Ministry Consultant

Connection Ministries

Job Description

Position Summary:

Connection Ministries is hiring a Ministry Consultant (MC) to equip Christian churches to minister with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Central Indiana. This full-time position reports directly to the Executive Director with office time split between the ministry office in Indianapolis and the candidate's home office in Central Indiana.


The Successful Candidate:

  • is a strong Christian leader with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,
  • fully supports the beliefs and philosophy of Connection Ministries and its leadership (see https://connection-ministries.org/our-vision-mission/),
  • has a commitment to Jesus Christ that is evident in his/her personal life, family relationships, and ministry,
  • has both experience and enjoys working with adults with IDD.
  • can teach and lead volunteer teams,
  • shares the responsibility with staff and board members for solicitating donations,
  • proficient with business software and technology, or learns quickly,
  • is able to work two – three evenings per week, and
  • has the potential and desire to be included in the ministries’ succession plan.


Position Description:

  • Works onsite with churches in the Connection Ministries Network observing their evening-midweek ministries.
  • Assists the church with ideas and training to help improve the effectiveness of their ministry.
  • Identifies prospective network churches to plant new ministries, as a ministry of that church. They become part of the Church’s weekly ministry during the first year, modeling the various ministry roles.
  • Helps churches recruit volunteer leadership and volunteers through speaking opportunities, meetings, and training.
  • Collaborates with a team of other staff and volunteers to develop written and video resources for volunteer training, blogs, and Bible curricula for adults with IDD.


About Connection Ministries

Connection Ministries is a faith-based non-profit ministry, located in Indianapolis IN. Our mission is to equip Christian congregations to minister with adults with intellectual disabilities.

It is our vision that these churches become authentic faith communities that reach out, share the Good News of Jesus Christ, and embrace people with intellectual disabilities, their families, and support staff. In community we can grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ.


We advance this vision through local congregational Friendship groups. Friendship groups are ministries of the local congregation where Christian community is formed.

Most Friendship groups meet weekly in the evening, from September through May. During the summer, they host three-evening Gatherings. In these Friendship groups, we live out five ministry elements of study of God’s Word, worship, prayer, fellowship, and ministry together.


Connection Ministries is not a congregation, but out network congregations reach about 350 adults with disabilities with about 250 volunteers. Information about Connection Ministries can be found at https://connection-ministries.org/.

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Experience Required
1 – 5 years

Type
Full-time

Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
9 months ago
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana

Denomination
Non-Denominational

Church Size
350-500 people


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