAT Interpeter the Rev. Nicole Farley. Rev. Farley is also a MIF reference for Immanuel.
Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) or minister from a denomination in which the PCUSA is in full communion: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Reformed Church in America, United Church of Christ.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and lead others in the successful execution of events
Strong project management, time management and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Outstanding relationship building skills with demonstrated ability to listen, be empathetic and interact with people at all levels
Effective team-player with ability to contribute positively to a collegial environment
Specialized education, training or experience in childhood, youth and/or adult Christian education
Ordination in Presbyterian Church (USA)
Annual salary range: $55,000 -- $70,000
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