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Contact:

Gail Byrnes
Business Manager

gbyrnes@stbarnabasparish.org

Posted 6/21/2018

Job Title:

Director of Faith Formation

Hours:

Full time

Parish:

St. Barnabas
10134 S. Longwood Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Description:

St. Barnabas Parish is a vibrant Catholic community on Chicago’s southwest side in the Beverly neighborhood. We are in the process of re-envisioning our philosophy and programs for faith formation and are seeking a dynamic, creative individual to join our staff who is deeply committed to furthering the Catholic Identity of our parishioners and school children and young adults. Position Summary: Reporting to the Pastor, the Director of Faith Formation directs the parish efforts to equip all parishioners to encounter Jesus Christ through a lifelong process that engages and encourages them to grow spiritually and intellectually as missionary disciples in the world. The scope of this ministry is throughout the lifetime of the person from birth until death offering opportunities to children, youth, young adults and adults to encounter Christ, deepen their faith, and become active lifelong disciples. Recognizing the important role that families play in faith formation, the Director is responsible for ensuring that methods are created to equip parents with knowledge, skills, and resources to form themselves and to develop the faith life of their children and practice faith at home as a family. This role also focuses its attention beyond the parishioners and into the community as it strives to make disciples, build community and inspire witnesses. It is a ministry of accompaniment and calls for the Director to be available to the community to walk with parents, catechists and other adults as they seek to know God. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to gbyrnes@stbarnabasparish.org, Gail Byrnes, Business Manager, St. Barnabas Church, 10134 S. Longwood Drive Chicago, Il 60643

Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies, Faith Formation or similar is preferred, as is Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation Program completion. Certified Director of Religious Education. Common Competencies Taken from National Standards, Core Competencies, (USCCB 2011)

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