Administrative Ministries, Administrative Support, Church Related Businesses & Organizations
POSITION DESCRIPTION: CONNECTIONS COORDINATOR
Accountability & Support: Reports to Director of Adult Ministries
Ministry Responsibilities Summary:
The Connections Coordinator will work with the Director of Adult Ministries to develop and implement a strategy at Trinity for people to find community and make interpersonal connections through small groups and ministry opportunities.
Primary Duties (80% of time):
Connecting People to a Small Group and/or a Mission or Ministry
Help people to join small groups and/or missions or ministries, so that it becomes easy for new people to get connected. This will entail creating clear communication (found both on church campus as well as thru digital media, including the church website) on how one engages these opportunities, and joyfully interacting with people, often newcomers, to find the right fit for them.
Provide opportunities for the congregation to get involved in a small group. For example, implementing a “Small Group” Sunday for the purpose of starting new groups, promoting small groups, and showing appreciation for Small Group leaders.
Partnering with our Equipping Ministry Team to help connect people to appropriate service opportunities.
Partnering with and leading our Small Group Ministry Team to provide direction for our Small Group Ministry. This team will help facilitate our quarterly “Small Group Leader Gathering,” where we create space to pray, equip and support our small group leaders. Work with our small group coaches.
Empowering and Training our Small Group Leaders and working with our Equipping Team
Help new leaders start small groups. It will entail a process of how new groups get started. This includes networking and communicating with different ministry teams to help find potential new leaders by assisting our different ministry programs to start new small groups for those that attend various events, classes and studies.
Work with our Adult Ministry Administrative Assistant to maintain the database of these connections for our leaders and members.
Find appropriate curriculum and resources for the various categories of small groups: marriage, single parents, families, moms, etc.
Work with our writing team and pastoral staff to update our weekly sermon-based small group questions.
Description of Schedule: 10 hours per week; in which at least 4 hours are in the office. Meet weekly with Director of Adult Ministries and/or Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant, and bi-monthly with the Small Group Ministry Team.
Training Required: Attend regional and national training events as time and funds permit. Be familiar with texts and resources on small groups and be trained in the ShelbyNext database.
Accountability & Review: There will be an annual review with the Director of Adult Ministries.
Skills & Competencies
Outgoing people-oriented person
Strong communication, facilitation, and organizational skills
Thrives on responsibility, multi-tasking, and leadership
Effective training and coaching skills
Proficient user of Word and Excel, has the ability to quickly learn the church database system (ShelbyNext)
Is a Leading Believer: Vibrant relationship with Christ, established in the basics, ready to disciple others
Is an outgoing person who is flexible, creative, able to lead, self-motivated, is honest, and has a good sense of when to talk and when to listen
Knows their spiritual gifts and can help encourage others towards a “gifts-based” mentality
Lives a life that models Christian character, spiritual leadership and a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Experience & Education
Ministry experience, spiritual development, or volunteer management preferred
Experience, passion, sense of call and relevant spiritual gifts will transcend education
Work Environment/Method/Styles: Administrator, Conceptualization, People Oriented, Teacher/Facilitator, Can Work Independently, Can Work with a Team