Adult Faith Formation Minister

St. Patrick Parish (Elkhorn) - Elkhorn

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Name of Facility: St. Patrick's Elkhorn
20500 W MAPLE RD
Elkhorn, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Erin Keller


Department: Adult Faith Formation
Reports to: Director of Faith Formation

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Job Description

Title: Faith Formation Minister (Adult/Young Adult/Youth/Children Focus)
Hours: Full-time position
Reports to: Director of Faith Formation

General Description
• Manages comprehensive programming for appropriate demographic (youth, young adult and/or adults) to nurture spiritual growth and discipleship.

Essential Job Functions
• Provides leadership of all appropriate demographic (youth, young adult and/or adult) faith formation program development, planning, and coordination
• Leads and facilitates faith-sharing groups and participation at conferences, special events, and service opportunities
• Manages implementation and communication of faith strengthening experiences, special events, and evangelization efforts; provides supportive resources for youth and adults
• Recruits and develops missionary disciple leaders; oversees and coordinates volunteer-led programming
• Encourages and fosters participation and engagement in youth and adult programs in the parish and local community
• Evangelizes to active parishioners, inactive Catholics and all searchers and seekers of Jesus Christ
• Serves as a role model and mentor in sharing the joy of the faith to youth and adults
• Assists the Director of Faith Formation in the assess

Expectations of Adult Faith Formation Minister

• Collaborate with Director of Faith Formation and Faith Formation Team in setting a vision for Adult Faith Formation Clear Path at St. Patrick’s
• Comfortable with Relational ministry
• Ability to build intentional relationship with Adult Faith Formation volunteers
• Ability to equip, empower and support Adult Faith Formation Volunteers
• Be the staff member contact person for ongoing ministries such as Alpha, Reform, RCIA, Called and Gifted, Witness to Love and Welcome
• Assisting in creating smaller community within the larger community
• Point of contact for all adult faith formation
• Develop and support teams who run those ministries
• Minister to the parish lay ministers


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Practicing Catholic with deep knowledge of the Catholic faith, liturgy, sacraments, and teachings of the Church
• Familiar with ways that individuals can grow in faith and equip them to spread the Gospel
• Hands on minister who also builds and empowers volunteers
• Sensitive to others, approachable; ability to maintain confidentiality
• Self-starter with the ability to handle multiple, competing priorities, highly adaptable
• Ability to nurture and form relationships quickly with adults and children
• Commitment to personal spiritual growth
• Passion for helping children, youth, and adults know the love of Christ
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, effective listener
• Comfortable speaking one on one and with groups
• Outstanding organizational skills, attentive to details
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively
• Proficient with MS Office Suite, competence working with technology
• Safe Environment Training certification. Must be obtained within 30 days of hire.
• Able to work weekend and evenings, as needed

Education and Experience
• Undergraduate degree in related field required, degree in Theology, Philosophy, Pastoral Ministry or Religious Education strongly desirable
• Three to five years of related experience, implementing and leading ministries required
• Formal children or adult ministry education or training preferred

Application Instructions

Please email cover letter and resume to the Director of Faith Formation, Erin Keller, at