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Pastoral Resident for Adult Discipleship


Pastoral Resident for Adult Discipleship The Pastoral Resident for Adult Discipleship reports to and is supervised by the Director of Adult Discipleship, Janice Watts Yates, M.Div. Janice is a 2002 graduate of Candler School of Theology and has served as a US-2 Missionary and a licensed local pastor. She has been on the Decatur First staff for 11 years. Sundays: Plan to be at DFUMC from 8:30am - 12:30pm on Sundays. This is when the church needs you most, and it’s your best chance to observe and learn from both the strengths and growing edges of this congregation. On Sunday mornings you may be - Teaching one of our adult Sunday School Classes or small groups. Assisting in worship. Greeting with the welcome team. Making coffee and organizing volunteers. Collecting and sorting visitor information from the worship attendance pads. Other duties as assigned. Worship: Your involvement in worship depends on your interests. We are happy to support your development as a liturgical leader. At a minimum you can expect to - Serve as a liturgist once a month. Write and speak the pastoral prayer for worship twice a semester. Prior to praying, you will schedule a meeting to prepare with Rev. Blair Setnor or Janice Yates. Preach in worship during your spring semester. Weekly (non-Sunday) hours: You will keep weekly “office hours” one day per week (Monday - Thursday) for informal staff collaboration and preparation for Sunday. In addition you will - Set up a regular meeting time with Janice every two weeks. Set up a meeting with the senior pastor once a semester. All meetings will be in person unless specified. Con Ed II - If this is your Con Ed placement, Decatur First will support you in completing requirements for the five areas of ministry. For example you may - Attend full staff meetings. Attend church council once a semester (November’s budget meeting is a good one). Attend lay-led vision team meetings (once a month via zoom or in person). Set up a time to serve homebound communion with a pastor. Attend Lay Minister training meetings .

Contact: Janice Yates

Address: 300 E Ponce de Leon Ave Decatur GA 30030

Phone: 4043784541

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Website: decaturfirst.org/employment