Director of Family Ministry

Date Posted: June 12, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Church of Living Grace of New Jersey
Parsippany, NJ, USA
Job Type: Family Pastor,Ministry Director
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The main purpose of Family Ministry is to empower families to take spiritual leadership in the home and develop disciples (Deut. 6:4-9; Titus 2; 2 Timothy 2; Psalm 145); helping families to understand the role and meaning of family in the life of Christians and the Church; empowering families in a God-honoring, kingdom-building way; helping families live the teachings of Jesus with one another; equipping and supporting families as they learn to serve others.

Therefore, family ministry is a family-equipping ministry involving the church and the home as partners, to teach children, develop leaders, and equip parents to train up and disciple the next generation.

The Director of Family Ministries (DFM) is a full-time ministry position to serve within the vision and mission of Church of Living Grace (CLG), under the direction of the Senior Pastor, and in coordination with other ministry teams.


Under the supervision of the Senior Pastor, and in partnership with other staff, committees, and members of the congregation, the DFM will:

  • Teach Scripture as the ultimate authority.
  • Encourage parents to embrace their role as their child’s most important modeler of a vibrant Christian faith and engage parents to build them up for spiritual nurture in the home.
  • Coordinate ministry planning and facilitation with ministry leaders, parents, and volunteers under the direction and advisement of the Senior Pastor.
  • Create and grow a vibrant and energetic program that attracts families with children of all ages.
  • Identify or develop materials for Christian education to equip youth, their families and others to grow in their faith together.
    • Learning opportunities may include, but not limited to Sunday School and Youth Group, Vacation Bible School (VBS), and youth gatherings.
  • Provide opportunities for intergenerational ministry and interaction.
    • Create experiences, programs and events that facilitate connections between generations.
  • Develop service opportunities for youth, parents, and the wider congregation that encompass both “internal” needs (for CLG and congregation members) as well as “outside” mission activities to the Morris County community and beyond.
  • Recruit and develop volunteers from within the congregation to support and assist with Family Ministry activities.


  • A spiritually mature Christian with a strong sense of calling to work with children, youth and parents in a family ministry.
  • Be energetic, enthusiastic, and passionate about the work of Family Ministry.
  • Have a passion to build and grow a vibrant program – i.e., retaining and attracting new families, and weaving the ministry throughout the life of the congregation.
  • Relate well to all age groups, but especially youth.
  • Be creative, bringing new ideas to build on the vision for this ministry.
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Theology, Ministry or related field.
  • Have training or experience in faith formation and faith practices for all ages.
  • Be able to integrate the unchanging Christian message with contemporary resources and modes of communication in new/contemporary ways.

How To Apply

Please send your resume with a cover letter and any additional information desired to [email protected] with subject: Director of Family Ministries.