Job Description: Director
Crossroads: Where Faith and Life Intersect
Second Presbyterian Church is looking for a part-time Director to lead its Crossroads ministry.
We are seeking a leader, facilitator, and colleague who will continue to develop programs consistent with the vision and mission of Crossroads.
VISION: Crossroads is the practical application of our faith to our daily lives as we encounter the challenges and opportunities in the world outside the “bubble” of Sunday morning, and as we fulfill our responsibilities as Christians to share our faith genuinely and invitationally. Crossroads reminds us that “the cross” stands at the intersection of our faith and our lives to guide, reassure, and inspire us.
MISSION: Crossroads is an ecumenical ministry that helps each of us to grow as followers of Jesus Christ, equipping us to serve him faithfully in our daily lives.
Crossroads helps each of us find the freedom to live the life God intends for us: faithful and fulfilling lives - in the image of Christ - every day. This is a ministry to help us grow in our faith, free of the obstacles that limit our capacity to live the abundant life God promises. Crossroads is a ministry designed to enable us to become “ pointers” to Christ for those whose lives we touch and the communities in which we live.
Crossroads programs - primarily for adults - fall into four areas: spiritual development, confronting life’s challenges, making a difference in the world, and sharing our faith. Crossroads offerings are multi-faceted and open to the community. They include a Sunday morning class “Living Our Faith”, a summer series for all adults, and can include special programs on weeknights and weekends. There are opportunities for lectures by prominent individuals, courses taught by specialists, worship services, various support groups, community outreach, and mission trips to sites of Christian discipleship. In addition to Scripture and the church’s tradition, the spiritual insights of the twelve-step movement help to shape Crossroads’ mission.
During its inaugural year, Crossroads offered several classes and programs in spirituality as well as an evening film series and a week-long retreat experience focused on justice and faith. In the fall, Crossroads collaborated with Kilgore Counseling in presenting a three-evening series dealing with appropriate responses to loved ones struggling with addiction. Additionally, Crossroads identified and began missional outreach at two sites of discipleship: Grace Church for Kids in South Louisville and New Life in Christ Christian Church at the Diersen Center in West Louisville, a halfway house for women recovering from substance abuse and transitioning back into the community after a period of incarceration.The Director:
- Reports to the Pastor/Head of Staff and an advisory board.
- Has experience in a therapy-related profession or an education/helping profession. A Master’s degree in a related field is a plus.
- Is conversant with, and supportive of, the Reformed theological tradition, broadly understood.
- Maturity of experience with life’s issues.
- A deep concern for others.
- Awareness of topical issues facing individuals who are trying to live a faith-based, spiritual, and full life.
- Knowledge of, and support for, the Reformed theological tradition, broadly understood.
- An energetic self-starter who knows how to build a program.
- Able to envision possibilities.
- Able to combine experience with life’s issues and a deep concern for others.
- A networker who can reach out and identify other organizations, resources, and individuals with whom to link to ensure success.
- Able to organize people, programs, etc.
- Able to engender trust from others and trust others.
- Able to work with groups.
- Able to work with and through others.
- Willing to share responsibility, accept responsibility, and support others.
- Gifted with excellent communication skills with individuals and groups (speaking, writing, social media, etc.).
For questions about the ministry, contact:
Pastor Steve Jester
Send resumes to:
Crossroads Advisory Committee
Where Faith and Life Intersect
A Ministry of Second Presbyterian Church
Crossroads is an ecumenical ministry that helps each of us grow as followers of Jesus Christ, equipping us to serve him faithfully in our daily lives.
Crossroads is the practical application of our faith to our daily lives:
…as we encounter the challenges and opportunities in the world outside the “bubble” of Sunday morning,
…as we fulfill our responsibilities as Christians to share our faith genuinely and invitationally.
Crossroads reminds us that “the cross” stands at the intersection of our faith and our lives to guide, reassure, and inspire us.
Crossroads offers opportunities, primarily for adults, that fall into four broad areas of ministry: spiritual development, confronting life’s challenges, making a difference in the world, and sharing our faith.
Crossroads focuses on spirituality, recovery, and social justice, exploring topics like: faith and families, relationships, illness, and aging, addictive behaviors, shame and guilt, communicating the Christian faith, prayer and spiritual practices, faith and money, prisons and justice, environmental wholeness, and others.
Crossroads is open to the community with a variety of possible activities and events, such as seminars and lectures by prominent individuals, courses taught by specialists, worship services, support groups of various kinds, and mission trips. Presentations may be located throughout the community or at Second Presbyterian Church.
Crossroads builds upon the strong educational tradition of Second Church. It is what we are especially equipped to do. We believe it is what we are being called to do.