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Position Title: Associate Rector/Director of Children, Youth, and Families

Employment Type: Lay or Ordained Rector

Reports to: Rector

Employment Status: Full-Time

FSLA Status: Exempt


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is a welcoming and inclusive church located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia and serving a broad population from the surrounding metro area. The community prides itself on showing up for one another in times of joy and sorrow. They both lead and participate in the conversation (and action) among churches and other organizations in the greater Atlanta area when it comes to radical hospitality and living out faith. St. Luke’s values the participation, formation, and leadership of all in the congregation, which shines through in their support of children, youth, and families.


The Associate Rector/Director of Children, Youth, and Families is responsible for designing, directing, and coordinating the programs and activities for children and youth at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. This position will develop and implement operational strategies and conduct outreach outside of the St. Luke’s walls to promote the religious activities provided. This individual will need to foster and develop relationships with the children, youth, and their families by providing guidance for learning and spiritual development. There is also an element of support for the caring adults in the lives of these children and youth, empowering their own faith journey and equipping them to walk alongside the youngest congregants.

A note to potential candidates: St. Luke’s is intentionally seeking the right person for this position, regardless of their ordination status. That said, the parish and leadership are genuinely interested in both lay and ordained candidates (or somewhere in between), bringing with them their gifts and call to ministry with young people. A clergyperson could reasonably expect to contribute to the liturgical and pastoral life of St. Luke’s in conjunction with the responsibilities listed below.


Vision and Leadership

  • Vision overarching goals and pathways for faith development for children, youth, and families, in collaboration with clergy, staff, and volunteers
  • Oversee, communicate, and provide primary leadership in developing appropriate and effective programs for children, youth, and their families, evaluating and recommending curriculum, and obtaining materials
  • Provide guidance, training, and assistance to programs including Sunday School, confirmation class, youth group, parent curriculum, and intergenerational programs
  • Integrate the children’s and youth ministry with the larger church body

Community and Connection

  • Build personal relationships with children, youth, and parents
  • Create a safe space for children, youth, and families, no matter where they are on their faith journey
  • Facilitate regular youth meetings for Middle School and High School students
  • Plan and promote camps, retreats, trips, pilgrimage, mission trips, outreach, etc.
  • Provide support for parents and other caring adults, seeking out their needs and responding with community efforts
  • Build relationships and resources with other youth ministry leaders in the Atlanta Diocese; seeking to cooperate for building the larger community of faith
  • Partner with clergy to establish and provide a network of pastoral care for children, youth, and families Administration and Program Management
  • Recruit, train, equip, and support volunteer teams for children and youth ministries
  • Provide supervision and leadership for the Nursery and Youth Employees
  • Articulate to parents and the parish the purpose and goals of the church’s children and youth programs
  • Develop and execute an overarching communications plan for children and youth ministry, including outreach via emails, social media, mailings, phone, and text.
  • Partner with church staff to include children and youth ministry updates in parish-wide communications
  • Maintain database records with accurate information for children, youth, and families
  • Maintain a reliable communications mechanism with internal personnel to ensure efforts are in line with the church’s objectives
  • Generate and develop new fundraising opportunities, maintaining fundraising documentation


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years direct or translatable experience
  • Dedication and passion for faith formation and Christian life
  • A deep and abiding personal faith, grounded in an Episcopal identity
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Emotional intelligence in all spaces, in particular navigating varying expectations
  • Flexible, creative, and able to work in a non-structured work environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to think “outside the box”
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills, including well-developed presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Compensation is commensurate with experience and comparable Episcopal positions including salary and benefits. St. Luke’s is prepared to provide a competitive compensation package regardless of ordination status and thoroughly encourages lay professionals, recent seminary graduates, and ordained clergy to apply.

Qualified applicants are invited to share a resume and cover letter with Martha Whitesides martha.whitesides@ministryarchitects.com. Other inquiries about the position are also welcome.

View a printable job description.[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”St. Augustine of Canterbury is Seeking a Part-Time Organist/Pianist”]Sundays only. 2 hours per week. Salary to be discussed.

Contact JoAnn Blackstock at (516) 642-6562 or via email at twocutes@hotmail.com.[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”St. Mary and St. Martha of Bethany is Seeking a Director of Music/Organist”]Organist and music director for a pastoral sized church yet growing rapidly due to location. Part time exempt position of approx. 10 hrs/week, paid $20,000- $22,000 annually depending of level of skills and experience. (includes 2 hours of weekly planning/administration and 5 hours of on-site personal practice time for personal musical development and weekly preparation of worship services outside of 3 hours of worship and choir practice weekly) Willing to be creative with time-off/flex hours per month and/or seasonal participation. Responsibilities include planning, preparation, and execution for one Sunday service weekly; Includes growing and directing a small volunteer choir, including handbells. Looking for someone excited to have creative licensure and develop a blooming program. Candidate should have familiarity with Hymnal 1982 of The Episcopal Church and knowledge of other authorized hymnals desirable (Lift Every Voice and Sing). Ability to work with singers of varying abilities. Sense of humor and team attitude are musts! Allen 44 Stop Renaissance Digital Organ (WT-25) 2002. Send resume or contact to The Rev. Laura Masterson at lmasterson@maryandmarthabuford.org.[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”St. Columba’s Episcopal Church is Seeking a Director of Youth Ministry”]St Columba’s is looking for a Director of Youth Ministry to lead our vibrant youth program. This role supports the spiritual development of middle and high school youth, provides leadership of youth activities and Christian formation, and serves as a resource for the director and teachers of our children’s Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Be present on Sunday for worship, Sunday school, and afternoon youth group.
  • Plan and facilitate weekly Sunday school program (Sept-May) and weekly youth group activity/program for middle and high school youth.
  • Communicate with parents and youth via weekly email and social media; and maintain youth social media publicity and youth calendar.
  • Facilitate opportunities for youth to participate in Diocesan youth events and retreats as well as in local outreach ministries.
  • Assist with planning of summer vacation bible school program and several youth-led parish events (Shrove Tuesday dinner, St Patrick’s fundraiser, and Christmas pageant).
  • Cultivate relationships with the adult volunteer youth ministry advisors.

See link for the full job-description..[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”St. Teresa Episcopal Church in Acworth Seeks an Organist/Director of Music”]St. Teresa Episcopal Church in Acworth, GA seeks an Organist/Director of Music responsible for providing music in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition (music ancient, classical, contemporary, and multicultural). This is a part time position: approximately 6-10 hours a week.

The responsibilities of the Director of Music include the following areas:

  • Provide organ and other keyboard accompaniment for the parish choir, congregation, and clergy at weekly services and rehearsals. Responsible for selection and performance of preludes, postludes, choral music, hymns, and music incidental to the liturgy in consultation with the Rector. Keyboard accompaniment for the 10:00 a.m. primary Sunday Services, Holy Week Services (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil); the Thanksgiving Eve Service; all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services; Evensong liturgies; Advent Lessons and Carols, and other special services. Additionally, being available to work with individuals and families for funerals, memorial services, and weddings with additional compensation.
  • Training and development of the parish choir, including recruiting, training and leading the choir for the Sunday liturgies and special services; preparing for and conducting the weekly rehearsals; nurturing and developing of choir members; working with the youth to incorporate their participation in the musical experience; working with the Rector to explore the development of new choir members and choral ensembles, and opportunities to increase the active musical participation by the congregation.
  • Administrative: Participating with the Rector and other members of the staff; developing new programs, participation in Worship Committee meetings to develop seasonal liturgies; being a resource for musical events and programs; supervision and recruitment of guest musicians; maintaining the church’s music collection and ordering music; preparing and implementing the music budget; managing the maintenance of musical equipment.
  • Other requirements: strong communication skills, ability to be flexible, considerable musical knowledge and love of sacred music, maintenance of a list of suitable substitutes, desire to grow our music program, collaboration with clergy and other musicians, maintenance of a list of suitable substitutes as needed.
  • $25,000 salary and benefits package (negotiable depending upon experience). Knowledge of the Episcopal Church and its liturgy is preferred but not required.

How to apply: Send letter of interest and resume to communications@stteresasacworth.com.   Please indicate “Director of Music Search” in the subject line. Application period closes August 15, 2022.[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry Seeks an Executive Director”]Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry seeks a new leader to engage Episcopalians and our neighbors in the Chattahoochee Valley as we learn, connect, act to fight inequity and build strong communities. If you are that person we invite you to apply!

CVEM provides financial and other resources to over 250 families each year who are at risk for homelessness or have other urgent needs. In addition, children and adults from across our community learn about social justice and experience diversity and inclusion through a variety of CVEM sponsored programs.

Please read our job description for specific duties and qualifications. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter describing your work and volunteer experience, and references who can speak to your character and leadership in work, church, and nonprofit spheres by July 31 to admin@cvemjubilee.org. Visit cvemjubilee.org for a full job description. We look forward to meeting you![/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is Seeking a Part-Time Church Administrator”]The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
Greensboro, GA

Job Description

  • Answer phone and e-mail communications.
  • Oversee preparation and print all Saturday and Sunday worship bulletins, as well as those for weddings, funerals, Holy Days, and other special occasions.
  • Prepare and mail all mass communications to the parish.
  • Maintain records of parishioners, including membership changes and updating directory.
  • Oversee the upkeep and maintenance of the office equipment.
  • Responsible for ordering supplies for office, (may assist in ordering supplies for Activity Center and worship, if needed).
  • Maintain the calendar for use of the church facilities.
  • Financial responsibility: includes inputting incoming monies into financial program, giving statements, tracking pledges, expenditure payments.
  • Provide general administrative support for parish priest, vestry and staff.
  • 19 hours/week.

Job Requirements

  • High degree of interpersonal skills, with a warm sense of hospitality.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Quickbooks. Knowledge of PowerChurch is an asset.
  • Episcopal background is not a must, but it is an asset.

Send inquiries and resumes to redeemer1868@gmail.com. For more information, call 706-453-7171, and ask for Rev. Bill Combs.[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is Seeking a Children and Youth Ministry Director”]Mission of Children and Youth: Grounded in God’s Word, we foster a loving environment through worship, instruction, and friendship, which prepares our children and families to be faithful followers of Christ.

Position Title: Children and Youth (CAYM) Director – Full Time 40 hours a week, including Sundays. Salary TBD.

Qualifications: The CAYM Director plays a major role in the faith development of children, and youth in the life of Epiphany and beyond, both as a leader and as an example. Epiphany seeks a person who has a solid relationship with Jesus Christ through faithful study, prayer and worship and is able to transfer their passion to the nurture of children and youth in the Christian faith. This person should be familiar with or willing to learn the Episcopal Church doctrine/discipline as well as current Christian education trends and practices for the Church in the twenty-first century. We seek a creative, enthusiastic, organized, strong administrator who is self-motivated, and who appreciates the collaborative spirit of serving with a dedicated ministry team. The CAYM is adventurous and adept at planning, preparing and executing in a timely fashion as well as accepting direction and suggestions from the ministry team. The CAYM should have a gift for building relationships with young and old alike, and generating new ideas and programs to enhance and grow the ministry offerings.

Skills and Abilities:

  • a true calling and a passion for working with children, youth, and ministry team members
  • friendly, enthusiastic, and creative team approach while working with children and youth
  • experience in teaching the Christian faith to children, youth and families
  • adept at administration skills and an understanding of child development
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • spiritual maturity including a commitment to practicing the faith
  • a working understanding of email, Microsoft Word, Facebook, and other relevant technologies used by the St. Paul’s staff


  • Sunday School
    • Assist ministry team in researching and understanding current, creative Sunday School curriculum and Christian Education activities for children and youth formation
    • Invite, encourage and coordinate Sunday School classroom helpers and teachers
    • Partner with CAYM team in training Sunday School teachers and leaders; setting goals and building relationships
    • Coordinate with Parish Administrator in printing lesson plans and procuring necessary materials. Maintain Sunday School supply inventory
  • Communication
    • Serve as a liaison between CAYM and other ministry teams Coordinate publications (i.e., banners, Facebook, website)
    • Update announcements in the weekly email newsletter and the Sunday Paper Assist with monthly bulletin board planning and design
    • Coordinate and create as necessary the weekly family devotional Schedule ministry team meetings, help form agenda
  • Vacation Bible School (VBS)
    • Envision an effective VBS that meets the needs of our neighborhood Procure a VBS curriculum inviting to all
    • Encourage enrollment of students and recruit helpers Coordinate VBS schedule, its leaders and helpers Assist in training of adult and youth volunteers
    • Schedule and Promote VBS throughout the parish, the neighborhood and beyond Arrange rooms and space with Operations Manager and order supplies
  • Family Events
    • Implement neighborhood events such as Pumpkin Carving; Bounce House Ministry; Trunk or Treat; Holiday gift drive, connect and unite families and bring them to the faith.
    • Arrange annual Easter Egg Hunt
    • Schedule Summer Children’s Chapel and lead when necessary
  • Christmas Pageant: support ministry team in designing Christmas pageant, securing scripts, costumes, decorations, and accessories; coordinate pageant rehearsals; maintain yearly rotation of cast roles; be available to implement rehearsals, training and recruiting of various Pageant roles and responsibilities
  • Youth (EYC)
    • Coordinate Confirmation class with clergy, EYC team and parents
    • Ability to work with maturity and responsibility guiding and supporting you and parents Schedule Youth Group meetings and communicate to congregation, youth and parents
    • Assist in arranging EYC recreational activities as well as faith forming missions and pilgrimages Provide necessary supplies, activities and curriculum for youth group meetings and events Encourage youth to participate in leadership roles in worship and help with their training
  • Other Events and Duties as determined

Responsible to Rector for support, evaluation, accountability and performance; CAYM for fulfilling responsibilities defined in job description, defining goals, and communication.

This person must pass a background check and complete the Safe Guarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People trainings in compliance with policies of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.

Contact: The Rev. Hazel Smith Glover, revhazel@stpaulsnewnan.org.[/lvca_panel][lvca_panel panel_title=”Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross is Seeking a Secretary”]The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, in Decatur, GA, is a vibrant Church growing and changing as it adapts to a new normal during this pandemic. The successful candidate will perform general administrative and clerical dutiies which include, but are not limited to preparing, reviewing, disseminating and/or filing routine correspondence, documents and reports; providing assistance with various requests; answering the telephone; and greeting vendors/visitors. These duties are performed in support of and in collaboration with the Rector, Wardens and Treasurer. The successful candidate will report directly to the Rector, work under minimal supervision, and can set own work sequence and pace within process/Church limitations.

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The Program Coordinator Children’s Ministries will be responsible for overseeing the day to day program needs of the Cathedral children’s ministries.

See the original job listing on the Cathedral website.[/lvca_panel][/lvca_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]