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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Grace Church - Director of Family Ministries

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 12/06/2016
Categories: Family Pastor - Other - Other Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Grace Church has a clear mission to worship God and to care for the needs of others. It has grown to become a thriving congregation of several hundred, located in the heart of downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania.


With dozens of ministries, many of whom focus on outreach, children and discipleship programming for growing families, Grace UMC has had an extensive local and global impact within the Kingdom of God for nearly 200 years. Their values of accepting change, following the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and stepping out in faith will continue to be pillars and guiding principles of the church, both now and forever. 


The Director of Family Ministries is an enthusiastic, gifted, and spiritually mature individual who is responsible for developing and overseeing the teams and processes necessary for a thriving ministry that serves the families, children, and students from birth to 12th grade. 

A 4-year degree alongside a minimum of 3 years of experience within family ministries at a church is preferred. The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following skills/characteristics at minimum:


  • Exude a vibrant relationship with Jesus and love for the church.
  • Possess an obvious passion for students and their families.
  • Ability to teach and communicate to students in large and small environments.
  • Ability to craft and cultivate high energy, multi-sensory, and age-appropriate environments for students.
  • Ability to communicate, train, and lead parents.
  • Ability to integrate technology into curriculum design and application.
  • Ability to foster a passion in students for local and global missions.
  • Possess a proven track record as a team builder both paid and volunteer staff.


The successful candidate will have a proven track record of growing a ministry in a community setting that has interactions with people from multi-generational backgrounds and economic statuses. The candidate will have had experience working as an effective leader of ministry teams, with the responsibility of providing vision for volunteers, and the ability to develop and monitor a vibrant, creative, and attractive children and youth ministry that is equally focused on family-based discipleship.


Indiana, Pennsylvania is rich in tradition, yet progressive in lifestyle. With charming towns and historic villages that reflect its heritage, Indiana is enriched by abundant entertainment opportunities ranging from professional theatre to jazz/orchestral concerts, along a wealth of outdoor activities like golfing, boating, fishing, hiking, and more. Located amid the natural splendor of the Allegheny Mountains, Indiana offers small town safety and ambiance combined with business opportunities characteristic of larger, urban communities. The script of the famous movie "It's A Wonderful Life" takes on new meaning in Indiana PA, the childhood home of Jimmy Stewart.

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