Christian Curriculum

Missionary for lifelong formation – Episcopal Information Service


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Job overview:

The Missionary for Lifelong Formation is a member of the diocesan team under the direction of the bishop. The missionary will be a resource in support of the Diocese of Oregon’s commitment to live in the teaching of Jesus to become the beloved community. The Missionary develops and organizes diocesan resources for Christian formation for all ages and stages of life, including formation for Holy Orders and the ministry of the baptized. Innovative use of learning contexts (such as camps, community engagement, ‘play’ engagement) and an age-appropriate curriculum will be essential.

Responsibilities:

  • To develop dynamic and compelling opportunities for Christian formation for all the baptized and for a variety of needs and purposes. Include youth, young adults, young families and incorporate places for camping and retreat.
  • Provide leadership, including administration, design and implementation, of diocesan formation programs for those preparing for Holy Orders.
  • To develop, direct and support innovations in Christian education, formation and renewal.
  • Provide leadership and develop content for all certifications required to protect vulnerable people (i.e. Safe Church) and promote inclusive faith communities.
  • Work with the bishop and with diocesan committees to execute the strategies and vision of the diocese.
  • Represent the bishop, as needed, in governing bodies such as the diocesan council, COM, finance committee.
  • Other assigned tasks.

Main features and strengths:

  • Clarity of his Christian faith and desire to share with enthusiasm and respect.
  • Very organized; appreciates punctuality and works with schedules as well as pastoral emergencies.
  • Has healthy limits in conflict management, reconciliation, confidentiality.
  • Knowledge and experience of episcopal governance and canon law.
  • Creative and innovative teacher / trainer with the ability to develop programs, encourage adaptive discipleship and foster healthy spiritual communities.
  • Hopeful and thoughtful holding others responsible as well as yourself.
  • Ability to collaborate in a team as well as to work autonomously on own initiative.

Degrees and experience:

  • Master’s degree in theology, master’s degree in divinity or equivalent training
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Episcopal Church
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, access to transportation and insurance in accordance with state requirements
  • Spanish language desirable

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