Director for Evangelical Mission

Job Posted On: June 27, 2018

This position represents the Domestic Mission (DM) unit in the territory of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod, and is responsible for engaging synodical leaders, structures and strategies in the formation and development of Congregational Vitality: “Communities of Jesus that nurture life-changing relationships with God, one another and the world,” and reflects the purposes, principles and commitments of the synod, DM and the ELCA as a whole. This position will coordinate and staff the education of all evangelical mission, mission support and stewardship ministry in the synod through the formation and coordination of three synodical initiatives:

1. mission support and/or stewardship

2. congregational vitality; and

3. alignment with Future Directions 2025 (www.elca.org/future)

The person in this position is expected to fully participate in the life and ministry as the synod staff, synod initiatives, and is responsible for implementing and building upon ELCA commitments to ethnic-specific communities, communities of color, the young-adult population; as well as people and communities experiencing poverty.This person participates in resourcing the synod mission strategy with an emphasis on congregational vitality and leadership.

This position will be co-terminus with the synod bishop and supervised jointly by both the Bishop of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and DM staff.Other assignments of responsibility will be made by the Synod Bishop and Director, DEM Relationships. The position will be based in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and will serve as a living representation of the interdependent nature of the ELCA. This position is full time.

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