Northaven UMC: Minister of Families and Community Engagement

Date Posted: 7/7/2019

Northaven UMC, Dallas, TX

Job Description

This person will work with the Sr. Pastor to create a strategy for reaching into the community in creative ways with particular attention to families and young adults. This person should be extremely relational, have a passion for creative ministry and discipleship, be committed to inclusion, be theologically grounded and hold a progressive stance. Additional duties related to welcoming ministries, worship and general pastoral ministry are also included in this position.


Small Groups and Community Engagement: Create strategy of small groups and fellowship events that reach the surrounding community and/or visitors/new members.

  • Provide small group opportunities for (in particular) young adults, visitors and new members
  • Develop creative ways to move congregation outside the walls and to engage the surrounding community

Family Ministries: Develop ministry with families who have elementary-age children by building relationships, developing programming, creating community, reaching out to visiting families.

  • Create Children’s Committee to vision, implement and oversee programming for children
  • Communicate with parents of children on a regular basis
  • Oversee Nursery staff
  • Work with Youth Minister to create smooth transition into Youth Group

Member/Guest Assimilation

  • Provide oversight and vision for Membership Committee.
  • Follow-up with visitors and develop effective ways to assimilate visitors and new members into the life of Northaven.

Co-op Preschool Board Liaison: Strengthen the ties between the Co-op School and Northaven looking for ways to collaborate.

  • Co-op Board Liaison
  • Attend monthly meetings of the Co-op Board and regularly check-in with the Co-op Director


  • Assist each Sunday as needed to include liturgist, prayers, Children’s Time.
  • Preach as needed.

Northaven will accept resumes until July 17.

How to Apply

Submit resume to Pastor Marti Soper at
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