Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish1062 Church St.Plymouth, MI 48170
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Qualified candidates should submit: • Resume • Cover letter • Statement of faith Applications will be accepted until May 6, 2019 Send to: applications@olgcparish.net Subject Line: Director of Evangelization and Discipleship (attachments in PDF format only).

Position Description

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) located in Plymouth, MI is committed to the New Evangelization. Our vision is “to offer every person in our community a life-changing encounter with Jesus.” 

As a member of a team and under the direct supervision of the pastor, the Evangelization and Discipleship Director participates in the mission, goals, and objectives as set forth by the leadership team. The director evaluates parish initiatives with other members of the pastoral staff through the lens of the three fold dimension of the Christian life – Encounter, Grow, and Witness, striving to advance the Archdiocese of Detroit’s pastoral strategy as articulated in the Archbishop’s pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel.

Recognizing that programs don’t make disciples but people do, the director assists and equips ministry leaders, volunteers, and parishioners to be effective evangelizers and disciple makers through training workshops, small group communities, and a variety of initiatives with the intended goal of raising disciples who will bear witness to the world that life apart from Jesus is a desolate wasteland. Concentration on mentoring, accompaniment, and relational ministry across all areas of evangelization and discipleship is central to mobilizing men and women to transform people, the parish, and Plymouth.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Implements and oversees outreach to inactive Catholics and those who do not know Jesus, (e.g., Alpha Course). • Develops missionary discipleship strategies, moving away from an academic model to a lived discipleship model where the goal is active involvement in the community of faith, transforming people, families, workplaces, neighborhoods, and the community. • Develops compelling formation experiences and events in collaboration with coordinators of men’s ministry, women’s ministry, Bible studies, small group discipleship, prayer ministry, parish missions, and conferences. • Supports Becoming Catholic (RCIA) and Marriage Prep teams. • Supervises and supports Charism Coordinator. • Works in collaboration with digital media and creative teams to communicate content across all platforms. • Develops and oversees departmental budget and annual parish calendar of events.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES • Member of Parish Council • Member of Leadership Team • Member of Pastoral Team


REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge and understanding of the New Evangelization, methodology, and best practices with the goal of intentional discipleship. • Familiarity with the documents of the Church regarding evangelization (e.g., Evangelii Gaudium, Redemptoris Missio, Evangelii Nuntiandi) • Proven ability in developing a vision and creating initiatives designed to meet the needs of the parish culture that are consistent with Unleash the Gospel, including methods to assess the success of the programs and offerings. • Minimum of 3 year’s experience in a leadership capacity within a parish setting. • AOD certification in applicable ministries. • Bachelor’s degree (and/or Masters) in Religious Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Theology, Secondary Education, or related field. • Supervision of department administrative assistant.

CRITICAL QUALITIES • Strong personal relationship with Jesus and a deep love for His Church. • Fully aligned with the teachings of the Church and is passionate about OLGC’s vision. • Embodies the parish staff team values. • Excellent relational, oral and written communication skills with ability to mentor others. • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to manage multiple projects and events. • Thrives in a team environment. • Leads and influences others and possesses an apostolic heart. • Lives and leads as hungry, humble and smart.
The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status. Job ID:105242