Website Indiana United Methodist Children's Home
Treatment center for abused and neglected youth
Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon, Indiana is a place where youth are safe and cared for; where youth are given the opportunity to become healthy and self-sufficient adults; where families are reunited; and where every person is treated with love and respect.
We are seeking a full-time Spiritual Development Leader to join our team to design, manage, and continuously improve the approach, environment, and health of spiritual growth at Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home.
Some of the responsibilities of the Spiritual Development Leader will include:
Serve as a role model in communications, actions, and deeds for all staff as well as youth.
Serve as liaison with the local and state Methodist Pastors and Lay Leaders.
Assess and seek feedback on the effectiveness of spiritual development services.
Understand the spiritual needs of IUMCH’s youth and develop resources to assist them.
Provide leadership including further development and implementation of the church and Agency’s mission.
Develop small groups, youth groups, prayer groups, or other peer to peer opportunities.
Help connect youth with activities for spiritual development.
Nurture, refine and strengthen relationships between youth.
Ensure a safe and welcoming environment free of judgment for youth and all members that participate.
Engage youth in community events and coordinate volunteer activities within the community.
Guide, inspire, empower and lead youth, staff, and Family Teachers in working toward a strategic vision of spiritual growth.
Coordinate all aspects of an uplifting service. Develop and deliver inspiring talks that include a variety of stories and examples of teaching.
Deliver Sunday and Wednesday evening services.
Prepare written material for Board updates as necessary.
Work with Family Teachers in planning devotions in group homes.
Plan and schedule religious education trips as necessary.
Demonstrate the highest level of hospitality for visiting groups and participate in speaking engagements.
Supervise and coach youth using Teaching Family Model during services. Communicate and update Family Teachers on youth behavior.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Regular Sunday service and Wednesday evening attendance is required. Must be available for special events, meetings, and training.
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