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Springhill Presbyterian Church

Family Associate Pastor


Bozeman, Montana

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Denomination: Presbyterian - EPC

Weekly Attendance: 325

Location: Bozeman, Montana

The Role: The primary role of this position is to establish and oversee strategies and direction for Family Ministries.

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Meet Springhill Presbyterian Church:

It’s no secret: we live in a world that is more connected than ever, and yet somehow increasingly fragmented every day. Life is busy and distraction abounds. Our prayer is that you would find Springhill to be different. We exist to share the love of Christ in the Gallatin Valley and beyond. We strive to make a difference in our community, to build lifelong relationships in Christ, to be a place of renewal and restoration, all while staying rooted in God’s Word together. Whether you visit our Legacy site in the Springhill Community or Bozeman site here in Bozeman, we hope you’ll find a new home in our midst.

 

About the Associate Family Pastor:

The primary role of this position is to establish and oversee strategies and direction for Family Ministries.  The Associate Family Pastor facilitates the work of team members from the children’s and student’s ministries to assure that activities and training are offered for parents and family units. This individual will be responsible for the alignment of this ministry with the overall mission, vision, values, and strategies of the church. 

Initially, this individual will be directly responsible in the Junior and Senior High ministry as a spiritual and biblical leader who trains, empowers and releases volunteer leaders for ministry.  The goal is to move away from direct involvement to an oversight role when a lay leader or staff member is placed in the role of the Student Director. 

In addition, the Associate Family Pastor position will assist the Lead Pastor in shepherding the church. This includes pastoral care, visitation, weddings, funerals, administration of sacraments, and preaching ten to twelve times per year.

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The Associate Family Pastor Will: 

  • Lead Family Ministry Team:

    • Lead staff team to develop and operate Christ-centered ministries for students and children in alignment with the overall vision and strategies of the Church.  

    • Create safe atmospheres and opportunities for children, students, and families to feel loved and accepted. 

    • Communicate and cast the Family Ministry vision to students, parents, congregation and community so that all groups have an exciting buy-in to the vision. 

    • Be a shepherd to the families in the Church.

    • Reach out to the community to bring non-Christian students and parents into a relationship with the church and hopefully with Christ. 

    • Establish objectives, goals, and action plans for the Student Ministry, Children’s Ministry, as well as Family /Parent Resourcing. 

    • Recruit, develop, and utilize the gifts of volunteer teams. 

  • Lead Student Ministry:

    • Create an engaging environment for Junior and High School students that allow them to be transformed by Jesus.

    • Create relationship-building opportunities with students, leaders, and families in the church. 

    • Teach the Bible with relevance and clarity in both Junior and Senior High programs.  

    • Identify and develop missional opportunities to engage students in missional living.

    • Recruit, train, equip, and care for Student Ministry leaders.

    • Offer loving care to students and parents that may struggle with difficult issues.

  • Oversee Children’s Ministry:

    • Resource Children’s Director to facilitate an engaging and biblically-based Children’s Ministry for Birth-5th grade which 

    • Collaborate with and develop the Children's team to ensure the Children’s ministry is an exciting place to learn the Bible. 

    • Ensure the Children’s areas are safe, clean, friendly, and nurturing.

  • Parent / Family Discipleship:

    • Provide practical discipleship opportunities for families/parents (ie: financial training, parenting resources, marriage equipping, etc.)

    • Provide opportunities for families to worship, have fun, and grow spiritually together.

  • Other Duties:

    • Continue personal development through available training opportunities.

    • Regular communication to Session and congregation.

    • Assist Lead Pastor with care responsibilities such as weddings, funerals, hospital visits, etc. 

    • Other duties as assigned.


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What you Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Adherence to the evangelical and reformed faith.

  • An M.Div. or related field is preferred; ordained or ordainable in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

  • An understanding of Holistic Family Ministry.

  • Three years ministry experience.

Personal Characteristics

  • A heart to shepherd the church family and volunteer leaders so they themselves are growing like Christ.

  • Desires for children, students and families experience Christ’s Kingdom and become integrated with all ages in the Church.

  • Desire for non-Christian children, students, and families in the community are consistently reached for Christ.

  • Desires for students and parents to be grounded in Scripture and are thus transformed by Jesus.

  • Is a self-starter who can set and achieve goals.

  • A passion for resource parents to be the primary disciple-makers of their children.

  • A desire to develop vibrant, growing, relationally based Student and Children's Ministry spaces. 

  • Consistently nurtures his own relationship with Christ.

  • Works in a team environment with cooperative and healthy relationships.


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What it's Like to Live in Bozeman, Montana: 

When you’re in Bozeman, Montana, you can catch a sunset from Peets Hill, go for a paddle at Hyalite Reservoir, stand at the bottom of one of Bozeman’s stunning waterfalls or cast a line on the Gallatin River, and you’ll gain an understanding of a place where natural beauty is a way of life. 

Bozeman, one of the fastest growing small towns in the country, has changed a lot over the last seven year. It has continued to grow into a family friendly and young professional town where residents are active and healthy, well educated, and lovers of the great outdoors. And in Bozeman, the great outdoors are right outside your front door. Bozeman has the unique position of growing into a great city with a hometown feel. It truly has the best of both worlds. 

The amount of support for education in the community is incredible. The Bozeman school district has been backed by numerous awards and there are several Blue-Ribbon Schools in the district. School boundaries generally encourage students to attend their neighborhood school which means that oftentimes kids can bike or walk to school and their classmates are often also neighbors. The extracurricular activities, arts, and sports programs in Bozeman are incredibly diverse, offering students so many opportunities to develop their unique interests.

All in all, it’s a great place to visit and an even better place to call home!

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