Director of Christian Development, First Reformed Church

Posted: 03/06/18 | SHARE:


The First Reformed Church of Schenectady is an active Reformed Church in America congregation that values
● Care for creation
● Inclusivity
● Local mission engagement
● Intergenerational Christian formation
● Worship diversity

We are seeking a long-term, full-time staff member to lead efforts in Christian development. Ordination as clergy is welcome but not required.

Essential Goals
● Lead and develop youth program
● Establish relationships and programs for young families and their children
● Lead and manage church school program, including training, administration, and presence
● Work with two consistory committees to further congregational goals

Other Skills and Roles
● Direct administration of other staff and volunteers for nursery program and activities
● Develop and manage summer Bible school program
● Organize and lead youth in local mission engagement and annual mission trip



● Bachelor’s degree
● Theological training
● Experience in Christian formation
● Proven administrative and leadership ability
● Excellent interpersonal skills
● Supportive of church’s covenant and values
● Creative thinker
● Good computer skills, including social media
● Complete background check

Additional Information

Salary depending on education and experience, with full benefits as described in personnel policies including:

  • Vacation, sick leave, holidays, personal days, family leave
  • Pension contributions, medical benefits
  • Possible housing in church apartment
  • Moving expenses up to $3000

To Apply:

Please submit resumes to by May 1, 2018

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