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Coordinator of Lay Minister Formation

Company: Archdiocese of Baltimore
Location: Mount Airy
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

St. Michael Poplar Springs Catholic Church is committed to the faithful and spiritual development of our adults, youth and children. Our Faith Formation team is here to engage and support our members to "Know Jesus, Love Jesus and Share Jesus" and to encourage each person to fulfill each person's call to missionary discipleship. This position is a full-time ministry position with focus on our programs and ministries through recruitment and development of our lay ministers. The Coordinator will support programs for Children, Youth, Young Adult and Adult Faith Formation and Adult lay ministries. Job Responsibilities:

  • Assesses parish ministry needs and opportunities within the parish, and implements a comprehensive program of lay minister recruitment, management, and recognition. Actively extends the invitation to support the Mission of evangelization to all parishioners in the parish. Pays particular attention to engaging lay ministers who are representative of the demographics of the Parish.
  • Collaborates with parish staff in determining parish needs and capacity for lay ministers; develops job descriptions for lay ministers as needed. This includes the Administrator of Religious Education, the Coordinator of Youth Ministry, Director of Liturgy and Music, Business Manager, Pastoral Assistant and the Pastor.
  • Collaborates with Pastoral Assistant in developing and coordinating small faith sharing groups, pastoral visitors, RCIA, RCIC adult leaders, Health Care Ministry, Food Cellar outreach.
  • Employs various means to actively reach out to individuals who have recently joined the Parish, including but not limited to new parish registrants, recent converts who have completed RCIA and confirmands, to encourage their engagement in lay ministry opportunities.
  • Ensures that lay ministers and volunteers satisfactorily complete all requirements of the Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection prior to beginning ministry service and at specified intervals thereafter.
  • In collaboration with Parish staff, conducts lay minister orientation and coordinates lay minister formation and training.
  • Maintains updated records on all lay ministers.
  • Develops and implements lay minister recognition programs.Qualifications:
    • BA/BS in pastoral ministry or theology; knowledge of engaging lay ministers and lay minister management practices
    • 3 years or more of Supervisory and Leadership experience. Prior experience leading or coordinating lay ministers.
    • Practicing and devoted Catholic who is fully able to participate in the Sacramental life of the church.
    • Demonstrated ability to articulate the Mission of the Church to others.
    • Prior experience in leading or coordinating lay ministers
    • Excellent verbal communication and relational/interpersonal skills.
    • Experience with Microsoft office, mass email applications and parishioner engagement data management is preferred.

Keywords: Archdiocese of Baltimore, Ellicott City , Coordinator of Lay Minister Formation, Other , Mount Airy, Maryland

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