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First Christian Church

Director of Family Life Ministries

First Christian Church
Ashland, Kentucky, United States

Date Posted: 02/03/2015
Categories: Christian Education - Family Pastor
Denominations: Disciples of Christ
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary


The Director of Family Life Ministries (DFLM) is a full time position responsible for shepherding the children and youth of First Christian Church and their parents on the journey to become mature followers of Jesus Christ.  He or she is the champion of our ministries to families with children “from birth certificate to diploma,” and leads the integration of those families into the life of the church as a whole.  The DFLM will be responsible for developing and maintaining a Christ-centered program of the highest quality to Share Christ, Build Believers and Serve Others. The DFLM is a member of the program staff reporting directly to the Senior Minister and provides a loving, approachable pastoral presence to families with children in the home. 




The DFLM must have a committed spiritual life, grounded in Scripture and the traditions of the church, be able to work and relate to all people on the theological spectrum, and have a strong desire to work with the laity of the congregation. S/He must possess the ability to create, lead, and grow well-rounded, biblically-grounded programs for families; recruit, train, and organize volunteers; and work successfully as a team member with other church staff and key lay leaders.


The DFLM must be in agreement with and supportive of the ethos, liturgical life and vision of the congregation, including a commitment to faithful stewardship. S/He must have excellent organizational and developmental skills, have a caring nature, and be able to listen to and communicate successfully with a broad range of people, but particularly with young people.


Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry, Education or related field preferred
  • Experience working with children, youth and families
  • Valid Driver’s License and able to drive van/bus (under 15 passenger)
  • Successful background check
  • Proficient with electronic communication and social media
  • Well organized and maintains neat work place environment


Application Process


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