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Eastern District seeks director of Youth and Young Adult ministries

As a result of a Synod resolution passed at the 2012 Eastern District Synod in June, the Eastern District of the Moravian Church, Northern Province, is seeking a new director of Youth and Young Adult ministries.

The resolution cited a recognized need to foster spiritual growth for young adults within our congregations. It directs the Eastern District Executive Board, in cooperation with the Eastern District Christian Education Commission (EDCEC), to work together to staff this position, with the goal of it being full time. The resolution also calls on the EDCEC to establish a Youth and Young Adult ministry support team to include representation from each geographical area of the District.

The group working on finding the new director established a number of qualities and characteristics it is seeking. They seek a growing person who sees this work as a ministry and is committed to growing in his/her personal relationship with Christ through this opportunity to serve; a self-starter who has an understanding of Moravian theology; a facilitator who can work with the pastor, young people, leaders and congregation to develop ministry ideas and programs which reflect a creative approach to ministry in specific congregational settings; a teacher/educator who can lead training events for congregational youth and young adult leaders; and a person who can build relationships and foster connections between young people, adult leaders, congregations, and the Moravian Church’s vision for the future.

The director will have oversight, coordination and involvement with confirmation retreats, leadership training and the Camping and Convo ministry. He or she will also maintain a congregational presence; serve as an “eye on the future of the Moravian Church;” use communication and technology to foster growth; and serve as a liaison to the Board of World Mission and Antioch for mission ministry.

Those interested in applying for this role should contact the Eastern District Executive Board office at 610-865-0302; resumes can be sent to Eastern District Executive Board, PO Box 1245, Bethlehem, PA 18016-1245. A copy of the full description is available here.


From the December 2012 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Fourth Sunday of Easter

Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” John 10:11

Sunday, April 22 — Acts 4:5–12; Psalm 23
1 John 3:16–24; John 10:11–18

O Lord my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers, and deliver me. Psalm 7:1

Jesus prayed: “I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one.” John 17:15

God in whom we find refuge, we are grateful. When we find life unmanageable we remain hopeful, knowing you provide safekeeping from all that would separate us from you. Amen.

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