Ministry (Job) Description
Minister of Family and Congregational Care
Family and Congregational Care
Part-time, Non-exempt (20-24 hours/week)
$40,000-$60,000 per year
Grace Fellowship Community Church (GFCC) is a Cumberland Presbyterian congregation based in the Mission District of San Francisco. GFCC emerged in 1983 from the Cumberland Presbyterian Chinese Church with a vision to serve God as an expression of God’s Kingdom in San Francisco. Originally a small, predominantly Chinese-American congregation, with the majority of members having similar age and socio-economic position, it has since become a more multi-ethnic, multi-generational congregation.
Throughout its history, GFCC has placed a high value on commitment to the church community, which has led to rich relationships, collaboration in ministry and a felt sense of belonging to each other. We have recently been through a season of spiritual growth and healing, with a growing sense of being God's beloved and of being invited to participate in God’s mission in San Francisco and around the world.
GFCC is part of the Del Cristo Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church denomination. It is fully self-supporting. Currently, approximately 80 people attend services each Sunday.
The minister will work in tandem with the lead pastor in providing oversight, direction, and leadership to the ministries of the church, especially in the area of family and congregational care. The minister will primarily build and execute systems of care for the various age groups that constitute the congregation—children, youth, adult, and the elderly.
- Team up with pastor, staff, and session to provide oversight in the stewarding of the church’s vision, mission, and overall programming of the church.
- Establish, manage, and grow systems of care in the various age groups that make up the church.
- Work with children’s and youth leaders to ensure that needs are attended to in their respective ministries.
- Establish, manage, and grow ministries of prayer and spiritual formation.
- Network with services that provide counseling, spiritual direction, and other emotional, mental, and spiritual resources to the congregation.
- Establish, manage, and grow ministries of visitation of shut-ins, the sick, and the elderly.
- Preach semi-regularly in Sunday morning worship.
Education and Experience
- A pastor-shepherd in the classical sense who is gifted in empathy and encouragement.
- Leads the congregation in spiritual practices and rhythms.
- Has a keen sense of the needs of people and determining proper responses.
- Creates/promotes space for congregational healing
- Builds rapport with children, youth, and adults.
- Has a special concern for the needs of the elderly.
- Takes initiative in programming and building teams appropriate to the tasks at hand.
- Works well with others on a team.
- Proficient in both verbal and written communication
- Proficient in technology software such as Zoom.
- Plans well but is also flexible when circumstances don’t go as planned.
- Flexible with scheduling, including evening meetings.
- Committed to unity-amid-diversity, embracing an approach to church and ministry that goes “deeper than agreement.”
- A BA degree in a ministry related field or a helping profession, and at least two years in a staff capacity in a local church.
- GFCC expects the Candidate to show respect for the Cumberland polity, tradition and history.
- The Candidate will be asked to submit references from previous churches s/he has served in this capacity which will include preaching/teaching recordings.
- Background check and fingerprinting.
- An MA degree in a ministry related field or a helping profession; ordained to word and sacrament, preferably in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
- Candidate will be willing to fulfill requirements for ordination in the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination.
- Experience with family and congregational care.
- Multicultural experience
- Multigenerational experience
If you are interested in applying, please send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com by November 20, 2023.
Grace Fellowship Community Church is an equal opportunity employer, drug-free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable. All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.