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Church of the Nativity - Director of Student Ministries

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Timonium, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 06/07/2017
Categories: Other - Other Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Church of the Nativity is a movement of growing disciples of Jesus Christ, committed to loving God, loving others, and making disciples. While Orthodox in its Roman Catholic faith, the church seeks to serve its surrounding community by bringing the unchurched to Christ. The church is affiliated with The Archdiocese of Baltimore, and marked by relevance, growth, and strength in each area from its leadership to ministry programming.


Over the past few years, Nativity has implemented successful strategies for intentional growth. The church has been called to share their story and strategy with other churches who are interested in rebuilding. They strive to accomplish this through the ‘Rebuilt’ movement, which includes expanding their expertise through writing books, forming an association of parishes, making speaking engagements, and broadcasting podcasts, while hosting other events. With its current facility filled to capacity, Church of the Nativity is also currently in the midst of a ‘Vision Campaign’, for the purpose of building a new sanctuary so they may expand seating availability and offer services at optimal times for visitors and guests to be warmly welcomed and to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.


Today, with 4,000 in average weekly attendance, Nativity offers its worshippers an extremely unique worship experience that has reaped its benefits from a decade-long process of thoughtful reform by the church’s leadership to modernize its practices and engage the community in a way that would attract new members. Its ultimate desire is to honor the Catholic faith tradition by authentically and creatively presenting it to the community of North Baltimore, particularly to those who have become disconnected to the Church.


The ideal candidate for the Director of Student Ministries will focus their responsibilities in stewarding the Jr. High, High School, and Young Adult ministries at The Church of the Nativity. This individual will champion, meet, and exceed all goals set upon the mission, values, and foundations of the ministry, while ensuring that the ministry functions in seamless alignment with the overall vision of Nativity. This individual will posses a solid understanding of Roman Catholic theology, with a strong gifting in communicating it in a culturally relevant and understandable manner to the student body.


At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, or a seminary degree with a firm understanding of the Roman Catholic denomination and theology is required for this position. The ideal candidate will have an unrelenting passion for students, and ministry to the current/emerging generation. They will be equipped to lead in both evangelistic and discipleship realms among both churched and unchurched students. The Director of Student Ministries will evidence marks of an adaptable, growth-oriented, and committed leader with an eye for excellence in all areas of responsibility and oversight.


Success in this role will be determined by:


  • Growth reflected through an increased number of students attending ministry programs.
  • Students actively engaged in local, regional, and global mission/ministry work.
  • A well-developed, task oriented volunteer base in the ministry, who passionately and authentically relate to the student demographic at Nativity.
  • Increased number of activities that engage connectivity across the students in the community.
  • Developed community and unification within the student confirmation program.
  • A trusting, authentic, and approachable rapport built with church leadership, students, parents, and congregation.

Timonium is a census-designated territory of Baltimore County, MD. As of the 2010 census, it contained a population of approximately 10,000 residents. The town's boundaries include Cockeysville to the north, Lutherville to the south, the Loch Raven Reservoir and Route 25, to the east and west respectively. Its climate is largely subtropical, with hot and humid summers leading into winters abound with snow. The town offers quality schooling and a growing industrial sector located at the Timonium Business Park. A highlight of this region is the annual Maryland State Fair that draws many families to the locale.


World-class museums, thriving arts and culture districts, history, music, and more make Baltimore an urban jewel of the country. Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and the center of a metropolitan area of 1.5 million people. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, the city is a melting pot of cultures and neighborhoods, ranging from metal and glass skyscrapers to brick row houses to the famous Inner Harbor.


Baltimore has sometimes been dubbed a city of neighborhoods, with 72 designated historic districts. It is also renowned for its African-American heritage sites, as well as festivals and cultural events that take place throughout the year. Further inland, Mt. Vernon is the traditional center of cultural and artistic life of the city. Each year the city’s Bulton Hill neighborhood hosts the Artscape, and boasts itself as the “largest free arts festival in America.” Baltimore is home to Johns Hopkins University, one of the nation’s top research institutions, and Johns Hopkins Hospital, the city’s largest employer. Alongside its major industrial sectors in healthcare and bioscience, the city is also located in close proximity to Washington D.C., Phildelphia, and New York, where many professionals living within the city limits of Baltimore commute for work.


Baltimore landed in #66 for ‘Best Places for Business & Careers’, and #27 for its quality offered in education, in Forbes. From historic places and harbor cruises, cultural opportunities to family friendly attractions, outdoor activities, professional sports, and fabulous neighborhoods, the City of Baltimore offers the ideal environment to those who desire to call it home.


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